Perfume vs Civetlike - What's the difference?

perfume | civetlike |

As a verb perfume

is .

As an adjective civetlike is

resembling a civet or some aspect of one, such as its perfume.




(en noun) (wikipedia)
  • A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
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  • *:Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume ; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  • A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-07, author= Nicole Vulser
  • , volume=190, issue=13, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Perfume manufacturers must cope with the scarcity of precious supplies , passage=The perfume industry is facing a major problem: maintaining constant levels of quality is crucial, but it is increasingly difficult to obtain a regular supply of all the necessary natural ingredients.}}


    * (pleasant smell) aroma, fragrance, scent * (substance providing a pleasant smell) fragrance, scent

    Derived terms

    * perfumelike * perfumey


  • To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a civet or some aspect of one, such as its perfume.