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

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The founder of the house, Albert Krigler, first learned perfumery in Russia, at Rallet in the 19th century, before founding his own operation in 1904 and promptly moving to Berlin where the house grew. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "A Heritage Fragrance House Finds a New Home in Tony Palm Beach," 6 May 2019 Aedes perfumery does an excellent job of creating melancholic scenes that look like they've been arranged by someone with a forever broken heart. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Can Halloween Home Decor Be Chic? These Items Make the Case," 26 Oct. 2018 Carlotta’s Perfumery Olfactory pleasure is in store for those who walk into this elegant and compact perfumery. New York Times, "Five Places to Shop in Verona," 23 May 2018 The best way to start is to ask a department store fragrance clerk, or a boutique perfumery like. Adam Hurly, GQ, "The GQ Grooming Guide for College Graduates," 17 May 2018 Like the single, perfumery and the individuality of VIXX’s style, imagined as a scent, are the inspiration for the album. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "VIXX Release Aromatically Inspired 'Scentist' Music Video: Watch," 18 Apr. 2018 Owners Joe and Cari Vaughn announced a new Wednesday night series of workshops being held at the space inside Joebar that will feature area makers, chefs and artists teaching cooking classes, macramé, perfumery and more. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "At Hazel Park's Frame, new series offers chance to learn crafts while dining," 8 Mar. 2018 The shampoo, conditioner and shower gel was made for the Pulitzer Amsterdam by upscale New York City perfumery Le Labo. Alyson Krueger, New York Times, "At an Amsterdam Hotel, Canals and Character," 17 Feb. 2018 The perfumery sells unisex scents laced with limes, jasmine, or frangipani. Vogue, "Bachelorette Party Ideas for the Bride Who Believes in Magic," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of perfumery

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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