Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 is something I completely missed. I vaguely remember it coming out, and I don’t even recall sniffing it, but I’m sure I must have.
Over the intervening few years since it came out, I kept hearing rumblings about it, just figured it was a thing I must not have liked. So then Miss Musette sent me that sample, which I talked about last week, and you could have just knocked me over. I’m like what is that?!?!?
I only briefly covered this, and that was the EDP. So I’m waiting for that bottle to arrive and thought, well, if the edp is that good, how good would the extrait be?
If I were a poet, I would write a missive about the opening of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait. There is this glorious bitter almond that almost makes me cry with how beautiful it is with the saffron and ambergris. The EDP is really pretty and addictive, but the Extrait is amazingly gorgeous. It is denser, adding that little bit of toasted cherry’ishness to it. But that cherry vibe is brief. And then it just unfolds into this both complicated and simple smell that is so comforting and warm and snuggly.
Now, word of warning, this seems to disappear (not really, but you think it has) from skin. So spray liberally all over your clothes. Then slip into that sweater the next day, and you will be enchanted all over again. I wish I had more words on this, but I just don’t! Now, the price tag for both the EDP and the extrait is blushingly high. And I don’t think if you love it that you NEED the extrait. It’s just really pretty.
Do I have an unfinished giveaway I haven’t drawn from? I’m so looking forward to next week, when my schedule finally gets less crazy and I can decorate my tree and enjoy the start of the holidays!
Let’s do a drawing! I’ll give out a sample to two commenters drawn at random. Am I the last person on earth to have tried Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540? Or has anyone else sorta missed it?