fragrance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fragrance a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    • n fragrance a distinctive odor that is pleasant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptian women used to wear perfume cones made of wax that would melt in the heat letting out a nice fragrance
    • n Fragrance The quality of being fragrant; sweetness of smell; a sweet smell; a pleasing odor; perfume. "Eve separate he spies,
      Veiled in a cloud of fragrance ."
      "The goblet crowned,
      Breathed aromatic fragrancies around."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Male bees will try to attract sex partners with orchid fragrance.
    • n fragrance The quality of being fragrant; that quality of bodies which affects the olfactory nerves with an agreeable sensation; sweetness of smell; pleasing scent; grateful odor.
    • n fragrance Synonyms Perfume, Aroma, etc. (see smell, n.); redolence, incense, balminess.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fragrance of flowers is due to the essences of oil which they produce.
    • ns Fragrance pleasantness of smell or perfume: sweet or grateful influence
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Quotations

  • Hada Bejar
    Hada Bejar
    “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Fragrance clings to the hand that gives the rose.”
  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    “Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fragrantia,: cf. OF. fragrance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. fragrans, -antis, pr.p. of fragrāre, to smell.

Usage

In literature:

She filled her home with fragrance, and away She sailed to anchor in another land.
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
All the air is sweet with pine and spruce, and that indescribable fragrance of spring.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Then one after another he took up the herbs, southernwood and all, and bruised them to get their separate fragrance.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Up from them lifted a fragrance that rivaled even that of orris root.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
What can it mean, this fragrance of fresh flowers in the midst of the sea?
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
Pleasant and sweet as the fragrance which was brought to us by the evening wind from far-off flowery fields.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
This wind, that came from the wings of night, was sharp with the fragrance of heather and the sea.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
The wind bore the fragrance of Marcia's violets past Hayden's nostrils.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
The fragrance of the violets filled the whole house.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
The fragrance is richer than rose sweetened with sugar.
"Fil and Filippa" by John Stuart Thomson
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In poetry:

'Oh, were I a heliotrope,
I would play poet,
And blow a breeze of fragrance
To you; and none should know it.
"To J.M.B." by Louisa May Alcott
My senses strain, and try to clasp
Their sweetness in the air,
In vain, in vain; they only grasp
The fragrance of your hair.
"Khan Zada's Song On The Hillside" by Laurence Hope
All the birds' sweet melodies
Linger in these songs of his;
And the blossoms of all ages
Waft their fragrance from his pages.
"December" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
There is no star so pure and high
As was her look; no fragrance such
As her soft presence; and no sigh
Of music like her touch.
"The Garden Of Dreams" by Madison Julius Cawein
Wings past and sings; and seven
Notes, wild as fragrance is,—
That turn to flame in heaven,—
Float round him full of bliss.
"The Redbird" by Madison Julius Cawein
May the memory of the giver
In this home where age may rest,
Float like fragrance through the ages,
Ever blessing, ever blest. .
"Dedication Poem" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Taylor Swift recently posted a video on Youtube where she talks a little bit about her new fragrance called Wonderstruck.
Taylor Swift's Fragrance Named "Wonderstruck".
There doesn't seem to be a star in Hollywood who doesn't have his or her own fragrance, and now Taylor Swift is finally joining the ranks.
We have to wonder if the country star's newest love, Conor Kennedy, the grandson of Ethel and the late Sen Robert F Kennedy, likes the way her new fragrance smells.
Taylor Swift recently posted a video on Youtube where she talks a little bit about her new fragrance called Wonderstruck .
BOSTON —Yellow Wood Partners has acquired mass market fragrance provider Parfums de Coeur, whose brands include Body Fantasies, Designer Imposters and BOD Man.
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) will hold its 46th annual meeting, "Green Chemistry for a Competitive Edge,"on Nov 15 at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ.
Scents, while they may be harmless to most of us, can present a real health hazard to others, triggering allergies and sensitivities to fragrances.
NEW YORK — Coty has announced the May launch of its new Nautica Aqua Rush fragrance for men.
IFRA Reveals a Fragrance Formula in Defense of Trade Secrets.
Spring's new fragrances hope to grow new fans.
Brad Pitt stars in awful Chanel campaign: Dumbest fragrance commercial ever.
The craft show features local and handmade products, including jewelry, candy, baked goods, custom floral designs, handbags, fragrances, candles, greeting cards, pottery, seasonal items, crafts and even tutus and origami art.
"This one smells like cinnamon toothpaste," the owner of the store said with a smile as he pointed to an unusual bottle of fragrance on the shelf.
This Thursday, Aug 26 from 5-8 pm, Skin will host a fragrance and jewelry party.
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