L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer (Eau d’Encens)

L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer (Eau d’Encens)

Whoa, a full week of posts from me? What is happening??? I hope it means I’m up to keeping schedule again. Anyway, today is Friday which means fragrance review:

On my continuing quest of picking up aaaall the discontinued bottles, here is L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer EdT. It was first released in 1999 and the nose is Olivia Giacobetti.

This thing is an incense perfume. It vaguely reminds me of cold, dusty churches. It also has some woods in, like cedar (or maybe I’m imagining it and it’s an aspect of the incense I’m not sure) and maybe sandalwood. If it has flowers in I’m not smelling them.

Don’t get me wrong, I like this fragrance but it’s something you have to be in the mood for and I’m not really sure what that mood is. Possibly “I’m a six hundred years old vampire here to f*ck sh*t up”.

All the other perfumes I have with incense in feel warm, like they’re made more cozy with amber, or in the case of Timbuktu made so dry it feels like a summer evening when there has been no rain in weeks (/months/years). But Passage d’Enfer is cold and dry which makes it interesting, but also rather specific.

On my skin it lasts about five hours, then it is still there but gets progressively weaker.

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