Baccarat Rouge 540 (2016)Eau de Parfum

Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
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Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Fragrance Notes

Jasmine, Saffron, Cedarwood, Ambergris

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (654 Ratings)

Longevity

8.8 (602 Ratings)

Sillage

8.4 (598 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (582 Ratings)
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Helpful Review    9  
The thing about expectations... || a comparison
A few weeks ago I got to know "Cloud" by Ariana Grande - this fragrance enchanted me from the beginning. Celebrity fragrances always had a bad reputation away, also with me - I am quite honest. However, "Cloud" passed all Guerlain's, Chanel's or Dior's of my collection without any problems and I haven't worn another fragrance for weeks. The fragrance was blindly ordered as a bottling, because I was fascinated by the praise and the descriptions. Also the comments about the - alleged - similarity to this expensive fragrance, which I had never smelled before and which sounded just as tempting according to the descriptions.

Not all comments regarding my beloved "Cloud" were positive. Some people also called him a less beautiful and trivial copy of this fragrance. So my urge to test the legendary "Baccarat Rouge 540" became stronger and stronger. But the whole thing was also connected with fear. What if I don't like "Cloud" anymore, because this fragrance puts it completely in the shade? With the difference in price, that would be annoying. Nevertheless, I was really looking forward to the fragrance and today the bottling arrived at my place.

First of all, I am relieved.
The first thought after spraying on the skin : this has not much in common with "Cloud". Saffron and wood. In combination with my skin chemistry almost unsweet with a slightly tart note. In the comments before I mentioned a subtle note that reminds me of burnt tires - yes, I noticed that too. But it reminds me of resin or pine needles. Unisex, yes, but more masculine. Over time, a minimal sweetness is added to the saffron-wood composition. But it remains rather restrained throughout. I absolutely cannot perceive the often mentioned "strawberries", but I suspect that this could be the saffron note. The projection of the scent, the sillage, if I wear the scent on my clothes, however, seems sweeter, as the original scent on the skin is complemented by a pleasant sugar wadding note. Saffron cotton candy on a woody base. At no time overly sweet and now also very balanced unisex. The fragrance appears very airy and light despite the cotton candy sweetness and woodiness - in no way heavy or "greasy". This scent impression is probably the main reason for the comparisons with "Cloud" and so the scent fills me quite well.

Are they similar? Not on the skin at all. "Cloud" is sweeter. Reminiscent of whipped cream, woods, lavender and a hint of fruity pear. Quite unisex, if you like sweet scents, but more feminine. "Baccarat Rouge 540" appears much less sweet and more masculine. Here woods determine the fragrance, refined with a clearly perceptible saffron note. On clothing and especially in projection the scent impressions are more similar. At no time do they smell similar to each other, there are clear differences. However, "Cloud" appears a little less sweet on clothing and in projection compared to the fragrance on the skin and the musk is more prominent. "Baccarat Rouge 540" again appears sweeter - so the scents are similar in terms of "sweetness". Both fragrances differ in the notes, but the impression is the same - sweetish and woody, yet very airy and transparent. Dry. Not difficult at all.
The shelf life is good for both fragrances. "Cloud" easily stays on my clothes for 7-8 hours before the sillage gets so weak that I want to add more. "Baccarat Rouge 540" performs similarly. 7 hours have passed and I have to make an effort to get a slight whiff. Also my family does not perceive any scent on me, so it will probably really have evaporated. I will test it in the future on other substances and then possibly edit the comment again. On the skin it holds with approx. 8 hours however better. There I perceive Cloud for about 6 hours, before the scent becomes very close. But I don't mind that, because I always spray scents on my clothes anyway.

Conclusion :
Scent on the skin : 6/10
Scent on clothes + Sillage : 8/10
Durability and silage have already been recorded in the ventilation system.

So what is the conclusion? Even though I'll probably be chased out of the community with the pitchforks now : On my clothes I find both scents very pleasant (Grande's scent has the nose in front), but on the skin I really like "Cloud" much better. It looks much sweeter and more feminine. Also less dull. In terms of durability on clothes, both fragrances don't take much notice of each other. But "Baccarat Rouge 540" lasts longer than the skin. The silage is also stronger. 2 splashes are completely sufficient, while I like to wear 4 of "Cloud" once in a while to make it clearly perceptible.

