In the Fall of 2014, Baccarat, the most prestigious and opulent crystalworks in the world, celebrated the 250th anniversary of their founding by releasing an extraordinary crystal decanter containing a luminous, exclusive fragrance created by Francis Kurkdjian. Released later onto the open market in a slightly more achievable presentation as Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP, the world quickly fell in love with the gorgeously woody floral-amber and its equal parts transparent, dense, and intense character. Now, Baccarat and M. Kurkdjian extend their partnership with a new Extrait concentration that intensifies the power and radiance of all aspects of the scent, all without betraying the original inspiration.
MFK describes Rouge 540 not in terms of top, heart and base notes, but rather as the interplay between three unique accords, each lending a distinct and visceral characteristic. The “breeze” accord, jasmine and saffron, sits sheer and delicately spiced on the skin, leading way for the cedar-driven blend of woods that make up the robust and crackling “heat” accord. Finally, a “mineral” accord of ambergris seems simultaneously warm and cool, delivering deceptively straightforward depth to mimic the sophistication of Baccarat Crystal itself. Each accord is given new strength in Extrait form, harmonizing above the skin with a stunning new power and intensity. Like a crystalline kaleidoscope, the Extrait opens brighter, fruitier, and shinier, and, we’ve found, lasts long into the wild night. Furthermore, for the first time, the scent dons a dazzling red bottle that echoes the iconic Baccarat red, giving a bold yet classic new look to Francis Kurkdjian’s greatest achievement yet.