perfume[ noun pur-fyoom, per-fyoom; verb per-fyoom, pur-fyoom ]SEE DEFINITION OF perfume
Synonyms for perfume
- eau de cologne
Antonyms for perfume
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERFUME
She had taken the bouquet of violets and breathed the perfume to cool her feverishness.
"They soon lose their perfume," replied the sombre Old Year.
How far away all that already was, and with what perfume had it not filled his life!
In vain they woo him with their beauteous eyes and breath of perfume.
The perfume of violet scent was almost unbearable, but he did not flinch.
There was something solemn, a perfume of honesty and goodness about the room.
And the handkerchief steeped in perfume went up from the nose to the eyes.
But her "front" was curled, and she was still saturated in perfume.
All at once he was conscious of a perfume he knew, and of a girlish figure facing him.
The little bed chamber was fragrant with the perfume of flowers.
1530s, "fumes from a burning substance," from Middle French parfum (16c.), from parfumer "to scent," from Old Provençal perfumar or cognate words in dialectal Italian (perfumare) or Spanish (perfumar), from Latin per- "through" (see per) + fumare "to smoke" (see fume (n.)). Meaning "fluid containing agreeable essences of flowers, etc.," is attested from 1540s.