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 for perfume
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfume \Per*fume"\ (p[~e]r*f[=u]m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Perfumed (p[~e]r*f[=u]md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Perfuming.]
     [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see Par) + fumer to
     smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See Fume.]
     To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
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           And Carmel's flowery top perfumes the skies. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfume \Per"fume\ (p[~e]r"f[=u]m or p[~e]r*f[=u]m"; 277), n.
     [F. parfum; cf. Sp. perfume. See Perfume, v.]
     1. The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a
        sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance;
        aroma.
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              No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field. --Pope.
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     2. A substance that emits an agreeable odor.
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              And thou shalt make it a perfume.     --Ex. xxx. 35.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  perfume
      n 1: a distinctive odor that is pleasant [syn: aroma,
           fragrance, perfume, scent]
      2: a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor [syn:
         perfume, essence]
      v 1: fill or impregnate with an odor; "orange blossoms perfumed
           the air in the garden" [syn: perfume, aromatize,
           aromatise]
      2: apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day" [syn:
         perfume, scent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "perfume":
     aerate, aerify, ambergris, ambrosia, aroma, aromatic, aromatic gum,
     aromatic water, aromatize, atomize, attar, attar of roses, balm,
     balm of Gilead, balminess, balsam, bay oil, bergamot oil, bouquet,
     carbonate, cense, champaca oil, chlorinate, civet, distill, embalm,
     emit, essence, essential oil, etherify, etherize, evaporate,
     exhale, extract, fixative, fluidize, fractionate, fragrance,
     fragrancy, fruitiness, fume, fumigate, gasify, give off,
     heliotrope, hydrogenate, incense, jasmine oil, lavender oil, musk,
     muskiness, myrcia oil, myrrh, nose, nosegay, odor, odorize,
     oxygenate, parfum, perfumery, redolence, reek, rose oil, scent,
     send out, smell, smoke, spice, spiciness, spray, steam, sublimate,
     sublime, sweet savor, sweet smell, thurify, toilet water, vaporize,
     volatile oil, volatilize
  
  

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