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The Top Maison Francis Kurkdjian Dupes - Including Baccarat Rouge 540 & Grand Soir

The Top Maison Francis Kurkdjian Dupes - Including Baccarat Rouge 540 & Grand Soir

Baccarat Rouge eau de parfum has become a legend within the perfumery industry. While it is usual for fragrances to become passing trends through the fragrance world and the industry of social media, it isn't frequent for a fragrance to still be omnipresent and have a continuous momentum like Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum.

Known for its alluring and projecting floral dense scent, TikTok was the social media platform that made this fragrance rise from the countless saturation of fragrances. It was a practical overnight hit, with 330 million hashtags being shared to date, within posts and video content. 

However, there is a big BUT to this fragrance. It doesn't come cheap. Francis Kurkdjian is a master perfumer and nose for versatile scent creations, and his unique gourmand notes are the reason this perfume is sold within luxury department stores all across the world. 

The Best Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupe Perfumes

Since its release in 2015, this iconic fragrance is one that everyone wanted to try. Baccarat Rouge 540 dupes slowly started to trickle through the fragrance industry, but there are a particular few that are indeed worth the hype and will certainly have you saving your bank account from a pending shock. 

Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, here is an overview of the original Baccarat Rouge 540, and its scent profile.

The main projecting accords of this fragrance once it settles down, are woody, spicy-sweet amber notes, which dry down very densely, giving you a memorable scent that offers a great fragrance statement for those looking for a long-lasting scent. While the price point may be pushing it for many, the perfume oils of this fragrance are of a high concentration guaranteeing great projection and silage, which is all due to the following notes.

Top Notes 

Saffron and Jasmine 

Heart Notes

Amberwood and Ambergris

Base Notes

Cedar and Fir Resin

What makes Baccarat Rouge 540 so popular?

For those that have this fragrance, you will know that it guarantees so many compliments due to the alchemy and genius nose creation of Baccarat Rouge 540. The masterpiece and combination of the accords guarantee a sweet feminine scent or masculine scent to those who spray this. Despite the perfume notes not having multiple elements in it, many say that the dry down of the perfume heightens depending on the season. There is a hint of musky notes in the dry down, in addition to woody and floral notes which make the fragrance so interchangeable through the seasons. The warmth and metallic harshness offer the perfect balance to the gourmand notes.

Below, we start the top list and pick the best Baccarat Rouge 540 dupes. While there are many baccarat Rouge 540 dupe options, we made sure to shortlist only the truly worthy.

D'or by Parfumery

Get your hands on D'or by Parfumery here

The first fragrance to hit off the MFK Baccarat Rouge dupes and popular fragrances is the D'or from Parfumery. This fragrance replicates the poetic alchemy and the keynotes from everyone's favourite perfume. Many who have purchased this, absolutely love the identical replication of the strong scent. Parfumery is a fragrance specialist that creates perfumes utilizing animal cruelty-free techniques that appeal to fragrance enthusiasts and their love for this fragrance. 

The balance between the woody and musky notes that come from the jasmine ambergris and Brazilian jasmine, ensures that the initial spritz of this perfume dries down into an impeccable opulent fragrance-just like Baccarat Rouge 540. This Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe, has an enormous sillage, mimicking the original Baccarat Rouge, and it takes about an hour for you to truly settle into the dense warm accords that this fragrance settles into. D'or takes you on the same journey of accords as the masterpiece from Francis Kurkdjian. 

You may have once decided to keep your Baccarat Rouge 540, purely as a fragrance for special occasions, but now with the D'or dupe, it makes sense to smell this fragrance and use it every day without the guilt of it running out!

Zara Red Temptation

Zara Red Temptation became Zara's most popular house fragrance, and we can understand why of course. This choice of the Baccarat Rouge 540 dupe is an affordable one, but it will smell good in a long-lasting scent - even better than the original Baccarat Rouge! This is a big surprise, especially due to the price point of this Eau de Parfum dupe.

While currently, you probably will find that it most likely has sold out everywhere, due to its demand and popularity, Zara always keeps stocking this one back in. Therefore you have to be on the lookout for this fragrance inspired by Baccarat Rouge!

A little bit more detail regarding the notes of the fragrance, this scent is not for sensitive noses. With gourmand notes consisting of floral lavender, blossom, saffron, orange blossom, jasmine, praline accord, bitter orange, amber and white musk florals. This fragrance screams feminine energy.

Ariana Grande cloud

Next on our list, we have a celebrity fragrance, which you perhaps may find shocking. But really, Ariana Grande Cloud perfume actually is pretty similar to Baccarat Rouge. More people have probably purchased this fragrance because it is a Baccarat Rouge dupe than because of the fragrance. That is why social media can truly be a gem when it comes to finding hit fragrances and their alternative dupes if people are conscious of the price point. Nevertheless, more on what the fragrance Cloud Eau de Parfum smells like down below...

