How unostentatious their kindness was: the delicate, scentless air that hung about them: the fresh flowers always near.
Thus you are scentless, roses of Bengal; All others' perfume is bright light in you.
It was as invisible as the wind, as scentless as a star, as complete as birth or death.
Hastily, in search of scentless paper, the fat woman made off.
The pansies looked erect And scentless, wrapped in thought: by them, I stopped.
Some of these are scentless, while others diffuse a rich perfume.
And her face above it, chaste, serene, was like the scentless summer evening.
Is that the reason why the flowers are all white and scentless here?
These views are appropriately summed up through the medium of the pure and scentless taste of the Athenæum.
Perfumery is used even in the "scentless" powders and soaps.
late 14c., sent "to find the scent of," from Old French sentir "to feel, smell, touch, taste; realize, perceive; make love to," from Latin sentire " to feel, perceive, sense, discern, hear, see" (see sense (n.)).
Originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, cf. scythe, and also scite, scituate. Figurative use from 1550s. Transitive sense "impregnate with an odor, perfume" is from 1690s. Related: Scented; scenting.
late 14c., "scent, smell, what can be smelled" (as a means of pursuit by a hound), from scent (v.). Almost always applied to agreeable odors.