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An eternal classic, Passage d’Enfer excites us with its wordplay: “Passage through hell”. Don’t be afraid — this perfume is soothing and meditative.
In the fragrance’s heart, perfumer Olivia Giacobetti features a lily that trades its assertive femininity for a more mystical persona.This translucent lily is borne aloft by coils of incense that transport it skyward, offering it eternal life.
Passage d’Enfer pays homage to the Parisian location of L’Artisan Parfumeur’s office in the 1970s. It conjures up images of chilled cathedral walls and echoes of rituals and incantations. Translucent lily and white musk sweeten the balsamic smoke of incense. Passage d’Enfer is also a wicked play on words, the symbolic “Hells passage”, a moment caught between two worlds. The name may be dark and unsettling, but the scent itself is tranquil and contemplative.
A fragrance playing on the contrasting facets of incense; its dry and poignant freshness is rounded by the scent of white musk and lilies.