A Quiet Cult Classic That Became a Cultural Phenomenon
It needs no introduction: since social media has uncovered Baccarat’s Rouge 540 for men, everyone has been raving about it. We’re not that surprised — after all, it is one of the cleverest perfume compositions of recent years. But what is the story behind this iconic fragrance?
Baccarat celebrates its 250th anniversary with Baccarat Rouge 540, created by the fine crystal company in partnership with globally acclaimed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. Since its launch in 2015, Baccarat’s Rouge 540 has cemented its status as an elegantly luxurious and intense scent. Stunning and unique in every conceivable way, there’s absolutely nothing boring about its scent profile.
Baccarat Rouge 540 opens with a powerful scent of amber wood. This is closely followed by notes of jasmine and cedar, which together create a fruity, sugary aroma. You’ll also get hints of rosemary, further adding to its sweet fragrance. Combined with a hearty dose of ambroxan, the fragrance gradually settles into this toasted sugar, candy floss vibe that makes everything seem addictively yummy. It’s a delicious scent that will make your mouth water.
However, despite the sweet fruity notes, they don’t overpower the nose; instead, they give off a light and airy sensation. The sweetness is just right so as not to be offensive even at close proximity. At a distance, the perfume has a distinctive clean, floral aroma, one that many may find themselves drawn to.
Baccarat Rouge 540 comes in two different fragrances: Extrait de Parfum and Eau de Parfum (EDP). They share the same scent, but the silage and the pricing are different.
The Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait has a little more depth, longevity, and projection than the EDP. The Extrait is also significantly denser and adds a more substantial toasted quality on top of everything else. Everything about it feels heavier and more powerful. Aside from the Eau de Parfum and Extrait de Parfum, Baccarat’s Rouge 540 is also available as a candle, hair spray, body oil, and body cream.
Recent years have seen Baccarat Rouge 540 become one of the most sought-after fragrances of all time. Perhaps it even seemed to be a worthwhile investment at some point in your life. This isn’t a perfume for the price-conscious, though. A 2.4 oz bottle of Baccarat Rouge 540 will set you back $325, a price tag that safely excludes it from impulse-buy territory when you’re shopping for perfume.
But at Dossier, we’re all about opening doors to the best fragrances in the world.
The result is Ambery Saffron, the perfect imitation of Baccarat Rouge 540. It is now available in Dossier’s collection of quality, iconic perfume dupes as a perfect blend of opulence and affordability.
Our dreamy Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe is sweet, pretty, and every bit as beautiful as the original — with a far lighter price tag. Our iteration was specially crafted to pay tribute to the depth and intoxicating spice trail that you’ll find with Baccarat’s masterpiece. It’s also not overly floral or woodsy, making it an ideal pick for both men and women.