per·​fum·​ery | \ pər-ˈfyü-mə-rē How to pronounce perfumery (audio) , pə-, -ˈfyüm-rē \
plural perfumeries

Definition of perfumery

1a : the art or process of making perfume
b : the products made by a perfumer
2 : an establishment where perfumes are made

Examples of perfumery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, Lancôme brought together leading horticulturists, ecologists, and specialists in sustainable agriculture to create the first organic farm dedicated specifically to plants used in perfumery. April Long, Town & Country, 26 Aug. 2022 At Victor’s Lavender Farm, my nose was inches from its target, a cluster of purple buds as fragrant as a French perfumery, when a commanding voice called out from behind the planters. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 Henry Jacques Perfumes is haute perfumery, with a rich heritage that enables them to make modern creations with a wow factor. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Eau de Minthé reinvents an emblematic perfumery accord, fougère, drawing on the scent of mint. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The rose may be the most classic ingredient in all of perfumery. Ashley Simpson, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 June 2022 The desert is having a moment in perfumery, but everyone interprets the concept differently. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 The roster of Krigler boutique locations presents an obvious pattern: The perfumery prefers top-tier legacy hotels as home. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 29 May 2022 After re-establishing a couture salon at the French fashion house in 2018, and reintroducing Celine’s perfumery in 2019, Slimane now turns his attention to leather goods with the Haute Maroquinerie collection. New York Times, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of perfumery

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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7 Sep 2022

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“Perfumery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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