perfumery

noun

per·​fum·​ery pər-ˈfyü-mə-rē How to pronounce perfumery (audio)
pə-,
-ˈfyüm-rē
plural perfumeries
1
a
: 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 Beyond the ground floor courtyard are 50 guest rooms, including 14 suites adorned with Turkish marble and a soothing scent from the perfumery Aromaria. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 2 May 2024 Buy Now on Art de Parfum: $160 Photo : Atelier New York Perfumer H Rhubarb Eau de Parfum Rhubarb, as a note in perfumery, is one of William’s favorite unsung heroes, especially in springtime. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024 The addition of Santa Maria Novella will be the Shops’ first apothecary/perfumery. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 And Ramses, a friend of her father’s, introduces her to the beguiling practice of perfumery. Celine Nguyen, The Atlantic, 20 Mar. 2024 Known as the cradle of French perfumery, the fertile soil of Grasse has grown the finest flowers and plants for perfumery for the last 300 years. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Meanwhile, the actress and founder of the perfumery Henry Rose, Michelle Pfeiffer will be in conversation with the fashion designer Stella McCartney, and Vogue’s Global Network Lead, Beauty and Wellness Director Celia Ellenberg, about building a beauty brand with intention and mindfulness. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2022 Created as a collaboration between Coco Chanel and perfumer Ernest Beaux, the groundbreaking fragrance forever changed the world of perfumery, thanks to its intriguingly complex formulation. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Jaime, who has studied perfumery, made a custom fragrance inspired by the Puglian countryside. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfumery was in 1766

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“Perfumery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfumery. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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perfumery

noun
per·​fum·​ery pə(r)-ˈfyüm-(ə-)rē How to pronounce perfumery (audio)
plural perfumeries
1
: the art or process of making perfume
2
: a place where perfumes are made
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