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perfumery

[ per-fyoo-muh-ree ]

noun

, plural per·fum·er·ies.
  1. perfumes collectively.
  2. the art or business of a perfumer.
  3. the place of business of a perfumer.
  4. the preparation of perfumes.


perfumery

/ pəˈfjuːmərɪ /

noun

  1. a place where perfumes are sold
  2. a factory where perfumes are made
  3. the process of making perfumes
  4. perfumes in general


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Word History and Origins

Origin of perfumery1

1790–1800; perfumer + -y 3; -ery

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Example Sentences

It has, hands down, the most impressive collection of skin-care and perfumery in the world.

I like Mrs. Brown, and do not think her perfumery bad, or herself very fat, and am glad they had the window shut for her.

In pharmacy, perfumery, &c., applied to preparations containing ammonia.

Great amateurs are both sexes of tinsel and perfumery, and they besprinkle themselves with all kinds of essences.

But she helped Cousin Eunice cut the stems of the sweet garden herbs for drying, and the others for perfumery.

There had been no opportunity in his hard-working life of acquiring new ideas and information beyond the perfumery trade.

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