En Passant by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Bottle Design Frederic Malle
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7.7 / 10 476 Ratings
A popular perfume by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for women and men, released in 2000. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Main accords

Floral
Fresh
Green
Powdery
Aquatic

Fragrance Notes

LilacLilac CedarCedar Cucumber absoluteCucumber absolute White muskWhite musk RiceRice WheatWheat

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.7476 Ratings
Longevity
7.1355 Ratings
Sillage
6.3341 Ratings
Bottle
7.5319 Ratings
Value for money
5.9105 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 13.06.2024.

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18 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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9.5
Scent
Toppine

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Toppine
Toppine
Top Review 26  
Short trip with a scent....
When the engine started behind her, she began to run. Last night she had dreamed that something special was going to happen today, but an exact memory was missing. Kind of creepy. She should be careful.

She walked faster when suddenly she was enveloped by a delicious cloud of scent, beguilingly strong. She stopped and took a deep breath. Lilacs, what a feeling, a real flash! She looked at the large, fully bloomed lilac bush that stood at the edge of a small park. Lilac - her favourite spring scent - today it was particularly intense. She could hardly tear herself away and tried to take the scent all in. It was going to stay with her.....

There was a weekly market in the square next door and she decided to let herself drift in the throng of visitors.
The sweetness of the purple lilac blossoms still enveloped her, but now other smells joined in. Other flowers, but they blended into the lilac. She passed a bread stall and enjoyed the scent of a freshly baked wheat loaf that rose to her nostrils. Breakfast again, that would be the thing to do now! Her steps became more hurried, leading her past the fruit and vegetable stalls that gave off delicate orangy aromas. Added to that now was a faint scent of cucumber with a juicy watery aura, almost like after a rainstorm when the smells of rain mingle with those of the street. The lilacs wrapped everything in a soft, fresh, transparent cloud. She felt good and laughed at her morning fears.

A man tapped her on the shoulder:

"I was going to follow you earlier and give you your card, which you left in our perfume search. And I have another sample for you of a really great lilac scent. It's from a famous perfumer who makes such beautiful spring scents. Maybe you'll like it."

She nodded and smiled.
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Amadea70

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Amadea70
Amadea70
Helpful Review 18  
The bogeyman
So I wouldn't go with anyone as a kid, my grandma would often scare me as a kid. There's the boogeyman, or the boogeyman, or the boogeyman. Pretty stupid, I think today. I didn't tell my daughter such nonsense.

From my grandma to home it was maybe 200 m and when I went home in the evening, my grandma usually gave me the saying on the way: Beware of the bogeyman. And when we were supposed to draw a criminal at school... I drew a southern Arabic-looking man, dark eyes, three-day beard, scowling. Something like that makes an impression, even though no man who looks like that has ever really scared me. But my grandmother's statement made me afraid. Do I have to have then actually also fear of dad - that looked then namely also like a criminal.

On the way home was halfway the cold storage, gibts today no longer. Each family in the village had a refrigerator in it. Was always crazy loud by the generators, if one passed in it. At the narrowest place at the passage on the left the cold store - on the right a pinna bush and a plum tree. En passerby smells just like this bush. We often put the little blossoms from the lilac in our mouths and sucked out the nectar.

A fine fragrance to bring spring into the house for a moment.
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 12  
"This is love in passing...
... a little more than sympathy ..."

Who doesn't know it, the feeling described in this old Schlager text?
Two people meet, glances get caught up, sink into unknown depths; a smile joins in, a feeling of curiosity, finally a feeling of well-being: warmth spreads surprisingly and the heart beats unexpectedly expectantly!
"It may be in the morning; it may be in the afternoon..." - yes, that can happen anytime and anywhere!
Most of the time this is only a moment the length of a blink of an eye; sometimes a little longer: a cup of coffee together, a cocktail, a conversation - that's all! Everything and yet so much!
A little stone in the colourful kaleidoscope of beautiful memories.
"En passant" even!

Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle reminded me of these moments with "En Passant".
For "En Passant" is such an enchanting moment, which is deeply memorized, but which is not forever.
But this does not mean that "En Passant" may not experience a new edition at any time, especially in spring.

