from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A box or vase with a perforated cover to emit perfumes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a box, or vase, with a perforated cover to emit perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A censer; a vessel with a pierced cover for burning perfumes.
  • n. A vessel or box for holding perfumes and provided with a perforated cover to permit the diffusion of them.


French (Wiktionary)



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  • From Swordplay Blog, June 25, 2008:

    "A French slang term comparing the natural scent of the vulva with a casserole of food prepared and served in a container of that name."

    From the Joy of Sex:

    "The woman's cassolette is her secret weapon to an extent American women don't seem to realize--French women know better. Some men respond violently to it without realizing the fact; it's also the ideal perfume fixative, and a touch behind the ears at a dance, in advance of, or instead of, bottle perfume can be deadly... Wash with white soap, and here as everywhere treat deodorants the way a chef would treat deflavorants. How the hippie generation thought you could live the good sex life without washing defeats explanation."

    August 28, 2009