Baccarat Rouge 540

Baccarat Rouge 540 2016 Eau de Parfum

Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum) by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
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Ranked 17 in Unisex Perfume
7.8 / 10 3799 Ratings
A popular perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian for women and men, released in 2016. The scent is sweet-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Sweet
Woody
Spicy
Synthetic
Floral

Fragrance Notes

SaffronSaffron AmbroxanAmbroxan HedioneHedione Virginia cedarVirginia cedar

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7.83799 Ratings
Longevity
8.83605 Ratings
Sillage
8.53568 Ratings
Bottle
8.43437 Ratings
Value for money
6.52582 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 20.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Baccarat Rouge 540" collection.

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NuiWhakakore

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NuiWhakakore
NuiWhakakore
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The games evening
The social highlight of the year was coming up again: the big pirate meeting! Not to appear there would have been an affront, which would have meant social death, maybe even the right one. So the captain of the Miss Fortune was there, as every year, even if this year he did not feel the slightest desire to do so.

Because the highlight of the multi-day meeting was the game night. It was held at a different captain's house each year and that captain chose the game. So today they were on the La Buse, the ship of Levasseur, that cretin. A pompous Frenchman who everyone knew was from Switzerland, which of course he didn't admit, pirates from Lake Geneva would be embarrassing.

There were five of them sitting around the big table in the captain's cabin: Levasseur, Blackbeard, the captain, Charles Johnson and Anne Bonny. There used to be six of them, but last year John Taylor had actually proposed chess, whereupon they had summarily sent him walking the plank and barred him for five years.

The host puffed himself up to his full height of 5'5" and began:

"Madame et Monsieur, isch freue misch, euch alle begrüßenän in meine bescheiden Schief. Today we play the best game of them all, baccarat!"
Great, 17 and 4 for people who think they're better than us. That was to be expected from someone like Levasseur. General grumbling could be heard around the table.
"...'ere are the cart, in the color, Rough, because she is favorite color of your host!"
You could have guessed that, given the plush red walls, the captain thought.
"Today we play for a prize, which is this Parföh, isch hab direkte aus Parie."
He pointed to a small, rather unobtrusive bottle in the middle of the table. The enthusiasm of the players was limited, which was probably due to the fact that with his sweeping hand gestures, a gush of dies Parföh flooded through the cabin. It hit them in a fist of sweetly powdery florals that gripped them ironclad and wouldn't let go for the rest of the evening. What spice was involved didn't make it any better - sultry it suddenly was in the cabin, which was quite fitting for the puffed-up pseudo-Frenchman, the captain thought, gagging slightly. Even Backbeard, who could well be described as jaded both physically and mentally, rolled his eyes briefly.

After each player was adequately supplied with drinks, the game got underway. Blackbeard had problems at the beginning with the calculation of the points, with increasing alcohol consumption this became however better, whereby it is also possible that the other players computed in the course of the evening ever more badly and one aligned itself in such a way. The smell of the Parföh did not become better meanwhile, mixed itself only something with the undefined woodiness of the cabin.
The mood was mostly relaxed. Only Johnson attracted attention by more or less hidden obscenities towards Anne Bonny. However, after he painfully felt Anne's dagger in a rather sensitive spot under the table, his demeanor abruptly improved.

"So, Madame et Monsieur, it is late, last roundä! Isch is the banquier."
The cards were dealt, the bets made, everyone calculated their points as best they could at this advanced hour. If truth be told, no one really knew what was being played anymore, the bottles were empty, the sun was already rising.
After counting the points several times, it was clear that the captain had won. Everyone didn't really care, since no one wanted the perfume anyway, except Levasseur, who cursed "Gopferdelli!".

The captain accepted the perfume, of course, thank you, if only to annoy Levasseur, but secretly already thought that on the crossing to his Miss Fortune, yes, something may well fall into the water.

