Clone Formula: Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

In the creation of Baccarat Rouge 540 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the famed French crystal house of the same name, Francis Kurkdjian was inspired by the red crystal that adorns each chandelier they make:

“A Baccarat Chandelier is known for its signature scarlet red crystal, which must be heated at 540 degrees Celsius to achieve its vibrant colour. To celebrate this transformative process, Kurkdijan has named and packaged this fragrance to match.”

Kurkdjian sought to create a fragrance of almost entirely synthetic materials, graced by the merest touches of natural floral and citrus oils. The result is Baccarat Rouge 540, one of the most popular and iconic of the perfumes from this luxury fragrance brand.

If you wish to purchase the full formula to our replica of this insanely popular fragrance, you may do so here:

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Guido
Guido
3 months ago

OMG….this is will be on my wishlist this month too, I thought that Christmas has past… have read a lot of stories and reviews of this one. Is it something non IFRA compliant? Because I don’t like IFRA compliant fragrances haha… 😉

Last edited 3 months ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
3 months ago

Nevertheless I am still interested and especially because Francois Kurkdjian is responsible for this piece of art👍

Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Guido

I meant: Francis

Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Better to make it ourselves 😉

Florian
Florian
3 months ago

This Formula is on Top of my Wishlist😁
Cant wait to try it out 🙂

taimaster2005
taimaster2005
3 months ago

Definitely interested in this as I love this scent! Is this based on the EDP or Extrait? Were there any captives used in the original?

Avi
Avi
3 months ago

Hi,
Octinoxate, Octyl salicylate and Avo benzone are UV absorbers. Why are these used and are there any substitues and can these be omitted ?

Avi
Avi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks and will omit them, will keep you advised on the result.
Thanks a million

Konstantin
Konstantin
2 months ago

Interesting – Not as much what I expected – probably if I had created this myself by accident, I would have decided that it isn’t worth it. Interesting study though. I could imagine some more woody notes might help this so I got to experiment further. Maybe oak wood?

(I haven’t been able to compare this to the original)

Konstantin
Konstantin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Small update – I added 1% oakwood to the formula. And I have to admit it made a big difference. Will need to let it settle for some time but I am *almost* ready to say that I like it and we have improved upon it this way.

amine
amine
2 months ago

Surprised by the simplicity of the formula and how little there is of everything besides couple molecules which dont smell much themselves. Quite confused by this one. Even at 40% concentration, it is quite light. I wonder if those traces of naturals even make any difference. The smell is nice, but was expecting more depth and presence. To me , this is exactly like contemporary art where you have couple stokes of paint on a white background. It may be art, but I prefer masterpieces that never get old.

Amine sefrioui
Amine sefrioui
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

After all, this does have something special and appealing. I’m starting to like it more and more.

bhinnenkamp
bhinnenkamp
2 months ago

Maybe a dumb question, but what does the numerical value in the right hand column of the formula represent?

bhinnenkamp
bhinnenkamp
1 month ago

I’ve mixed up a few test batches of this and really enjoy the DNA. It is fascinating how simple it is, but is teaching me a lot about how some of these molecules play together. One factor I have experimented with is the orange, as I can’t quite nail the sweetness in the original. In one batch I dialed back the sweetness and added some woods, and really enjoy that, but my wife is asking for one with the original sweetness pushed a bit more. Any recommendation on the the orange to try?

Michael Boothe
Michael Boothe
29 days ago

Just curious if there is another name for alpha methyl ionone, or a substitution? I can’t seem to find it at my usual shops. Thanks!

Michael Boothe
Michael Boothe
29 days ago
Reply to  Michael Boothe

Oops, disregard 🙂 I just discovered that it’s listed at PA as Methyl Ionone Gamma/ aka alpha isomethyl ionone. Excited to try this. Thanks!!!

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