A flower caught between two worlds
Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti has taken a fresh look at the perfume she composed in 1999, Passage d'Enfer, infusing her signature with new olfactory impact : Passage d'Enfer Extrême.
Enhanced by new packaging with flamboyant red flair, Passage d'Enfer is now available as a shower gel and body lotion.
A flower caught between two worlds
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.Shop now
Passage d'Enfer Extrême
A "resurrection lily"
A remarkable flower, synonymous with metamorphosis, became the symbol of this new creation: a variety of lily native to Asia called Red Spider Lily, because of its petals that shimmer in a halo of radiant flames. Defying fate and the limits of time, the dry freshness of incense is rounded off with the scents of lily, creamy sandalwood, benzoin and vanilla.Shop now
Bath and Body
Awaken your senses with scented body products
L'Artisan Parfumeur enriches its Bath & Body collection with a new scent: Passage d'Enfer. A pure and elegant collection for any bathroom. To be used on their own or in complement of your fragrance to intensify the scent.Shop now
The Atlas cedar, which is recognisable from its bluish needles, comes from the North African mountain chains forming the Atlas Mountain. It has a life expectancy of over 2000 years. The dry, slightly leathery essence is obtained by steam distillation of the previously cut wood. In Passage d'Enfer, the camphorated, lush green fragrance of cedar prolongs the freshness of the white lily and adds substance to the scent.
Frankincense, known more widely as incense, has been highly prized since the dawning of time for its mystical, spiritual qualities. In many cultures it promotes communication between humans and celestial powers. Incense comes from an aromatic resin - lemony, balsamic and slightly spicy, produced by plants belonging to the Boswellia genus. It is picked in the autumn following trunk incisions during the summer months.
Picked from all four corners of the world, white lily, Lilium candidum, gentle spicy, waxy and floral aromas. Its French nickname is 'muette’, which translates as 'silent', since it is impossible to extract its essence or absolute. In Passage d'Enfer, the synthesis of the lily has been carefully chosen for both its lush green and sunny notes. Contradict with each other, they heightening the personality of the fragrance.
Bois de Santal
A symbol of Indian heritage, sandalwood releases a slightly woody, slightly powdery perfume. The tree must have reached maturity, having grown for at least 20 years, to produce a creamy, fruity essence. As it contains the most concentrated aromas, the heart of the trunk is collected, distilled and left to age for several months. Because of its slow and highly regulated growth, this wood is a rare and precious ingredient.
Olivia Giacobetti is one of the most gifted perfumers of her generation. Trained from the age of 17 at Robertet in Grasse, she created her perfume company in 1990. Her nose, which she affectionately refers to as "ma truffe" in French, has led to the creation of major classics such as Passage d'Enfer(1999) and Premier Figuier (1994) to name but a few.
Today, her inspiration is drawn from a wealth of memories epitomising respect for nature in its finest hour - the freshness of a ripe fig tree, the complexity of wet leather, the delicious fragrance of the cacao tree and the finesse of a tea plantation.