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 At the same time, Villanelle arrives in London and heads straight to a perfumery. Kat Rosenfield,, "Killing Eve recap: Just throw it away, throw the whole entire baby away," 27 Apr. 2020 Each of the scents were conceptualized by designer Hedi Slimane to hearken back to French perfumery of the 1970s, showcasing emblematic notes and accords from that elevated era, such as oak moss, iris, rose, and chypre. April Long, Town & Country, "Celine Has Its Own Haute Perfumerie Now," 5 Nov. 2019 Now Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato are turning to Bora-Bora: first a bespoke perfumery, followed by rooms. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Our Favorite Independent Hoteliers Around the World," 27 Aug. 2019 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

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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