“En Passant” is a fragrance from the niche perfume house Frédéric Malle. It was created by the perfumer Olivia Giacobetti and was first released in 2000. The fragrance is classified as a floral and features notes of lilac, cucumber, wheat, white musk, and cedar.
The fragrance is designed to capture the scent of a lilac bush on a spring day. The name “En Passant” is a French term used in chess to describe a move where a pawn captures another pawn “in passing.” The name reflects the fleeting, transient nature of the lilac scent and the idea of capturing a moment in time.
Frédéric Malle is known for its high-quality fragrances, which are created in collaboration with some of the world’s most talented perfumers. The brand’s perfumes are often described as complex, unique, and sophisticated, and they tend to have a loyal following among perfume enthusiasts. The 100ml Eau de Parfum spray bottle is a popular size for the brand’s fragrances.