perfumery


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per·fum·er·y

 (pər-fyo͞o′mə-rē)
n. pl. per·fum·er·ies
1. Perfumes.
2. An establishment that makes or sells perfume.
3. The art of making perfume.

perfumery

(pəˈfjuːmərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. (Commerce) a place where perfumes are sold
2. (Commerce) a factory where perfumes are made
3. (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.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perfumery - perfumes in general
perfume, essence - a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
2.perfumery - store where perfumes are sold
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
3.perfumery - an establishment where perfumes are made
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
4.perfumery - the art of making perfumes
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
Translations
صِناعَة العُطور
parfumérie
parfumeri
illatszertár
ilmvatnsverslun
parfuméria
parfüm mağazası

perfumery

[pəˈfjuːmərɪ] Nperfumería f; (= perfumes) → perfumes mpl

perfumery

n (= making perfume)Parfümherstellung f; (= perfume factory)Parfümerie f; (= perfumes)Parfüm nt

perfumery

[pəˈfjuːmərɪ] nprofumeria

perfume

(ˈpəːfjuːm) noun
1. a sweet smell or fragrance. the perfume of roses.
2. a liquid, cream etc which has a sweet smell when put on the skin, hair, clothes etc. She loves French perfume(s).
(pəˈfjuːm) verb
1. to put perfume on or in. She perfumed her hair.
2. to give a sweet smell to. Flowers perfumed the air.
perˈfumery (-ˈfjuː-) plural perˈfumeries noun
a shop where perfume is sold or a factory where it is made.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Besides which, he quite scented the dining-room with bear's-grease and other perfumery.
As for shawls, kid gloves, silk stockings, gold French watches, bracelets and perfumery, he sent them in with the profusion of blind love and unbounded credit.
This was an antic fellow, half pedlar and half mountebank, who travelled about the country on foot to vend hones, stops, razors, washballs, harness-paste, medicine for dogs and horses, cheap perfumery, cosmetics, and such-like wares, which he carried in a case slung to his back.
He also acquainted them with the precise amount of the income guaranteed by the Duke of Thigsberry to Violetta Stetta of the Italian Opera, which it appeared was payable quarterly, and not half-yearly, as the public had been given to understand, and which was EXclusive, and not INclusive (as had been monstrously stated,) of jewellery, perfumery, hair-powder for five footmen, and two daily changes of kid-gloves for a page.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyrena, the only certified vegan and cruelty-free celebrity perfumery, announced today that it has released Bae, a fragrance by Canadian pop artist and social media personality Sebastian Olzanski.
Comedians Mike and Bernie Winters (who were starring in Robin Hood at the | interrupted rehearsals to award prizes in a competition of PS150 to beauty consultant Thelma Comedians Mike and Bernie Winters (who were starring in Robin Hood at the | interrupted rehearsals to award prizes in a competition of PS150 to beauty consultant Thelma Davies and a free holiday for two to Netta Wright, a perfumery buyer at Howells store Screen legends Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel enjoy some fish and chips | Cardiff.
I went to Calderstones school and I was always interested in science and English but it wasn't until later that I realised there's a lot of both involved in perfumery because you've got to be able to communicate what you're smelling to other people, so descriptive language is really important.
com)-- National Museum and Je t'aime Perfumery interprets '700 years of Singapura' through smells.
I believe Fragrance Du Bois shares important principles with Xerjoff in the universe of artistic perfumery.