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

  • n. Perfumes.
  • n. An establishment that makes or sells perfume.
  • n. The art of making perfume.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shop selling perfumes
  • n. A factory where perfume is made
  • n. The act of being a perfumer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Perfumes, in general.
  • n. The art of preparing perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Perfumes in general.
  • n. The art of preparing perfumes.
  • n. A perfumer's establishment.

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

  • n. store where perfumes are sold
  • n. an establishment where perfumes are made
  • n. the art of making perfumes
  • n. perfumes in general


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "confine the term perfumery" to various odoriferous substances, and exclude scented soaps; because he would be aware that one-third of the returns of every manufacturing perfumer is derived from perfumed soap.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

  • I do however emphatically exclude from the term perfumery, "groceries,

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

  • Lush and unapologetically seductive, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue dares (perhaps for the first time in perfumery) to link two of the most ultra-feminine commodities a woman can own: fragrance and footwear.

    August 2008

  • Though Albert does not claim any formal training in perfumery, he draws on his experience as an architect to create fragrances.

    elizabethW Savors the Sweet Smell of Success

  • A New York perfumery is releasing an Andy Warhol-themed fragrance.

    IN ODDER NEWS: Is It Too Late To Change Our URL To “”? | Best Week Ever

  • Again about $31 million were contributed by the company's long-term perfumery strategy adopted in the Europe, the Middle East & Africa region.

  • What do you think has to be done to further reinforce the idea of perfumery as art?

    Bois de Jasmin

  • The perfumery is the only one to be acknowledged by Queen Victoria, who loved the lasting power of the fragrance. Chronicle

  • His bills for articles received from Paris, such as perfumery, cravats, jewelry, patent blacking, and clothes, ran to another twelve hundred francs.

    Albert Savarus

  • My daughter is perhaps the single most influential person in my life, and my most beautiful inspiration for anything from mundane tasks of folding socks and preparing lunch boxes, to more poetic activities such as perfumery, photography and writing.

    Archive 2006-10-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I depended on my purchase of perfumery for overcoming the effluvia of the day's drudgery, and put on a clean shirt highly scented.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 4 ch. 1

    September 18, 2008