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Cartier is a luxury brand, the perfume itself is a luxury fragrance, so it's such a shame that the bottle is such a let down.
The bottle looks good with it's faceted design, but the glass is quite thick because of this, and with the bottle being 100ml, it makes it quite large and also ludicrously tall. I think this actually makes it look cheap, as we think of bargain basement perfumes when we think of massive bottles.
It is pretty good value for money, think I paid around £60 for 100ml. Which although not cheap, is a bargain compared to my other fragrance (Tom Ford- £135 for 50ml).
The worst part of the bottle is the spray cap, it sits on a little stem and there's a plastic piece that moves out of the way to let you activate the spray (it flips up and down), but when the plastic piece is flipped down the cap feels extremely fragile, and I don't think i'd want to travel with it for fear of it breaking (and if it breaks there's no other way into the bottle)
I had a tester, so once i'd finished that I pulled off the top and decanted some of the larger bottle into my travel bottle- works well although it's a little fiddly. But it means I can travel with the little bottle and leave the giant one at home.
In terms of smell, it's nice, if a little synthetic. To my nose it smells like purple violets, it has quite a seductive scent, probably more suitable to night time wear and dinner dates than something to wear to work.
Not an everyday fragrance, and not quite as special as Tom Ford, but works great as a slightly affordable special occasion fragrance.
Designed by Cartier in 1998, Declaration is a sharp, oriental, woody fragrance. Brisk and sparkling with bergamot and orange rind, spiced up with artemisia, coriander and cumin for a flurry of passion. Cartier Declaration is suitable for everyday wear. This version comes with a limited edition box and bottle design.