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

Definition of perfumer

: one that makes or sells perfumes

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These days, patchouli is an intrinsic part of the perfumer’s palette. April Long, Town & Country, "Jackie Kennedy's Unexpected Love of Patchouli," 28 July 2019 The brand worked with global fragrance house Firmenich and perfumer Frank Voelkl to study the science of smell. Tara Paniogue,, "Stylish life hacks for new parents," 11 July 2019 Heretic’s perfumer Little, who has also created scents for Dita von Teese and candles for Lady Gaga, released the unisex scent Dirty Grass in May, which contains notes of pink pepper and lemon zest. Claire Ballentine,, "No longer in hiding, the scent of cannabis joins the perfume counter," 26 Aug. 2019 The perfumer cites Maurizio Cattlelan as an influence; the slight animalistic whiff is presumably a nod to the Italian artist’s controversial taxidermy installations. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "A New Series of Art World Perfumes Is Challenging What It Means to Smell Good," 24 May 2019 The result is eight scents, each created by a different French perfumer, and inspired by an artwork in the museum., "Jay-Z teams with San Jose pot firm; Louvre sells scents; Cisco buys Acacia," 9 July 2019 Open from June 28th to September 5th, the Parisian perfumer is moving in to Club Monaco’s Southampton boutique, offering their cult-favorite fragrances and custom consultations, plus other exciting events and programming. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Diptyque’s New Southampton Pop-Up is a Scent Snob’s Paradise," 28 June 2019 Before the oil can be bought by top perfumers, roots must also be distilled to their essence in a process that takes more than 24 hours. Washington Post, "Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes," 28 June 2019 My father was a perfumer, so growing up in London I was exposed to him coming home every day smelling different. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Smell of Success: What It Takes to Be a Top Perfumer," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of perfumer

1564, in the meaning defined above

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