M Generation (2010)

M Generation by Mauboussin
Bottle Design: Thierry Faucon, Verreries Pochet et du Courval
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M Generation is a popular perfume by Mauboussin for men and was released in 2010. The scent is smoky-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Ginger, Bay leaf, Nutmeg, Pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris root, Jasmine, Frankincense, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac wood, Labdanum, Sandalwood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (55 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (38 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (42 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 08.09.2018
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Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    6
Buried Treasure
I've really been enjoying M Generation by Maubossin, and this scent was a complete surprise for me having heard so little about it. It's a great daily wear style of fragrance that manages to smell fresh, clean, and masculine while offering something different than what is typical of the genre.

I wouldn't classify this as an "incense" fragrance first and foremost. I think any comparisons to the Comme des Garcons series are a little bit of a stretch, and it's not until the later stages of the dry down that the incense really becomes apparent. Bergamot, Ginger, and a sweet, aromatic note that I initially thought was Juniper dominate the opening and middle stages of M Generation. The sweet, aromatic aspect is probably some combination of the bay leaf and jasmine notes, which lend a fresh, airy quality to the dryness of the heart, and produce a nice scent trail. There's also a significant dose of pepper, which has good bite, and seems to permeate the entire composition, from beginning to end. The blending of the pepper, ginger, bergamot and bay leaf are top notch, and they all come together very nicely, in a harmonious way that seems "mean to be." In reference to other reviews, I haven't smelled anything that reminds me of curry, however I definitely get some light cinnamon and nutmeg, and what one reviewer described as "camphor" is probably the sweet, aromatic note that I pick up in the opening. Over time, a dry incense note begins to emerge and it blends seamlessly with an equally dry, slightly smoky guiac wood. This is where M Generation finally rests, and it's a very well-paired base that remains dry, aromatic, and clean. What I really like about M Generation is that it presents a very wearable incense as well, that's part of a larger whole, so it's not so literal as to feel like you're wearing midnight mass or like you just stepped out of a zendo after a week-long retreat.

Overall, I would describe this as a clean, brisk fragrance with a sweet aromatic trail that runs over a base of dry incense and guaiac wood. At times it has an almost cold, bitter quality to it, but it remains personable in spite of this. Sillage is pretty good and I normally get 6 to 8 hours of longevity. I find a liberal application is best (about 6 sprays), and really allows M to shine. Perhaps its best quality is versatility. In my opinion, this could be worn any time of the year in any situation during the day and maybe the evening as well. While I wouldn't describe M as mind-blowing, it's really good at what it does and fills a vital spot in my wardrobe (an appealing, daily-wear fragrance with incense). My final rating is 4.25 stars out of five, or an 85%. Considering its price tag, I'm tempted to give it a 90.

Highly recommended. The really cool bottle is just a bonus that comes along with this very nice juice.

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