Excerpt: # of Sprays: 3-4<br />Sillage: Moderate to Heavy<br />Longevity: 8+ hours<br /><br />This may sound odd but for my skin this fragrance opens with a urinal cake smell but that quickly dies down within the first 20 minutes and then the beauty of this fragrance shines through. it really is something special and has a sense of quality in it much higher then the cost of this frag. it's a very warm and sensual fragrance. something you might even want to go to sleep in.
Pros: Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Long-Lasting, Sensual, Sexy
Summary: This rare 2002 bird displays quite a strange cargo yet it defines color Sinopia, shade of red and brown. Named after the Turkish city it is a reddish-brown ochre-like earth color pigment, also used in traditional oil painting, in fresco or in secco. Sinopia was written in the 15th century in Florence, Italy and described as full of honeyed ambrosia yet lean and dry in character. It projects up well. For the more it is worked up, the finer it becomes.
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.