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    Default Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Hello,


    Can anyone give any me some suggestions on fragrances, which are similar to M7? I love the masculinity and mystery it gave. The new re-formulation is ok, but not up to par as the original.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Hard to say, but perhaps Fahrenheit Absolute or Tom Ford Oud Wood. I personally lean towards the Dior.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Fahrenheit Absolute... but it's more boring.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Fahrenheit Absolute is an OK substitute.

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    Nothing. Fahrenheit Absolute is much more common and wearable.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Truth is, M7 is much more an amber than it is an oud fragrance, though to be fair, it achieves a unique accord with its take on "oud" in the middle phases. I can't think of anything that approximates it, honestly -- Fahrenheit Absolute may have a similar vibe, but certainly not a similar smell. M7 is ambery, sensual, warm, but also sort of balsamic and weird at the same time. Maybe look into other oud-amber pairings? Though honestly, I think M7 stands alone.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Aramis' Perfume Calligraphy has a similar vibe, with its sweetish light oud.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Do you mean M7 Oud Absolu or the last reformulation of M7 before it was discontinued?

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    I'm referring to the original formula. Neither M7 Oud or the second version introduced during Pilati's tenure at YSL.

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    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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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Quote Originally Posted by lowfive1715 View Post
    I'm referring to the original formula. Neither M7 Oud or the second version introduced during Pilati's tenure at YSL.
    I own the second M7 version and have to agree although I do enjoy it. It just leaves something to be desired. I find that it works a lot better in a warmer climate compared to the winter though (65-80 degrees Fahrenheit).

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    Black Afgano. Not a cheap option

    24 Gold, Vanilla centric oud
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Nothing.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    The vintage is the best. Just more of everything and there's a note in it which I believe is mandrake root which I don't get in any of the other M7 versions. The reform is my least favorite. It's a sweeter version with a toned down opening. The oud fades fast in the reform. M7 Oud Absolute is the best blended of the 3, but it's missing the brute force of the vintage. It has more mandarine which brings it closer to M7 Fresh in the opening and the oud seems to last the longest. Also, there's a touch of the vintage which I don't get in the reform. To answer the OP's question there aren't any substitutes for M7.
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    No exact substitute but I would also recommend Dior Fahrenheit Absolute.

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    Ormonde Jayne Man

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Nothing I've smelled other than M7OA is much like M7. I agree with silentrich that it's most likely the madrake that gives it so much uniqueness. I think mandrake and several other roots like ginseng, plai, galanga, angelica and valerian should be used a lot more as they provide a lot of interest and character to the perfumer's palette.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Either pony up for the original, or enjoy the first reformulation as noting is going to come close from any other house. I do have both orig. and reform and they as so so so very similar. Reform may "may" be a tad sweeter but that may have more to do with age or perception. I love the reform just as much as the original; and its getting just as expensive as the original, and for a reason.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    Truth is, M7 is much more an amber than it is an oud fragrance, though to be fair, it achieves a unique accord with its take on "oud" in the middle phases. .
    THANK GOD !!!
    Finally someone said it ! Oud note is important, but M7 is more an amber-y than oud-y scent !!
    one of the best posts in these months!

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrč Moreau View Post
    THANK GOD !!!
    Finally someone said it ! Oud note is important, but M7 is more an amber-y than oud-y scent !!
    one of the best posts in these months!
    I agree with this, but I also think there's a lot more going on in M7 to classify it as an amber.It's more ambery than woody, but the oud is what tempers the amber.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Check out Black Afgano

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    To me, By Kilian's Amber Oud is a more refined, better-quality version of original M7.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Spends if you like that liquirish scent, nothing has it. If you want a dark type scent, then most of recommendations are good. There is a very good thread on "Super dark" which has great options too

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Another one for Black Afgano.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    i wouldn't recommend Dior Fahrenheit Absolute at all. i do recommend Black Afgano

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    Nothing.
    And of course I think neither Fahrenheit Absolute nor Black Afgano smell like M7.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Give Korres' Saffron Amber Agarwood Cardamom a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    To me, By Kilian's Amber Oud is a more refined, better-quality version of original M7
    I know both of these. I see no similarities whatsoever.

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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    Give Korres' Saffron Amber Agarwood Cardamom a whirl.
    I think Korres may have changed the formula on this one. I don't see Agarwood listed on the current bottles anymore ( It's named as Saffron Amber Cardamom now) . I also got a recent sample and it smelled notably different than my older sample with the agarwood listed.
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    Default Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    I happen to love Fahrenheit Absolute and dislike M7, they are not similar at all to my nose - not even close.
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