Originally Posted by minilomaniac
[quote author=phersurf link=1125589609/0#13 date=1125609553][quote author=minilomaniac link=1125589609/0#8 date=1125604730]I actually try to avoid sillage. I only want people who are really near me to be able to smell my fragrance. So I never use a lot of fragrance.
Sometimes it has nothing to do with the amount of frag.
I can wear quite a bit of Creed Imperial with almost no sillage. While only a couple of squirts of Heritage or BdP leaves a visable trail around my building at work (kind of like in an old Warner Brothers cartoon where the fumes comming off of a boiling pot of food will become a hand and pull Bugs Bunny toward it).
Yes, it depends onthe frag too. I only have 4 fragrances at the moment and none of them are powerful enough to give sillage if I use them without applying too much. One of the problems is that fragrances that are powerful enough to leave sillage by normal use will almost certainly cause me a headache too. So I usually just pick fragrances that aren't too powerful. Egoiste/E Platinum and Live Jazz are some of the ones that seem to last forever on me and with a lot of sillage but they also hit my head like a hammer. I don't really know why.[/quote]
With scents like these you have to use a different method of application. If you want to avoid getting a headache, then try spraying your chest before putting on a shirt. Also spray the back of your neck so when you walk, you leave a trail without the scent aromatizing to your own nose. This one is a good sillage tip.