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  1. #1

    Default what is sillage?

    can't find it in the dictionary or wikipedia

    anyways, which of my colognes in my collections would you consider to have good "sillage?"

    ill name just a few

    a*men
    aqua di gio
    pi
    kenneth cole black
    hugo
    polo blue
    bulgari pour homme
    bulgari extremme
    b*men
    le male
    thommy
    armani mania

    i just started collecting and don't know much. thanks!
    Last edited by Pappy; 23rd October 2006 at 02:00 AM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: what is sillage?

    Sillage is the "trail " that your fragrance leaves behind. I think your Mugler A*Men should have a good sillage, or at least on me it does. Welcome to Basenotes!
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    Default Re: what is sillage?

    Quote Originally Posted by aubrgene
    Sillage is the "trail " that your fragrance leaves behind. I think your Mugler A*Men should have a good sillage, or at least on me it does. Welcome to Basenotes!
    Ohhh that explains alot. How do you know if your cologne leaves good sillage? And What colognes don't have good sillage?

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    Default Re: what is sillage?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsp_NY
    Here's a discussion about the same topic:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=170683
    Thank you!

  6. #6

    Default Re: what is sillage?

    It helped me to understand when I realised sillage is French for "wake" - as in what a boat leaves behind.

    In perfume terms, sillage really depends as much on the wearer and application as it does to the formula itself. Your body may react with the fragrance in such a way as to "kill" the sillage, or amplify it - you just have to experiement.


  7. #7

    Default Re: what is sillage?

    From your wardrope I'll pick:
    a*men
    pi
    hugo
    bulgari extremme
    b*men
    le male
    tommy
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Default Re: what is sillage?

    Sillage in french also means Slipstream in english wich in physics means "a pocket of reduced pressure following behind an object moving through a fluid medium."

    But the french use it as a maritime context, and that would mean the liquid trace marking the passage of a boat or a plane.

    Nothing to do with perfumes but just so you know.
    Last edited by castorpollux; 25th October 2006 at 01:43 AM.

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