Definition of sillage in English:


Line breaks: sil|lage
Pronunciation: /siːˈjɑːʒ


  • The degree to which a perfume’s fragrance lingers in the air when worn: neither scent has a very strong sillage [mass noun]: a summer fragrance with good sillage
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    • Creating a sillage that is potent but not overpowering is tricky.
    • This is a scent with a bewitching sillage.
    • Decades of spokesmodels from Keira Knightley to Audrey Tautou to Nicole Kidman all leave an elegant Chanel No. 5 sillage in their wake long after they leave both the room and their suitors behind.


French, literally 'wake, trail'.

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