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    Default Longevity VS Sillage

    Do sillage and longevity of a fragrance go hand in hand? Is there a one with low sillage but high longevity?

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    There are plenty like that.

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    There are plenty like that.

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    They don't go hand in hand.

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    I've found that EDTs can often be better for projection and sillage where EDPs usually do better in longevity...

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    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

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    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.

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    Default Re: Longevity VS Sillage

    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.

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    Default Re: Longevity VS 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?

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