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    When I wear perfume I want to SMELL it! What female fragrance has the best sillage...a real show-stopper, head-turner that gets women NOTICED (in a good way!)

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    I wear Blonde by Versace today...one of my best...i sprayed for eifht hours now ..still smelling it like i have just sprayed !
    Best sillage on me Loulou by Cacharel..+12 hours..
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    Addict by Dior,Nahema and Vol de Nuit by Guerlain,Black Orchid by Tom Ford...i have so many in my wardrobe because i love long lasting perfumes with great sillage
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    Well Angel is a real power hitter.
    Aromatics Exlir is another
    I find the Chanels have big sillage.
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    Most Dior fragrances pour Femme has excellent sillage.
    Dior Addict is the winner for me. It easily fills up a car
    several hours after it is applyed.
    As Sophi said, the Poisons aren't bad either (nor is LouLou).
    Dolce Vita is another sillage monster ...
    ... yeah, if you want sillage, and longevity, go with Dior!

    Most numbered Chanels has great sillage too: 5; 19; 22!

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    Oh, and most frags from Jean Paul Gaultier
    and Thierry Mugler are sillage monsters too!

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    My husband once smelled Carnal Flower on me from outside the house through an open window -- I swear, I only sprayed twice! (although, to be fair, I *was* exercising at the time, which magnified the already monster sillage into huge billows of tuberose -- luckily, he loves CF!)

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    The Lolita Lempickas have great sillage for a modern perfume house.I'm trying out my Coral Flower today again,and each time I've been surprised at how much I can pick it up late in the day as I move around.No reapplication,either!

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    The houses of YSL and Givenchy both have great silliage monsters too!(I'm thinking of Opium, Paris, Amarige and Ysatis)
    Ohh and don't forget Georgio and Red by Georgio;and Chlo'e and Sun Moon Stars by Lagerfield.

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    For big sillage and staying power, I always turn to Montale. They make very thoughtful creations that just won't quit.
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    ... not to forget the mother of all sillage monsters:
    RED DOOR by Elizabeth Arden!

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    Probably legacy ouds, ancient of days, and a few selected essential oils/absolutes, subject to how much you put on, where you put it, and how warm the weather is, are the ones that can be most counted on to give people the gift of a few seconds to pat their hair down, stand up straight, and generally prepare themselves to celebrate your arrival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post

    Most numbered Chanels has great sillage too: 5; 19; 22!

    Thank you Duc...i have forgotten to mention the numbers of Chanel ,too
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    "Paloma" by a mile.
    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"

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    Holy Cow Guys!!! Got Guerlain's Insolence today! talk about SILLAGE!!!
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    I'm an aficionada of big perfume, too. These work for me in the way you'd like:

    Mackie
    Rumba
    vintage Chloe
    Fracas
    DK Gold
    Eden (some folks hate this, but I find it sultry)
    Fendi

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednails View Post
    I'm an aficionada of big perfume, too. These work for me in the way you'd like:

    Mackie
    Rumba
    vintage Chloe
    Fracas
    DK Gold
    Eden (some folks hate this, but I find it sultry)
    Fendi
    Thanks! can't wait to try them all! BTW I once owned vintage chloe, about 20 years ago. Loved it so much I named a cat after it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    ... not to forget the mother of all sillage monsters:
    RED DOOR by Elizabeth Arden!
    I completely agree. It can cause respiratory arrest if you are in an elevator with a fan!

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    Yes, Red Door is indeed a sillage monster. So is Amarige. I can't really wear either of those, but those I do love to wear that have sillage for days as others have mentioned are Paloma and Insolence.

    I recently got out of my car at the end of my friend's driveway...actually, not even in the driveway but on the street near her house. She was at her door and as I walked up her drive she yelled "I smell your perfume from here!" It was Coromandel.

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    My Bond No. 9 fragrances all have very good sillage and longevity.

