aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent(noun)
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
perfume, aromatize, aromatise(verb)
fill or impregnate with an odor
"orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"
apply perfume to
"She perfumes herself every day"
A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.
To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
Origin: From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare "to smoke through"
to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent
the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma
a substance that emits an agreeable odor
Origin: [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see Par) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.]
Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living spaces "a pleasant scent." Perfumes have been known to exist in some of the earliest human civilizations, either through ancient texts or from archaeological digs. Modern perfumery began in the late 19th century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds such as vanillin or coumarin, which allowed for the composition of perfumes with smells previously unattainable solely from natural aromatics alone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pėr′fūm, or pėr-fūm′, n. sweet-smelling smoke: sweet scent: anything which yields a sweet odour.—v.t. (pėr-fūm′) to fill with a pleasant odour: to scent.—adj. Perfū′matory, yielding perfume.—ns. Per′fume-foun′tain, a small appliance for throwing a jet or spray of perfume; Perfū′mer, one who or that which perfumes: one who makes or sells perfumes; Perfū′mery, perfumes in general: the art of preparing perfumes; Per′fume-set, a set of articles for the toilet-table.—adj. Per′fūmy. [Fr. parfum—L. per, through, fumus, smoke.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Any smell that is used to down a worse one.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell, especially a fluid containing fragrant natural oils extracted from flowers, woods, etc., or similar synthetic oils. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A type of liquid or substance and product created and produced in various colors, fragrance, compound, substance and other ingredients according to the creator of the product, sold as a product in a form of packaging.
Perfume is created and produced worldwide and loved and used by many.Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2016
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The numerical value of perfume in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of perfume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of perfume in a Sentence
Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
You can crush a rose; all it will do is give off perfume.
To attract men, I wear a perfume called ``New Car Interior.'
The flowery character waves perfume in tone and pours sweetness in speech.
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
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- عطر, أريجArabic
- perfumCatalan, Valencian
- naparfémovat, navonět, parfém, voňavka, vůněCzech
- Parfüm, Geruch, parfümieren, Duft, DuftstoffGerman
- άρωμα, ευωδιά, αρωματίζωGreek
- perfumar, perfume, aromaSpanish
- tuoksu, parfyymi, parfymoida, hajuvesi, hajustaa, hajusteFinnish
- odeur, parfum, parfumerFrench
- בושם, בישםHebrew
- अतर, इत्रHindi
- illatszer, parfüm, beparfümöz, illat, illatosítHungarian
- անուշահոտություն, բուրմունք, օծանելիքArmenian
- ilmur, ilmvatnIcelandic
- profumo, profumareItalian
- 香水, 香りJapanese
- 향기, 香水, 향수, 香氣Korean
- odor, unguentumLatin
- Parfum, parfüméieren, Geroch, DoftLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kakara, whakakakaraMāori
- арома, намирисува, парфем, мирис, парфимираMacedonian
- minyak wangi, minyak attarMalay
- parfum, parfumerenDutch
- parfymeNorwegian Nynorsk
- duft, aroma, godluktNorwegian
- perfumy, perfumowaćPolish
- perfume, cheiro, perfumar, odorPortuguese
- надушить, духи, душить, аромат, благоуханиеRussian
- voňavka, vôňaSlovak
- parfum, parfumiratiSlovene
- parfymera, parfymSwedish
- nước hoa, mùi thơm, nước thơmVietnamese
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