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.
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What is there to say that has not already been said? This perfume is simply amazing. I am absolutely in love with it. It is the perfect combination of sweet and sophisticated without trying too hard. It reminds me of stepping into the lobby of the engineering building on my university campus which had this unique metallic smell to it. I think this metallic note gives the perfume a bit of an edge, letting it shine through a million other sugary, sweet perfumes.–miryamd89From Fragrantica
5/5 without question. Worth the hype. It’s everything I want in a fragrance when I go out. It’s distinctive, sexy and projects powerfully.
Yes it’s completely synthetic, yes you’ll probably smell it all the time at high-end restaurants in Beverly Hills now and yes it’s 100% worth it’s price.
This is a stunning fragrance. It’s almost as if you have this fruity/sugary/strawberry/light woody smell that you can’t quite get to because it is enclosed in a bubble of water. Sounds weird but if you have tried it you will know what I mean. Someone once told me while I was wearing BR that it was the most wonderful thing they had ever smelt.