Declaration is a masculine woody floral musk fragrance introduced in 1998 and developed by none other than the current head perfumer from Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena. On the official website, the description mentions the phrases: “A fragrance for a man who knows what he wants, and knows what he feels” and “An unforgettable fragrance of emotions”.
The construction of Declaration is built on contrasts between the spicy accords and woody notes, thus rendering it a complex character throughout all 3 olfactory notes. The scent opens on an elaborate blend that’s pungent and contains neroli, mandarin, coriander, Artemisia, birch and caraway. Then, in approximately 20 minutes the heart of the perfume is perceived, in a combination of cardamom, pepper, jasmine, ginger, violet and orris root. At this point the aroma of flowers combined with spices feels extremely pleasant on the skin and the sensation is prolonged until dry down, in which Declaration turns to a woody facet thanks to the cedarwood note mixed with Tahitian vetiver and warm amber, after which everything is wrapped in the elegant and sensual aroma of leather.
The shape of the bottle that holds Declaration reflects Cartier’s tradition in jewelry, because the flask is a true work of art. The transparent glass exhibits elegant forms and is topped by an elaborated silver stopper that replicates the form of a jewel. The packaging box comes in red color scheme, over which the company and fragrance’s name are printed in white. The video advertisement features a couple balancing between a relationship that consists of love and hate and is shot in black and white for a more powerful impact.
Overall, Declaration is a fragrance for a man that lives a passionate life and benefits from an inspired imagination.
Cartier Declaration Perfume Details
- Declaration by Cartier is available in 30, 50, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion, 200 ml All over Shower Gel, 100 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Floral Musk
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1998
- Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Cartier Declaration Video Commercial