Pronounced: FAIR-uhl, noun
Notes: I was trying so hard to parse this word to figure out the meaning that I forgot that I’ve run across it in reading.
The word sillage is “the trail of scent that lingers behind from a perfume; also, the degree to which it lingers
This word came into English in the early 1800s
Background / Comments
The word comes from the French word sillage (wake, trail). I’ve run into sillage quite a bit, but I didn’t know that there was a word for it.