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Noun: perfume  'pur,fyoom
  1. A distinctive odour that is pleasant
    - aroma, fragrance, scent
  2. A toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odour
    - essence, scent
Verb: perfume  'pur,fyoom
  1. Fill or impregnate with an odour
    "orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden";
    - aromatize, aromatise [Brit]
  2. Apply perfume to
    "She perfumes herself every day";
    - scent

Derived forms: perfumed, perfuming, perfumes

Type of: groom, neaten, odor [US], odorise [Brit], odorize, odour [Brit, Cdn], odourise [Brit, non-standard], olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, scent, smell, toilet articles, toiletry

Encyclopedia: Perfume, Ribbons & Pearls