per·​fum·​ery | \pər-ˈfyü-mə-rē, 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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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 Iris can smell like old lipstick in perfumery, with a hint of Miss Havisham atrophy. Rachel Syme, New York Times, "These Perfumes Are Anything but Demure," 26 Sep. 2017 On a beautiful late summer evening, The Harmonist and Vogue with Andrea Lublin explored the perfumery’s uniquely personal elixirs at their boutique on Melrose Place in Los Angeles. Vogue, "Fragrance Meets Fashion with The Harmonist," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of perfumery

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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