- the quality of being fragrant; a sweet or pleasing scent.
- perfume, cologne, toilet water, or the like.
Origin of fragrance
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Examples from the Web for fragrance
The flowers and grass exhaled a fragrance which troubled me.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Musmanno ended the interview by asking Clinton what scent he wears (it was, after all, a Fragrance Foundation event).Clinton Talks Cologne—and World Inequality—at Fragrance Foundation Event
January 29, 2014
The fragrance concept is about female empowerment and finding the inner strength that makes women so beautiful.
The fragrance, which will be available in February, is described as an "intoxicating, addictive luminous floral."
Now, more than 50 years after her death, the actress has been tapped as the fragrance's new face.Hillary Clinton Receives First-Ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service; Karl Lagerfeld to Teach Master Class in Paris
The Fashion Beast Team
October 17, 2013
It was easy enough, by looking toward the left, to see where the fragrance came from.
It was to the girl as if the fragrance were twining and winding about her and impelling her like leashes.
The night wind was balmy, and there was a fragrance of cedar in its breath.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
The smell of earth and grass after the heavy shower was like the fragrance of tea roses.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Susan was waving it back and forth before her face, stirring the air to fragrance.Tiverton Tales
- a pleasant or sweet odour; scent; perfume
- the state of being fragrant
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Word Origin and History for fragrance
1660s, from French fragrance or directly from Late Latin fragrantia, from fragrantem (see fragrant).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper