There are plenty like that.
Thread: Longevity VS Sillage
Do sillage and longevity of a fragrance go hand in hand? Is there a one with low sillage but high longevity?
There are plenty like that.
They don't go hand in hand.
nope, they're often different... but the question is why?
Design - it could be built into the frag, example it's loud and then dies because it's poorly designed or cheap, or maybe it's an Eau de Cologne so it's meant to fade out quickly after a burst of smell
Application - the wearer dabs/rolls it on instead of spraying it on, so the scent takes longer to evaporate but doesn't project as far, or they spray overly liberally so it lasts all day but only because they put on so much,
skin type - for some people, the same application has different results. I have dryer skin so frags tend to not last that long on me for example.
Concentration/carrier - EdP's and oil based frags tend to project less and last longer
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir - PATCHOULI ABSOLU
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads
Just few examples from my wardrobe:
Low sillage high longevity: Gucci PH II
High sillage low longevity: JOOP! Nightflight
Also fragrances like Encre Noire or Pi when applied lightly have great longevity (12+ hours) without ruining life of everyone around you with high sillage.
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Lalique Encre Noire
3. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Dior Homme
2. Eau des Baux
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Examples abound, such as,
Extreme longevity (4 or 5 days) with low sillage is found in Annick Goutal's Sables.
Gucci Rush easily lasts 12 hours, but can hardley be smelled after three hours, if not reactivated by perspiration or some other moisture.
Old bottle Guerlain Vetiver EDC lasts 14 or more hours, but with low sillage, compared to old bottle Guerlain Vetiver EDT which last five or six hours with high sillage.
Longevity is measurable by time albeit different times for different people. Question is there a measuring tool for sillage? Do we say "close to others" "same room", "leave a trail". Is there a more exact science available to measuring Sillage for instance 2 metres - 5 metre - 10 metres or another way etc?