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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540

This is the kind of fragrance where you waft through a room crop dusting and people don’t know you’ve farted until you’re gone. You are covert but you also linger in a fun, nasty little way. Baccarat Rouge 540 has the same effect and it also happens to be the LUXURY daddy of cult classics in high perfumery. Unpopular opinion, I think it’s a cult classic because it’s the more expensive version of Pink Sugar by Aquolina and more often than not people want to smell like candy. That’s totally fine, but also know it’s like the Real Housewives budget of smelling like candy and spun sugar, and this bottle is going to set you back about 300 bones. It’s kind of like when your friend bought her first Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag and paired it with some fluffy Uggs and skinny jeans. Designer but sickeningly sweet.

Notes include citrus, jasmine, saffron, sage, ambergris, oakmoss, and cedar. In real life you’re gonna smell like an ambergris bomb + a box of freshly glazed donuts in your grandmother’s car who smokes Virginia Slims. Pack that dramamine or you’re going puke!



Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540