from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a perfume; odorous; sweet-scented.


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  • Interesting at first but then on me it turns "perfumy".

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  • And hanging from the ceiling was an enormous crystal chandelier, which was going plinka plinka plinka from a light perfumy breeze.


  • Mr. Staples suggests looking for the same vintage from Chateau Palmer, known for its rich and perfumy red and black fruit.

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  • With more than 400 works, including 275 paintings, 50 of the late paper cutouts and an assortment of sculptures, drawings and prints, the massive show has temporarily displaced the entire permanent collection from two floors of the museum It's like a long, languorous alfresco feast in the south of France, with course after course of the painterly equivalent of ripe fruit, creme fraiche, warm bread and the giddy intoxication of perfumy rose.

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  • I like the spearment scent because it's not perfumy.

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  • The wildflower flavor was so strong and perfumy, it overwhelmed the other flavors in this dish.

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  • Not perhaps very perfumy rather singular, but linger nicely and can be layered, I guess.

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  • The potential gains in deliciously perfumy slather were worth the risk of bitter curd and bitter I-told-you-sos.

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  • I picked one up and I could smell something very perfumy -- either this dog had been washed in a very perfumy shampoo, or they were actually scenting the dogs to make them seem more attractive or worse, to mask some other smell.

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  • Even physical pain would magically wash away as soon as the first sweet perfumy sip passed my lips.

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