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    Default Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Good day Fume-heads,
    So I recently bought Declaration Cartier online because Jean Claude Ellena is one of my favourite perfumer out there owing to his great works like TdH, VdH etc... Now I need opinions on this fragrance from Fume-heads that own this fragrance, if possible a comparison to another fragrance will be helpful too.

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    A very nice woody and musky floral scent. Somewhat unique IMO. Nothing readily comes to my mind.
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    Its inspiration was Eau d'Hermes and closest I can think of (if we don't count the flankers) is probably Bigarade Concentree, also by Ellena.

    It's very good fragrance but personally I prefer Eau d'Hermes and Bigarade Concentree.
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    The waxy cumin/cardamom combo was way too much for me. In effect, it was a big miss. Terre d'Hermes used a bit of the Declaration DNA and got it right.
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    big hit for me although the cumin doesnt always work on my skin and it can go 'wrong' - I actually prefer the essense version - but not such a fan of the soir flanker

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    I have only test sprayed it and thought it was quite nice, not a buyer though.
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    Easily a hit, especially the winter spice and warm woody final impression
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    It's a hit for me. I never got the so called BO smell that many associate with this.
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    I never liked Terre d' Hermes in any formulation but I love this one.
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    I've loved it since I first tried it in 2003, so it's a hit for me!

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    A nice office scent in all season weather. So it's a hit to left field. A Base hit.
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    A big hit

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    Default Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    I remembered having a 200mL of this and finishing it in a single calendar year. It was a signature of mine. I often gotten many compliments wearing it. Another was Hermes d'Voyage edt. Sort of similar in the drydown as that was a signature of mine as well once upon a time.
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    I like it very much, and also can't think of a close comparable.

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    A hit for me but not a particularly big one. I prefer the Declaration L'Essence flanker.
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    JCE's masterpiece for sure, and lots of his subsequent creations for Hermes are indeed very similar, particularly Bigarade Concentree.

    But outside of Hermes, 2 that are in the same genre are Frapin L'Humaniste (less spicy, more floral and fresh), and Jacques Fath Yang (less spicy, more tea, sandalwood and musk).

    But I truly think that Declaration made the man!
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    Not bad, but not FBW for me.

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    Maybe a little touch of halitosis with it. Some fine flankers though -- Essence and D'un Soir

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    A hit for me.
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    One of the few non-niche fragrances that I own and cherish. People love it, and to me it's a masterpiece. Bigarade Concentree by Malle has terrible longevity for such a high price, and Terre d'Hermes is nice, but to me a very different and more safe scent. Declaration is quite striking and unique. I also appreciate that the cumin turns many people off to it, it won't work for everyone so I'm glad that it works for me.
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    LOVE! ...but... it's not quite me.

    I think Declaration is fantastic, but it took me some time to appreciate. Where Terre d'Hermes smells strikingly modern, Declaration has a touch of an old school vibe to it. I don't think it smells dated. Instead, I think it smells nostalgic. It smells modern, but reminiscent of another era. Thumbs way up!
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    Made me sell my $100 bottle of the fleeting L'humaniste . Love it.
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    Default Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Hit. Complex, classy, and exotic spicy food!
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    1. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, 2012
    2. Chanel Platinum Egoiste, 1993
    3. Dior Homme Intense, 2007
    4. Chanel Allure Homme, 1999
    5. Chanel Allure Homme Sport, 2004
    6. Dior Fahrenheit, 1988
    7. Chanel Egoiste, 1990

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    Default Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Maybe a little touch of halitosis with it. Some fine flankers though -- Essence and D'un Soir
    I also like Essence more.
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    1. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, 2012
    2. Chanel Platinum Egoiste, 1993
    3. Dior Homme Intense, 2007
    4. Chanel Allure Homme, 1999
    5. Chanel Allure Homme Sport, 2004
    6. Dior Fahrenheit, 1988
    7. Chanel Egoiste, 1990

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    Absolutely a bit. I love it.
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    Default Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Big hit for me, just like every Declaration's flanker.

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    Miss for me, personally. Something about it just pierces and gives me a headache. I had a bottle of Essence which I found to be better, but gave it to my brother.
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    Definitely a hit! And I prefer it to the Essence version.
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    Hit. I enjoy it most after it has time to settle down - after its lightly applied and gives off a subtle "aura". I personally can't go heavy with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    It's very good fragrance but personally I prefer Eau d'Hermes and Bigarade Concentree.
    This.
    Also, the lasting power could be better.
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