Definition of perfumery in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈfjuːm(ə)ri/

noun (plural perfumeries)

[mass noun]
1The action or business of producing or selling perfumes: an oil used in perfumery
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  • The restaurant and perfumery industries desire essential oils that have a standardized aroma or flavor.
  • 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.
  • Citral, extracted from lemon grass, has great demand in perfumery and food industry as well as in vitamin-A production.
1.1 [count noun] A shop that sells perfumes: a department store perfumery
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  • The goods were sold only in perfumeries and cosmetic departments of stores, not in pharmacies.
  • Now Western women are flocking to perfumeries and department stores looking for the same shea butter to smooth wrinkles, soften heels and moisturise hair.
  • 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.

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