The test was important for me and in the end I am glad that my expectations of this fragrance were not fulfilled. I expected a fragrance that is very similar to my favourite "Cloud", but looks more noble and lasts even longer. My new favourite fragrance for special occasions, so to speak. This is not the case. Both fragrances appear dry and transparent in the Sillage, despite their sweetness. Airy. However, the scents themselves are very different, especially on the skin. Only the "Vibe" is similar. Of course you could say that I would have to be disappointed - after all, my expectations were not met. But I am not. I am happy because "Cloud" is also much more affordable in terms of price. I will certainly test "Baccarat Rouge 540" again in colder weather and enjoy the bottling - but "Cloud" makes the race for me by a clear margin - fortunately
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Wood, oh wood, so near and yet so far
On to the second fragrance concentration of Baccarat Rouge 540 from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This time I'm going for the Eau de Parfum, which I tested head-to-head against the Extrait de Parfum and wanted to know to what extent there is a difference between the two fragrances. Often you can see the Extrait in collections, because it is supposed to be less masculine and more unisex due to its floral sweetness.
It's actually the case, the perfume is much more masculine, shows a different start and the notes also come out more strongly. While the extract is very complex, dense and blended, this fragrance concentration is much more straightforward and confident. As a reminder, Extrait de Parfum was a wonderful fragrance, which had a great start, but then fell into too much wood and became too boring for me.

This fragrance beats this monotony on my skin by a wide margin. I do not hear any pleasant sweetness, no soft composition and no complex structures. Everything that distinguishes the Extrait at the start is missing in this fragrance. At the beginning I really had to ask myself if these fragrances have anything in common except the name. No nonsense, with me there is zero sweetness, in numbers sweetness=0 !!!
How differentiated my opinion is here, I see myself, but it seems to be spanish to me.

Over the whole process, the fragrance is a woody and spicy affair with me, which does not change a bit. No development, no course, no nothing. Just woody and spicy with a lot of cedar wood and a dump truck full of saffron, I can't even say if there is any balance or equilibrium in this fragrance, because the smell got on my nerves pretty fast and was no fun to wear. I would have imagined a completely different scent and scent progression, but here I am bitterly disappointed. The intensity is enormous and makes you dream of the sawmill in the Orient. I would rather have swung on the camel and galloped away.

But the durability and sillage are beyond any doubt. I am constantly being sprayed with woody clouds and scented so that every bark beetle may fly in circles for joy. Also in the long run it is extreme to bear this scent, because half of the day is filled with it
A fragrance which, on my skin, bears no resemblance to Extrait de Parfum. Completely different, no sweetness even to my skin and after a short time already stressful. A pity.
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Alexxx
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Cotton candy subject to a firearms license
I like to smell something disruptive. Attitude also means to distinguish yourself from others. And that, in turn, may cause controversy. Things you don't necessarily know about Kurkdjian. On the contrary, many of these scents are often described as edgeless and much too smooth (not always wrongly). Baccarat Rouge 540, on the other hand, is a fragrance that all noses turn to (perhaps not always in raptures).

Its ingredients are predominantly of a sweetish nature. And so it is indeed the first time you spray it on, you notice this very soft, somewhat fruity sweetness. Saffron, jasmine, amber, they all stick together to form something that some here have very aptly described as cotton candy. Sounds disrespectful at first, but it doesn't have to be meant like that. When you were a small child at the fairground and held this wooden stick with its disproportionately large pile of cotton candy on it in your hand, barely able to eat it at all, you didn't just have a similar scent in your nose - you were also recognizable from afar. Something like that scent
Even before its sweetness, the most significant characteristic of Baccarat Rouge 540 is its enormous, intoxicating, room-filling sillage. In other words, you need a gun license for this cotton candy. Because with this scent you can slay your surroundings. So, bail! Handle with care!

Who wears it best and when? It's a unisex scent that men can wear well. Yes, it's very sweet on the surface, but the cedarwood gives it some texture. It also gives it a manly accent. It'll be different for everyone and it'll turn out differently - on my skin alone, it's been acting differently: Sometimes it seems very concisely sweet to me, then again I notice the woody more strongly - in other moments it seems very fruity, and I perceive something of strawberries. A fragrance that certainly goes well in winter or at cooler temperatures, but under certain conditions it works well all year round. BR 540 is certainly an excellent scent for going out, especially a good date scent. It is also sure to cut a good figure in leisure time most of the year. But in summer it is rather dangerous in the heat - especially for the surrounding area. I can only repeat myself: Caution here.

