M7 Fresh by Yves Saint Laurent
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M7 Fresh is a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for men and was released in 2004. The scent is woody-citrusy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot GrapefruitGrapefruit Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesBitter orangeBitter orange GingerGinger OudOud
Base Notes Base NotesMuskMusk VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.9108 Ratings

Longevity

7.784 Ratings

Sillage

6.684 Ratings

Bottle

7.985 Ratings

Value for money

7.915 Ratings
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Reviews

8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
HugoMontez

57 Reviews
HugoMontez
HugoMontez
   4  
The bright side of Oud
Everyone knows what is Oud at this point. But back in 2004, only YSL and Tom Ford did knew what it was, and they wanted to spread the word to the world. M7 (2002) was a groundbreaking fragrance and put Oud on the map (although is more an accord rather than the material itself). 2 years later, they came out with a fresh interpretation of it, and they nailed it, again.

OK, M7 fresh is kinda predictable in terms of what you'd expect as a fresh flanker of M7, but it's very well made. Jacques Cavallier knows how to do a good and original fresh fragrance. It starts with a big dose of fresh and bitter citruses. Bergamot and Mandarin orange play a big role here. A dance between the juicy sweet mandarin and the bitter green bergamot. After this initial burst, that lasts about 10min, there's some aromatic nuances that i can't put my nose on. Maybe ginger mixed with the citruses makes this aromatic facet shines but it's only there for this transition between the opening and the mid, which is all about grapefruit, and the "oud" accord of the original, which in here, is very toned down and in the background of the composition.

This is a citrus woody aromatic fragrance with the added "oud" accord twist. It's pretty much it. In the drydown, there's vetiver but just supporting the fragrance and make it last a bit more.

Talking about lasting power, the fragrance lasts pretty long to be honest. Not a beast in terms of projection (Just average to good in the first hour or so) but will linger for the whole day. 8+ easily.

I'm enjoying this one a lot and i'm glad i picked up a bottle but i do not recommend paying the online prices that we see on ebay, amazon, etc... Around 60-70€ would be a great deal but not more than that.

The grapefruit-vetiver combination reminds me a bit of L'Homme Ideal Cologne. Not so fresh and almondy but in the same vein.

Overall, a fresh and citrus take on M7, as you'd expect, but very delightful. A sunny oud, as bashke81 said below. I love it and will be a good companion this spring/summer time.

4/5
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Bashke81

16 Reviews
Bashke81
Bashke81
   1  
Sunny Oud
A lighter version of M7. The grapefruit note is blended almost to perfection in this flanker. It definitely stands out from the crowd and if you want to smell different try this one. It is so sad that it has been discontinued. That being said you can still find it for reasonable price.
A masterpiece from YSL.

Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 7/10
Sillage: 6/10
Uniquness: 10/10
Price: 5/10
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
   3  
A wonderful Citrus & Oud combination... and a discontinued gem.
This is a real gem of a fragrance. They named it perfectly by calling it "M7 Fresh", and it really is like a fresher, lighter, summer version of M7. This was when Tom Ford was still in control with YSL, and he oversaw some of their best work in my opinion.

M7 Fresh opens up with beautifully fresh sour and tangy citrus, and this stays for a long time. What I love about it, is that it has a ginger note. It reminds me a lot of South-East Asian cuisine (specifically Vietnam). If you've ever had Vietnamese food (especially Vietnamese salad), this is what it reminds me of. Fresh lemon and sour grapefruit, with hot spicy ginger. It's a really beautiful combination. Yes, there is Oud (Agarwood) in here, but it's toned down. In the original M7 the Oud was syrupy and dominating... a darker note mixed with incense and burnt spices. Here it's in the background, mixing with the hot ginger to give it a tangy, medicinal aspect (some people say like traditional Chinese medicine).

I feel that if the original M7 is like the smell inside an old Asian Buddhist Temple, this is the smell inside a Vietnamese kitchen (preparing lunch or breakfast), specifically the smell of fresh fruits and green salad components.

I really miss this fragrance, YSL discontinued a lot of the Tom Ford era stuff. But I feel that there is other similar fragrances out there if you want to experience this lost gem. It's basically a Citrus-Oud combination, with an emphasis on fresh Citrus rather than the smoky wood. To me it smells like Vietnam. I love it!
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Statements

HugoMontezHugoMontez 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
This is M7 way toned down with a sweet grapefruit amped up. Reminds me a lot more like L'Homme ideal Cologne without the almond note. 4/5
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Bashke81Bashke81 1 year ago
This is perfect summer fragrance with oud. Yes with oud but very subtle oud.
The only minus is the performance and that is discontinued.
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ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
10
Scent
The first oud is never forgotten, that's M7. This is a marvel, fresh and warm, of mosses and roots, with an oud bearer that makes it unique.
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