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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sense of smell; olfactory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See olfactory, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as olfactory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to olfaction


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  • These exceptional people are of what Binet in his study of sexual fetichism calls olfactive type; such persons form a group which, though of smaller size and less importance, is fairly comparable to the well-known groups of visual type, of auditory type, and of psychomotor type.

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  • It wasn't until she was working for Estée Lauder, whom Ms. Gottlieb considers her mentor, that she discovered the special strength of her sense of smell and her olfactive memory.

    The Beauty Industry's Knowing Nose

  • Glass Petal Smoke was created out of a personal passion for things olfactive and gustatory.

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  • Its appearance is at odds with its dark olfactive impression which leaves floral, spicy, balsamic and woody impressions.

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  • The machine analyzes scent, but requires the technical and olfactive skills of a trained professional for optimal results.

    Royal Paulownia: The Perfume of Spring Along the Hudson

  • New accords and fragrance families will enter the olfactive palette enhancing emotion via the five senses.

    The Geometry of Perfume’s Future

  • Stewart Matthew has collaborated with perfumer Christophe Laudamiel and composers Nico Muhly and Valgeir Siggurdson to create an opera with an olfactive libretto.

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  • Fragrance will literally touch the consumer utilizing warming, tingling, and cooling sensations the term “haptics” is already nudging its way into the olfactive vocabulary.

    The Geometry of Perfume’s Future

  • That is also the time when people who never look up at the towering trees recognize the source of their olfactive pleasure.

    Royal Paulownia: The Perfume of Spring Along the Hudson

  • If one considers the architecture of fragrance, there is a lesson that can be inferred by comparing it to ornamental structure; by limiting the number of repeated patterns in perfumery and creating structures that support signature we can liberate olfactive possibilities and introduce myriad creations.

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