Déclaration d'Un Soir 2012

Déclaration d'Un Soir by Cartier
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Déclaration d'Un Soir is a perfume by Cartier for men and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes CardamomCardamom CuminCumin PepperPepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes NutmegNutmeg RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes SandalwoodSandalwood
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Top Review 26  
... and it has made boom :-)
A whole 9 months of maturity has needed this comment after I first became intimate with this fragrance. Yes, quite comparable with a birth he now steps into the light of the public, and may please mankind with ...

S:a:g m:a:l, g:e:h:t's n:o:c:h?

No reason for you to meddle in Alter Ego again just because I'm getting all excited.

N:a:j:a, S:c:h:w:e:m:e:n g:e:h:t j:a w:o:h:l a:n:d:e:r:s.

Oh, what do you know, you sexless alien.

K:e:i:n:e D:i:s:k:r:e:d:i:t:i:e:r:u:n:g:e:s:c:h:l:e:c:h:t:s:l:o:s:e:r A:l:i:e:n:s, b:i:t:t:e!

OK, but then stay out of it.

R:o:g:e:r.

When I sprayed this Cartier on for the first time, it immediately reminded me of an experience about 15 years ago. I visited the Renault Technocentre with a colleague, and as we entered the entrance hall I blindly followed its shadow as I looked down and pulled out my business cards. Only when I arrived at the reception desk did I look up again, forward, and from that moment in two eyes as fascinating and as big as the snake Kaa. I was instantly;) hypnotized, rooted and shocked in love. This unbelievably beautiful creature stood opposite me with a distance of only 50-60 cm exactly at eye level, and I didn't even bring out a "umm" on her "Bonjour". So we just stood there and stared at each other ... she used to such moments for sure, I didn't.

N:e' T:t:t:e M:i:t:l:e:i:d g:e:f:l:l:i:g?

Nonsense, but something seems to be wrong :) when you are suddenly confronted live and in colour with a kind of "natural perfection" ;) which you have never encountered before in fields and meadows. And now to the core of things, because this obviously creates an unfamiliar emotion and mind split between please very close, and yet unapproachable - just like Déclaration d'un Soir for me ... And yes, that is also meant physically. Because closer than 50-60 cm, thus an arm length I cannot "bear" this beauty. In fact, this essence is a little unapproachable, strange and surreal for me - but still extremely attractive. Because of its strong sillage only two splashes on the back of the hand are enough for me, which guarantees the required distance. But then it is a dream (although I wear it so seldom that my 100ml will probably survive me clearly;-)

Unfortunately I can't describe this wonderful Déclaration d'un Soir as well as the previous speakers, because of the snake Kaa effect :) but also because I don't feel it so differentiated. It starts off explosively as an unusual mix of peppery spice and rose, in roughly equal proportions. There may be something slightly synthetic about it, but it is by no means disturbing. Cardamom clearly, cumin a little, but plenty of pepper, but nothing biting. Initially I notice something fruity, which makes the fragrance rounder, but fresher. This decreases in the first half hour slowly until it becomes sharper afterwards by the Muskat still a pinch, but at the same time also somewhat more sweetly. And this balancing act is his recipe for success, I think. On one side the "hardness" of the unapproachable sharpness, and on the other the proximity of the soft dark red rose that I have in mind. And so the smell remains for 7-8 hours, into which in the further quite linear smell process only a little sandalwood may mix itself.

Yes, that was indeed a long birth, to finally put my feeling of this fragrance into words. Because whenever the tenor of this commis once again had in mind, he disappeared again, ... actually somehow unapproachable :-) And yet I would like to recommend this extraordinary rose scent to the fair femininity ;-) in the hope that you can say
again
...and it did boom :-)

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A dozen roses for the man (5/12)
As a newcomer here, I'm going to try my hand at a series of comments. This is the fifth part.

