fragrance

A fragrance is a smell, usually a pleasant or sweet smell. Often perfumes are called fragrances.

If you like the fragrance of coffee, you like its smell. Unlike the word odor, which usually means a bad smell, fragrances are usually good smells. People love the fragrance of flowers and good food. A specific smell can also be called a fragrance. When celebrities come out with their own perfume, it’s often referred to as a fragrance. Any aroma you enjoy — whether it’s perfume, flowers, or food — can be called a fragrance.

Definitions of fragrance
  1. noun
    a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    synonyms: bouquet, fragrancy, redolence, sweetness
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    type of:
    aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell
    any property detected by the olfactory system
  2. noun
    a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    synonyms: aroma, perfume, scent
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    types:
    incense
    the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
    petrichor
    a pleasant, earthly smell associated with rain, especially after a period of dry, warm weather
    type of:
    odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell
    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
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