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    Default Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Which one do you prefer? So far, I'm leaning towards getting the Essence version.
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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    They are both excellent, but I prefer the original Declaration.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    I prefer the regular Declaration as well.

    This is Ellena's favorite also of all the fragrances he has created.
    When I smell Terre d'Hermes and Bigarade Concentree, I see their older sibling, Declaration, looking at them and smiling; knowing all the while he helped them to be what they are.

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    the top notes in the original declaration really hit u cuz the cumin, if that'll turn u off get the essence
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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    In one review someone put declaration instead in the marine category. It smells like fresh cool dew (alittle similar to Aqua di Gio actually).Someone else find it "modern and mainstream fresh, airy and marine."

    Another one said Declaration smells like green and earthy body odor.

    Where are the similarities to Terre d´Hermes ?
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    I prefer Declaration Essence, it's more spicy, less flowery and airy.

    If you smell Terre d'Hermes and Declaration together... you will notice the similarities... even if you don't know anything on perfumery. It's like seeing two Van Gogh's works. You can realize they were made by the same person.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    Which one do you prefer? So far, I'm leaning towards getting the Essence version.
    I have and love the Eau Généreuse version. Ever smelled it?
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    I think I prefer the regular Declaration. I have a bottle of the Essence, my brother has the regular. The Essence a heaviness that pushes the cumin into even more dirty territory-- it interrupts the balance and pushes it a bit too far into BO land. I never got the connection myself, but once I hugged a girl while wearing Declaration Essence (not long after showering as well) and she was a bit put off by it-- I think she thought I had BO (she liked all my other frags and gave me lots of compliments). So that ruined Essence for me. Too bad because the bottle is cool-- I had to buy Essence because it had a cool blue/green bottle.

    The Bois Bleu version I found to be quite awful. It smells very clammy. Makes me nauseous.

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    Apologies for bumping this topic.. but does the Essence de Declaration actually have a heart logo at the front of the bottle? I smelled this today and find it really similar to something which i have smelled before (only realizing that its TdH on my way home)

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I have Declaration but had to get the L' Essence - it is that rare case of a flanker that is better than without losing the "essence" of the original. I recomend L' Essence de Declaration.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I like the original, but I love Essence.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by junkfood View Post
    Apologies for bumping this topic.. but does the Essence de Declaration actually have a heart logo at the front of the bottle? I smelled this today and find it really similar to something which i have smelled before (only realizing that its TdH on my way home)
    Yep. All ancillary products in the Declaration product range also have the heart shape cut-out on the bottle.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I like Essence. Once I get past the cumin BO smell the woods are beautiful and I love it. But the B.O. smell is there. It makes it hard for me to buy
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    Original. But both are great. I don't know what it is but I think the original is a bit fresher.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I can't think of another scent where all of the flankers are still quite good. Three branches on the tree, bois Blue, L'Essence, and Genereuse all unmistakably Declaration, all different. A breath of woods for any season, I suppose.

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    there is a B.O note in Essense which made me return it, try before you buy

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by junkfood View Post
    Apologies for bumping this topic.. but does the Essence de Declaration actually have a heart logo at the front of the bottle? I smelled this today and find it really similar to something which i have smelled before (only realizing that its TdH on my way home)
    i have the original since this summer and essence in my blind buy list. I hope essence is better for winter time and the similarity to TdH would be nice (for a blind buy).
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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by afraafra View Post
    there is a B.O note in Essense which made me return it, try before you buy
    Is it more "B-O" smell in the essence than the original?

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Have owned both and both are very good. It's close, but I prefer the regular/original version. I've never noticed a 'BO note' in Declaration. (Then again, I love Eau d'Hermes!)

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartGallacher View Post
    Have owned both and both are very good. It's close, but I prefer the regular/original version. I've never noticed a 'BO note' in Declaration. (Then again, I love Eau d'Hermes!)
    Eau d`Hermes is the most "B-O" fragrance I can think of..

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I prefer the regular version's topnotes, which is why I purchased it over the Essence version.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I prefer the regular version.

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    They're both great, but I prefer the L'Essence version by a long shot.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Someone tried Declaration shower-gel? What do you think of it?

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Oslo, you bumped a 3 year old thread to ask about shower gel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    Oslo, you bumped a 3 year old thread to ask about shower gel?

    ?.. - Well, I thougt it wasn`t necesarry to start yet another Declaration thread.. There are so many.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I have the gel... nothing special about it, seems like any other scented gel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Someone tried Declaration shower-gel? What do you think of it?
    As I recall, it's a 'low foam' formula...

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Both are grand, but the essence version has that extra something

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    Essence

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    declaration not similar to acqua di gio, not at all

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    I have now bought Essence. I thought I liked the original, but that was before I tried the Essence. It`s great stuff!

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I have now used Essence couple of days. I like it very much, and IMO it`s more smooth and refined, and lacks the sharpness of the regular. -But on my skin I think the sillage and stayingpower are quite low..
    -Which one of the regular and Essence do you think has the best sillage and longevity? Maby I just have a "nose-fatigue" ;-)

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    I prefer the original too, the Essence is over-bearing, I had it, bought it buy mistake in fact not realising what I was bidding on on Ebay (my bad, should have checked the picture of the bottle more clearly). In the end I couldn't live with the fragrance and sold it.
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    Both are fantastic.....I prefer the original!!!
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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I own both, but it seems that the sillage and stayingpower are much weaker on the essence version than the regular. Anybody else has this experience? Is this the case with the Essence version of Must de Cartier also?

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    I love Essence but don't like the original.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    For those of you that like these fragrances, for which occasion(s) do you think they work best? I think all occasions are perfect.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Very much prefer the original. I find most of the Declaration flankers I've tried rather a little bit disappointing (Bois especially, undecided on Essence, it's ok but I'd rather wear the original and there is something about it that can grate a little. Eau Genereuse I quite like so far). Shame, as I hoped I would enjoy them as much as the Kouros flankers who are all lovely.
    And, like Indie_Guy, I was asked by a woman today if I did not shower (I did) so I shall blame it on the Essence b.o. I was wearing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    For those of you that like these fragrances, for which occasion(s) do you think they work best? I think all occasions are perfect.
    Agree.

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    I agree also hednic!!!
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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Just sprayed my Declaration sample on my hand. The one I tried before was Declaration Essence, this one doesn't stink of BO too much. It's actually quite enjoyable.

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    Default Re: Cartier Declaration - Regular or Essence

    Both are great, but Essence is more woody-spicy and longer lasting if I remember correctly. I liked the Cologne as well.

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