Conclusion: Despite its sweetness a controversial MFK. And I'm inclined to say: that's good! He has a Sillage as it is rare: room filling, almost intoxicating. You will be asked what you are wearing. His layer properties have already been mentioned. Here I can recommend Oud for Greatness or Shadow Play ... with oud and musk the intoxication gets even deeper - the gun license is even more compelling.
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Helpful Review    11  
An extraordinary fragrance experience
Some time ago I got a bottling from a lovely perfuma. It seems to me that I'm the only one who doesn't know him, and it couldn't stay like that any longer!

From the description, I actually expected a heavy, dark oriental. Baccarat evokes associations with roses. Far from it!
"Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum" surprises with the first breath: the fragrance is bright, radiant, Indian Summer instead of dark red velvet. But no rose, not far and wide.
And yes, I didn't actually know him. This is a fragrance with a strong recognition value, once you smell it, you will never forget it. Whether you like it or not, just one single spray of Baccarat Rouge 540 will take you away immediately. It is a unique statement, a work of art and it certainly polarizes.

Baccarat Rouge 540 is quite sweet, but not pushy or even sticky, but more like a smooth airy cloud. Despite the sweetness, the fragrance is extremely multi-faceted, somewhat resinous, a bit floral of jasmine, interwoven with saffron, made very refined. There is no big fragrance progression, everything unites within a very short time and then stays that way. Sometimes something reminds me of essential fir or spruce needle oil. But if I want to trace it, it has already disappeared again. Something wants to tease my nose and makes sure that my nose is always on my wrist.

Baccarat Rouge 540 is definitely not something for every day, definitely not for the office, it's more of an extraordinary night out scent. One for the mild to cooler days. Not for heat, I think.
Sillage and durability are more than exceptional - it is a bomb and very present all day long.
But what's strange is that this scent is room filling on the one hand, but on the other hand it doesn't kill you, but...how shall I say....although you can smell it even metres away, it somehow remains discreet in the projection. This is also extraordinary and I have never experienced it in this form before. Slowly I understand why such a hype about the scent exists. I find it very beautiful
This is also a fragrance from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, where a single spray is sufficient all day long until well into the evening. This fragrance is expensive, but it will definitely last forever. I see it more in the feminine area, I only know one man who likes sweet scents very much and wears them. I could well imagine Baccarat Rouge 540 on him.

Since I am registered for a sharing, I will probably soon get the opportunity to test and compare the extract in detail. Whether the fragrance will then move in with me, that remains to be seen. The chances are already good.
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Very helpful Review    20  
Rock candy
First of all: the hype is real.

Yes, one of the best fragrances I was allowed to experience, unique and absolute compliment monster.

One of those scents that burns situations into the brain. You remember the beautiful moments with him when you put it on again, this flattering coat of crystal-clear rock candy. The effect on other people is fascinating. Through the transparent silage it has a magical effect on the environment and also on the wearer. Every time I feel nobly elevated, distanced noble, but also more appealing.

In short: a fragrance that has a magical effect on its wearer and its surroundings.

Catnip for people.

A few quotes: "What's that horny smell?", "Wow, that's a great men's perfume you're wearing!", "I've been wondering all the time what's that nice smell in here, is that you?", "Yeah, I've been smelling that all the time, what's it called??", "Dude, what's that perfume in the stairwell?

Any. Every time. This one. Reactions.

Applied in the morning you can bet that in the late afternoon a nice conversation can arise through him again.

In any case everyone should have tested this masterpiece once. Not on paper, but a full day, together.

Unisex par excellence, right in the middle. Male on the man, female on the lady, and I'm sure it fits in between.

BR540 is more than just a perfume, this smell is an experience. On clothes it lasts forever. When I go on holiday, for example, there are always a few splashes in the suitcase, between the clothes. Result = weeks of fresh luggage.

Clean, sweet, salty, woody, transparent, noble. Actually always wearable, maybe not when it's too hot or too cold.

Durability is stately, the Sillage diffusely occupies space, but not overwhelming. Projection discreet and at the same time meter-wide. Really fascinating.

But there is one disadvantage: I can't wear it every day, that would be too exhausting. Somehow it is also quite heady, I get a 540mm skull.

So you definitely need some space in between to enjoy it again.

