Definitions for: Perfume

[n] a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
[n] a distinctive odor that is pleasant
[v] apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day"
[v] fill or impregnate with an odor

Webster (1913) Definition: Per*fume", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perfumed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Perfuming.] [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par
(see Par) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See
To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.

And Carmel's flowery top perfumes the skies. --Pope.

Per"fume, n. [F. parfum; cf. Sp. perfume. See
Perfume, v.]
1. The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a
sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance;

No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field. --Pope.

2. A substance that emits an agreeable odor.

And thou shalt make it a perfume. --Ex. xxx. 35.

Synonyms: aroma, aromatise, aromatize, essence, fragrance, scent, scent

See Also: cologne, cologne water, eau de cologne, eau de toilette, groom, incense, neaten, odor, odorize, odour, odourise, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, pachouli, patchouli, patchouly, perfumery, potpourri, rose water, scent, smell, toilet article, toilet water, toiletries, toiletry

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