Baccarat Rouge 540, created by the luxury fragrance house Maison Francis Kurkdjian, is a truly enchanting and seductive scent that leaves a lasting impression not only due to its huge sillage. With its exquisite blend of notes, Baccarat Rouge 540 has gained a reputation as a modern classic in the world of perfumery. This fragrance embodies elegance, sophistication, and sensuality, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a signature scent that exudes confidence and allure. It is the most expensive perfume of the brand line-up, the red label with golden letters on it underlines perfectly that this scent is the number 1 in the collection.
The opening of Baccarat Rouge is a symphony of floral accords, heavily accentuating already the base notes behind it. The notes immediately captivate the senses, creating an alluring and inviting aura. As the fragrance develops, the heart reveals a luxurious and romantic touch. The fragrance is heavily constructed on the base note (see perfume pyramid), which is also the reason of the great performance of this perfume. The base note is responsible for the long lasting performance and the extraordinary diffusion into the air, no wonder the sillage of this perfume is so remarkable.
What truly sets Baccarat Rouge apart is thus its base note, which creates a sense of depth and opulence. The important ingredients of the base note are ethyl maltol, a gourmand molecule reminding of sweet, sugary cotton candy, amber notes, giving warmth, as well as oakmoss, playing the important counterpoint to ethyl maltol with its earthy character.
This fragrance has an impressive staying power, lingering on the skin for hours and leaving a mesmerizing trail in its wake. It manages to be both noticeable and intimate, drawing compliments and creating an aura of sophistication without overpowering the senses. But, sometimes it can be very heavy, probably due to Amber molecules or similar heavy substances. It is suitable for people with a strong character, for loud people. This perfume fits men and women. On very skinny, shy women, this isn’t a fit, as it is very voluminous and loud shouting.
Its versatility allows it to be worn during any season or occasion, whether it’s a formal event, a romantic dinner, or a casual outing. Although it is best in autumn or winter, as it gives a warm contrast to the cold outside. In summer it may fit a evening party but it doesn’t fit the warm weather during daytime.
Francis Kurkdjian, the perfumer of Baccarat Rouge 540, did a great job. Finally, he created a heavy scent for the brand. This was missing before as the other fragrances are rather transparent and fresh in their style. If you haven’t smelled Baccarat Rouge 540 yet, it is high time you do!