Clone Formula: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

I am excited to announce the launch of our store with our first downloadable product: the complete formula of the original M7 by Yves Saint Laurent. In the words of Fragrantica:

The content of M7 encompasses assorted trees and raw, odorous plants. The composition begins with elegant citrus notes of Italian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin and rosemary. The warm heart contains an excellent replica of one of the most expensive components: Agarwood, followed by vetiver. The perfume closes with a soft ambergris trail and musky notes.

This is the first of what will be a number of premium downloads for a one-off purchase price. The price is $100 US and it entitles the buyer to unlimited downloads of the document. Included is the formula, some background information, and a small summary of the various oud bases available to perfumers today.

Here are four sample pages.

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Frank Saunders
1 month ago

Will the rest of the formulas you post be like this?

Karol
Karol
1 month ago

What a wonderful news! If you make Rive Gauche Homme clone, I will be able to pay even 300$ 🙂

Guido
Guido
1 month ago

Hi Jamie, That’s great news this one. I’ve always wondered how it is possible that I never discovered this fragrance in stores, let alone got the chance to buy it, probably because this fragrance was only available in stores for a very short time. I need some time to decide if i want to buy this one. Question: This formula contains ingredients I could buy from known suppliers like Perfumer supply house or creating perfume etc..and not companies like Vigon or Penta etc? Because I want to be sure I can make this fragrance with all the ingredients I can… Read more »

Guido
Guido
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks you, that shouldn’t be a problem if its only a couple of ingredients. The last time in July I asked Christine for a list of ingredients that she would like to buy for me and she was happy to do that only she needed time to see what she could do for me. A short time after that I sent her another small list and I apologized for my request because I didn’t want to pressure her. Unfortunately I haven’t heard from here since..maybe I have to be patient or should I contact her again?..because I am slightly worried she’s… Read more »

Guido
Guido
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

That makes me very curious about your formula haha!
I have a Sandalwood super premium CO2 from Hermitage and also Mysore Sandalwood.
From Pellwall I have Oud Maleki and Samrat at 10% that is. and some other synthetic ouds.

Guido
Guido
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

About the Sandalwood CO2: I have to be honest about this: I haven’t tested or tried this on my wrist since I bought it. But I have added this 3 weeks ago when blending your Égoïste Cologne Concentrée formula.

I certainly would consider to use the Samrat and Maleki 1 for 1
The price for Oud Assafi.. oeps…expensive stuff! but that’s the case with almost all natural ouds, I have to buy natural oud in time but the price tags scares me.

Last edited 1 month ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Russian Adam is releasing his new ALD6 series very soon, some interesting fragrances he has created.., I have some new not used samples from his last series. I like it the way he uses raw materials and he creates very daring fragrances, you love them or you hate them. I don’t know Bortnikoff’s fragrances, some say they are better than Areej le Doré? By the way: I received some good news from Christine, she has managed to collect for me some samples of ingredients I’ve asked for, needed for blending one of your formulas. She could manage to collect 5-6… Read more »

Giomara
Giomara
28 days ago
Reply to  Guido

Hi, Guido. If I can, I would recommend you to use Samrat and Oud Synth Fir which has a very nice vetiver call and would mix well with the formula vetiver. Maleki has a too particular olfactory profile, perhaps a little too distant from Samrat, in my opinion and according to my nose. 🙂

Last edited 28 days ago by Giomara
Guido
Guido
27 days ago
Reply to  Giomara

Hi Giomara, Thanks for the advice. In time I’ll buy this formula for sure, I am curious how other people will react after making this clone.
it certainly is almost a relic from the past ready to be “born” again thanks to Jamie.

Giomara
Giomara
29 days ago

Thanks, Jamie. It is one of the perfumes that I have used a lot from 2002 until it went out of production (I’m talking about the original wonderful version). I tried to recreate it too but only using the “nose”, only a vague similarity though :). I have almost all the raw materials (but I think I will omit Oud Assafi, I will put Anokha or Samrat in its place). A material that I don’t have is Nerolidyl Acetate (synonymous with Nerolidol Acetate?), What can I replace it with or is it essential? Then, is aged Patchouli essential? I have… Read more »

Giomara
Giomara
21 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks again. Another fragrance that I loved along with M7 was Norma Kamali’s Incense, now discontinued unfortunately. If you happen to recreate it let me know … 🙂

Giomara
Giomara
13 days ago

Well, I made a batch of 100 gr. of concentrate. I used the best of the materials I had available, citrus from Calabria and a Rosemary from a small local producer which are the best. I also used a blend of agarwood that I made some time ago with 3 beautiful types of Agarwood (with profile towards the woody) which also contains a very small percentage of Assafi (from TPA). In place of Patchouli oil I used an extraordinary Absolute: it has the most beautiful profile of the best aged Patchouli I have ever smelled. A touch of Vanilla Absolute… Read more »

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