Definition of sillage in English:

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Pronunciation: /sēˈäZH/


The degree to which a perfume’s fragrance lingers in the air when worn: neither scent has a very strong sillage a summer fragrance with good sillage
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  • We've skipped the heady talk about notes and sillage, opting instead to serve up information about how you'll really want to wear summer scents.
  • Good sillage is the best advertising a perfume can get.
  • Generally, the most complimented fragrances are the ones with a strong sillage.


French, literally 'wake, trail'.

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