I picked this perfume up from eBay with a gift certificate. Frederic Malle has been on my radar for years but I just could never find a reason to bite the bullet. Until I got a handy dandy eBay gift certificate for $25. Which this 5 ml just happened to cost.
En Passant includes notes of white lilac, orange leaves, cucumber, and wheat.
Lilac normally sends my hackles up but this lilac, though obviously so, is very soft and clear. It whispers, not shouts. The wheat surprises with delight. Walking along a scenic French country town where carts of motley flowers are parked next door to the local boulangerie. Woven baskets showcase arrangements of baguettes on the sidewalk. A produce stand with fresh fruits and vegetables in petite baskets, shining like gems, not much farther down. All these scents coalesce into this bottle. Captured in time. Taking me where I long to go.