Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 45
  1. #1
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    43

    Default Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Hey guys,

    I've received the possibility to buy a bottle of Baccarat Rouge at a discounted rate in store. I'm just curious about what you guys have to say. I haven't tried the EdP yet, but I do have a sample of the Extrait at home. I don't really smell it that well. I am able to smell a pleasant sweetness, but not more than that. Most people say that it has monster performance, but I just can't feel it. I've even tried spraying a bit of paper and leaving it in my room, as some people have said that it should make it easier to smell it, still nothing.

    I just don't want to buy it because of the discount. Not really worth purchasing something (even at a discounted rate) if you're not going to use it. Is it perhaps something that I'll be able to smell more with time? I applied a bit today and I smell small whiffs of sweetness now and then. Is the EdP perhaps easier to smell?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    It smells like some ditzy celebrity scent to me being worn by a teenage girl chewing bubblegum.

    It has a lot of fans here though and is well hyped so my views will probably be the only negative ones.

    Ultimately, if you are not sure, I would give it a swerve.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I only briefly smell some berry like sweetness (cotton candy) in the opening and from then on become anosmic to this scent.
    If you too don't really smell it that well, which could mean you're anosmic to it as well, then what's the point in buying?
    Better is to get a sample or decant of the EDP and test it out a bit more.
    However all in all, I wouldn't purchase it, even at a discount.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I know a lot of people like it, but I don't really get much from it except for a kind of gross synthetic sweetness. Unless it were at a steep, steep, STEEP discount, I'd save my money for something else.

  5. #5
    Basenotes Institution
    sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    45,846

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Not a fan of this one.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

  6. #6
    Dependent
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,281

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I think it's merely ok. A nice, simple, crowd pleasing fragrance. Pretty basic and simple.

    I think the parfum and edp are basically the same fragrance and neither are worth their insane price imo.

    Bottom line: you love Baccarat Rouge then buy it; however, go with whatever concentration you can get cheaper.

  7. #7
    Basenotes Plus

    JON RODGERS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    28,874

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    A nauseating car crash, IMHO - you couldn't pay me to wear it

  8. #8

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    chances are youre anosmic to it. many people are, i am as well. but i know the performance is crazy, because ive smelled it on my clothes days later. bad thing about a scent thats almost entirely synthetic, it can make you go nose blind very quickly.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    If your unsure about it, don't make the investment. Get yourself a small decant and give it some time.
    Current Top 10:
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    MFK Baccarat Rouge 540
    Creed Royal Oud
    Armani Prive Myrrhe Imperiale
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    MFK Grand Soir
    Roja Dove Elysium Cologne
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Creed Viking
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Currently wearing: XJ 1861 Naxos by Xerjoff

  10. #10
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    327,892

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    If your unsure about it, don't make the investment.
    This.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  11. #11
    everyday i'm samplin'
    notspendingamillion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Middleof, Nowhere
    Posts
    2,466

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I can smell it. Very sweet and pink. Not my favorite. It is piercing, heavy and see through at the same time. Its very contrdictory. It doesnt give me a headache or anything, but it almost seems to fill up my head. I wouldnt buy it for $100. It has fans. Mass pleasing.
    I smell.
    Currently wearing: Lucky by Christian Dior

  12. #12

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I can't get into it. Grand Soir is the better MFK option imo.
    "No one wants advice - only corroboration." - John Steinbeck

  13. #13

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Heavy scent. If somebody wears it (in Moscow almost every woman in the centre of the city wears it) the whole street smells of it.
    Watch my recent video review of
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-PW_V1G0aw

  14. #14

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Its a fascinating scent to me but idk if I could wear it out. I love to sniff the sample I have and enjoy the moment.
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    D&C Pour Homme
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain LIDGE
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Yatagan by Caron
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

  15. #15
    Hobbes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    550

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    No, it's much too expensive for what you get (just a sugary sweet nothing)
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

  16. #16
    Dependent PrinceRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    California
    Posts
    6,416

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    Not really worth purchasing something (even at a discounted rate) if you're not going to use it.
    Pretty much my thoughts.

  17. #17
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    43

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I'm playing around with the Extrait sample right now. I can smell a bit more now when I've only applied two small sprays on my right arm. Is this usually considered a feminine fragrance? Seems like several of you guys mentioned women wearing it in this thread...

    I'm just a bit worried that if I don't buy it now, I won't be able to find it for the same discounted price later on...

  18. #18
    Basenotes Institution L'Homme Blanc Individuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    I am here.
    Posts
    14,990
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    I'm just a bit worried that if I don't buy it now, I won't be able to find it for the same discounted price later on...
    Do you love it so much that you need to own it? If the answer isn't yes, does it matter if you can buy it for less? Spend your money on something you'll love wearing.
    Current Favorites (in no particular order)
    Castile
    Royal Oud
    Rose 31
    Endymion
    Petit Matin
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Interlude Man
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Tabac Rouge
    Reflection Man
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Chanel Eau De Cologne
    Aqua Celestia
    Green Irish Tweed
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT
    "Live in the moment. Never count on longevity." --Yeasayer
    Currently wearing: Prada L'Homme by Prada

  19. #19

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    I'm playing around with the Extrait sample right now. I can smell a bit more now when I've only applied two small sprays on my right arm. Is this usually considered a feminine fragrance? Seems like several of you guys mentioned women wearing it in this thread...

    I'm just a bit worried that if I don't buy it now, I won't be able to find it for the same discounted price later on...
    I've tried it and it's not for me.

    It is unisex.

    It really depends on if you really like it.

