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,
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, Champacca Absolute and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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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. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy
3. Lalique Encre Noire
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Eau des Baux
2. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
3. Dior Homme
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?