Yves Saint Laurent’s M7 (2002)

© Victor Wong
© Victor Wong

Daddy Oud

I believe this is what a lot of people have been saying, the first mainstream perfume to use oud – YSL M7. This has been a difficult perfume to find, for I know that it’s been discontinued for some time, and recently the discussion forum shows renewed interest in this perfume and a lot of people are buying the last few bottles.

I have smelled both Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Oud and M7, and I think MFK’s Oud smells like a lab chemical scent, very medicinal and strangely addictive; while M7 shares a bit of medicinal notes of MFK’s Oud, it smells super manly and sexy. Like young Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood would wear it.

Image from Fragrantica.com
Image from Fragrantica.com

Author: Victor Wong

A perfume lover - niche, designer, modern, vintage, I love them all. I am also the owner of Zoologist Perfumes, a small Canadian perfume house. Please visit www.zoologistperfumes.com or www.facebook.com/zoologistperfumes for more info!

One thought on “Yves Saint Laurent’s M7 (2002)”

  1. Original Yves Saint Laurent is noted to have been made with oud synthetic 10760E. And that is a “reconstituted” oud. It may have changed over time, but it was never completely natural. Most mass market oud fragrances are made with it. Yet… I have vintage M7 and can attest that it smells “more authentic” than other synthetic oud fragrances (including M7 Oud Absolu). And having sampled over a dozen niche fragrances with a prominent oud note, I still come back to original M7. It’s a legend. 🙂


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