This Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe is a measly $10
Pro tip: Buy 10
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 24 2023
The Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP ($388 at MECCA) has had a decorated life since its inception in 2015. The beloved perfume bears a fragrance profile that focuses on warm, woody and amber notes, with fresh touches of jasmine and saffron that fragrance buyers everywhere (including us) just can’t seem to get enough of.
You know what we don’t love, though? That uber exxy price tag.
Because while we can respect and love the idea of buying a perfume as an investment, sometimes we want to be able to enjoy a spritz without having to save up a small fortune first (that’s why we love this Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium dupe so much).
But we’re not just sitting around complaining about our miser ways – we’re taking action. And by action, we mean doing our due diligence and hunting down every last plausible dupe for Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s famous olfactory offering.
Join us as we smell great (but for less) with these five Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 dupes...
Zara Red Temptation
If you’re accustomed to hunting through TikTok for dupes of your favourite beauty products, then you’re probably already clued in on this pick. However, if you’re not — here’s the 411. Zara’s Red Temptation fragrance is an undoubtable dupe for Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540. Baccarat rouge’s signature saffron scent is imitated here, with notes of the luxurious spice complemented by orange, coriander, jasmine, praline, moss and woods.
$45.95 at Zara
Designer Brands Red Baccara
There’s no mistaking this perfume as anything other than a Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe. The newcomer has been formulated with the exact notes that define the cult favourite; jasmine, amber, saffron and cedar. Suited in similar packaging, the uncanny doppelgänger is described as being “inspired by” Kurkdjian’s popular brew. Can the real Slim Shady please stand up?
$9.99 at Designer Brands
Ariana Grande Cloud EDP
Who’d have thought we’d get a Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP dupe recommendation from Hailey Bieber? The model really rates Ariana Grande’s cloud-inspired offering, which apparently smells just like it’s boujier counterpart, only a little bit sweeter thanks to a fragrance profile full of fruity notes like coconut, pear and bergamot, and a hint of praline.
“I really like [her] perfumes,’’ Bieber told Sheer Luxe earlier this year. “That’s not a joke – I think they smell amazing, plus they’re fun and playful.” And it turns out even Mr Bieber’s a fan of Grande’s fragrance: “It's a good smell. It's flowery and fruity,” he revealed when asked about his wife’s favourite perfume during the taping of an episode of The Ellen Show .
$49.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Burberry Her EDP
Burberry Her is another ‘similar but slightly sweeter’ spritz that boasts a bouquet of florals and fruit and is an excellent dupe for the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP. Enjoy 540-inspired notes of dry amber and jasmine, with additional touches of musk, raspberry, blackcurrant, blueberry and violet for good measure.
$174 at Burberry
Montale Oudmazing EDP
Look, we know, technically this entry isn’t that much cheaper than a bottle of 540, but every cent counts in our books. This pick’s woody and jasmine-infused just like the OG, but it also features a stunning selection of olfactory notes that are just as scintillating: pear, pink grape, iris, musk, leather, vanilla, fig and patchouli to be precise.
$239 at Myer
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.