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A distinct take on Cartier’s Déclaration scent, Déclaration Essence builds upon the bestselling original. It features the same warm woody base but adds layers of fresh spices for an enticing finish. It’s sophisticated and sensual at the same time, making it a worthy addition to Cartier’s fragrance line—and ours.
While not overpowering, I find that this is a masculine scent without the weight of muskiness.
It has a strong woody base, with compliments that smack of some of my favorite aromatic pipe tobaccos. Out of the bottle I get a stronger scent of tobacco that seems to fade to subtlety quickly (not cigarette tobacco, mind you, but rather a smoky cavendish). This is not a bad thing.
Whiskey is another note that harkens back to pipesmoke, for me. Again, this is not a strong or predominant smell, but rather more subtle.
On top of all is a significant lemon (or suchlike citrus) tone. This balances well with the other earthier notes in the composition, and lightens the compound as a whole.
A pleasant and complex fragrance.
I received this scent in my Birchbox and loved it. It is not overpowering at all and stayed with me all day.5
I love this scent. Much better than the cologne that I usually use. Will definitely buy the product in the future.5
I agree, pleasant smell that is not over powering. Price is up there though when compare to some other nice options.4
Being frustrated with different colognes due to the fact that the ones I actually like the smell of hardly last, this particular sent goes the distance. With a non aggressive presence and a sleek like subtlety, one whiff has people breathing deep for more. Its one of those scents that when you smell it randomly, you actively begin sniffing around the room (or wherever you are) just to breath in more of it. If James Dean had a smell, my guess is that he'd smell something like this...5
I don't like the smokey smell. Sorry, but not for me.1
Definitely a good, masculine scent. I probably got 5 or 6 complements on it my first time wearing it at work. Although I like it, I could see myself getting tired of it and not cutting it as my signature every day cologne.3
This is a great cologne and my wife really likes it. We would absolutely spend the $100 to buy it. She says it's 'light, but oh so sexy', I'll take it!5
I usually go for cologne with clean or fresh scents. I found this one to be a bit more earthy. I've worn it a couple times and found it pleasing.4
When first applied, I really liked the clean smell. After a few minutes, there is a new fragrant note and it is not pleasing....or at least, it was not to me. I typically choose fragrances on the citrus/light side. This was very spicy and had a small hint of BO.1