Lilac scent! I love this promise that spring gives us with it!
Just like the scents of lilies of the valley and violets, this aroma, for many people who need getting used to it, gives me a feeling of security and well-being!
It may sound a bit old-fashioned, but as a woman I am attached to the traditional, e.g. summer dresses with flowers and blossoms that fit (more or less) from time to time and have so many memories of beautiful and fairytale summers that they are still allowed to stay in the closet
Lilac umbels in many shapes and colours spread hope: it gets warmer again, the sun shines!
Everything becomes brighter, lighter and more fragrant!
From the very delicate, transparent umbels to the heavy dense heads in white, light purple and deep purple tones - we find all this there. Often even in a single dense hedge.
As a child I plucked individual bells and sucked out the nectar-like drop; I felt like a small bird or a butterfly - free and carefree!
At that time I thought it was a magic spell that made me fly and revealed all the hidden wonders.
This feeling can still be captured a little: I tried it this spring, before our old lilac bushes in the yard fell victim to the construction work.

In "En Passant" I not only meet the magic of beguiling lilac scents.
No, the cool freshness of the cucumber goes surprisingly harmoniously with it; an old-fashioned scented cucumber, not as a water creature as it can often be bought today.
The sweet heaviness of the full blossomed song, which can have a slightly anaesthetic effect, with cucumber freshness and some chopped green of the orange leaf - how enchanting it is!
Wheat and rice are added; both sweetish, but not overwhelming.
Who still remembers this sweetness of rice powder, with the help of which a "noble pallor" was supposed to be produced earlier?
This is a fragrance that still nests in theatre dressing rooms today and will certainly not die out so quickly there. There he simply belongs to it and surrounds dreams, fulfilled and unfulfilled, successes and tears.

And also with "En Passant" all these amazing ingredients result in an enchanting whole!
A fragrance of lightness, encounter, smile and lingering.
Since I met this term in the program "The Magic of the Butterfly" in the dream theatre "Salome", I love it: "Staying" - what does it all carry ...

A flowery and yet very lively dream - this is "En Passant".
A scent for "May brides"; a scent from fairy tales and the magic of the moment.
A temporary moment, which nevertheless sinks so deeply into the heart and soul that every year during the lilac season the longingly softly smiling memory knocks on your door!
You're welcome!
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Augusto

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Augusto
Augusto
Top Review 12  
Passing by the lilac bush and in thought
En passant seems to me at first very oily, very full, a concentrated floral-fresh smell flows into Augustas nose. Yes, it is authentically reminiscent of lilac, of the somewhat spicier smelling variety, in our case it is the white lilac. Some people have noticed that before me and I think it is a white lilac. The fragrance has the typical lilac smell, but with a hint of cinnamon and pepper, while the purple lilac for me this spice does not have. The watery cucumber which comes in the fragrance brings an interesting counterpoint, if one can speak of such a transparent aquatic-salady-vegetable - what is the one cucumber now actually, a pumpkin, aha - thus such a note of it.

And a leaf green, so that one is in the middle of spring, but more in a painting of lilac bushes than in the lilac outside. The subtle thing about this fragrance is that it has a patina-like effect alongside the natural-authentic floral note, or there is something like sepia above the picture. This results in a magical effect, the name of the fragrance reveals itself, because it is really like passing by.
Passing by the shrub and in thought.
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Verbeene

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Verbeene
Verbeene
Very helpful Review 16  
en passant
she hurries through the morning light, still quiet streets of paris. her hair dishevelled, the mascara a little washed out her trench coat fluttering in the cool morning wind.
where she comes from, would you like to know? she has slept little this night she almost seems to be on the run a little bit.
a lilac bush, hanging wide and luxuriant over the fence, brushes her face.
damp flowers with consuming fragrance.
and suddenly she stops, closes her eyes for a moment and slips the effervescent, cool, bright lilac scent deep inside her.
for seconds everything is fine.
for one moment spring has fulfilled its promise.

and she will never forget this moment...

unsentimental lilac scent, fresh, almost a little metallic, cool, moist, charming and noticeably synthetic.
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KuraiKurai 12 months ago
Lilac aquarelle. Its watery notes are clouded by a "poudre de riz" base. Beautiful artistic concept and a joy to wear
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FreshKatsuFreshKatsu 11 months ago
My favourite from FM so far. Soft, realistic lilac with fresh cut grass. Love how the lilac is balanced by greeness. Refreshing and modern
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RachelgRachelg 12 months ago
Just like lilac bushes right after a spring rain. Feminine, airy and super soft, not concentrated and overly heady like lilac oil.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
En Passant is not just a smell of lilac. Wear this and I'll be a spring garden. The garden that my dog ​​hasn't dug yet.
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EvaSEvaS 2 months ago
Beautiful and joyous lilac scent. Almost watercolor-like. The longevity is in the name -- like chasing a passer-by's perfume
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