Baccarat Rouge 540 is a celebratory collaboration between Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Baccarat, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the iconic crystal house. Luminous and sophisticated, Baccarat Rouge 540 touches down onto skin like a brilliant, colorful breeze. A poetic act of alchemy by Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge 540 is an aerial feat. Jasmine is a fleshy, tangy sweet expression of itself, devoid of any indolic or animalic weight. Saffron is a genius choice as an accompaniment to Jasmine, as well as an eventual bridge to the deeper notes of Rouge 540’s heart and base notes: saffron illuminates jasmine, like a perfectly trained spotlight, while it simultaneously pulls the canvas of this scent into a jagged linearity.
The uneven pattern saffron engraves mimics the varied zigzag of electromagnetic waves–a true rendering of rainbow producing crystal. Saffron’s dynamism perfectly parlays into the smoky, sweet intensity of cedar, turning this arboreal, solid scent into something effervescent and slightly herbal; in saffron’s hands, cedar almost begins to resemble the sugar-light intensity of mastic. Ambergris absorbs the preceding action, it’s signature saline-sweet body an apt translation of the gorgeous heft of Baccarat’s stellar creations. A trim, graphic signature that is simultaneously opulent, Baccarat Rouge 540 joyously expresses the prismatic, finely constructed beauty Baccarat is famous for while showcasing Kurkdjian’s inestimable ability to transform the tangible into an intangible, vibrant energy.
Jasmine, Saffron, Cedarwood, Ambergris