Saturday, December 19, 2009
Cartier Declaration Essence
The opening accord is a staid aroma of orange and bergamot with a nod from pepper. The orange is of the brackish variety and feels thick. The honey-tea essence is apparent to me immediately from Immortelle rising from the base accord.
Cardamon, cedar and vetiver are role players present for support purposes. They perpetuate the Immortelle through the life of the scent. I get no listed oak moss anywhere in this; not even in the drydown. I don't count this as a loss however since all the actors do there respective jobs well. The totality of Declaration Essence is substantial and borderline meloncholy due to the lack of frivolity. I could see wearing this at a funeral or like-minded gathering where an uplifting fragrance would be out of place.