Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of silage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wake; track; specifically, the disturbance of the ether produced by the movement through it of an electrified corpuscle or electron.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I'd never heard the wonderful term "sillage," which is French for "wake" as in the wake left by a boat and is also used to describe how a perfume leaves behind its scent. is coming soon!

    Forbes.com: News

  • I tried the Ropion's creation in eau de toilette and found it, as with most of his perfumes, to be very rich and long-lasting, with the kind of sillage that I adore: the one that envelopes the wearer in the most delicate of gauze and is always present although never overwhelming.

    Caron Aimez Moi: Perfume Review

  • In other words, I don't perceive any drastic transformations from top to middle to base notes, however, strangely, the scent smells different when inhaled very closely nose-to-wrist, from a short distance and as "sillage" wafting subtly with one's movements.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I don't imagine you want to send prizes to the UK postage - ouch!) but I wanted to show solidarity during your busy time ... and this will give me time to look up "sillage" and "aoud":-)

    Prize Draw ...and a Break

  • The bombshell rose has to have some of the same elements, such as room-clearing sillage, a strong base of wood/leather/spices/vetiver etc. and a big wallop of sex appeal from animalic elements.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It is sweet and, after the rather piercing opening, rather tender, despite its assertive sillage.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Lasting power and sillage are both quite good, far better than most department store scents.

    Scent of Time by David Pybus. Part III. Mini Reviews

  • Up close, there's a minty freshness and oolong, and there seems to be a by sillage going on here that calls to mind that scent I'm sure that if you tear down buildings in West Hollywood or Chelsea or DuPont Circle they would waft this like asbestos...

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It has excellent sillage on myself, and last surprising long on me as well.

    Saveur d'Artichaut by Sinfonia di Note: Perfume Review

  • Out of the bottle they are quite potent, with impressive sillage and longevity.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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  • Sweet word!

    July 17, 2007

  • I used to work with a Hungarian woman who could out-throw Nolan Ryan. You could smell her perfume in the parking lot five minutes before she arrived.

    July 17, 2007

  • I never realized this had a name! What a relief.

    July 17, 2007

  • silage has extremely high sillage, but is highly undesireable.

    July 17, 2007

  • Also known as "throw" in perfume-speak - how far the scent extends from your body. As in "this blend has great throw" or "very little throw - I can only smell it with my nose pressed up against my wrist".

    July 17, 2007

  • the trail of perfume a wearer leaves in her wake ...

    January 14, 2007