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    Question M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    Is this one really sooo good?
    Any opinion to that scent ( good and bad )

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    It's certainly an opinion divider!

    From what I can gather, it's the topnotes that put many people off. When I tried it, to run with the cliche, I found it very medicinal, and almost smelling what I'd imagine an old man's pyjamas to smell like! This blanketed the drydown, which is a shame, because as I understand it the drydown is quite similar to M7 Fresh, a fragrance which I wear non-stop.

    Try it out and see what you think

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    It isn't - Angel Men has more !
    It is easily available, and modern.
    The bottle is as beautiful as it is unique - every man who sees it, wants to sample it once.
    The oudh challenges you to say either yes or no!
    In other words: this is one of those controversial colognes which naturally cause a bigger echo.
    added: Many people are disappointed because it's one of those acquired taste colognes for men (!)
    Last edited by narcus; 29th May 2007 at 12:39 PM.
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    narcus has pretty much covered it.
    Of course, the French add campaign featured a fully nude guy,
    which was bound (intended) to stir up some controversy.
    For a while I refused to buy it just for that reason alone.
    Thankfully, they didn't show the full monty in the American
    add campaign.

    The scent is bold, and it is modern. The top notes are strange, and yet
    somewhat inviting. It's pure cherry cough syrup. I mean they must have
    used the exact same thing they use as flavoring in Robitussin cough syrup.

    It's a warm scent, and the agarwood basenote is unusual for a designer scent.
    I think it's a well-done fragrance, but I can certainly see why this wasn't that popular
    in the department stores.

    It's the sort of scent fragrance hobbyists/junkies admire and the Average Joe
    probably can't be bothered with. Just my take on it.

    I do like it, though, and the bottle is very slick.
    Last edited by trumpet_guy; 29th May 2007 at 09:04 AM.

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    Because

    1) ... M7 is an award Winner and basenotes members recognize this, to buy and review it.

    2) ... it´s from Alberto Morillas & Jacques Cavallier ;--)

    3) ... it have Agarwood inside

    4) .. it´s from YSL
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    I just recently was looking on eBay for Body Lotions because I heard Body Lotions can as well be used as an aftershave.

    Aftershaves can get very expensive even on eBay, thinking of Acqua di Parma Colonia AS Balm right now which is probably the most expensive AS Balm I know at the moment.

    Body Lotions, on eBay at least are dirt cheap, especially when "M7 for women" showes up. LOL! I'm looking forward for it to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biffo_the_Bear View Post
    It's certainly an opinion divider!

    From what I can gather, it's the topnotes that put many people off. When I tried it, to run with the cliche, I found it very medicinal, and almost smelling what I'd imagine an old man's pyjamas to smell like! This blanketed the drydown, which is a shame, because as I understand it the drydown is quite similar to M7 Fresh, a fragrance which I wear non-stop.

    Try it out and see what you think
    You're not wrong about that. I was shopping with my fella the other weekend and sprayed some on a card for him to sniff and he recoiled in horror, declaring it to be the most disgusting fragrance he'd ever had the displeasure of sniffing. Then again, he's not very adventurous, and seems to like very clean smells, like Marc Jacobs Rain.
    Can't say I cared for M7 either though.

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    Default Re: M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    Thanks for the question Indiscreet - I was curious to read the reactions 'cause I recently ordered a decant of this for myself due to all the raves.

    Bo-o-o-o-oring. On moi. For moi. Got an almost-full 5ml. bottle for anyone who asks!!
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    I have an almost full bottle I would love to part with... too sweet, too cloying, too bad!

    On the other hand I love M7 Fresh.

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    M7 is a very sexy fragnances to my nose. The top notes could put some people off, but I find it hard to believe that someone would not like the basenotes of this scent. I think it is a great frag

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    There was nothing quite like M7 out there until the Montale line started bombarding the world with oud oil straight from the forests of vietnam. Some were perhaps compelled to review the penis in the ad than the juice itself.

    I find the agarwood note in M7 more to my liking than the more raw version used in the Montales. M7 fills an important niche in my wardrobe and I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    There was nothing quite like M7 out there until the Montale line starting bombarding the world with oud oil straight from the forests of vietnam. Some were perhaps compelled to review the penis in the ad than the juice itself.

    I find the agarwood note in M7 more to my liking than the more raw version used in the Montales. M7 fills an important niche in my wardrobe and I love it.
    Yes! Tell them like it is!

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    Default Re: M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Thanks for the question Indiscreet - I was curious to read the reactions 'cause I recently ordered a decant of this for myself due to all the raves.

    Bo-o-o-o-oring. On moi. For moi. Got an almost-full 5ml. bottle for anyone who asks!!
    I don't know when you tried it but please pack it away and retry in the cold. I find it a darker, drier woodier twin to it's sister YSL NU EDP. Best in deepest winter otherwise it smells oddly 'flat'. is also phenomenal in winter layered with Dana Tabu...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlros View Post
    I have an almost full bottle I would love to part with... too sweet, too cloying, too bad!

    On the other hand I love M7 Fresh.
    I would profer the same 'advice' to you... retry in the coldest weather and give it a chance to truly shine.
    Last edited by moondeva; 29th May 2007 at 02:48 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Default Re: M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    I bought two 15ml bottles of M7 as a Valentines Day gift for myself this past February. I LOVED wearing it in the cold Kansas winter. I tried wearing it a few weeks ago during the day when the weather was starting to warm up, & it did become very cloying. I haven't worn it since. I may try wearing it again this summer, though, during a cooler evening.

