5 Affordable Dupes For Baccarat Rouge 540

There are certain scents that you can not escape. Your colleagues at work use it, your mom loves it, and it might even be your favorite influencer's fragrance of the day. One of these inescapable scents is the Baccarat Rouge 540, an ambery floral perfume that has reached cult-favorite status for its rich scent and exquisite notes.

Created in celebration of Baccarat's 250th anniversary in 2014, the Baccarat Rouge 540 is a spicy, ambery fragrance that features several potent floral and woody notes. At the top are notes of saffron and jasmine, which create the iconic spicy floral scent the perfume is known for. In the middle, amberwood and ambergris take charge. At the bottom is the beloved woody note of cedar, creating a potent mix of warm and spicy notes that smell great on both men and women. But there's a catch.

At $325 for 2.4 fluid ounces of perfume, even our cult-favorite lovers will undoubtedly agree that our pockets can't take the brunt. But not to worry, dupes are here to save the day. While it's hard to replicate Rouge 540's innate spiciness, other perfume alternatives, like Zara's Red Temptation, do an excellent job of recreating Baccarat on a budget.

Al Haramain Amber Oud Rouge Eau de Parfum

The Baccarat Rouge 540 is special in more than one way, but its mix of notes makes its spicy yet slightly earthy scent unique. Al Haramain's Amber Oud in Rouge comes very close to that. With saffron at the top, jasmine as the middle note, and ambergris, musk, and white cedar at the bottom, its scent profile is one of the closest to Baccarat's Rouge 540, and reviewers agree. In fact, one reviewer on Fragrantica mentions: "It is very identical to 'Baccarat Rogue,' but I think it lasts even longer. On [clothes], the scent lingers for days... Super loving this frag!!"

Both Baccarat and Al Haramain have great longevity and projection but differ in price. At $65 for 2 fluid ounces of product, this dupe is much more pocket-friendly than Baccarat's $325, making it an excellent dupe in quality, longevity, and price.

Dossier Ambery Saffron

If the concept of fragrance dupes were a brand, it would be Dossier. Dossier offers fragrance imitations that are identical to the original but much cheaper. Take Ambery Saffron, Dossier's version of Baccarat, but on a budget.

Ambery Saffron features many of the same notes as Baccarat Rouge 540, with saffron and orange blossom as the top notes. Right in the middle of the intoxicating Baccarat dupe are jasmine, plum, and cedarwood for that floral touch. And at the bottom, you have oakmoss, fir balsam, and amber to add spice. However, unlike Baccarat's $325 price tag, Dossier's Ambery Saffron retails at $49 for 1.7 fluid ounces of product, making this a perfect deal for the perfect imitation.

We're not alone in our love for this Dossier dupe as reviewers share their experiences with Ambery Saffron. One reviewer on Dossier's website stated: "This smells EXACTLY like the real thing! I have the real one, and I can't tell the difference. If you love MFK Baccarat 540, you're going to love this. Don't even hesitate."

Oakcha Sweven

Baccarat Rouge 540 has gained massive clout in the fragrance space, and the sheer number of dupes inspired by the scent is proof of that. Aside from Dossier's Ambery Saffron, Oakcha offers a close imitation of the Rouge 540. This Oakcha dupe is an extraits de parfum called Sweven, which features almost all the same notes in the Rouge 540.

At the top of Sweven's many notes are jasmine, saffron, orange, and marigold for a spicy yet fresh take on the Baccarat Rouge. Then, in the middle, you have ambroxan and evernyl, which add hints of ambery and oakmoss to the perfume. Upon drying down, you have bottom notes like fir balsam, ambergris, and cedarwood for the resinous ambery tone we all love.

Like Ambery Saffron, this Rouge 540-inspired perfume is also quite affordable, retailing at $50 for 1.7 fluid ounces compared to Baccarat's $325 price tag. Plus, due to its extraits de parfum formulation, reviewers have mentioned that it lasts all day, too. One reviewer on Oakcha said: "If you love Baccarat Rouge 540 but hate the ridiculous price, Sweven is IT! It lasted with me all day until I took my shower and thought, 'Hey, wouldn't it be nice to have a nice body wash in the Sweven fragrance, too?'"

Zara Red Temptation Eau de Parfum

From linen shirts to slingback pumps, Zara is our go-to for amazing deals in the beauty space. And it turns out that Zara fragrances are also a hit, as the Red Temptation Eau de Parfum proves. Like the Baccarat Rouge 540, Red Temptation contains top notes of saffron, bitter orange, and coriander, middle notes of praline and jasmine for flowery sweetness, and bottom notes of amber, moss, and musk that provide spicy earthiness once the perfume dries down.

Like the other dupes we've seen, Zara's Red Temptation is pocket-friendly at close to a tenth of the price of the Baccarat Rouge 540, retailing at $35.90 for 2.71 fluid ounces of product. But the price is not the only significant difference.

Where the Rouge 540 is considered floral and spicy enough to be a unisex fragrance, Red Temptation is regarded as a similar but more feminine variant. Still, several reviewers consider Red Temptation the closest dupe to Baccarat Rouge 540, with one mentioning on Fragrantica: "If you love Baccarat Rouge 540 but don't want to waste it every day, this is your solution ... It lasts and projects for well over 7 hours on me and is a HUGE compliment-getter. One of Zara's best fragrances."

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa '68 Beija Flor

We loved Sol de Janeiro's skin-firming Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, but we might love the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa '68 even more. With bright notes of pink dragonfruit, Brazilian jasmine, hibiscus, vanilla, and musk, it's odd that this would smell anything like Baccarat's ambery concoction. But surprisingly, these two perfumes smell almost identical. Even #beautyTok agrees, as beauty creator Makeupshayla shared in a video that the Cheirosa '68 Beija Flor is the perfect dupe for the Baccarat Rouge.

However, some reviewers state that where the Rouge 540 is a mature unisex scent, Sol de Janeiro's Beija Flor has a sweeter undertone. The two perfumes are also different in longevity, as Beija Flor, which is a mist, does not last as long as Baccarat Rouge 540. Compared to the hefty $325 price tag on Rouge 540, Sol de Janeiro's Beija Flor mist retails at $38 for about 8 fluid ounces of perfume.