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Some common synonyms of perfume are fragrance, redolence, and scent. While all these words mean "a sweet or pleasant odor," perfume may suggest a stronger or heavier odor.
the perfume of lilacs
Although the words fragrance and perfume have much in common, fragrance suggests the odors of flowers or other growing things.
the fragrance of pine
In some situations, the words redolence and perfume are roughly equivalent. However, redolence implies a mixture of fragrant or pungent odors.
the redolence of a forest after a rain
Scent is very close to perfume but of wider application because more neutral in connotation.
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“Perfume.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perfume. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.
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