Next year he was the host and two things were already clear:

1. there would be no perfume as a prize, but something sensible, a sabre or a wooden leg or something
2. they would play an honest game, chief dork maybe

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Before a review, you're always supposed to name the positives, so here it is: Baccrat Rouge is nowhere near as sweet as I feared it would be. And the durability is really good. And so is the silage. And...no, that's it, unfortunately.
Whereby, the silage is also already such a thing. Personally, this is too much of a good thing, not to say penetrating.
To the fragrance itself: it starts quite floral, jasmine can be recognized, in a very gentle variant. That would actually be positive to evaluate, if not the saffron would come right along with it. This is unfortunately also very gentle, sweetish and little spicy. Saffron can be quite exciting, hot, bitter, earthy even. Not here. At most, it is somewhat medicinal, but not so strong that it would be interesting. In combination with the jasmine, it creates a sweet, powdery, lightly spicy bouquet that I can best describe as oppressive and sultry. This also pulls through the entire fragrance and is thus unfortunately not my thing at all, but you can of course also like.
What really bothers me about the fragrance, however, is the specified cedar wood. I like cedar, it brings but in the best case a limonige freshness and dry-woody spice. Unfortunately, I don't find that here. It is indeed something vaguely woody recognizable, but I would not come on cedar in life. At most, it's a thin cedar veneer on a softwood panel. This is a pity, because some spice and freshness would have done the fragrance very well.
Towards the base, it then becomes a little ambery-sweet, but honestly, is also already no matter...

Love it or hate it, one reads here often. I would not say so. He just doesn't touch me and on balance I find him a bit boring. I hope I'm his fans not too much on the feet stepped!
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FioreMarina

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FioreMarina
FioreMarina
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Art of seduction
I could say a few wise words about the genius of Francis Kurkdjian, who succeeded in creating a fragrance that is round and perfect with apparently very few ingredients. I could talk about sillage and durability - both extraordinary - and all that would be true.
But then I would dodge around the actual theme of this fragrance, and it is so clear and unambiguous, so free of any clichés, as I have never before perceived in a fragrance, seduction.
Baccarat Rouge is like the morning after a night of love in a very luxurious, very expensive hotel room. In a moment, the shutters will be opened in front of the windows and the sun and the sobriety of the day will be let into the room. But before that, you let yourself sink back into the scent of a silky pillow, a hug full of tenderness, softness and still lust.
It's like dancing the tango at four in the morning, the sweat on your body, the rhythm, the heat. Two faces, very close together and the breath in between heavy with tiredness and desire.
Saffron opens the game, and this time it doesn't come out of the spice pots of Thousand and One Nights, but with a cool, almost clinically sterile aesthetic. "I don't care," he whispers, "Do You?" And while we are irritated, while we wait for him to stop giving us the cold shoulder, the jasmine slowly opens, puts shimmering lights and an exclamation mark behind the realization that we have already passed the point of no return, because now the ambergrimony penetrates us, velvety, softly flattering, of overwhelming physicality. And at the latest now we have landed in the hotel room, at the latest now we are dancing tango, breathless, feverish, and sparkling Baccarat crystal bathes everything in its red light.
I don't want to analyze that smell. I want to succumb to him. And bow down: before its beauty, its uniqueness. Before Francis Kurkdjian and very great (seduction) art.
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Jakobus

