OK, since I'm doing the "business travel week with a bunch of samples" (per several other posts this week), I dug into the bag of samples and yep, Silver Factory is in there. So it's now late at night in my hotel room, ditched the business associates, and I can give Silver Factory a little try out. First impressions:
1. No, not as fine as M7, but it is good stuff.
2. Some odd notes in there - I'm getting flashes of this "wet cardboard" smell
3. I am a big, big fan of Andy Warhol's work, and I'm a little annoyed at Bond No. 9 attempting to cash in on his brilliant legacy.
Overall, it seems that Silver Factory has the potential to develop and re-develop over several hours. It's too early for me to make a final decision. But I am quite confident: M7 whups it.