I like it and own a bottle so I vote yea.
Thread: Cartier Declaration
How does it smell like?
Yay or nay?
I like it and own a bottle so I vote yea.
Also vote yea.
It's disgusting to me. Smells like body odor. Heavily recommend that you try before buying.
Oh a big YES. Its a fresh woody scent a bit like a cologne, with citrus and vetiver. I don't own it but have played with it. I read here that it was intended for a "man in love". I think it does : )
haha I heard that. I am not one to shy away from stinkers tho.
Also is it like the precursor of terre d'hermes?
Coz I've owned that and I must say I loved only the very first spray and became anosmic to Iso super e.
Hoping this is the non iso super e version..
I was anosmic to this the first time I tried it. Then, it began to open up for me. I don't get any BO, although it has its own particular intensity. However, I am concerned that regular use might lead to fatigue. I think it is an interesting scent, but maybe not quite right for me.
I sprayed my sample on skin just for you . Declaration is hard to describe because it is very complex - Peppery sweet lemon (or mandarines) + vetiver + woods and some flowers is probably best I can do lol.
Closest thing to it is Terre d'Hermes, but Declaration dont have that mineral note, is less woody and more fruity/green than TDH and more complex too. I like it because its unique and fits my style. I dont get any body odour here, just sophisticated fresh, fruity but also green, bit spicy, woody and light (not in terms of sillage but in terms of overall impression) fragrance.
When I wore it around my girlfriend last summer, she liked it very much.
IMO its one of best summer fragrances that I smelled so far.
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It blends perfectly in as one of Mr. Ellenas greatest masterpieces. Totaly unique and original.
In my opinion, a smooth, suave, unobtrusive gourmand
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9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I gave it a couple of chances then put my bottle on my sales and swap lists. Too much iso e super, I think, and not enough of anything else beyond the top notes. I prefer the dollar store version of Paco Rabanne to this, actually.
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I like this one even more than the Essence.
I have a bottle and reach for it quite often.
I would say that it's somewhere between
Terre d'Hermes and Eau d'Hermes.
At the moment this is my favorite Ellena creation
and apparently he was quite proud of it himself,
together with the Bvlgari (au thé vert).
It's very good. Although the infamous cumin BO note is obvious I do not find it dominates the fragrance. I would also highly recommend the L'essence flanker.
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I really dislike it. Too strong and not in a pleasant way.
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Wow, so polarizing. I tried this for the first time recently and did not find the cumin note to resemble BO at all. It blends seamlessly with the skin. it is a very elegant mandarin-woodsy veil on the skin, i.e. not opaque or heavy at all. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
I grew to dislike it. When I first got into this hobby Declaration was one that I was enamored with because of the woods. However within a few wearings the cumin note became really prevalent on my skin. This is definitely one you need to sample on skin. On a card you will get woods with the cumin making itself known in tiny doses. It exploded on my skin.
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One of my favorite fragrances ever. From Amouage to vintage Guerlain to contemporary niche to hidden designer gems......Declaration stands among the best in my book. A great choice for summer.
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A great frag but this one is definetely try before you buy.
The L'Essence de Déclaration version is one of my all time favourites: I wore it for a decade...a masterpiece!
Declaration is pretty darned awesome. And so are all associated flankers. The one I am least partial to is Essence: guess it really is too much of a good thing. I'm partial to all of Cartier's fragrances, minus Roadster, so I whole-heartedly endorse Declaration.
This is a Must Have IMO.......one of the best scents by Jean claude Ellena
I got that distinct body-odor smell from Declaration while I sampled, and so did everyone around me. Could be just my skin chemistry, but it was a definitely turn-off for me (and again, people around me). Hehe.
Try as you might.
I'm wearing it right now. I find it delightful, though the first time I tried it (on a test strip) I didn't care for it. Light, tart, soft woods, just the right amount of sweetness. I get only a touch of cumin. A nice summer evening scent.
Big differences of opinion on this one but the polarizing scents are often the ones I like best.
Last edited by BurgundyMarsh; 14th April 2012 at 10:33 PM.
I've tried it on paper and it's not bad, but I wouldn't buy a bottle. I don't really get the similarities people mention to TdH, which is one of my all time favorites.
A Fantastic Fragrance!!!