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    Givenchy Amarige
    Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia
    Yes, the Chanels have great sillage
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    my choices on myself would be SL fleurs d'oranger, Narciso for her and angel.

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    With sillage, I think the key is to have a fragrance that isn't too STRONG/INTENSE, but does leave a nice trail behind in your wake.

    Cabaret, by parfums Grès (not the crap for men), accomplishes this admirably. I get more compliments on this fragrance than any other one I own--usually from women who want to buy it for their husbands!

    Estee Lauder's Private Collection and White Linen are both pretty tenacious also. You don't need a lot to have them last all day. One dab behind each ear of PC parfum and it's still going 5 hours later, which is eternity on my skin.

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    For me they are....

    Pleasures
    Alien
    Angel
    Lolita Lempicka
    Aromatics Elixir
    Winter Star
    Silver Mountain Water
    Spring Flower
    Fleurissimo
    Acqua Fiorentina
    Coney Island
    Coromandel

    These I can smell on my skin till I wash them off. I can also smell them on myself all day. I'm wearing Lolita Lempicka today and I have been getting the most wonderful whiffs all day. I put it on at 6pm and it's still smelling like it did when I 1st sprayed it on, but not as strong. All, the frags I chose above last the same on me as the Lolita. They smell the same right till I wash them off. Some frags have a tendency to turn into a whole other scent that smells like "old perfume on the outside of the tester that has been on the counter for over a year" by the 6th hour if it makes it that long. Yeah, I've smelled that on some folks. I'm sure y'all know what I'm talking about. You ask them what perfume they're wearing and it don't smell no where near what it's supposed to smell like. You talk about a bad mix (frag/body chemistry) that gets worse by the hour, p/u. I looooove Lolita on me. I mix it with VS's Love Spell, which makes it extra sweet ; )
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    Aromatics Elixir is a monster (and gives me a headache). Same with Poison (lest we forget the BIG 80's fragrances). Insolence is probably my favorite knockout sillage fragrance. I agree with granola357. The idea of leaving a faint trail of fragrance as you pass by is the best type of sillage. And for that, there is nothing like Shalimar.

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    The best (though in this case I would rather call it "worst") sillage I've ever encountered was Bond no. 9 Broadway Nite. I could not get rid of that stuff for about two weeks! No kidding! I only dabbed some on my wrist (to give it a test drive) and it just did not want to go away. Even two weeks from the application I caught wiffs off it - increadible. :-(

    I would call it "best sillage" when my fragrance can be felt from say 1 m distance. I find sillage monsters invasive - like passive smoking.

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    I think the Best sillage is the one each person likes best. Now the strongest sillage for female perfumes have already been mentioned (Amarige, Angel, etc) there's also:

    Carnal Flower
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Black Orchid
    Chergui
    Opium
    Clive Christian No1 for women
    Jungle l'Elephant
    Caron's French Can Can
    Balenciaga's Michelle
    Patou's Adieu Sagesse
    Bandit
    FM's Une Fleur de Cassie
    Tauer's L'Air du desert Maroccain


    and a very special mention to Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds (and most of her line really)
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    Surely you mean Elizabeth Taylor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwyrmsmith View Post
    Surely you mean Elizabeth Taylor!
    Yes!!!! It seems I had a mental spaz there, I'm sorry..i will edit

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    +3 on Fendi (1985) and this for the EdT. Staying power is gigantic too...
    +5 (?) on Aromatics Elixir
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    Michael Kors Michael Kors
    Paris Hilton Fairy Dust
    Obsession C.K
    Estee Lauder's Youth Dew and amber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weimar27 View Post
    Michael Kors Michael Kors
    Paris Hilton Fairy Dust
    Obsession C.K
    Estee Lauder's Youth Dew and amber
    nude
    Hee hee- I stunk up the whole of Starbucks once with Youth dew.....
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    Great sillage monsters! One that really captures some attention is LeLabo's Iris 39
    It is a fabulous unisex frag with super sillage!!!

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