The motivation, the idea and the criteria
I'm a real fan of the scent of roses (in my youth my mother had Paris from YSL. I found "the hammer") But the rose isn't exactly the one you first come across as part of a men's fragrance. Nevertheless, I think the rose is contained in more and more men's fragrances.
According to the following criteria I have selected 12 of these fragrances and will comment and compare them bit by bit:
- Men's fragrance (exception Desert Rose from Urban Scents as unisex fragrance, I just had to add)
- Rose as heart note (exception: Much ado about the Duke of Penhaligon, I was just in London at the idea)
- Published from the year 2000
- Rating of at least 6.0 with at least 40 ratings
- No Oud (not so mine)

Fragrance No. 5 is: Déclaration d'un Soir by Cartier (*2012)
(previously: (1) Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, (2) 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract by Atkinsons, (3) Lyric Man by Amouage, (4) Colonia Ambra by Acqua di Parma)

The house, the perfumer and the shopping
In 1847, Louis-Francois Cartier took over his master's jewellery studio in Paris, thus laying the foundation for today's Cartier. Starting from jewellery, a watch division was established in 1874, and in 1981 the first fragrances, "Must de Cartier" and "Santos", were added. The name "Santos" probably goes back to the pilot watch "Cartier Santos" developed in 1904, the first wristwatch with a leather strap. Since 1997, Cartier has been part of the Richemont Group, which also includes brands such as A. Lange & Söhne, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre as well as Chloé and Net-A-Porter.
The perfumer of "Déclaration d'un Soir" - Mathilde Laurent (*1976) - studied biology and chemistry at ISIPCA ("Institut Supérieur du Parfum des Cosmétiques et des Aromes" in Versailles), where Francis Kurkdjian and some of the protagonists of "A Dozen Roses for Men" also studied. At the beginning of the 90s she met Jean-Paul Guerlain at a school party and asked him for an internship. He's supposed to have simply replied, "Why not?" This was the beginning of 11 years of work for Guerlain in which the reinterpretation of the cult fragrance "Shalimar" ("Shalimar Eau Légère") was created. She joined Cartier in 2005. Here she became the first female "chief perfumer" and creative director. "Olfactory shock", "instinctive beauty", "invisible jewellery", "freedom" and "overdose" are the keywords of her vision of a perfume.
For the bottling of "Déclaration d'un Soir" I would like to thank BruceLee.
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The fragrance, the ingredients and the experience
Oriental, striking and peppery is the prelude to this "olfactory shock". The cardamom, in the canon of oriental spices, is the first voice. Cardamom, which belongs to the ginger family, brings the "invisible jewelry" as complementary perceptions - they are sharp and slightly sweet as well as flowery and fruity with citrus-like notes. Memories of eucalyptus and camphor awaken. Incidentally, cardamom was already used for perfumes in the first century after Christ. The other components are in agreement: The black pepper brings further sharpness. The cumin or cumin, which I announced in the commentary on "Lumière Noire pour homme", introduces the rose here - as there - and gives the fragrance a warmer base. This is absorbed by the nutmeg, which - after about an hour - together with the floweriness of the rose makes the scent more sensual and warmer. From my point of view, the whole thing is not sterile, but becomes an "instinctive beauty", unmistakable and special. The rose plays around more than it takes on the leading role and the sandalwood in the base brings - after about three hours - besides the warmth a light velvety, but also emphasizes once again the oriental basic tone of the fragrance.

The conclusion, the comparison and the practical application
"A stormy revelation" writes Chartier himself. And this fragrance is certainly not pleasantly balanced. Here the "freedom" was taken to redefine the consistently very traditional ingredients. This actually works - at least at the beginning - like an "overdose". And by the way this is - from my point of view - the consequent further development of the original fragrance "Déclaration" from 1998. I was shocked at the beginning and am now a fan of this fragrance. But that's exactly what Mathilde Laurent wants. Their fragrances are designed as "active ingredients designed to convey strong emotions". And that is the case here! So far an average rating of 7 out of 250 ratings. I must set an example and give a 10, not least for the consistent implementation of a vision.

