One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn.‘neither scent has a very strong sillage’‘a summer fragrance with good sillage’
- ‘I expect a good fragrance to have high sillage and good longevity.’
- ‘This is a scent with a bewitching sillage.’
- ‘Decades of spokesmodels from Keira Knightley to Audrey Tautou to Nicole Kidman all leave an elegant Chanel No. 5 sillage in their wake long after they leave both the room and their suitors behind.’
- ‘Good sillage is the best advertising a perfume can get.’
- ‘Creating a sillage that is potent but not overpowering is tricky.’
- ‘We've skipped the heady talk about notes and sillage, opting instead to serve up information about how you'll really want to wear summer scents.’
- ‘With a strong sillage from the woody musks, this perfume is sure to create an elusive yet alluring olfactory signature.’
- ‘It lasts 12 to 16 hours on my skin and has wonderful sillage.’
- ‘Generally, the most complimented fragrances are the ones with a strong sillage.’
- ‘Unlike most colognes, it has great sillage (the trail a perfume leaves behind) and staying power (it last for the entire day on me).’
French, literally ‘wake, trail’.
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