Definition of perfumery in English:

perfumery

nounPlural perfumeries

mass noun
  • 1The action or business of producing or selling perfumes.

    ‘an oil used in perfumery’
    • ‘Jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood, rose, ylang-ylang and a number of other aromatherapy oils used in perfumery are known for their aphrodisiac properties.’
    • ‘The language of perfumery draws on the language of music: the composition of a perfume is seen as a combination of notes.’
    • ‘In fact, there is a definite analogy to music used in perfumery and the ingredients are assembled and expressed as a top note, middle note or base note.’
    • ‘The sweet, soft-balsamic aroma is immensely popular in perfumery and as an ingredient in upmarket body care products.’
    • ‘It is used in perfumery and as an insect repellant.’
    • ‘The commercially available vanilla which is used in baking and perfumery is now, sadly, usually made from a synthetic base.’
    • ‘‘I wanted to link the romance of old-style perfumery with the mystery and glamour of geisha culture,’ she says.’
    • ‘If you can find a copy, it is a fascinating book that provides insight into the history and science of perfumery.’
    • ‘Distillation of rose flowers for liberating oil, a technology unknown anywhere in the world so far, was welcomed by the new industries of perfumery and cosmetics that were flourishing in Western and Central Europe at that time.’
    • ‘The plants are grown for their musk-scented seeds that are useful in perfumery and medicine.’
    • ‘It has been created using the design principles of ‘classic French perfumery, and has unusually high concentrations of natural scent oils’.’
    • ‘John regularly runs a one-day course in the art of perfumery, the only course of its type in the country.’
    • ‘The book is a study on the significance of flowers and floral imagery in Indian history, art, culture, religion, traditions, rituals, architecture, perfumery, and culinary art.’
    • ‘Ketones are also used in the flavoring and perfumery industry.’
    • ‘The restaurant and perfumery industries desire essential oils that have a standardized aroma or flavor.’
    • ‘When I was a child in the Belgian countryside, my grandmother taught me crafts like lace-making, perfumery and painting.’
    • ‘Citral, extracted from lemon grass, has great demand in perfumery and food industry as well as in vitamin-A production.’
    • ‘Uses for common plants in perfumery, cooking and medicines, as well as music, dance and even transport through the ages, will all take centre stage.’
    • ‘It seems that this is the universal blueprint to which perfumery has reduced itself.’
    • ‘More and more men are discovering a new terrain that has long been considered a female domain: perfumery.’
    1. 1.1count noun A shop that sells perfumes.
      ‘a department store perfumery’
      • ‘I investigate those bottles of ‘linen water’ that first made an appearance here a few years ago in French perfumeries.’
      • ‘His family started in the fragrance business eight generations ago in 1730 with a perfumery on London's Jermyn Street.’
      • ‘The quaint, family-owned shops include a candle-maker, a perfumery and specialist cheese and wine shops.’
      • ‘‘The city is much the same as many others in my time,’ she said looking at a perfumery shop window, the expression of her eyes were not so detached from reality as before.’
      • ‘My grandmother owned perfumeries, and I've always been surrounded by make-up.’
      • ‘Now Western women are flocking to perfumeries and department stores looking for the same shea butter to smooth wrinkles, soften heels and moisturise hair.’
      • ‘What may be the world's oldest known perfumery, set atop a Cyprus hillside, was excavated by a team of archaeologists this last March.’
      • ‘You should also sashay down Via Gesu, which has a marvellous perfumery and shops selling Italian shoes, beautiful writing paper, fine china and leather briefcases.’
      • ‘In contrast, most southern industry was artisanal and centred in small towns: in the bourgs around Brignoles, for example, there were perfumeries, soap and paper works, and tanneries (fifteen in Barjols alone).’
      • ‘The medieval towns, monasteries, perfumeries, olive groves, flower farms and steep countryside into the alpine area provided the most magnificent scenery.’
      • ‘All in all, some half-dozen perfumeries own a portion of this land; my portion is forty acres.’
      • ‘It restores a classic French tradition allowing modern perfumeries to offer the associated benefits of avant-garde luxury, respect for environment and a very personalised service.’
      • ‘The goods were sold only in perfumeries and cosmetic departments of stores, not in pharmacies.’
      • ‘Or else you could visit the family-run perfumeries for a range of not just perfumes but health and beauty-care products made with natural ingredients.’
      • ‘We put a lot of effort into our perfumeries and they are now stocked with the range of beauty products and perfumes that previously would only be found in major department stores.’

Pronunciation

perfumery

/pəˈfjuːm(ə)ri/