(1) Lumière Noire pour Homme - The noble softie
(2) 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract - The elegant Brite
(3) Lyric Man - The "pure" Rose
(4) Colonia Ambra - The "warm (rose) wood"
(5) Déclaration d'un Soir - The "olfactory emotion"
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Attempting an explanation
Inspired by a comment from Fresh21 on L'Homme Ultime, I thought about making a little comparison and just seeing how far these two fragrances from different houses might have similarities and differences.
Since both scents are in my possession (and have been for quite a long time), it was easy to get the test going.
I am of course very far from calling these two fragrances twins, but I cannot deny a certain (opposite) affinity between them.
Flowery and spicy is a quite interesting and daring combination for men.

A first look at the fragrance pyramid shows very little in common, cardamom and rose, that's not so much for now.
At Déclaration d'un Soir, the opening is very strongly floral-spicy, the fragrance tells the wearer exactly where to go. This may put some people off a bit, because a clearly synthetic impact cannot be denied.
The rose is very conspicuously displayed and remains very present throughout the entire process. Accordingly, the fragrance here is very polarized, from great love to total contempt, everything is present.

At L'Homme Ultime the prelude is a bit louder, Rose stays more in the background, but a strong spicy note is also to be heard, but this one is still interspersed with citrus splashes, which are completely missing at Cartier, and cheers up the YSL quite a bit and gives it a cheeky, cheeky touch.

The Cartier retires, becomes quieter, more introverted and the rose, which is still present, becomes warmer and deeper through woody tones and nutmeg, while the YSL openly displays its flowery side and remains cheerful, joined by a cool touch, which is already associated with gin here on several occasions. This may even fit well. L'Homme Ultime remains very extroverted and carefree.

Towards the base, which no longer changes significantly at Cartier, rose still dominates, the spicy notes have retreated completely into the background, forming a supportive framework and not making the fragrance too floral. The fragrance has become quieter but can still be perceived.
With YSL it becomes a little bit woody towards the base, even if only very gently. The fragrance remains cool, floral, fresh and radiant, but has become much quieter than at the beginning.

I like both fragrances very much and I wear them with pleasure. I would like to assign both to different seasons because of their different characters In my opinion, Déclaration d'un Soir with its on the one hand clearly coming along, but on the other hand overly obvious spicy rose, but still introverted and the warming impression rather fits into the cold season and L'Homme Ultime with its loud, flowery fresh and cooling kind with rose in the background rather into the warm season.
If I still went by keys, I could call the Cartier a minor and YSL a major.

Both fragrances have in common that they are offshoots of quite successful series that have been on the market for quite a long time.
The original déclaration is available since 1998 and L'Homme since 2006, but I have to say that I find the déclaration terrible and I don't even know L'Homme.
I would like to consider and evaluate both fragrances as independent. Maybe both houses should have had the courage to publish the fragrances under their own names.

My conclusion is:

I find both fragrances excellent and suitable for many occasions. They are both eye-catching, they both have floral aspects that go different ways, they both have a good shelf life (easily 8 hours and over) and are also well perceived by the environment. Both fragrances therefore also have the ability to be worn in the evening because they are not arbitrary.
And I think that because of their contrasting characteristics they could be called unequal siblings, but their qualities complement each other perfectly.
Sure, there is a certain synthetic quality to both of them, which is also quite striking and blatant, but it doesn't bother me at all with both scents. Synthetics must not always be bad
I had a lot of fun with this comparison and I could also publish this comment on L'Homme Ultime. But I decided to write it here at Déclaration d'un Soir.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fresh21 for the food for thought and perhaps it will be very helpful for some people when making a purchase decision. I can recommend them both
I am looking forward to your feedback as well.
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Ma chérie, est-ce que tu veux une rose?
Hello dear friends,

as my very first comment has recently been well received, I now venture to make my second. For this I have chosen the Cartier Déclaration d'un Soir EDT. Why this one? Well, come with me, I'll take you on my journey...

Well, first of all I would like to mention how much I like the French language and the country. Not least because of my first stay in the country in 2006, and since then I have been there several times. Just like about 6.5 years ago...

