Definitions for perfume
ˈpɜr fyum, pərˈfyum; pərˈfyum, ˈpɜr fyumper·fume
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perfume.
aroma, fragrance, perfume, scentnoun
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
perfume, aromatize, aromatiseverb
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.
Etymology: From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare "to smoke through"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: parfume, Fr.
Pomanders and knots of powders for drying rheums are not so strong as perfumes; you may have them continually in your hand, whereas perfumes you can take but at times. Francis Bacon.
Perfumes, though gross bodies that may be sensibly wasted, yet fill the air, so that we can put our nose in no part of the room where a perfume is burned, but we smell it. Digby.
No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field,
Nor fragrant herbs their native incense yield. Alexander Pope.
To scent; to impregnate with sweet scent.
Etymology: from the noun.
Let me have them very well perfum’d,
For she is sweeter than perfume itself
To whom they go. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.
Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs,
And husht with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber,
Than in the perfum’d chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
And lull’d with sounds of sweetest melody? William Shakespeare.
Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose,
With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfum’d. William Shakespeare.
The distilled water of wild poppy, mingled at half with rose water, take with some mixture of a few cloves in a perfuming pan. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Smells adhere to hard bodies; as in perfuming of gloves, which sheweth them corporeal. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
The pains she takes are vainly meant,
To hide her amorous heart,
’Tis like perfuming an ill scent,
The smell’s too strong for art. George Granville.
See spicy clouds from lowly Sharon rise,
And Carmel’s flow’ry top perfumes the skies! Alexander Pope.
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
Etymology: [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 product.
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
You can put perfume on a pig, but it still stinks!
It is a luxury perfume in the glass, and the taste of it is a perfect melding of sweetness and freshness, for me, it is nothing but sensuality in a glass.
I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again.
To attract men, I wear a perfume called ``New Car Interior.'
The Acqua di Rose is still one of our best-selling products; of course it's now used as an astringent toner and perfume rather than a disinfectant.
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Translations for perfume
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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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