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

n a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

bouquet, fragrancy, redolence, sweetness
Type of:
aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell
any property detected by the olfactory system

n a distinctive odor that is pleasant

aroma, perfume, scent
the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
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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