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Jakobus
Jakobus
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Wild at Heart
Hey. After nearly one and a half years in the forum now my first comment ;)
Every perfume newbie stumbles upon the name Kurkdijan during his first searches in the forum. It was the same with me. Since I experienced my scent socialization by Pieper or Douglas until I joined the perfume community, I didn't know most of the scents discussed here at all. And so as soon as a comment or statement inspired me and I thought "Hey! That sounds great", I ordered bottlings of the respective fragrances. Meanwhile hardly a week passes without any bottling. I'm really easy to inspire ;-)
Now to Baccarat Rouge. When I sprayed it on the back of my hand for the first time as a test, I was only sniffing for the rest of the day. How good and how different, than everything I had smelled so far, this smell smelled! Sure, he smells really cute, but he's so different. None of these sweet scents you often come across in gyms. As far as the individual scents are concerned, I have to say that unfortunately I am not allowed to smell anything. Others can do that much better, so I can't go into it at all.
I also think that the sex of the wearer doesn't play a role at all in this fragrance and that doesn't mean that everyone can wear it. With this fragrance it just has to fit! It's like an accessory that's the icing on the cake of your styling.
Maybe someone remembers the movie Wild at Heart by David Lynch. This road movie is about the love story between Sailor and Lula. Sailor was then impersonated by Nicolas Cage, who today is more likely to be seen in B movies. In any case, Sailor alias Nicolas Cage had the whole film to do with fleeing from the killer and above all: being incredibly cool! The most important thing for Sailor, besides Lula, was his snake leather jacket, which he wore throughout the film. It was a "symbol of my individuality and my belief in personal freedom" - what great words for a snake leather jacket ;). We can leave out the last part of the quote, but in terms of individuality, Baccarat Rouge is the snake leather jacket here. Not that Sailor would give the impression of smelling that way or using perfume at all. Except sweat and pomade there was probably not much ;)
Rather, it is individuality. In my opinion, Baccarat Rouge is so special that the division into male, female and unisex is no longer sufficient. It must fit one as a guy. You actually feel enveloped when you wear the scent, it surrounds you with an aura. And anyone who smells this scent knows this is not a 08/15 scent. This scent is special. He's cute, but by no means feminine. And in contrast to the snake leather jacket, which could only be worn in the dusty area of this road movie and which only Lula found really horny, Baccarat Rouge is really a place where this scent is often mentioned, because one thing this scent is certainly not, namely boring.
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Cravache

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Cravache
Cravache
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Brechtbühl Urs-Peterlis next career step - Bloodless orangery of artistic boredom
Rentsch Hans-Ruëdi is getting impatient. As chairman of the supervisory board, he has long since passed the age of 80. His shirt, soaked with mighty sweat stains, is a bit baggy, so that after the sumptuous lunch (1 large beer for the worst thirst, 1 bottle of house wine red, garlic ravioli, calf's head with onion rösti, 2 fruit schnapps) he has not only opened the top button on his shirt collar, but also two other buttons at the level of his belly button.

"We must now finally move on to the next item on the agenda. New head of green washing at Haas&Riechter Automotive. I have a supervisory board meeting later this evening at the private bank Von Schloesser, Guenther & de Besson," Rentsch Hans-Ruëdi whines.
Von Klemmt Gertrude, Head of Human Resources and, at 69, the nestling on the Supervisory Board, protests. "Hans-Ruëdi, first of all, it's early afternoon, secondly, you are currently chairing the supervisory board meeting of the private bank Von Schloesser, Guenther & de Besson... You chaired the Human Resources Committee at Haas&Riechter Automotive yesterday." "...and thirdly, today we still have a supervisory board meeting at Maja MedTech, an audit committee at Dyolf Verena & Rubichizza and a wine evening at the Bankers Club followed by a stroll through Zurich's Langstrasse," wheezes his equally portly deputy, Grämiger Uëli (76), lighting up his third cigarette.

Von Klemmt Gertrude snatches the floor and focuses Rentsch Hans-Ruëdi with a serious look. "We now turn our attention to filling the vacancy Head of Compliance - the private bank Von Schloesser, Guenther and ... er ... de Besson. Waiting outside the door are the two candidates, Dr. Kluge Sophie and Brechtbühl Urs-Peterli. Or rather, only Dr. Kluge Sophie, Brechtbühl Urs-Peterli will be a little late." "Christmas event at the Rotarians Zurich-Bahnhofstrasse. Yesterday," also interrupts Rotarian Grämiger Uëli, whose alcohol plume is still room-filling 12 hours after the end of the event.

After the federally stiff welcome of the candidate Dr. Kluge Sophie by Messrs. Rentsch Hans-Ruëdi and Grämiger Uëli, von Klemmt Gertrude took over the scepter. "I will now ask you a few questions about your background, the two gentlemen supervisors will take notes," von Klemmt Gertrude begins the interview with the candidate.

