En Passant by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Bottle Design: Frederic Malle
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En Passant is a popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women and men and was released in 2000. The scent is flowery-fresh. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Lilac, Cucumber, Orange leaf, Rice, Wheat



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.09.2017
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Very helpful Review    6
en passant
En Passant is a consummate spring scent. It balances a cool, aquatic heart with soil-like accents to recreate the tension at the center of lilac—the crispness that doesn’t quite disguise an oily nature. I’ve seen En Passant described as muted and pastel, euphemisms for vague, washed-out... Read more
Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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Lilac Captive
Had no idea I liked lilac until I smelled En Passant at a counter. Rice and wheat do the same thing here that they often do in cooking--provide a solid base for other ingredients. Cucumber lends freshness and the orange leaf a hint of green, but lilac is what this perfume is about. I find En... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
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Lilac overload...
En Passant opens with a big blast of lilac, and uses cucumber as a weak supporting note (I don't get any of the wheat or orange leaf notes at all). The lilac pretty much dominates from start to finish and I really don't get much of anything else after the opening. Longevity is below average, and... Read more
Scent 4.0/10
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Artificial Lilac
The lilacs are nice but over done in my opinion, on the edge of cloying and a bit artificial. I could never wear this in warm weather. Is there a little white floral (LOV, lily) in here? :( White florals often don't agree with me, and that summarizes my wear of EP - lilac with white florals on top.... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Ephemeral Lilac Soliflore
Frédéric Malle EN PASSANT is a lovely lilac soliflore with a slightly green side. I find this composition very similar in spirit (although the flowers are obviously very different) to nineteenth-century violet soliflores such as Berdoues VIOLETTES DE TOULOUSE, Borsari VIOLETTA DI PARMA and the... Read more
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