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 Alongside perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, Douvos has created an inclusive line of hair products that suit all hair types, and smell delicious to boot. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, "Why Rose1845's Hair Oil Is Worth It," 26 Aug. 2020 Fragrance fanatic Louis XIV commissioned a perfumer to fill his chambers with a different scent every day. April Long, Town & Country, "How to Buy a Perfume For Your Home," 6 Aug. 2020 There are very few perfumers in the world, and they are known for their noses, and hers is very, very educated. Tara Duggan,, "Alice Waters and daughter Fanny Singer in Q&A about Singer’s memoir of life with Bay Area legend," 30 Mar. 2020 Chanel's in-house perfumer Olivier Polge, who has been at the helm since 2015, just introduced three light, citrusy, and unexpected eau de toilettes called Les Eaux de Chanel. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Just Launched Three Unisex Fragrances That Will Change The Way You Think About Chanel Perfume," 21 June 2018 In order to obtain the earthy, musky depth that makes the plant so pliant for perfumers, the leaves must be dried for several days and then steam-distilled to capture the potency of their fragrance at its prime. April Long, Town & Country, "Jackie Kennedy's Unexpected Love of Patchouli," 28 July 2019 For the month of April, this luxury perfumer is donating 20 percent of digital sales to Mount Sinai Health System in New York City to help provide for additional nurses as well as medical workers' childcare. Travel + Leisure, "Allbirds, Summersalt, and More Brands Travelers Love Are Donating to COVID-19 Relief Efforts," 18 Apr. 2020 Rose & Cuir’s origin story begins in a verdant garden planted more than 70 years ago by Edmond Roudnitska, the perfumer behind such midcentury masterpieces as Diorella and Diorissimo, outside his Côte d’Azur studio. April Long, Town & Country, "Jean-Claude Ellena Is the Picasso of Perfume," 24 Sep. 2019 In the exhibit, guests will be able to walk through three distinct areas that show off the house’s history as a couturier, perfumer, and jewelry maker—all of which is represented in Coppola’s short through found footage from the brand archive. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“Glamorous But With a Wink”: Sofia Coppola Crafts an Ode to Coco Chanel," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of perfumer

1564, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2020

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“Perfumer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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