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Perfume

Perfume

WordNet



noun


(1)   A toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
(2)   A distinctive odor that is pleasant

verb


(3)   Apply perfume to
"She perfumes herself every day"
(4)   Fill or impregnate with an odor
"Orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From parfum, from the obsolete parfumare, to smoke through

Noun


  1. A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
  2. A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.

Synonyms

  • (pleasant smell) aroma, fragrance, scent
  • (substance providing a pleasant smell) fragrance, scent

Verb



  1. To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.