Hi, my name is Grace, and I'm addicted to perfume. My fragrance collection is getting a little out of control, but there's nothing I love more than experimenting with new scents. That being said, out of all of the perfumes that I've tried over the years, there are a select few that I would repurchase again and again, one of them being Baccarat Rouge 540.
Yes, that's right, I'm talking about the cult fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. I'm sure that you've already come across the red and gold bottle on Instagram or TikTok, and I can confirm that this viral perfume really is worth the hype. It was first released as a limited-edition fragrance as part of a collaboration between Maison Francis Kurkdjian and crystal company Baccarat. However, it quickly became a best seller, which means that we all now get to experience just how good it is.
If you're yet to smell Baccarat Rouge 540, then I recommend heading to sniff it straight away. Warm, sensual notes of jasmine and amber combine with sweet saffron and woody cedar for a truly seductive finish. I am yet to find someone who doesn't like this warming scent, and it's definitely one of my most complimented perfumes to this day.
The only downside? A 70ml bottle will set you back a cool £235. Because of this, I tend to save the fragrance for date nights or special occasions to ensure that it lasts me for a good while. However, during my time as a junior beauty editor, I've come across a range of other perfumes that I believe capture the same, delicious scent of Baccarat Rouge 540 for a fraction of the price. Interested? I thought so.
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When I first came across this product, I thought it looked a bit like a body spray that I would use as a teenager. However, after spritzing it for the first time, I couldn't believe how much it reminded me of Baccarat Rouge 540, with floral notes of jasmine and a vanilla warmth. The best bit about this perfume mist is that it's easy to chuck into your handbag, so even when I'm wearing the original Baccarat Rouge perfume, I like to carry this around with me for top-ups on the go.
I am a big, big fan of Zara perfumes. In fact, I think the brand makes some of the best high-street fragrances that money can buy. This particular scent has all the notes that Baccarat Rouge fans know and love, including saffron, jasmine and woody amber. In fact, it's one of the most similar scents I have tried. The lasting power on this is also really impressive, and for under £25, you simply can't go wrong.
According to TikTok, this is a great alternative to Baccarat Rouge. Although I'm yet to try it, I have many other & Other Stories perfumes that have become staples in my collection. This particular one has notes of jasmine and saffron, but the brand has added hints of wild raspberry for a sweet, fruity finish.
Ok, so this isn't technically a dupe, but did you know that Maison Francis Kurkdjian also does a hair mist in the famous Baccarat Rouge 540 scent at over half the price? I personally love using this on both my hair and body to ensure that the scent lasts all day long.
Another scent that TikTokers are claiming smells super similar to Baccarat Rouge is Dream Moon by Pacifica. It comes in both a perfume and a hair and body mist, and the perfume is currently sold out, so it must be good. Mists don't often last as long as perfumes, but for £14, I wouldn't worry about having to use this a little more liberally.
I'm not usually one to try celebrity perfumes, however when I told my friends and family that I was writing this article, they all said that I had to mention Cloud by Ariana Grande. After smelling it myself, I can see why. It is very similar, with a creamy, sensual yet woody scent that Baccarat Rouge does so well. I will say though that it's definitely a lot sweeter, so if you don't like sweet scents, you might want to swerve this one.
If you were to put a blindfold on me and ask me to smell both Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Sunset Riot from AllSaints, I'm really not sure that I'd be able to tell the difference. That's just how good this dupe is. It's sold out pretty much everywhere, so if you want to give it a go yourself, I recommend adding it to your basket straight away.