    This was one of the fragrances that I initially disliked that I ended up craving months later, & now I love it. It's really different than anything else I wear. It's been touted as an extremely masculine fragrance, but on me (in cooler weather) it actually turns rather subtle & even a bit powdery. I'd be interested to get opinions from other women who have tried this on themselves.
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    Default Re: M7 / Why is M7 the most reviewed scent?

    Why I think it is most reviewed?

    - Tom Ford was involved in its conception/bottle/creation...
    - The 'naked guy' ad
    - Love it or hate it scent

    I personally hated it upon first sniff (powdery to my nose to the 'nth degree!). However I continued to wear it, hoping that I would fall in love with it eventually. I wore it in cold weather, wartm weather, etc. I still didn't like it.

    Funny thing - women complimented me MANY TIMES when I wore M7. I just couldn't stand the way I smelled but everyone else seemed to love it.

    I traded my bottle here on BN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie View Post
    This was one of the fragrances that I initially disliked that I ended up craving months later, & now I love it. .
    I'm exactly the same. When I first tried it I dismissed it as too sweet for me, not in a light way but in a heavy way. Then 6 months later at a club I smelt a fragrance on someone that made my jaw drop it was so dark & good. I was more than drunk enough to have the confidance to barge up & ask - was told it was the "purple Yves Saint Laurent" & suddenly remembered M7.

    Going back to the original question, I think the reason this gets alot of reviews or attention is because its quite different to most of the new mainline fragrances out there. Maybe that difference contributed to me not "getting" it at first. Since I've got to know it better though I'd have it in my top 5 easily.

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    It is distinctive, wearable and is of quality - that's why.

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    I bought M7 when it first came out. It's one of the most unapologetically bold scents released in modern times. For a designer scent, it seems to have been created to specifically appeal to fragrance freaks like us-- there's so much going on and so much to latch on to. So many facets. It's like pornographic materials for scent junkies. Like matches for a pyromaniac.

    That's not to say that everyone likes it though. When I first got it, I got some strange, unfriendly looks from people in my vicinity. So I ended up going lighter on application. Still, it seemed something that I enjoyed rather than the people around me.

    Then I was having a casual physical relationship with a girl for a few weeks, and one nght we were in bed and I had been wearing M7 and she confessed that it drove her wild and it was the best thing she'd ever smelled.

    So now I tend not to wear M7 except on special occasions. It is a pretty confrontational scent-- it's not something you want to bombard bystander with. The sillage is very strong. Save this stuff for romantic wear. It doesn't work at the supermarket. I've noticed that one spray of this stuff can still make random strangers sniffle and cause their noses to run. Definitely a scent that can upset people's allergies.

    When M7 dries down, it gets ambery-- kind of like a less herbal Ambre Sultan. Something very "Lutens-esque" about it. It also tends to get cloying after a period of time-- probably because it's so full that it always gets your complete attention. It's hard to forget it.

    I love M7. I just don't find it an everyday kind of scent. It doesn't for everybody nor does it work ON everybody. Try it though.

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    makes me wish I didnt sell my M7.. I quickly dismissed it 5 minutes into smelling it.

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    Side note: I was looking for months on eBay for a cheap bottle. No luck. All pretty expensive in the end.

    Then I found out that there are miniatures of M7 around with 15ml content and a spray mechanism. So I bought 3 miniatures for 3,00 Euro. LOL! That makes an almost full 50ml bottle.
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    I enjoyed Indie Guy's description and comments - excellent!

    I love this stuff, but don't buy it blind. It makes a very strong statement, so you'll either love it or intensely dislike it. Just like with A*men, Kouros, etc. If you only like "normal popular" cologne, don't go near it!

    To make an analogy with music, think of genres like flamenco (which I play), blues, or maybe even something like death metal... many people hate those styles, but those who like them REALLY like them, just like any very strong statement.

    M7 Fresh has a vaunted reputation here, and that's enhanced by its rarity and high price. I think I'm in a very small minority that really isn't excited about it - this scent doesnt "want" to be fresh, to me.

    M7, on the other hand, may be discontinued, and is quite cheap!

    Cheers, D

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    Perfumania was running a sale on this one for a while. 100ml for around $25 or $30,
    as I recall. I picked one up for the future. It will be a while before I even open it,
    since this stuff is strong enough it doesn't get used up very quickly.

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    Does anyone know definitively if M7 has patchouli? My gf hates patchouli and can sniff it out a mile away; she hates M7 as a result. But I didn't think M7 had patchouli. Is she wrong?

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    And where can I get M7 Fresh?! It seems everyone has it but me!

    TNMA
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenmarcher View Post
    Does anyone know definitively if M7 has patchouli? My gf hates patchouli and can sniff it out a mile away; she hates M7 as a result. But I didn't think M7 had patchouli. Is she wrong?

    TNMA
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    And where can I get M7 Fresh?! It seems everyone has it but me!

    TNMA
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    I can see why some ppl would hate M7, but I confess I fell in love with it the first time I smelled it. It's impossible for me to wear in hot weather, but during the winter it's fantastic.
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