Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who makes or sells perfumes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who creates new perfumes.
  • n. A person who makes or sells perfume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, oe that which, perfumes.
  • n. One whose trade is to make or sell perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which perfumes.
  • n. One whose trade is the making or selling of perfumes.

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

  • n. a person who makes (and sells) perfumes

Etymologies

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perfume +‎ -er.

Examples

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  • "Spices had the added attraction of unrivaled potency and durability, for which reason they were critical ingredients for the perfumer, and they remained so until the equation was transformed with the invention of distillation and then the advent of the chemical age."

    --Jack Turner, _Spice: The History of a Temptation_ (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), 209

    See also maceration for methods used by perfumers in antiquity.

    December 5, 2016