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.
the scent, odor, or volatile particles emitted by substances that smell agreeable.
(of substances, flowers, etc.) to impart a pleasant fragrance to.
to impregnate with a sweet odor; scent.
- per·fume·less, adjective
- per·fum·y, adjective
- un·per·fumed, adjective
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How to use perfume in a sentence
She tells us that her love affair with fragrances began while watching her mother apply perfumes as a child.Jodie Turner-Smith Blossoms As The New Face Of Gucci Bloom | Allison McGevna | October 6, 2020 | Essence.com
Trends in the perfumes and PAHs mirror the ups and downs of human activities near Mount Elbrus.Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice | Carolyn Wilke | September 30, 2020 | Science News For Students
That may explain why they made up more than 80 percent of the perfumes in every ice sample, says Vecchiato.Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice | Carolyn Wilke | September 30, 2020 | Science News For Students
To make room, some are selling excess stocks in bulk to distilleries at a deep discount to be turned into—ouch—hand sanitizer and perfume.Wildfires, trade wars, COVID-19: The 2020 global wine harvest may go down as the most challenging yet | Bernhard Warner | September 20, 2020 | Fortune
Although it’s not the same experience as walking into a Chanel store, people still want to buy their perfume and have that delivered to them safely and conveniently.Deep Dive: How to master Amazon advertising in the new normal | Digiday | July 29, 2020 | Digiday
A local perfume maker even produced a special scent for men and women named after the rocket, M75.
perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.
Before sending it she rubbed her perfume on it like a magical charm.
But the flower I lifted from the table was fresh and fragile and filled the air with perfume.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Prophet says there are three things one must never refuse: a good pillow, good yogurt, and good perfume.
Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume.Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
The air was heavy with the perfume of frankincense which smouldered in a brass vessel set upon a tray.Dope | Sax Rohmer
For she called him 'Tommy'; she was his mother; love, tenderness, and pity emanated from her like a cloud of perfume.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He thrust one hand into his gold-coloured skirt, and produced a glass bottle full of some very cheap perfume from Europe.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He stumbled into the room, from which a heavy smell of perfume swept out upon the landing.Dope | Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for perfume
(tr) to impart a perfume to
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