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 Another fun activity at the perfumery, which provides a taste of the island's British roots, is traditional afternoon tea, held on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons (reservation required). Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2021 Customers can get into a flower delivery truck and travel through rose fields in the Grasse, the capital of French perfumery, or across the streets of Paris using Magic Leap Headsets. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The revolution continued to augmented perfumery 15 years ago, a pioneering revolution for IFF and the fragrance industry, Gross said. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The film travels from coastal Ireland, where beachcombers hunt for ambergris, to a patchouli farm in Sulawesi, Indonesia, revealing the global nature of perfumery. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Michelle Pfieffer’s 100% transparent fragrance line, Henry Rose, is a prime example of sustainable perfumery done right. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2021 Rosewood, a raw material that has become rare in perfumery, adds a particularly elegant and fresh botanical note. April Long, Town & Country, 2 Mar. 2021 Warm, enveloping, and sensual, it's been an essential part of perfumery for hundreds of years. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2020 At the same time, Villanelle arrives in London and heads straight to a perfumery. Kat Rosenfield,, 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of perfumery

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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“Perfumery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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