With top notes including juicy pear, bitter orange, bergamot, and lavender blossom, you know already that the fragrance's whole profile is sweet, laconic, and musky. With the heart notes taking this further, praline, coconut, vanilla orchid, and whipped cream, add a creamy sweet girl texture to this eau de parfum. The final pull-through of the woody notes and musky notes, make this perfume dry down similar to the Baccarat Rouge. 

One thing many pick up from this perfume however is that it is more like a fragrance mist than a perfume. The dry down of the perfume is a few hours at best, making it more of a body mist consistency than anything else. But hey, this perfume saves you the pennies, so topping up this perfume will not leave you feeling as guilty.

Top MFK Gentle Fluidity Gold Dupes

Gentle Fluidity from Maison Francis Kurkdjian is another fragrance that has become very popular for its powdery amber gourmand accords. The composition of this fragrance brings a new light and journey to fragrances, but also more subtle and softer, in comparison to the masterpiece Baccarat Rouge. Nevertheless, here are our shortlisted champions that meet a budget and will not have you spending as much money as the original MFK fragrances!

Intense Cafe by Montale

Intense Cafe by Montale is a floral, sweet fragrance that offers powdery and musky dry-down notes. While this perfume may not be an exact match to the MFK Gentle Fluidity Gold in terms of scent profile, the dry down of the fragrance shows a very similar smell due to the pink rose, vanilla, amber, and white musk in the base notes. 

Fans of the fragrance have noticed the similarity, however many say that the balance is not exactly right when you consider the first part of the initial spritz and slow dry down of the fragrance. The beginning of the journey is not identical. However, the fragrance is beautiful all the same, and certainly cheaper than the original scent. If you are here for the dry down and sillage of the MFK Gentle Fluidity, this certainly is not a bad choice at all!

Roses Vanille by Mancera

This creamy vanilla soft rosy musk fragrance is romantic, unique, and a very good candidate for anyone looking to nab their hands on another MFK Gentle Fluidity dupe. Due to the high concentration of oils within this fragrance, you are really getting the same longevity and sillage as the luxury original, but again for much less. While this fragrance is not exactly a steal, it still comes in cheaper for almost identical notes. 

One thing however that you should look out for, is a slightly citrus opening which should pass rather quickly as the scent dries down on the skin. The use of Italian lemon gives this fragrance a bigger kick at the beginning but mellows down to an almost identical dry down to MFK's Gentle Fluidity. 

Rose Gourmand by Zara

Next, we have the Rose Gourmand from Zara. Zara has always been able to offer fragrances with amazing sillage and longevity, regardless of their cheaper price point, which many would expect they would probably have to sacrifice when buying. But with Zara, this has almost always been significantly untrue. Rose Gourmand is a high-quality fragrance that is indulgent, creamy, and flowery. Utilising 3 simple notes of amber, rose, and vanilla, the Eau de Parfum shines through, especially in its dry down, with a very similar smell to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold dupe. 

The only critique of this dupe, however, is that the scent actually offers less powdery warm spicy aromatic accords due to the lack of woody notes and musks within the scent profile. Should these notes have been integrated into the Zara fragrance, it would be very likely that the dry down would mirror Maison Francis Kurkdjian's creation. Regardless of this, it is a very good perfume that would totally work for those looking for a similar vibe to Gentle Fluidity Gold. You may find that this hasn't hit the crowds yet for a dupe, so make sure to rush down to your closest Zara to buy one, before they run out!

MFK Grand Soir Dupes

Maison Francis Kurkdjian's release of Grand Soir was in 2016, carrying the very essence of glamour and luxury. 'Grand Soir' translated from French means 'big evening', and wearing this fragrance, you can guarantee that is exactly what will happen! You can try out a sample here.

This scent is a deep and warm amber fragrance, offering a deep embrace from the vanilla accords and tonka bean. The added touches of lavender and floral Spanish Labdanum, make this airy, calm, and attractive. It is the perfect fragrance to wear all day, but of course, particularly in the evening!

If you are looking for the best dupe of this fragrance, that embodies the same longevity and performance, below will say it all.

Eternal oud by Lattafa

Just like the Maison Francis Kurkdjian, the Eternal Oud by Lattafa, is the perfect amber fragrance that is missing from your collection. The fragrance itself is smooth, long-lasting, dense, and very very similar to the Grand Soir-and many people have picked up on it!

Lasting on the skin for more than 7 hours, the dry down is almost identical to the Grand Soir, and there is a reason for that. The notes from the scent profile are almost identical, making the fragrance warm and perform the same way the Grand Soir would. While the opening of the initial spritz may not be identical, due to the fruity, floral, and citrus notes, they pass very quickly and really open the scent up to the scent density, which falls into the skin and captures cozy warm vibes that everyone adores and associates with ambers and vanillas.

The projection of this scent is one that can be smelled even from feet away. While it is not an overwhelming fragrance, it's inviting, warm, and calming, all at the same time. The scent trail you will leave behind will fill the room, and should you spray your clothing, expect it to stay on your clothes days after you sprayed it. It's the perfect fragrance for date nights, and always a versatile choice for every day exclusively.

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