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[per-fyoo-mer, pur-fyoo-] /pərˈfyu mər, ˈpɜr fyu-/
a person or thing that perfumes.
a maker or seller of perfumes.
Origin of perfumer
First recorded in 1565-75; perfume + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had fallen very easy, the animal lay perfectly quiet, and the perfumer was to all intents and purposes as dead as the animal.

    Men's Wives William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The perfumer could only have been half pleased with this uncomplimentary form.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • The French perfumer does not confine himself to a single sense.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • Well, my lady, to the perfumer's I went with the bird, this morning.

  • The most important of these to the perfumer is what is termed curd soap, as it forms the basis of all the highly-scented soaps.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • She took out a long violet box with a perfumer's seal upon it.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • The perfumer uses musk principally in the scenting of soap, sachet powder, and in mixing for liquid perfumery.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • My love hath tired some fiddler like Albano, like the perfumer.

British Dictionary definitions for perfumer


a person who makes or sells perfume
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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