M7 all the way, no contest here!
Thread: M7 or Dirty English
M7 all the way, no contest here!
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M7 all the way for me, it's one of the few fragrances I find lifts my mood. It's not great in hot weather though.
Dirty English is great too and on my shopping list, it's probably easier to wear more often.
bro. coming as basenotes and asking between m7 and dirty english is like going to a gourmet restaurant and asking between easy mac and filet mignon
I didn't like M7 at first, but now it's one of my favorite. Top 5 on my list on the fragrances that I own...
Kind of like that cute girl who had those thick geeky nerdy glasses on. Take off those glasses, and bammm! she's Jessica Alba...what a babe...
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau
M7 without hesitation.
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
M7. If you're quite young still, Dirty English, possibly. Something about it reminds me of Eternity for Men and makes it very teenager for me.
M7 doesn't smell like GIT or CW, but it smells as much like DE as GIT smells like CW. GIT and CW have some similarities, but the refined luxuriousness of GIT is the most noticeable character that puts it in a league above CW. It a great analogy and comparison because the same refined luxuriousness of M7 is what puts it in a league above Dirty English. If M7 was as inexpensive as DE I would wear M7 more often. I think M7 and Dirty English are close enough to each other to be worn on 75% of the same occasions. Most Basenote members will be able to distinguish the difference, but I bet less than 50% of the general public would not distinguish the difference if the two frags were not sampled side by side. I wear the Dirty English much more often than the M7. I reserve the M7 for more special occasions. DE is a bit more versatile. DE is still a night clubbing type sent, but it's more like using your regular Corelle china wear as opposed to pulling out the vintage Chinz or whatever. With all that being said, I don't wear either one of them often enough to replace either one of them when the bottles are empty. Even at $20 for the DE, I don't think it's fragrance money well spent. Find some vintage Old Spice. You get a lot more use out of it and believe it or not, a lot more compliments.
This is like comparing Halle Berry to Whoopi Goldberg... M7 is Halle Berry....
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
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I don't see these 2 frags as related at all, not sure why the poll
Gold or iron...?
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Last edited by Redolent; 28th April 2012 at 11:55 PM.
I'm still trying to find my love for Dirty English... whereas M7 wasn't too much trouble. :-)
Gold vs Iron. I'll go with that analogy. Forget about the current monetary value of gold and iron.
Gold has very good electrical conduction properties and a few other useful character traits, but people find a lot more used for Iron than Gold. In our life time we will use Iron much more often than gold. Even when a dentist places a Gold filing in a patients mouth, the dentist uses many tools that have at least some Iron in them. Some of the dentists electrical equipment might have some Gold plated connections, but there will be a lot more use of Iron than Gold, even in a dentists office.
Point is, which fragrance will the original poster wear most often. Many will wear M7 more often than DE, but I think DE is a bit more versatile than M7. It's an old poll and post, buy I think the original poster might end up wearing DE more often than M7. I do.
If I had to choose one of the two to wear to a Basenotes party, I would probably go with the M7. If I'm just going bar hopping, I would probably wear the DE.
I hate M7. I personally prefer DE, although it doesn't blow my mind either.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
I like Dirty English but I LOVE M7
M7 is higher quality by far. This is reflected in the price difference, you pick up Dirty English for $25 off amazon
If this is a matter of simple olfactory quality & pleasure - M7 is very, very good (Vintage, that is) for the genre.
However, if you want something in the genre for cheap (and budget is an issue)...Dirty English. Personally, I think owning both is the right answer because you can apply Dirty English liberally (and reapply for more power/projection/longevity) and not worry about wearing out a 100ml bottle. M7 is something to wear a lot more lightly (because it is so strong) and for special occasion - a very intimate scent.
Oud is very strong in M7, but I find it to be a background note in Dirty English as well...
It's more of a difference between level of quality, not which is "better". That is rhetorical.
Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infants flesh, sweet as an oboes cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen
M7, because there is no better alternative for that specific style of scent.
DE is bettered by both Yatagan and Idole de Lubin, each which it shares some similarities with.
To my nose, Dirty English doesn't even remotely smell like a 'fragrance'. It's more of a conceptual scent.. an exercise in woods... One I don't particularly care for... M7 on the other hand is alluring, seductive, warm, sexy even. No comparison IMO.
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This isn't a fair fight. M7 is a heavyweight and Dirty English is a lightweight. Both are great but I have to go with M7 b/c of longevity and projection.
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