Our Frederic Malle En Passant samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Frederic Malle.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
En Passant by Frederic Malle is a Floral Green fragrance for women.
A tranquilizing whiff of lilac that smells like hope. En Passant is the very essence of the spring season when lilac flowers bloom and occupy the air with their intoxicating floral beauty. A raw and naked beauty made with several ingredients to support the divine aroma of the flower. Cucumber, watery notes, wheat, cedarwood, and musk play a gentle, yet prominent, femininity on the skin.
Release Year: 2000
Nose: Olivia Giacobetti
Notes: Lilac, Watery Notes, Cucumber, Wheat, Petitgrain
I initially liked this fragrance and found it very sweet, fresh and smelling like realistic lilacs. However after wearing it a couple of times and for a length of time, I find that it must be used very sparingly and balanced with something that can ground it a bit. Otherwise it becomes overly sweet, a bit too synthetic and vacuous. I could see how this might be very nice in hot weather when a refreshing floral would be welcome. Maybe a bit of citrus, fruit or musk could help. High marks for originality and imagination!
I want to douse myself with this - it's such a pure, dewy lilac scent that it brings me right back to childhood, smelling lilacs in my grandmother's garden. It doesn't last terribly long, but while it does, it's a true pleasure.
It’s the perfect lilac. Spring in a bottle.