per·​fum·​er | \ pər-ˈfyü-mər How to pronounce perfumer (audio) , pə-, ˈpər-ˌfyü- \

Definition of perfumer

: one that makes or sells perfumes

Examples of perfumer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When perfumer Linda Sivrican found the sunny little storefront on N. Hill Street in L.A. Esther Tseng, Bon Appétit, 27 Aug. 2021 The rocky shore where the perfumer walked, and philosophized, is best known as the backdrop of paintings by surrealist Salvador Dalí, and Collado, in his own way, sees himself as an artist leading a movement too., 7 Aug. 2021 For earthy, complex fragrances conceived by a master perfumer, try Keap. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 24 Aug. 2021 Safanad, their elegant orange blossom and pear fragrance crafted by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin is a sophisticated and feminine fruity-floral. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 20 Aug. 2021 Created by French master perfumer Dominique Ropion, Ralph’s Club builds from a woodsy base of Virginia cedarwood and Haitian vetiver, pops off with the floral rush of lavender and geranium, and freshens with orange blossom, grapefruit and apple. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 13 July 2021 In reality the perfumer was a man—legendary French nose Bernard Chant, who also created Aramis, Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir, and Estée Lauder’s Cinnabar—though Halston did devote himself to sourcing precisely the most striking composition. April Long, Town & Country, 1 June 2021 In the show, Halston meets repeatedly with a perfumer, Adele, from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) to plumb the depths of his psyche and see what scents lurked there. April Long, Town & Country, 1 June 2021 Vera Farmiga plays Halston’s nose (a bit of creative license, as the real perfumer was a tweedy Frenchman), asking him to bring in three items that carry sensorial significance. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 15 May 2021

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First Known Use of perfumer

1564, in the meaning defined above

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“Perfumer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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