BR540 EDP is truly a pleasure to use, so I have now bought a 10ml tester of the Extrait. Let's see what it can do ..
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Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
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Watery BR540 extrait de parfum
The smell is almost the same than baccarat Rouge 540 extrait de parfum but much more watery. It seems like the other diluyed in wáter. The scent is very nice of course but ir has a weaker performance. The edp lasts only about 4 hours on my skin with a very soft sillage. It smells like cotton Candy or burnt sugar over a Green wb flowery back.
Honestly i orefer to pay the difference for the extrait versión. I think that this versión worths the price because It is more intense than other similar perfume in the market, but before buying this one i would orefer to buy another cheaper option like cloud by Ariana grande or burberry her intense.

Scent: 9.5
Longevity: 7
Sillage: 6
Quality/price: 4.5
Originality: 6
Versatility: 9
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Leona
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ohh, sorry
your sweet voice, your fruity lips and all your artful, flowery words, your whole so dearly promised being... acting!

not (is) true

your hugs are strong, yes, they are almost painful...and only your shrill voice, all your loud words, your sharp, crushing, hard words, uhh!
you're conceited, yeah! br /> your fake, theatrical kisses are so unpleasant...bitter?
and heart, hmm? do you have a? have?
really?
harsh is your heart dear, cold, metallic and grim!

you are beautiful, yes? that's what they always say about you hmm, ok
anyway, excuse me, "beauty"... i really don't love you!
but yes, you're loud. and you have stamina, right!
go!!!
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You came and you won
I had ordered the scent as a sample, one of five other scents. I really have to say wow, the scent grabbed me within a minisecond and did not let go of me. For a short time I was a bit worried if the sweet one was too feminine, but I quickly rejected it. In the following days I had to go to the rehearsal again and again and sniff if it still smells so great. What can I say, the 70ML bottle has moved in! I love the smell!
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Very helpful Review    7  
Emotional roller-coaster ride
I have tested this fragrance locally because it has been so well rated. For the first few minutes I was almost addicted to this scent. It was something special and completely new. It smelled like an extremely sweet portion of cotton candy. After about 30 minutes it smelled a bit medicinal and very unpleasant. In the course of the day I was almost disgusted by this smell and after several showers I got it off my skin.

After a few weeks I wanted to give BCR another chance and tested it again. This time the sweet smell stayed all day long. I had probably made the mistake of spraying too much perfume on one spot. That must have caused the very unpleasant effect. With 1-2 splashes this scent is perfect and definitely worth the money. Even if it is very expensive
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FrannyGold
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Very helpful Review    14  
The invisible guest
The apartment slowly fills with darkness, only the light of the candle flickers reflectively on my wall. There it is again, this warm embrace. This moment that caresses my shoulders and neck. Warm and nostalgic. I pause, trying to remember something, to listen carefully. So familiar, so close, but not visible. These are the moments when I feel this fragrance embracing me, whispering in my ear and then quietly disappearing again without turning around, without saying goodbye. And I know that Baccarat Rouge is not a fragrance. It is a smell. A warm companion, a confident invisible guest. A silent companion for me that I never want to let go.
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ToptTopt 25 days ago
0.5
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9
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9
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8
Bottle
First perfume ever that made me sick, I really dont understand the hype abot this, absolutelly terrible and way to sweet
EvhaEvha 42 days ago
10
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10
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10
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I tested it a few months ago when I didn't know anything about niche perfumes. It was love at first sight. And still remained. Just Perfect!
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 69 days ago
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
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8
Bottle
Trying this and the extrait on each wrist i find that both hace a very similar scent (delicate and elegant cotton Candy) but this is watery
Redsn4pperRedsn4pper 75 days ago
8
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9
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9
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10
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Sexy, unique (once you' know the scent, you'll always know if somebody is wearing one), ethereal yet beast mode. 21st century masterpiece.
ItchynoseItchynose 7 months ago
4.5
Scent
Amberwood and cedar by the bucket. Very raspy, harsh dry wood, far from appealing to my nose.
SuperpensSuperpens 12 months ago
10
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10
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8
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6
Bottle
crushed rubies in a bottle, not enough words can describe how good this is.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 22 months ago
8.5
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10
Longevity
10
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10
Bottle
Strange perfume. I like it on others, I don't love it on me!
YosYos 24 months ago
8.5
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Explaining what is smells like sounds bad but it's AMAZING! Completely unisex too. Smooth, sweet, and unique!
SamuelGustavSamuelGustav 3 years ago
This is like one of those beautiful celebrities, beautiful until they open their mouths. It's like a love/hate thing.
ScentedSalonScentedSalon 4 years ago
6
Scent
Quality ingredients but becomes sickly with the jasmine and orange. Not enough to call this a beautiful perfume.

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