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You Just Want Me for My Big Dic… tionary July 17, 2006

Posted by scentbloggers in You Just Want Me for My Big Dic... tionary.

Hi, and welcome to first of several special features we hope to offer here at Scentbloggers. You Just Want Me for My Big Dic… tionary will define perfume terms you will come across frequently in fragrance articles, but might not necessarily use in everyday converstaions.


Sillage is the term used to describe a perfume wearer’s aura of fragrance. The term also refers to the ghost trails of scent briefly left in wake as the wearer moves.

It should be noted that sillage ought not be confused with the aroma of those who douse themselves so liberally that they obliterate the smell of everything else in the room; appropriate usage of the word should be stictly observed. The standard term in that case would be Shock and Awe. We here at Scentbloggers recommend against Shock and Awe.



1. Lily Sword - July 17, 2006

I have not encountered that word. Very handy!

2. scentbloggers - July 18, 2006

It’s a great word to have on the old mental rolodex, and seems to come in handy, indeed!

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