For me, a fragrance’s worth-it-ness is judged on its staying power, or sillage, if you’re fancy, which is French for “wake.” It’s used to describe a scent’s trail, its ability to linger in the air behind you, walking down the street.
Sillage isn’t about whether a scent contains strong or powerful ingredients. Put differently, a perfume can be powerful but not lasting. It comes down to how long it radiates off of your skin.
Here is a list of notes that do last long, at least 8 hours:
– Woods (cedar, sandalwood, agarwood/oud, guaiac, birch)
– Resins (frankincense, myrrh, labdanum, opoponax, elemi, amber)
– Musks (civet, ambergris, castoreum)
10. Miss Dior for Women by Dior
MISS DIOR CHERIE is a women’s fragrance that possesses a blend of strawberry leaf, patchouli, violet, mandarin, musk, and jasmine. It is recommended for evening wear but not only.
9. Cinema By Yves Saint Laurent For Women
Is not very overpowering. However, this quickly transforms into a gorgeous white floral. The drydown is almost beyond words. It is warm amber and white musk with a little balsam to keep it from being too heavy.
8. Max Mara By Max Mara For Women
Luxurious and complex, just like the woman who chooses to wear it. Max Mara accentuates your style and individuality. Top notes include, citrus, ginger.
7. Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum
This perfume is fabulous. ANGEL is a refreshing oriental woody fragrance. This Perfume has a blend of vanilla sandalwood and patchouli. Accompanied by fruity notes of fresh citrus melons peaches and plums.
6. Knowing By Estee Lauder For Women
KNOWING is a women’s fragrance that possesses a blend of a light floral, rich with mosses and woods. A great choice if you want a long lasting fragrance.
5. Le Baiser Du Dragon By Cartier For Women
Very sexy, sensual and decadent scent. Indeed, this are perfect words which describes perfect Le Baiser Du Dragon. Exotic and intense, it will transport you into the world of fairytale dragons, princesses and princes.
4. Samsara By Guerlain For Women
Samsara has great notes of amber, sandalwood and jasmine, blended with other oriental florals and vanilla.
3. Jasmin Noir By Bvlgari
A fantastic scent with strong sillage, the woodsy base holds a great aroma that lasts and sheds sweet exotic smells of mandarin, sandle wood, and of course jasmine.
2. Thierry Mugler Alien
Alien radiates light from her golden temple, a place of happiness, inundated with a beneficial aura a palace decorated with precious stones of various powers, irradiating fullness and positive energy. The bottle holding this elixir is reminiscent of a sacred stone.
1. 24 Faubourg By Hermes For Women
For sure, a top choice for a strong sillage perfume is 24 Faubourg By Hermes.
This is a very sophisticated fragrance, it is soft, sweet and lady like, but not to flowery. This is a very dressed up fragrance and a great perfume to wear when you would like to give the air of classic chic.