a. The quality of having a pleasant odor: the fragrance of the ocean breeze.
b. A sweet or pleasant odor; a scent.
2. A substance, such as a perfume or cologne, designed to emit a pleasant odor.
Synonyms: fragrance, aroma, bouquet, perfume, redolence, scent
These nouns denote a pleasant or sweet odor: the fragrance of lilacs; the aroma of sizzling bacon; the bouquet of a fine wine; the perfume of roses; the redolence of fresh coffee; the scent of newly mown hay.
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