Summary: 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.
Summary: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent M7 is Tom Ford's first YSL entry after taking the reigns and was released in 2002. As far as I have heard, M7 has been reformulated once and the first time I sampled it was while it was still the original formula. I have recently sampled it again and while unsure if the current sampling is original or reformulated, it matters not to me.
Summary: 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.
Summary: PROBABLY DATED FRAGRANCE THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE WIDELY IN UK, MAYBE WE DIDN'T TAKE TO IT IN BRITAIN. A CHARACTER FRAGRANCE THAT ISN'T CHEAP SMELLING HAS A GOOD SILLAGE AND DRY OUT IT LASTS.IF THIS SCENT SUITS YOU WEAR IT.[...