It's late summer 2013, I'm in my late 20s, have completed my training and am in the middle of my subsequent studies. Psychologically, I'm in a shitty state, I'm in some kind of early-life crisis... "Dude, you really need to get away from everything and everybody," I keep telling myself. What have I done? I took a semester off and flew to France, to Canet-en-Roussillon, a seaside resort in the south at the Spanish border... *superbe et fantastique*...
(Since I had done a 2-month internship there years before and I liked it so much, I decided to go there).

I flew in October 2013 and I rented a small 1-room holiday flat directly at the Mediterranean Sea for 1 month. The first morning I stood on the balcony... "It's crazy, back home it rains, the wind is 5 degrees... sun, beach, sea, 25 degrees..." I said to myself. And that's just what I needed...

I'm going out and take a little walk along the sea. Then I sit down in a small, chic café and treat myself to a petit déjeuner with croissant, café au lait, honey and jam... I am about to bite into my croissant and suddenly a wonderful smell comes up in my nose... "Cool, what or who is that?" I ask myself. At my next table, a couple, both in their mid-30s, locals... "Bonjour monsieur, ca va?" Yes, the French greet you wherever you go, polite people... I say hello back and listen to them a bit. Then a gust of wind and again this unique smell... "Okay, that must be them... Hmm, should I just ask?" I did it right away and complimented them on it. Answer: "O la la, merci beaucoup Monsieur! C'est Cartier Déclaration d'un Soir, très délicieux, n'est-ce pas?" It is the perfume of the gentleman... I reply, "Oui, Monsieur, je l'aime beaucoup." And to my surprise, he even has a little sample with him, which he gives me... I thank him and after a few minutes I moved on...

So, this was my first touch of this fragrance. But what happened next? Well, a few days later, I met a French woman, Caroline, a fine, beautiful young lady... At that time, I was far from being in the "perfume business" and only had the HB Bottled and Le Male from JPG, which I had taken with me... Then shortly before our first date: "Come on, you can't wear the Le Male now, everybody knows it anyway and in France even more boys" I said to myself... Well, then I took the sample from the gentleman and sprayed myself completely full of it... (were about 3-4 ml).

Well, I got another rose for her (note: I had no idea which notes this fragrance had, I didn't check it before or something! I waited and waited and waited... After about 20-30 minutes she arrived, hug, kisses left, right, left and she apologized several times, she was obviously embarrassed... Missed the bus... "Well, as long as she is there", was my thought...
I held the rose behind my back and handed it out. "Est-ce que tu veux ma rose?" I asked shyly. She was embarrassed, turned red, accepted it and thanked me. Then suddenly she hugged me again and I felt her smell on my neck and inhaled tiiiii deeply... She said how great I smelled, I pressed her to me and thought: "Yes man, she must like the scent :D..."
We got a sandwich for the road, went for a walk on the beach promenade and talked for hours, lying on the beach, with a view of the sea... At some point she was lying deep in my arms and stuck to my neck, and I just enjoyed the moment...
So, back in Germany :) Some years have passed... About 1.5 years ago I started to deal with fragrances more intensively and only a few months ago I accidentally came across this fragrance from Cartier again. I was at the Türkisen and saw the bottle, immediately I had of course flashbacks... "Oh, Caroline, ma chérie..." went straight through my head... I took the tester and sprayed twice on my wrist. Immediately, this fresh spice went up my nose... "Yes, man, that's exactly how he smelled then..."
I bought a big 100ml bottle and went home. But the tester stayed only 1h on my skin, I was quite disappointed (but I think it was the tester, which stood there in the light for too long). So in the evening I sprayed myself with the bought bottle and the shelf life was ok, good 5h. Sillage was well noticeable in the first 2h, after that it became weaker.

But why do I still rate the fragrance so well overall? I got an older batch online a few days ago (I used up my first one from Douglas) and couldn't be happier. It now lasts 8 hours and the sillage is brutal in the first 4 hours! People around you notice you very well. And after this brutal 4h I can still smell it on myself, which is very pleasant because of the sandalwood. I just love this spicy fresh top note with the cardamom, which also lasts for a long time. And when the rose comes out, in the combination with the sandalwood in the base note, then it's over for me...

