If you are already a fan of Baccarat Rouge 540, you will
already know why people love it so much. But if you are curious to learn why it
is such a popular fragrance, it can be well worth checking out a high-quality Baccarat
Rouge dupe first.
So, what is all the fuss about with Baccarat Rouge 540, and
why has it become such a hit.
To start with, it is a unisex perfume created by the Maison
Francis Kurkdjian perfume house. The Eau de parfum has a juicy blood-orange
essence that lifts the senses but is also centred by lavender, sage, and earthy
Now seen as one of the best perfumes in the world, many
perfume producers have tried to mimic its heady scent for a more cost-effective
price. When you consider that a bottle of genuine Baccarat Rouge 540 will set
you back around £250, is it any wonder that fans of the top-notch scent are
seeking out high-quality dupes instead?
High Notes: Saffron, Jasmine
Mid Notes: Amberwood, Ambergris
Base Notes: Cedar
The original Baccarat Rouge 540 is a well-balanced oriental
scent that is blended to appeal to both men and women. The perfume was launched
in 2014 and re-released in 2016, and it quickly stormed to the top of the
charts in the fragrance marketplace. The Eau de parfum boasts a warming oriental floral
fragrance. The re-launched formulation contains notes of cedar, saffron and
amber wood that balance the floral notes and gives a warm and spicy edge that
is appealing to men. Any fragrance dupe worthy of its salt has a lot to contend
with because Baccarat Rouge 540 is such
a curious mix of flavours. We would expect to experience a sweet edge of candy
floss and burnt toffee apple, followed closely by juicy fruits and warm woody
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Baccarat Rouge typically lasts for around 8 hours, it's a strong eau de parfum, copycat's 540 is pretty similar in this and we couldn't really notice any difference with the dupe.
Some are better than others, if we look at match fragrances, no. The essence vault is OK, and Copycat Fragrances is actually very good. We couldn't really tell the difference.
There's a fair bit of brand cost attached to baccarat rouge, otherwise the dupes wouldn't be able to do it so much cheaper. That said, some of the ingredients in this one are quite pricey. Saffron and Ambergris particularly are two of the most expensive fragrances that you can add to an eau de parfum.
Our team of testers enjoyed this challenge. What we found is
that the Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe by Copycat came out on top for matching the
fragrance but also for its impressive longevity.
You can mostly expect a spray of the original Baccarat Rouge
540 Eau du parfum to last between 8 to 12 hours before it loses its effect, so
we were delighted to find that the Copycat dupe held up well after a night on
The fragrance is an ideal all-year-round choice and is
suitable for wearing at work and while out socialising. The scent lasted all
day in the office, and friends commented on how nice it smelled and were asked
what perfume it was.
The Copycat Baccarat Rouge 540 costs just £49.95 with free
delivery, so the price is a steal compared to the original Eau de parfum. The
fragrance is inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540 and uses a combination of
high-quality perfume oils to recreate the sweet and intoxicating scent of the
Inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540 Notes:
Saffron Jasmine Amberwood Customer feedback for this dupe fragrance is overwhelmingly
positive, with many commenting that this is a fantastic fragrance at an
It has a musky yet sweet and floral fragrance, with an
undertone of woodsy scents, just like
Baccarat Rouge 540.
We can see that the Copycat dupe uses 90 per cent of the
same ingredients as Baccarat Rouge 540, so it is no wonder that this dupe came
out on top with our comparison research.
Our team of testers gave Copycat Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe a
whopping 5 out of 5 for its authenticity and adherence to the mood and feel of
the big label original Eau de parfum.
Copycat's Baccarat Rouge 540 clone, like other top-quality dupes in
the range, is designed to give the wearer an experience of an exclusive luxury
perfume without paying exorbitant prices.
Our team of testers found that Ariana Grande Cloud came
close as a Cloud Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupe but wasn't quite as authentic as the
The Cloud dupe has essences of creme de coconut, vanilla and
praline, and lavender, pear, and bergamot. The formula results in a very
pleasant scent. Still, it is noticeably much sweeter than the original Baccarat
Rouge 540 and certainly didn't last nearly as long as the Copycat dupe during
our in-house testing.
As a stand-alone fragrance, Cloud is nice and sweet, but we
feel it will be less appealing to men as it lacks the warm and woody tones that
round down the sweet scents of the top notes.
We think that Cloud would appeal more to women than men, and
although it is a much cheaper alternative to Baccarat Rouge 540, we prefer the
Copycat Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe as a more cost-effective and authentic option.
Zara Red Temptation has become a favourite of many due to its similarity to 540. The baccarat rouge 540 zara dupe generally sells out pretty quickly even though there are better 540 clones out there.
It's scent is pretty close, although like a lot of zara dupes a little bit juvenille, in that it's heavier on the sweet notes to the point of almost being a saccharine parody of the original fragrance. It sits slighlty more towards daytime wear with less strong mid notes than the ambgris and cedar of the original.
The staying power is pretty poor though, so we certainly wouldn't recommend it against TV if you're looking for something that's an actual clone of 540 stick with copycat.