Adjective "fragrance" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A pleasant, sweet smell.
  1. mass noun 'the bushes fill the air with fragrance'
  2. 'He answers that he was compared to a sweet smelling fragrance that stays in the corner of a room and does not spread.'
  3. 'The dampness amplified each and every smell to such a pitch that he seemed to be wading through air thick with intoxicating fragrances.'
  4. 'The colour of the room, the fragrance, the clean smell of the white sheets, what an ambience!'
  5. 'I could smell the delightful fragrances of the exotic flowers that grew both inside and outside the palace.'
  6. 'As he settled himself into it a fragrance of sweet summer grass, clover and lavender came up around him.'
  7. 'He put his nose closer and smelt it, nodding at the pleasant fragrance.'
  8. 'Nature blossoms and blooms and fills the air with a warm, sweet fragrance that we all embrace.'
  9. 'Scented geraniums release their fragrances to the air only when you touch them or brush past.'
  10. 'Children with and without sight can smell the fragrances of different flowers, herbs and vegetables.'
  11. 'It has a pleasant, sweet fragrance and is lightly laced, ruffled and fluted pale pink.'
  12. mass noun 'men who don't customarily wear fragrance'
  13. 'The innovative soft padding package and red glass bottle hides a delicious scent that combines the fragrances of almond, orange blossom, lily of the valley and patchouli, to name a few.'
  14. 'The original is unisex and in a yellow box because in 1916 most of the fragrances were colognes and everybody wore them.'
  15. 'Wait three minutes between smelling different fragrances, and nibble on a cracker (again, to distract the receptors) while waiting.'
  16. 'I love perfume and have about four fragrances on rotation - daytime, evening, summer and winter.'
  17. 'Perfumes or fragrances are always sure to make her happy, just be sure to know whether she prefers classy fragrances or sporty perfumes.'
  18. 'Due to open in February, the new store will offer a wide range of health and beauty products, cosmetics, fine fragrances and toiletries.'
  19. 'For many, the use of fragrances like perfume, cologne, after-shave or scented lotion is a personal choice affecting only the user.'
  20. 'His fragrances are done in perfume, perfumed oil, eau de toilette, splash, and body products.'
  21. 'While you agonize of whether to go with the peach fragrances or the lavender skin restorer, you should try to keep in mind what such gifts say to her.'
  22. 'Cosmetics, fragrances, and botanicals are important causes of allergic contact dermatitis.'

More definitions


1. the quality of being fragrant; a sweet or pleasing scent.

2. perfume, cologne, toilet water, or the like.


Mid 17th century: from French, or from Latin fragrantia, from fragrare ‘smell sweet’.