perfume

perfume
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fragrance, aroma; cologne, scent; sachet, attar, perfumery. See odor.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. scent, fragrance, aroma, odor, sweetness, bouquet, redolence, sachet, incense; see also smell 1 .
Perfumes include: attar of roses, sandalwood, balm, bergamot, essential oil, bay oil, bay, rosemary, bay rum, frankincense, myrrh, civet, eau de cologne, musk, rose water, eau de toilette, toilet water, orange-flowers, potpourri, muscadine, spice, sachet, lavender, jasmine, patchouli, rose geranium. Syn.- perfume suggests a relatively strong, but usually pleasant, smell, either natural or manufactured [ the rich perfume of gardenias ] ; scent , in this comParison, implies a relatively faint but pervasive smell, esp. one characteristic of a particular thing [ the scent of apple blossoms ] ; fragrance implies an agreeable, sweet smell, esp. of growing things [ the fragrance of a freshly mowed field ] ; bouquet is specifically applied to the fragrance of a wine or brandy; redolence implies a rich, pleasant combination of smells [ the redolence of a grocery ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
fragrance, essence, scent, cologne, bouquet, emanation, aroma. ''Any smell that is used to drown out a worse one.''— Elbert Hubbard.
WORD FIND
bag of: sachet
case: pomander
East Indian: patchouli
smoking: incense
sprayer: atomizer
substance used in: musk, ambergris, myrrh, attar, civet, bergamot, castor, orris
see odor
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A sweet or pleasant odor: aroma, bouquet, fragrance, redolence, scent. See SMELLS. II verb To fill with a pleasant odor: aromatize, scent. See SMELLS.

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  • Perfume — Основная информация …   Википедия

  • perfume — sustantivo masculino 1. Sustancia aromática concentrada especialmente utilizada por las personas para dar buen olor: ¿Qué perfume llevas? Un perfume de jazmín . Me puse un poco de perfume antes de salir. Su novia le regaló un frasco de perfume. 2 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Perfume — Per fume, n. [F. parfum; cf. Sp. perfume. See {Perfume}, v.] 1. The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma. [1913 Webster] No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfume — (2009) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • perfume — [pər fyo͞om′; ] also, and for n. usually [, pʉr′fyo͞om΄] vt. perfumed, perfuming [MFr parfumer < It perfumare < L per , intens. + fumare, to smoke < fumus, smoke: see FUME] 1. to fill with a fragrant or pleasing odor; scent 2. to put… …   English World dictionary

  • Perfume — Per*fume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perfuming}.] [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see {Par}) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See {Fume}.] To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfume — ► NOUN 1) a fragrant liquid used to give a pleasant smell to one s body. 2) a pleasant smell. ► VERB 1) give a pleasant smell to. 2) impregnate with perfume or a sweet smelling ingredient. DERIVATIVES perfumed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • perfume — (n.) 1530s, from M.Fr. parfum, from parfumer to scent, from Prov. perfumar, from L. per through (see PER (Cf. per)) + fumare to smoke (see FUME (Cf. fume)). Earliest use in English was in reference to fumes from something burning. Meaning fluid… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perfume — s. m. 1. Emanação agradável. 2. Preparado industrial com cheiro agradável. 3. Suavidade, aroma, deleite …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • perfume — *fragrance, bouquet, redolence, incense Analogous words: odor, scent, aroma, *smell …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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