    It's one of those scents that has some rabid fans and people who dislike it a lot. I would guess that its biggest fans are younger and single.
    Between Covid and retirement I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.
    Currently wearing: No. 89 by Floris

  20. #20
    Dependent
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    1,876

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I personally love BR540 (I'm male), but I don't wear it often, it has to be the right time & place. I consider myself lucky that this is a scent that I don't go anosmic to, like a lot of people.

    I DO smell the EDP much better, to answer the OP question, but after trying the extrait several times, I prefer the smell of the extrait. Its a little less sweet, a little more woody.. I wish I could smell the extrait like I can the EdP But I do really really like both fragrances.

  21. #21
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    43

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    I personally love BR540 (I'm male), but I don't wear it often, it has to be the right time & place. I consider myself lucky that this is a scent that I don't go anosmic to, like a lot of people.

    I DO smell the EDP much better, to answer the OP question, but after trying the extrait several times, I prefer the smell of the extrait. Its a little less sweet, a little more woody.. I wish I could smell the extrait like I can the EdP But I do really really like both fragrances.
    I mostly feel a sugary sweet "cloud" from the Extrait that I'm wearing right now. Don't really know when to wear it. During what kind of occasions do you wear it? I guess you wouldn't say it's for everyday use?

  22. #22
    Basenotes Junkie SchoolHouseRocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    Posts
    883

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    I really enjoy BR540, but I really, REALLY enjoy it on my wife.

    On me, the extrait is much better. And I don’t go nose-blind to it, the way I do when I wear the edp.
    Current Favorites:
    Invasion Barbare, Costume National Homme, Rehab, Naxos, Fahrenheit (EDT and Le Parfum), Azzaro PH, Clive Christian X, Ombre Leather, TF Extreme, Ormonde Man, Rogue Derviche

  23. #23
    Dependent
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    1,876

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    I mostly feel a sugary sweet "cloud" from the Extrait that I'm wearing right now. Don't really know when to wear it. During what kind of occasions do you wear it? I guess you wouldn't say it's for everyday use?
    Yeah no I definitely don't wear it for everyday use lol.

    Last time I wore it, it was for "remember the troops" Fridays - we wear red polo shirts on Fridays for that, and Baccarat Rouge felt appropriate on a beautiful fall Friday wearing a red polo... I've owned it for almost a year and worn it..? 7? 8? times, which shows how rarely I reach for it. Like I said though, I do love it on those occasions when I reach for it.

  24. #24
    Basenotes Plus

    ILikePeeps's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    T̛e̢x͡as͜
    Posts
    7,192

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    The only reason I think it's as popular as it is is because of people getting compliments. If you crave compliments, go for it.

    A lot of people go anosmic to it quite quickly and you can't smell crap (or limited).

    I bought the Extrait twice, and sold it both times. It just doesn't have any magic really; there's no character or personal warmth from it. It just smells like 'a' smell.

    Not for me.
    **Resident Basenotes .gif responder!**
    dougczar: "Like I always say, if you like something BUY IT. If you love it, BUY TWO."
    Tmoran: "Gamma radiation made the hulk but I dont think he could drink a bottle of kouros and survive."
    All Hail King Kouros!

  25. #25
    Dependent
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,281

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    I'm playing around with the Extrait sample right now. I can smell a bit more now when I've only applied two small sprays on my right arm. Is this usually considered a feminine fragrance? Seems like several of you guys mentioned women wearing it in this thread...
    It's marketed primarily to women, but like all fragrances, it's unisex.

  26. #26

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Potato View Post
    I mostly feel a sugary sweet "cloud" from the Extrait that I'm wearing right now. Don't really know when to wear it. During what kind of occasions do you wear it? I guess you wouldn't say it's for everyday use?
    Honestly, it doesn't sound like you really like or want it. It just sounds like you want to buy it because you can get it for a good price. That's not a good reason. If you don't really like it or know when you would wear it, then you won't wear it much and the money will be wasted.

  27. #27
    Freed from BN Institution

    N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    57,715

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Not a fan of this one.
    Same
    Follow Upcoming Sync Fridays For 2020 HERE:http://www.basenotes.net/threads/471...d-Fridays-2020

    Fragrance Reviews:http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancereviews/13373062

    Interested in Learning about Discontinued/Vaulted Creeds? Join Basenotes' Creed Group: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=35

  28. #28
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    327,892

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    It's marketed primarily to women
    MFK on its website markets it as a scent for men and women.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  29. #29

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    I can smell it. Very sweet and pink. Not my favorite. It is piercing, heavy and see through at the same time. Its very contrdictory. It doesnt give me a headache or anything, but it almost seems to fill up my head. I wouldnt buy it for $100. It has fans. Mass pleasing.
    I was looking for the exact word, piercing. That's it. Not a fan.
    Currently wearing: Pour Un Homme by Caron

  30. #30
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Buy Baccarat Rouge 540?

    Worth it if you ask me, I've had multiple samples & even got Ariana Grande - Cloud which is kinda a clone of it for someone in my house, but I keep going back to my B540 EDP sample.
    The hype is on point & this is a bottle i'll advise anyone to buy from MFK direct or a reputable store eg. Harrods, Selfridges etc.
    Brilliant Brilliant scent & I've got it on today combined with Grand Soir; Olfactory blessings!!!




Similar Threads

  1. Baccarat Rouge 540
    By Icemanbrfc in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 20th May 2020, 11:43 PM
  2. Difference between baccarat rouge 540 and rouge 540 baccarat? Different bottles?
    By SanPellegrino in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st October 2018, 02:31 AM
  3. MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 and Nocturne Rouge by Terry De Gunzberg
    By ArabianSaffron in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 7th January 2017, 08:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000