Originally Posted by MonkeyBars
...[snip] ... I think BNers have confused things on the forums by suggesting that OA is a reformulated M7
. IMO it's a full-fledged flanker, just as much as M7 Fresh is.
Now this is real interesting, and even more suggestion that they are indeed different. I mean flankers (like M7 Fresh) differ significantly from the original.
BUT as far as their press release (& the entire 'raison d'être' or 'character' of this entire collection - which is supposed to be re-releases of past discontinued classics (& not 'flankers' or different formulations), Oud Absolu was indeed supposed to be the same
fragrance as M7, just re-released in a different bottle. (As the rest of them are respectively). ...
So yeah, more of "a reformulation" (if not exactly the same thing) would make more sense than it being a "different flanker" altogether. (Otherwise why bother announcing you're re-releasing old classics.)
So I certainly don't blame the confusion. (And still don't think it's supposed to be a 'flanker' - tho' from what you've said about it and it's obvious differences, it's certainly starting to sound more like one, than what's it's meant to be. (Which was, as they declared it, as just a slightly 'tweaked' M7 with a deepened oud note.)
Confusing indeed ! ......