M7 Oud Absolu (2011)

M7 Oud Absolu by Yves Saint Laurent
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M7 Oud Absolu is a popular perfume by Yves Saint Laurent for men and was released in 2011. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Mineral notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesRosemary, Oud, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Amber, Musk, Labdanum, Myrrh

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Scent

8.1 (523 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (371 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (380 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (381 Ratings)
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Schoork
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Schoork
Schoork
Greatly helpful Review    14
Crazy!
Soooo...
i got to know a scent again that inspired me from the very first sprayer.
Crazy!
What a start if you spray this scent on yourself, actually in the direction of cough syrup and cola as some had already described before me, but the whole thing in extremely tasty and highly interesting.
Crazy!
I even mean borrowing from Lagerfeld Classic to recognize my first perfume at the beginning, which sounds kinda weird.
Totally crazy!
The orange and the tangerine can be perceived immediately and I have no idea if the mineral notes trigger this, but it is really good.
What's even better, that the whole composition of this fragrance harmonizes so perfectly, I can't say now what an ingredient it is, but everything seems so damn conclusive and perfectly put together.
Crazy!
From time to time I try to recognize the fine ingredients and find myrrh and also amber I mean from time to time.

In addition I find it absolutely suitable for old age, already quite noble and I believe that a business shirt stands completely excellently, besides, I thought before that that would be a pure Aushduft, which it is, however, also.
Crazy!
Personally I don't find him dark either, how often he is written, I think he has something mystical, something mysterious.
This morning at 8:00 o'clock on it made and it is now 17:00 and he is still there and radiates, although already weaker, but boy..that is once endurance.
Crazy!

He doesn't go through much change, but he doesn't need that either, because what I perceive is first class.
Thanks again to Gekko for the bottling.

He'll mess up my shopping planning in autumn, but he's allowed to, because he'll definitely come.

Crazy!
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Smora
Smora
Smora
Helpful Review    3
Polished Oriental
During the years old M7 had to regulate his diet to maintain the line and lower the calorie intake. This new M7 is thinner, but keeps the old vibe. Compressed, like the CD quality of sound is compressed in mp3 format.
Oud Absolu opens with mandarin, and even some rosemary of the original. Patchouli and oud give some robustness. Although called Oud Absolu, oud is not prominent. It is Westernized, yet has some depth and full bodied. The strong resins in the base are the difference from the original. OA is drier and sticky sweet at the same time.
New version of the old beast. More easy to wear. Yes, it lost some of old charm, but the essence is here.

Rating: 7/10
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Pepdal
Pepdal
Pepdal
Very helpful Review    4
Classy, sophisticated, mysterious.
Only ever tried this iteration of M7 so i have no refernce re original.
This is one of the best smelling oud-dominant designers on the market. I especially love how the citrus-sweetish, chinotto opening develops into a patchouli/oud cooling middle. The trick is that it opens warm and develops to almost a cool minty patch within the first hour.
This i think makes it not just a cold weather scent, but wearable in most spring weather.
Eventually it transitions to a lovely syrupy, myrhh and oud combination.
It is a beautifully composed scent given the minimal accords used.
The one let down on my skin, is that i am luck to get 6 hours maximum longevity. Thus sits close to skin from the outset, and i find myself craving to get wafts of it as the day progresses.
At this point, i'll keep it in my collection because it lasts long enough for evening wear, and reasonably priced enough that i am not going to be stingy with sprays.


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Miaw2
Miaw2
Miaw2
5
Not very woody, but great!
Wonderful designer fragrance. It's in the same level or even better than other oud fragrances that are "niche".

But i have to say actually this is not a main oud based fragrance. It's a well composed one that plays with patchouli, incense and oud, and also this has a nice resinous smell when dries down.

Sometimes i smell a cherry syrup that's not comfortable to my nose.

Sillage, lasting power and projection are medium-high.
8.0/10
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Very helpful Review    9
As good as ...
All the incessant bleating about this not being anywhere near the original etc, etc are annoying! I snapped this up when brought in by an independent fragrance vendor (it won't be released where I live for months yet ... if at all) and all I can say is " Welcome back M7!!". Oud Absolu is every bit as fabulous as the original M7 was ... perhaps a little more refined and not so 'in your face' ... but it's evolvement has left it pretty much unscathed. Streets better than the reformulation of the clear bottle (I only ever had one bottle of the original) ... let's just hope that this time, it gains the following it deserves. Look no further if you hanker after the original ... Oud Absolu stands it's ground firmly in the face of adversity!!
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7.0/10
ArkangeL
ArkangeL
ArkangeL
Helpful Review    4
M7 Tamed Reformulation
I went out of my way to order this considering it could be 6 to 8 months before it's arrival here in the USA, as we saw with La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum. I was hopeful that Oud Absolu would be a deeper interpretation of M7. Instead, I found it to be a reformulation in a classier bottle. If you missed out on M7 when it was widely available, this will suffice. Does it have that sillage, projection and longevity it's ancestor had? No, but still a nice fragrance. Think of M7 restrained, harnessed and tamed. Is it necessary to chase after Oud Absolu if you've already obtained the M7 original? No. Unless you're a serious bottle collector. I'll conclude this by saying, I believe the M7 original deserves the title and packaging of La Collection Oud Absolu.

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