While Dr. Kluge Sophie confidently answers the questions about her impressive international CV and explains her understanding of leadership with a lot of empathy, Rentsch Hans-Ruëdi notes on the otherwise blank sheet of paper "Frau Doktor has a big butt!" and pushes the sheet in the direction of Grämiger Uëli. The latter nods in agreement - for which, to their surprise, the two receive a stunned look from Klemmt Gertrude.

Grim Uëli takes the paper and notes: "Penetrating perfume, exhaustingly sillage-ized - wadded-up powdered sugar cotton, florally indefinably pale hors sol pale flower, rose in orange concentrate sugar juice if necessary, disinfectant jasmine, medicinal binding stuff, tepid fruit saffron, greasy angel hair, needles from inflatable faux-wood fir tree, wall of ambroxan clouds with lush mugginess.»

"Do you have any final questions for us?" asks von Klemmt Gertrude, who is visibly thrilled with the candidate so far, at the end of the interview. "I assume that I will be able to perform my function in a 90% workload. I would like to devote an afternoon to my family," says Dr. Kluge Sophie. Von Klemmt Gertrude's countenance darkens abruptly and she notes with red Stabilo Boss "Kampfemanzenzickenamazone!!!". Which Messrs Rentsch and Grämiger acknowledge with a sympathetic nod.

In the handwritten report on the assessment interview with Dr. Kluge Sophie, von Klemmt Gertrude will later cross out the comments of the gentlemen supervisors on the candidate's buttocks, but will add the note: "Sensuality of a robot woman - the nature of the candidate is like her scent. Generally exhausting synthetic being. Abstract, empathy-less, over-sugary and stale all at once. Bloodless orangery of arty boredom."
When, after the interview with Dr. Kluge Sophie, candidate Brechtbühl Urs-Peterli still has not shown up, the Supervisory Board decides by a vote of 2 to 0 (the Supervisory Board of the private bank Von Schloesser, Guenther & de Besson is the only body without women's suffrage after the involuntary introduction of women's suffrage in the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in 1990) to appoint Brechtbühl Urs-Peterli, Rotarian and senior member of the Banker Club, as Head of Compliance without prior hearing.

On the fringes of the next management meeting in Hamilton/Bermuda, which the taxpayer after some write-offs in the books of the private bank Von Schloesser, Guenther & de Besson has treated its senior management, von Klemmt Gertrude does not miss the opportunity to address Brechtbühl Urs-Peterli after some compliments on its fragrance - Baccarat Rouge 540.

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Goldlocke

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Goldlocke
Goldlocke
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Whew - what does everyone see in that one?
I don't understand the hype.
Full of anticipation due to exclusively positive reviews here and also on Youtube I have tested him on the wrist and must unfortunately say, which is not at all mine!
To be honest I can not understand why he is such a crowd-pleaser - he is to my sensation just 100kg heavy, sweet-pappy and intrusive.
It takes my breath away since the first spray. I would even say he is so heavy that he even depresses my mood and pulls my mood really down, I even become almost sad from this fragrance.

Lordy, now I've only written negative things and I'm sorry for that too. I just don't understand why so many people like it so incredibly much, when there is nothing endearing-soft about it at all, it just slays me and keeps me tied to the floor.
I'm probably the only one who feels this way.
Wear it further if you like it, but then please stay (especially in small rooms, in the subway or in elevators) very far away from me!
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EmpressCEmpressC 2 years ago
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Medicinal, sweet, really hard to get off and long lasting. Very recognisable scent. Haven’t grown to like it despite retrying several times.
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Charilaos77Charilaos77 1 year ago
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It is beyond my imagination that a man could ever pay more than 2 hundreds to smell like this.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 2 years ago
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Having tested several dupes, original does have a certain hospital-like tone. "Medicinal cotton candy" is one way of putting it.
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VitalieVitalie 10 months ago
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I don’t understand the hype of this scent its smell like very sweet candy and ist very synthetic it's not worth the many.
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Criss7Criss7 10 months ago
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The only scent that I can give a perfect 10. I was blown away when I tried a sample. I bought it straight away. It is a masterpiece.
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