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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 – when I reviewed this fragrance in detail here, the three words, which of course do not fully explain this fragrance but are very close to what it is – Regal, Elegant, Luxurious. Bringing its incredibly seductive power into play, Baccarat Rouge 540 is now available in a body oil and hair mist. Becoming an alchemy of the senses and an audacious olfactory signature condensed to the extreme, the fragrance now graces the skin and hair in a flowery, ambery,
woody whisper.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

This olfactory adaptation in two new formats remains true to Francis Kurkdjian’s original score: jasmine, saffron, an ambergris accord and a cedar and fir balsam accord unfold in a chorus to offer their finest attire.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil

In a delicate and sensual ritual, Baccarat Rouge 540 scented oil (CAD $120) is applied with a gentle caress of the hand to create a fragrant, satiny second skin. Featuring an irresistibly light texture, it blends three oils selected for their natural properties: energizing and antioxidant argan oil, softening and regenerating sweet almond oil and radiance-boosting apricot kernel oil.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

The texture of the body oil is light, non-greasy and absorbs into the skin rapidly leaving the skin satiny smooth and delicately scented. The body oil comes out of the bottle through the pump in a very fine mist and is very easy to use. I like the scent of the body oil, I would say it is perfect for all seasons and the delicate scent lingers on the body for a few hours before it dissipates. To get the more out of it, I would suggest to layer it with the same fragrance. I did not notice any residue or greasiness and the oil absorbs really fast into the skin. I have used it on full body and on the exposed parts of the body and works well either way. If I use it on my heat points of the body and then put the same fragrance over it, it just gives that amazing effect which lasts the whole day.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

In a light cloud of fragrance on the tresses, Baccarat Rouge 540 scented hair mist (CAD $108) perfumes the hair with its unique whisper and airy, mineral nuances. As it moves, the hair releases a sillage whose power of attraction is magnified.

I have loved a good hair fragrance and when I do not find my favorite fragrance in the hair version, I find myself spraying the fragrance either on my neck near the hair or on my wrists and then touch my hair sparingly with the wrists to have the fragrance blend into the hair. I know it is not right as the fragrance does contain alcohol which is not very good if used daily on the hair. This hair-mist is alcohol-free and that means it will not dry out the hair and is gentle on it. The scent lingers in the hair all day and is not strong but very gentle and delicate.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist

I am in love with these two scented products and they are great additions to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 range and they have been my go-to in my everyday routine. I would totally recommend you to check Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Body Oil and Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist if you are looking for a scented body oil or a scented hair mist. These are available online and in stores at franciskurkdjian.comBergdorf GoodmanNeiman MarcusNet-A-Porter, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press samples


When it comes to fragrances and home fragrances, everyone wants to have something that is near to them and their heart or something that reminds them of that near thing or near one. Fragrances can be very personal, moody and on the other hand, home fragrances need to be something that makes you feel like home at any place, which is comfortable, which has love, and foremost which has feelings. When it comes to the holiday season or Christmas season and those holiday vibes, they cannot be complete without the reference to the Balsam Fir and the smell of it, in a moment, takes you to that beautiful moment and feeling when you are with loved ones and celebrating togetherness.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Mon Beau Sapin is the Emblematic Holiday Candle by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, whose scent evokes the most traditional holiday trees, the Balsam Fir. The candle features snowy mountains inhabited by chamois, marmots, and wolves. A starry sky and winterscape adorn this candle whose warm aroma evokes the traditional balsam fir. The scent of this candle infuses the living space with a sweet and woody fragrance. The candle is housed in an embossed gold vessel that can be used as a festive ornament after burning.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle

This candle has been my companion since so many evenings and this scent is already so close to my heart, perfect holiday scent. I would highly recommend you to check this candle out for yourself and It will also make a great gift.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris scents have already been one of my favorites, I have my recent review of their new scent here if you are interested. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Mon Beau Sapin scented candle(190g) is available at Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris online shop, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are based on my own experience.


Regal, Elegant, Luxurious… full stop. Even with these three words, I think I am not doing justification with the fragrance I am writing about in this post. I will try to explain it as much as I can what this fragrance is and what it has done to me. The collaboration between Baccarat and Maison Francis Kurkdjian came into existence for the first time in 2014 when Baccarat, the most prestigious crystal works in the world, celebrated the 250th anniversary of their founding in a limited number of bottles, 250 to be precise. And that started what is now an icon in itself, called Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. The partnership was extended, which gave birth to Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum and this year, Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

Basically, Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum is called a new form of Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum, intensifying the power and radiance of the three breaths that compose Eau de Parfum keeping the original inspiration. To deepen the intensity to the Extrait, the bottle is designed and manufactured as such, for the first time, that it dons a dazzling red garment echoing the iconic Baccarat red.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

The family and notes are described below:

Olfactory family: woody-amber-floral

Top Note: Jasmine Grandiflorum from Egypt and Saffron

Middle Note: Bitter Almond from Morrocco and Cedar Wood

Base Note: Woody Musk Accord and Ambergris

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

This fragrance for me opens up as a warm spicy saffron which is rich and thick. Then I smell floral with masculine notes. It is smooth, creamy, woody with a soft undertone of bitter almond coming up. The ambergris in the base note provides a light breeze of mineral aquatic air to the fragrance. The projection is great, and the lasting power is incredible, it lasts for almost 18+ hours on me until I slept and then in the morning, I could still smell it when I had my wrist close to my nose. It is gender neutral fragrance and depends on how it works with the chemistry of your skin. I do smell the masculine notes but not very strong and is as per my liking. Every time I wear this fragrance, it shines on my skin, like literally, I could see the essential oils or the Extrait shining on the area where I sprayed it. This is perfect for all the occasions, where you want to feel the best, it does make you feel an amazing luxurious sophisticated regality. I do not go beyond two sprays and I am sorted for all day and even next day, it just makes the aura around you so beautiful and glorious.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum

All in all, this is a brilliant fragrance and will be on my Top 5 list of favorite fragrances. I would highly recommend you to try this out on the below-mentioned stores or sample through the official website of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris which I will link below.

Last but not the least, Maison Francis Kurkdjian – I am a Fan! I reviewed Aqua Celestia from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris here if you are interested to read.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is available at Neiman Marcus stores and online, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and official online boutique at www.franciskurkdjian.com

*DISCLAIMER – This is a press sample sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.



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