Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who makes or sells perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a person who makes (and sells) perfumes

Etymologies

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perfume +‎ -er.

Examples

  • And that makes all the difference to me, not to mention that in this case the perfumer is a perfectionist who has an utter sense of visual and conceptual aesthetics besides her olfactory sensibilities.

    Balmy Days and Sundays

  • And that makes all the difference to me, not to mention that in this case the perfumer is a perfectionist who has an utter sense of visual and conceptual aesthetics besides her olfactory sensibilities.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Rendered in the margin and the Revised Version "perfumer," in

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Bond No.9, the perfumer known for naming their scents after various New York neighborhoods, is about to get high...lined.

    Now You Can Smell Like The High Line!

  • Been a long time since my wife has been attacked by a “perfumer”.

    All up in your business.

  • A meeting with perfumer François Coty resulted in his first perfume flacons, and in 1902 he made plate-glass doors with molded bas-reliefs for his own Paris townhouse.

    A Display of Lalique's Beauty

  • I think it's super fun to play perfumer for a day.

    Mary Orlin: A Scentsible Valentine's Day

  • Bond No.9, the perfumer known for naming their scents after various New York neighborhoods, is about to get high...lined.

    Now You Can Smell Like The High Line!

  • Tommy Hilfiger perfumer Veronique has a bold new idea for a fragrance for Generation Y.

    Grace Dent's TV OD: Perfume

  • In the basement club of the Ace Hotel on Thursday, the actor Alan Cumming and the perfumer Christopher Brosius celebrated "2nd Alan Cumming," the fragrance they created together.

    A Fragrant Fête

Comments

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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

  • Fun note on apothecary. And here's a nice primary-source thing:

    "Regulations for Perfumers in Constantinople, ca. 900


    Every perfumer shall have his own shop, and not invade another's. Members of the guilt are to keep watch on one another to prevent the sale of adulterated products. They are not to stock poor quality goods in their shops: a sweet smell and a bad smell do not go together. They are to sell pepper, spikenard, cinnamon, aloe wood, ambergris, musk, frankincense, myrrh, balsam, indigo, dyers' herbs, lapis lazuli, fustic, storax, and in short any article used for perfumery and dyeing. Their stalls shall be placed in a row between the Milestone and the revered icon of Christ that stands above the Bronze Arcade, so that the aroma may waft upward to the icon and at the same time fill the vestibule of the Royal Palace. 

    From <i>The Book of the Eparch</i>, translated in Andrew Dalby, <i>Flavours of Byzantium</i> (Totnes, 2003), p. 40."
    Paul Freedman, Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination (New Haven and London: Yale UP, 2008), 121.

    November 28, 2017