- 1A pleasant, sweet smell: the fragrance of fresh-ground coffee [mass noun]: the bushes fill the air with fragranceMore example sentences
- He answers that he was compared to a sweet smelling fragrance that stays in the corner of a room and does not spread.
- It has a pleasant, sweet fragrance and is lightly laced, ruffled and fluted pale pink.
- He put his nose closer and smelt it, nodding at the pleasant fragrance.
- 1.1A perfume or aftershave: our fine selection of classic fragrances for men and women [mass noun]: men who don’t customarily wear fragranceMore example sentences
- For many, the use of fragrances like perfume, cologne, after-shave or scented lotion is a personal choice affecting only the user.
- The young man wore fine garments, was perfumed with fragrances and surrounded by musicians and attendants who ministered to his every need.
- His father had been fascinated by the chemical bases of scents, particularly the floral fragrances used in making perfumes, and he often worked in a home laboratory.
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- In addition, fragranced candles have becomes more readily-available to consumers.
- They all were fragranced with a different flower scent.
- Even those with no asthmatic history may begin to have attacks after becoming ‘sensitized’ to the chemicals in fragranced products.
mid 17th century: from French, or from Latin fragrantia, from fragrare 'smell sweet'.