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    Question declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    I just recently read here in an artfical that this is the most popular seller for Cartier men's line. I never invested in this scent and would like to hear some recent opinions from fellow basenote members if I should invest.

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    It is my favorite Cartier scent, designed by one of the leading contemporary perfumers.

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    It's the best thing they have, for me it was the scent that started me on this obsession. Everything Cartier makes is good but Declaration is a must have IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    It's the best thing they have, for me it was the scent that started me on this obsession. Everything Cartier makes is good but Declaration is a must have IMO.
    +1. It has become one of my favorit scents. It`s one of Cartier`s best selling fragrances, and Mr Ellena has mention that this is one of the fragrances He is absolutely most proud of. It`s not for everybody though. You have to tolerate a bit "dirtiness" to enjoy this scent. It`s quite unique with it`s fresh and spicy notes. It has notes of burnt dirty spices (lots of Cardamom), but once you get over the top notes, you will experience a very sophisticated woody dry-down.
    - IMO Cartier Declaration is a role model / prototype for Terre d`Hermès, and I prefer Declaration by a wide margin. You should also try the splendid flanker Declaration Essence which has pointed the notes from the original. Both are worth owning. Good luck!

    (Do also try the shower-gel. Very very high quality product!)

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    OP, I'll sell you my 98% full 1.7 oz. bottle in box for $40.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    I have it and like it a lot.

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    I like the Essence version of Déclaration the best: it has been my signature scent for almost a decade!

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    I'm a girl and I wear this. Fresh and spicy with a spicy sweet sophisticated drydown. It's delicious.

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    Depends on what kinds of fragrances you like.

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    the cartier line is a series of well crafted fragrances, but most of them aren't my type. i'd say declaration is probably my favorite from the house, but it is probably not something i would wear.

    don't buy it just because of positive reviews. go to sephora and try it yourself.

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    Declaration is a fine scent. I too prefer the Essence version of this scent (the green version) but they are both good, as is the Eau Genereuse version that comes around in the summer.

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    There was a good write-up on the NowSmellThis blog yesterday. I marginally prefer the original myself.

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/09/05...rance-reviews/

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    Both the initial Declaration, as well as its flankers, are smooth, soothing and contemporary gourmand scents.

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    My wife loved this on me today. Wow, is it powerful. 3 sprays gave me all day coverage. Glad I snatched it up at TJ Maxx yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Both the initial Declaration, as well as its flankers, are smooth, soothing and contemporary gourmand scents.
    Gourmand? I don't find the cedar theme to be edible at all.

    I like Declaration Bois Bleu the best, since it's the most green and herbal.

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    I thought it smelled superb on paper but there is something offputting to me when it's on my skin and I almost never wear it.
    I much prefer Roadster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    There was a good write-up on the NowSmellThis blog yesterday. I marginally prefer the original myself.

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/09/05...rance-reviews/
    Great review. I like the regular and essence version, but didn`t care much for the cologne.

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    the essence were is dark and heavy I prefer it to the original!
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    It way my wife's favourite 'romantic scent' for quite some time, until she smelled Tom Ford's Italian Cypress...

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    I'm going to be straight up an honest with you. Cartier Declaration smells like a smoky body odorous wood smell. I'd never wear it, but that's just me. It smells like body odor.

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    Roadster is the best from the line imo.
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    I'm not sure why some people suggest its skanky of body odorous. To me it smells incredibly smooth and silky. Also I thought far more women buy this than men...? not that it matters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    I'm not sure why some people suggest its skanky of body odorous. To me it smells incredibly smooth and silky. Also I thought far more women buy this than men...? not that it matters...
    That all depends on how you perceive cumin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have it and like it a lot.
    +1. One of the first ones I really liked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    - IMO Cartier Declaration is a role model / prototype for Terre d`Hermès, and I prefer Declaration by a wide margin.
    I prefer Cartier Declaration as well. I don't think you need both of these Terre d`Hermes seems redundant imo.
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    Very good fragrance. It's very similar, but perhaps even better, to "Thè pour un ète" de l'Artisan Parfumeur, due to its sweet notes.

