Scentuary’s Impression of Baccarat Rouge 540
Continuing on the “interpretation” fragrance space, I ordered a small 10 ml fragrance oil from Scentuary of their impression of Baccarat Rouge 540. BR540 is a very exclusive and expensive fragrance by “Maison Francis Kurkdjian”. Based on the notes identified below, I figured that this would most certainly be of interest. Since I have had great results in the past with impressions fragrances, I figured that dropping $20 to try another one made sense.
The presentation of this brand is top notch. Considering that this is a small roll-on, there aren’t that many options. Nevertheless, Scentuary managed to get a very elegant mate black rectangular bottle with a corresponding black label with gold font printing. It comes across very nicely.
- Top notes: Saffron, Jasmine
- Middle notes: Amberwood, Ambergris
- Base notes: Fir Resin, Cedar
Oddly enough, as I am exploring more and more fragrances I am also becoming aware that in some context there are scents that I can barely smell. This is the second time I try a fragrance where the elements are nearly indiscernible. Basically, with this one I can identify a few of the participants but in an incredibly faint manner. So faint that I essentially was disappointed. I retried this fragrance the following morning and applied a little to my forearms and a touch to my neck/chest area. Again, I could barely tell that was something. Then Mrs. Style4men walked into my office and stopped in her tracks with a big “Pfiew!!! – That’s too much.” Being asthmatic she is very sensitive to certain olfactory elements and anything that has a larger floral or powdery presence is typically a trigger.
Here is what I can identify: amberwood, a very distant touch of saffron and cedar. The jasmine is very present and probably accounts for the floral and powdery element of the fragrance.
Although this is a unisex fragrance, I find it to floral for my liking.
The beauty of impression fragrances is that they are incredibly affordable and considering some of my very positive experiences, they are certainly worth exploring. Taking a chance on a $15 bottle is not the same thing as a $100 or the whopping $300-$400 a bottle of Baccarat Rouge 540 would fetch.
All that said, this one is not turning out for me. On one side, I can barely smell anything and on the other the notes are triggering asthmatic reactions with the lady I want to smell good for.