Déclaration 
Cartier (1998)

Average Rating:  141 User Reviews

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This woody creation from Cartier was created (apparently) for "Men in Love... Experiencing Passion!" It doesn't say whether by wearing it you get to experience passion! Worth a try though!

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Reviews of Déclaration by Cartier

There are 141 reviews of Déclaration by Cartier.


It's a feminine mess of cumin, anise, white lily and a bunch of other pond vegetation in there.

Even if was to rate it as a women's scent, I'd give it a thumbs down.
Nov 22, 2021


Alternative to Declaration. Avoid showering for a couple of days and rub quality marmalade over your chest. The Rose flanker I like.
Oct 8, 2021


Nice blending and fragrance development, with good quality ingredients. As should be expected from the house.

However, my skin chemistry pulls a hard 'B.O.' from the cumin. I have the same problem with vetiver, so I can't really fault Cartier for this. This would be an easy thumbs up, if it weren't for this one issue.

Maybe your skin will react differently, so I recommend trying before buying.

Jun 7, 2021


Well, not much I can add to Zealot's detailed, comprehensive, and well-written review, other than to "declare" my appreciation for it!

Everything Zealot says in his positive review (excerpt provided below) tells you everything you need to know: "Déclaration is at it's core a spicy dry leather chypre under a cumin heart, with an oakmoss base and a floral top, but it had a cologne-like neroli head with a modern ozonic citrus accord grafted on..." That pretty much sums it up, even though his following paragraph provides even more detail.

I guess this is a citrus fougere/chypre hybrid of sorts. The comparisons between Declaration and Terre D'Hermes EDT are understandable. I would say that Terre D'Hermes takes some elements from this, taking the Vetiver and Neroli (or bitter orange note) to extreme in TdH, adds the flint note, and leaves-out the fresh, mild woodiness in Declaration.

To my amateur nose, I guess this sits somewhere between Terre D'Hermes and ESP, with some subtle fruity notes that provide some light perkiness from the citrus, and some mild, fresh Cedar/woodiness and Vetiver through-out. I don't pick-up on a lot of variation or development into the dry-down, but still very nice smelling. The subtle bitter-orange notes stick-around for the duration, which is nice.

Sillage is a little on the weak side, with average longevity. I think it's an under-rated winner (especially at this price), and just different enough from other more popular fragrances in this vein that it's still worthwhile. It's a great classic Spring and Summer frag, the best I've tried from Cartier, at a very affordable price that won't break the bank.
May 11, 2020


From the opening through to the dry-down, I love this fragrance.
From a somewhat bitter orange to clean Cedarwood - Brilliant stuff!
Apr 5, 2020


I like it , spicy and orange ,great.
Jan 7, 2020

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