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    I like Declaration a lot, but it's not for everyone.

    It's basically a huge blast of orange and cardamom (I don't know why people say cumin, they are very different smells to me), with a woody drydown. Lasts for hours and projects like a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralmeida View Post
    I like Declaration a lot, but it's not for everyone.

    It's basically a huge blast of orange and cardamom (I don't know why people say cumin, they are very different smells to me), with a woody drydown. Lasts for hours and projects like a beast.
    I agree. The power is surprising.

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    I cant wear it. It's all cardamom

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    Yes, Declaration has loads, i really mean loads of cardamom, hence it's quite challenging for a lot of people, because too much cardamom will give off a "body odour" smell. It's a gorgeous scent, only if body odour smells this good. It's quite unique as well. If you like Declaration you should give Must de Cartier Pour Homme a try also, really outstanding stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I agree. The power is surprising.
    yeah a complete beast....sometimes I feel that I need to wear I feel so impatient that happens let say tomorrow I going to use it and the next day I wear another perfume but I still smell declaration on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    If you like Declaration you should give Must de Cartier Pour Homme a try also, really outstanding stuff.
    Whole-heartedly agree, Hacker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Yes, Declaration has loads, i really mean loads of cardamom, hence it's quite challenging for a lot of people, because too much cardamom will give off a "body odour" smell. It's a gorgeous scent, only if body odour smells this good. It's quite unique as well.
    +1 I don't get any body odor smell out of this at all and the cardamom is mostly heavy in the first 20 mins and after that a gorgeous drydown remains for hours! One of the most interesting fresh scents available imo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Yes, Declaration has loads, i really mean loads of cardamom, hence it's quite challenging for a lot of people, because too much cardamom will give off a "body odour" smell. It's a gorgeous scent, only if body odour smells this good. It's quite unique as well. If you like Declaration you should give Must de Cartier Pour Homme a try also, really outstanding stuff.
    I think Must pour homme is discontinued. It`s no longer listed on their home page.

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    I get little BO in Declaration. Anyway it smells awesome. You should try Declaration Cologne also.

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    Original Declaration is best of the Declaration series to my taste. It used to be my favourite. Haven't been wearing it lately. I hope it won't become forgotten...
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    Great scent. One of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I think Must pour homme is discontinued. It`s no longer listed on their home page.
    It's a goner all right, which is a shame as I much prefer Must PH to Declaration, which besides smelling dirty has always given off an unfriendly or cold vibe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized
    +1 I don't get any body odor smell out of this at all and the cardamom is mostly heavy in the first 20 mins and after that a gorgeous drydown remains for hours! One of the most interesting fresh scents available imo!
    This. I don't get the "body odor" association re: Declaration. Never have. It's too dry and crisp to remind me of anything animalic or sweaty. The cardamom is strongest at the opening, and paired with the bergamot it's gorgeous, but the drydown is all smooth, velvety woods and moss. Projection is iffy on me; many times I'm unable to smell it soon after spraying, but I'll catch odd wafts of it as the day goes on, and the lasting power is terrific. Despite the woods and spices, I find Declaration works best in hot weather; it's sheer and refreshing, with a bitter edge, and cuts right through the July humidity ala Terre d'Hermes or Eau Sauvage. (The base doesn't have enough warm, musky oomph to satisfy my fall and winter fragrance tastes, but that's my problem, not Declaration's.) One of my desert-island faves.

    Also, Declaration accounts for a whopping 60% of all Cartier fragrance sales, not just the men's division. (I read this on Perfume Shrine recently and was rather stunned. I don't know a single person who wears it, and it doesn't get a ton of play here or on other fragrance boards.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    It's a goner all right, which is a shame as I much prefer Must PH to Declaration, which besides smelling dirty has always given off an unfriendly or cold vibe.
    I'm glad I have a full bottle then. I don't wear it often but when I do I can't believe how good it is. After Declaration it is Cartiers best fragrence IMO.

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