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Cartier, the renowned French luxury brand synonymous with opulence, craftsmanship, and timeless beauty, extends its legacy into the world of fragrances with the Cartier Declaration collection. Just as Cartier’s jewelry and timepieces are celebrated for their impeccable design and attention to detail, these fragrances captivate the senses with their sophisticated, evocative scents. In this article, we will explore the Cartier Declaration fragrance collection, delving into its history, notable scents, and the essence of luxury it embodies.

Cartier has a rich history dating back to 1847 when Louis-François Cartier took over a Parisian jewelry workshop. Over the years, the brand has been celebrated for its exquisite jewelry, watches, and accessories, and it was only natural for Cartier to extend its craftsmanship to the world of fragrances.

The Cartier Declaration collection made its debut in 1998 with the launch of the iconic Cartier Declaration Eau de Toilette. This fragrance was a departure from traditional men’s scents, breaking the mould with its unique blend of spices, woodsy notes, and a touch of floral undertones. It was an instant hit, garnering acclaim for its innovation and boldness.

FragranceReleaseFragrance Notes
Cartier Declaration Eau de Toilette1998Bitter Orange, Cardamon, Pepper, Vetiver
Cartier Declaration Parfum2018Spices, Cardamon, Leather, Benzoin
Cartier Declaration L’eau2014Grapefruit, Cedar, Pink Pepper
Cartier Declaration Essence2001Vetiver, Geranium, Orange Blossom
Cartier Declaration Haute Fraicheur2022Citrus Leaf, Cardamon

In the US the Cartier Declaration fragrances can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, and Walmart. In Europe they can be found at Parfum Dreams and in the UK I recommend Sephora and Harrods.

Cartier Declaration Eau de Toilette

The original and most iconic scent in the collection, Cartier Declaration Eau de Toilette. It combines fresh citrus notes with warm spices and cedar wood, resulting in a modern and slightly masculine fragrance that exudes confidence and charisma. Although the original Declaration is an Eau de Toilette I find it performs well and lasts for about five hours.

Cartier Declaration Essence

Cartier Declaration Essence is a more intense and concentrated version of the original, Essence amplifies the spicy and woody notes, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate a bold and long-lasting scent.

Cartier Declaration Haute Fraicheur

I personally love Cartier Declaration Haute Fraicheur because its so crisp and fresh. A citrus leaf top note creates an really fresh and green opening which is swiftly followed by a cardamon accord which is slightly aromatic and adds the the crisp feeling of the scent.

Cartier Declaration L’Eau

Cartier Declaration L'Eau
Cartier Declaration L’Eau

Cartier Declaration L’Eau is a refreshing and invigorating variation adds a burst of freshness with notes of bergamot, orange, and green tea, making it an ideal choice for the warmer months. Cartier Declaration L’Eau is now discontinued.

Cartier Declaration Parfum

The high parfum concentration of the Cartier Declaration Parfum offers a more luxurious and opulent experience. It retains the signature blend of spices and woods while enhancing the longevity and depth of the scent with a deep leather base note. This is definitely the heaviest perfume in the Declaration range and it also has the best lasting power.

In conclusion, the Cartier Declaration fragrance collection is a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to excellence and luxury. These scents, with their innovative blends and timeless appeal, are a must-have for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Whether you choose the original Declaration for Men, the intense Essence, the refreshing L’Eau, or the opulent Parfum, you are sure to experience the essence of Cartier’s luxury and craftsmanship with every spray. In a world filled with fragrances, Cartier Declaration stands out as a symbol of enduring elegance and sophistication.

Soki London

Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.