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M7 Fresh (2004)
by Yves Saint Laurent


M7 Fresh information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityDiscontinued / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 342 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchPinault-Printemps-Redoute > Gucci Group > YSL Beaute

About M7 Fresh

M7 Fresh was launched in July 2004 as a follow up to 2002's M7 fragrance. It was created by Firmenich perfumer Jacques Cavallier, who co-created the original M7 with Alberto Morillas.

The fragrance features Oud (Agarwood), like the original, but partners it with some fresher notes such as grapefruit and ginger.

M7 Fresh fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of M7 Fresh

Waheed Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Beautiful addictive fragrance sweet zesty and spicy ginger and intense mandrake root. A very classy and now unique fragrance. Nothing new compares to this beautiful creation. For me along with its bigger brother these are both fragrances i crave and find advice get a bottle while you can you won't regret it if you like fresh zesty fragrances.
28th December, 2015
This has nothing to do with the original M7, which I liked very much.

This begins with a burst of grapefruit. The citrus is soon subdued by a menthol note, which burns in the background, a combination of the oud, vetiver and ginger.

It's not a bad scent, but not a particularly interesting one either. The use of oud is restrained, so it is not as harsh as it could have been with a heavier hand.

Another example of a scent named as a flanker that has little if anything to do with the original. Odd habit these perfume houses have of trying to hoodwink susceptible buyers in believing they are getting a mere variation on a best selling scent.
17th December, 2015
If you love M7 but wouldn't wear it at work, in a daily basis, M7 fresh is the one for you. It's definitely more versatile, which means It's indeed fresher, weaker and less bold, although It preserves M7 oud's DNA in its base. Of course, It's not an usual fresh fragrance: It's a mix of citrusy, refreshing notes with oud. And Oud makes the difference. It certainly makes the fragrance classy.
M7 Fresh starts with a blast of orange and lemon (the pyramid lists as bergamot, whatever...) and after a few minutes, a chord of ginger+oud brings an icy and slightly medicinal smell to the composition. The orange note remains while lemon disappears completely. And that's it. Simple but more elegant than a common fresh/citrusy scent. Sillage and longevity seems moderate. A winner! If It wasn't discontinued I'd say It's the better way for someone to be introduced to oud. Nowadays, versace oud noir and its "aquatic note+oud" concept is a nice option.
30th October, 2015
A most unique smelling fragrance.

The sparkling grapefruit along with neroli up top is starkly contrasted with the agarwood which burns throughout. Extremely wearable, versatile and works well in spring summer and fall. I get average projection and longevity (around 6 hours) from this one. A wonderful take on another wonderful (M7) fragrance.

Too bad it is discontinued.
05th December, 2014
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Citrus oud

The orange-grapefruit citrus blast with a bergamot background is refreshing and very nice. In the drydown the original's character breaks through in a muted version, with attenuated oud and ginger notes. The base is a light musk that throughout the last hours takes on a soapy character. Adequate silage and projection. The base notes are so very gradually fading out on my skin that I have difficulties determining the exact longevity, but after a bit more than eight hours it's pretty much gone. A flanker for warmer spring days, but very versatile overall.

Pros: Longevity

09th September, 2013
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
Green Machine

I have had my bottle for 2 weeks and have decided to sell it. Very basic/linear scent.. light citruses mixed with some veviter. very little oud. not worth the money. I am very dissatisfied with this..

Pros: Green Lovers
Cons: Medical/herbal"

25th August, 2013

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