Aloha, Mike. I am very new here and mostly soaking up knowledge from the likes of you. From this forum, I learned about ordering samples. My first shipment included this one, and it was the first one I tried. It was April, I think. Great timing, no? This fragrance was and is truly a revelation for me. It's certainly the first lilac fragrance I'd tried that, to me, said "quality". The cucumber is fresh and beautiful, and the base is listed as wheat. Is that the lettuce/water/dirt that you are getting? Whatever it is, I couldn't stop sniffing it! What struck me most was the way the fragrance seemed to float on my skin. It kept teasing me all day and I couldn't keep my mind on my work. If I had to describe En Passant in one word, I would choose "diaphanous". It is just heaven to my nose, and I plan to get a whole bottle.