per·​fum·​er pər-ˈfyü-mər How to pronounce perfumer (audio)
: one that makes or sells perfumes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s part of my job as a perfumer to create perfumes that stay on the skin for long, to make sure that the sillage [scent trail] is strong enough. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 Aug. 2022 Created as a collaboration between the perfumer and Baccarat to celebrate the crystal manufacturer’s 250th birthday, this popular scent is, frankly, a masterpiece. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Aug. 2022 Cartier is the only jewelry house to have an in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Capturing the essence of that unique hue fell to master perfumer François Demachy, who created a classic chypre floral that feels multifaceted. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 As producer of toiletries for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and as the official perfumer to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. April Long, Town & Country, 24 May 2022 His father, Adolph, was a perfumer whose products his mother, Friedl (Rubin) Abish, disdained in favor of the French fragrances of the luxury brand Guerlain, Mr. Abish wrote in his memoir. New York Times, 31 May 2022 Check into Chateau d'Artigny & Spa, the Belle Époque castle built by celebrated perfumer François Coty. Laura Manske, Forbes, 15 July 2022 To concoct his latest fragrance, master perfumer Alberto Morillas cracked open the liquor cabinet. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfumer was in 1564

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“Perfumer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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