I Love Baccarat Rouge 540—These Affordable Perfumes Smell Just as Good

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.

7 Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupes That Are Too Good to Gatekeep

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What is Baccarat Rouge 540?

Baccarat Rouge 540 is 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.


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What Does Baccarat Rouge 540 Smell Like?

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.

How Much Does Baccarat Rouge 540 Cost?

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.

Are There Affordable Perfumes That Smell Like Baccarat Rouge 540?

Yes! During my time as a 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.

Keep on scrolling for the eight best Baccarat Rouge 540 dupes, and be prepared to have everyone asking what perfume you're wearing. You've been warned…

Shop Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540:

Shop the Best Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupes:

1. Zara Red Temptation Eau de Parfum

2. Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa 68 Perfume Mist

5. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Hair Mist

6. Pacifica Dream Moon Hair and Body Mist

7. Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum

8. AllSaints Sunset Riot Eau de Parfum

Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.