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n pl -eries
1. (Business / Commerce) a place where perfumes are sold
2. (Business / Commerce) a factory where perfumes are made
3. (Business / Commerce) the process of making perfumes
4. perfumes in general
per•fum•er•y (pərˈfyu mə ri)
n., pl. -er•ies.
1. perfumes collectively.
2. the art or business of a perfumer.
3. the place of business of a perfumer.
4. the preparation of perfumes.
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Besides, amber is a hard, transparent, brittle, odorless substance, used for mouth-pieces to pipes, for beads and ornaments; but ambergris is soft, waxy, and so highly fragrant and spicy, that it is largely used in perfumery, in pastiles, precious candles, hair-powders, and pomatum.
I stood by the duke at the door, and I see that every man that went in had his pockets bulging, or something muffled up under his coat -- and I see it warn't no perfumery, neither, not by a long sight.
"For the perfumery I excuse you," said Don Quixote; "give it to him in reals, and I shall be satisfied; and see that you do as you have sworn; if not, by the same oath I swear to come back and hunt you out and punish you; and I shall find you though you should lie closer than a lizard.
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