English Vocabulary

perfume / fragrance


who knows the difference between perfume and fragrance?
They have the same meaning in french...
thanks! :-)


  • The different is quite obvious and simple: a fragrance is a pleasant smell, a smell which delights you: A spring flower can have a fragrance, a rose has a fragrance, the sewers have a fragrance for rats and dung beetles, and even a sweaty armpit can have a fragrance if one is pervers enough.

    The perfume is the fragrant liquid in little bottles Delavigne produces in assorted variety. "Fragrance" is a common abbrevation for a perfum with a special fragrance.
  • thank you Spoiler! I understand now! :-)

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