Sillage is French for “wake”, akin to the trail left behind by a moving boat in water, or the jet stream of a passing airplane.
Applied to the context of perfumery, it refers to the range or distance from the wearer, that his or her fragrance may be detected; or put in a more poetic way, “the sense of a person being present in a room after they have left”.
Sillage is pronounced as ‘see-yazh’.
A strong sillage will therefore refer to a fragrance which has range or projects well.
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Oo La Lab is a craft fragrance lab where perfume ingredients are stored in small batches and hand-poured to order.
Use the Oo Fragrance Table to select ingredients and build up your own fragrance formula, or work with an Oo La Mixologist to design one.
1000's of unique olfactory combinations can be crafted.
Oo La Lab hosts sensorial workshop sessions under the title ‘Chemistry of Oo’.