Undoubtedly one of the vital standard—and, dare we are saying, iconic—fragrances of the previous 12 months has been the crown jewel of perfume home Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge 540. The issue, although, is that anybody who’s determined to make the candy, luxurious Eau de Parfum their signature scent is dropping $325 per bottle, minimal. If the sticker shock of that value has saved you from experiencing this olfactory masterpiece for your self, we have now a bit of shock to share: Maison Francis Kurkdjian simply launched a restricted version, gold-flecked physique oil model of the scent, which retails for $130 lower than the spritz-on iteration ($195 for 200mL, to be particular).
In case you have but to catch a whiff of the refined perfume, permit me to elucidate what you’re in for. At first sniff, you’ll be handled to a fascinating dance of saffron and jasmine; amber wooden and ambergris; fir resin, and cedar. These notes come collectively to create the “amber floral” mixture that characterizes the scent. A number of folks say it smells like an attractive, refined, cotton sweet—not tooth-achingly candy (in any respect), however positively caramelized. One reviewer even known as it “catnip for males,” and, properly, do what you’ll with that info.
To translate the scent into physique oil kind, the noses behind Maison Francis Kurkdjian used a mix of apricot, macadamia, and argan oils blended with pure gold powder (#luxe). In line with the model, Baccarat Rouge 540 Rouge À L’or Glowing Physique Oil is “impressed by the golden crimson crystal obtained by means of the alchemic metamorphosis of clear crystal which turns crimson when fused with 24-carat gold powder at 540 levels Celsius,” which sounds each tutorial and costly. Maybe the last word luxurious flex is the power to therapeutic massage each gold and one of many world’s most unique scents into your pores and skin on the similar time—and we are saying, “deal with your self.”