Conclusion:
For many it may be feminine, but I would call it unisex and the spicy pepper makes it masculine enough for me to wear it. Translated, the perfume is called "Explanation of an evening/night", so you might think this one is meant for the evenings. Well, I also like to wear it during the day in my free time, because I find it really cool! And mMn you can wear it in every season. So a great allrounder!

Well, then we would have come to the end of it again. I notice, it's really fun to write comments here :) Hope you also enjoyed reading. Anyway, I thank each and every one of you and wish you all something!

VG, Savas
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My secret love
Yeah, I have to admit it: I got the scent treasure through Jeremy Fragrance. However, I do not find this at all reprehensible. Many young people have entered the world of fragrances through him, including myself. Even if not all of them inevitably go further into the non-world and "only" pick up one of the said pantydroppers or can openers, I would hardly have come across this perfume without it, especially since it is not available in many perfumeries. But now to the fragrance:

When I first smelled him, I couldn't believe it. The gentle rays of the afternoon winter sun fell into my room and that's exactly how I would describe the opening. One is greeted by a clear radiant rose. And my first thoughts immediately were: "Wow, I didn't expect that"
Then my brain tried to rationalize what I had just smelled and on the second one I had smelled it:
No, it's not so good, it smells like grandma with that spicy rose. I can already see her before my eyes, offering me tea and cookies while I sit on an old musty sofa and stare at the yellowed table cover with roses on it.
Wait, wait. That can't be. Then why the hell did Jeremy talk about a Romeo and Juliet fragrance when I have these associations. Then I think to myself, "Oh, come on. I just spray the stuff on myself. YOLO! D
And then I felt it again. This joy I had at the beginning and suddenly I felt like a million bucks!
That's why I'm trying to describe my view of the fragrance with a story, because without the component "emotion" it's just a monotonous rose:

I'm at a hippie fest somewhere in a beautiful green meadow. Everything is colourful and I meet my group of friends, whom I should get to know through a buddy. Somehow I feel a little uncomfortable in my skin. I'm just not used to the whole open-mindedness of people in my everyday life. And then there's the colorful things that people wear. Kind of weird and a little old-fashioned. Oh dear, what have I got myself into here. But then it is already too late and bump into the group. I am warmly welcomed and get a generous hug. One of the group asks me if I want something to drink and before I know it I have a fruity cocktail in my hand.
Then someone offers me a red pill. She smells of rose. I swallow it. And all of a sudden, I'm gone:
The sun wraps me in its warm light while I dance together with everyone. I feel the pleasantly fine sandalwood chips tingling under my feet. What I felt to be weird in the beginning now feels like coming home. I feel completely and simply comfortable in my skin. Everything is happening at once and I have the strange feeling that I am no longer acting myself, but that something is acting through me. I notice a tremendous stream of good feelings in me. While the Future-TechHouse-Beats pulsate through my body, the day came to an end. But the good mood was not over yet...
The next day at work I was more relaxed and energized than I had been in a long time. "What a day," I thought to myself. "I never thought it could be so beautiful!"

To all of you who have read up to here, first of all thank you very much!
Not only that it is a very sensitive scent, but also that a man can wear rose scents and that even in general this scent is well received, this one has proven to me all times. I also discovered my Favel for "rose scents" through him.
To all those who are still a little sceptical up to here, I recommend to give the fragrance a chance.
Especially if you like light, fresh scents. Especially for dates very suitable and simply something different, especially for all obsessive perfectionist idealists ;)
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 5 years ago
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A pepperish dark rose for you to enjoy 8 hours or more with 3 sprays. This is a rrr (real red rose) fragrance for men. And, yes it has rose.
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 4 years ago
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I like this rose and sandalwood combination. Very classy. Is fresh and spicy at the top. Have some similarities do Portrait of a Lady, imo.
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TorkeTorke 2 years ago
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Classy Rose, with a Sandalwood base. What a pleasure fragrance.

Light, but with a romantic twist.
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
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A rose which receives its originality through cypress-like / metallic nuances. However, it keeps its sensuality.
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GreMuserGreMuser 2 years ago
Classy rose, very elegant and refined, longevity not great, in the dry down leans more mature for my tastes.
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