Q: What word should we use, if we were to describe the PRESENCE left behind, by a person after he/she leaves a place? [I have faced this exact situation a couple of times in the past few days,believe me!] (or) Can sillage be used in this situation? i.e in an abstract sense?
Oxford Living Dictionaries provide the following definition:
(noun) The degree to which a perfume's fragrance lingers in the air when worn
‘neither scent has a very strong sillage’
(mass noun) ‘a summer fragrance with good sillage’
The term is generally used to describe the fragrance that continues to linger after a person has walked by, but can it also be used figuratively?
If you guys think 'sillage' can be used in an abstract sense, can you please provide a few examples?
Q: Is there a word that fits the description I described above?