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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
heavy scent/perfume etc
▪ the heavy scent of the lilies
scented/perfumed soap
▪ His hands smelled of perfumed soap.
the smell/scent of perfume
▪ The smell of perfume filled the air.
▪ On my hands and knees and with my eyes shut, I could smell their faint scent.
▪ There was a faint scent of ammonia in the air.
▪ She could feel his breath on her cheek, and smell the faint warm scent of his skin.
▪ The faint scent of essential oils fills the air.
▪ Standing so close, she was aware of a faint scent of expensive aftershave, and his shirt had felt like silk.
▪ A faint scent of tobacco and fish lingered, even though one of the windows had been opened.
▪ She noticed how his slicked-back hair carried the faint, sweet scent of gel.
▪ The heady scent of blossom had hung about the churchyard.
▪ I loved its profuse blossoms, its heady scent.
▪ It wasn't like that with the girls at the office, all heady scent and pouting, glossy lips.
▪ Lucy skirted the kiosk overflowing with vases and baskets of flowers; the heady scents were sickening.
▪ The heady scent of hot spices restored the sense of relaxation that moment in the cloakroom had nearly undone.
▪ By May the soft greens of spring darken and the freshness of the garden gives way to headier scents and fragrances.
▪ The air was warm and sultry, with the heady scents of plants perhaps never seen before.
▪ Above them, a small incense burner gives off a languid and heavy, musky scent.
▪ The ponderosas gave off a heavy scent of vanilla.
▪ A gazebo heavy with the scent of jasmine or honeysuckle.
▪ Inside, a faint whiff of disinfectant was almost overpowered by the heavy scent emanating from bowls of blue hyacinths.
▪ Jezrael inhaled freshness, trying to rid her nostrils of that cloying, heavy scent.
▪ No other flowers were in the garden, yet I seemed to smell the strong scent of nicotiana.
▪ Roses - a rich peach shade with a good strong scent.
▪ The air filled with the strong scent of herbs being burned to discourage elemental spirits.
▪ Whilst treating anyone with remedies they should avoid anything with a strong smell, scent, aroma or perfume.
▪ Many of the older rose varieties also have a strong scent.
▪ He could feel the old wood beneath his fingers, smell the strong pine scent of the fire.
▪ A strong scent came from the unit for a while, but then gradually died away.
▪ In the kitchen Maude was singing softly as she baked bread, its sweet, fresh scent filling the house.
▪ An extravagant collection of activities centered on the family shrine, as the sweet scent of incense hovered placidly above us.
▪ The day was warm, the air sweet with the scent of scythed grass and chopped blackthorn.
▪ The forsythia bushes at the back of the santuario yielded a delicate, sweet scent in the dewy air.
▪ But all the sweet and strange scents of evening, the chill of night.
▪ If you like a sweeter scent and have a wetter spot, prostrate chamomile works the same way.
▪ Crisp yellow leaves scrunched satisfyingly underfoot, giving off a sweet sad scent.
▪ Fish splashed in small pools and the sweet scent of the river hurrying by charmed our days.
▪ She could feel his breath on her cheek, and smell the faint warm scent of his skin.
▪ The air was warm with the scent of hot fish stock, bouquet garni.
▪ She heard the rustle of him pulling down his pyjama trousers and then she smelled the warm male scent of him.
▪ He was standing so close to her that she was aware of the warm scent of his skin.
▪ There was a warm sweet scent from the tidy muck heap.
▪ As we slept, we breathed their scent all night.
▪ So he peered, leaning forward to catch a whiff of scent, listening to the man's quiet muttering.
▪ The back door was open and I caught the spicy scent of yeast and cinnamon through the screen.
▪ As I considered whether to smash her and throw her down on the mountainside, I caught her scent.
▪ It was hinged on top and it swung back, and I caught the scent of the dead man in the bathtub.
▪ The rough tweed of his jacket brushed her cheek and she caught the scent of soap and his aftershave.
▪ It's best to approach an animal with the wind blowing into your face so they can't pick up your scent.
▪ The beasts had obviously picked up their scent and were now following their trail.
▪ The hound had been given something of Sir Henry's to smell so that it would pick up his scent and follow him.
▪ It's the time young hounds are trained to pick up the scent of a fox.
▪ But he'd got to put Graham off the scent.
▪ Or were they trying to put him off the scent?
▪ That put them off the scent.
▪ After a while, you can't smell your own scent - but everyone else certainly can!
▪ He could smell the tiniest scent of chocolate on the wrapper.
▪ On my hands and knees and with my eyes shut, I could smell their faint scent.
▪ There were many conflicting smells -- musty scents suggestive of faded perfumes, herbal teas, and an aging woman.
▪ No other flowers were in the garden, yet I seemed to smell the strong scent of nicotiana.
▪ She could feel his breath on her cheek, and smell the faint warm scent of his skin.
▪ Even before the Court of Investigation confirmed the workers' stand, the trade unions had smelled the scent of victory.
▪ She heard the rustle of him pulling down his pyjama trousers and then she smelled the warm male scent of him.
▪ And why should I try to throw you off the scent?
▪ The aspirant towards a more spiritual way of life will be thrown entirely off the scent.
richly flavoured/scented
▪ These are full-bodied, richly flavoured wines which, with the wines of Sacy, are the best of the Petite Montagne.
sb's trail/scent is cold
▪ The trail seemed cold until a woman in Mississippi recognized Pearson's face in a wanted poster.
▪ The deer caught the scent of the man, and sprang off over the hill.
▪ The dogs followed the fox's scent to the edge of the forest.
▪ The sweet scent of incense filled the air.
▪ Two police bloodhounds followed the boy's scent to the old house.
▪ All she could smell was the clean masculine scent of Guido's skin.
▪ If you like a sweeter scent and have a wetter spot, prostrate chamomile works the same way.
▪ She handed the joint to him after taking the first toke, filling the room with scent.
▪ The scent and hissing of pine needles make him believe he's in a hospital where nurses pass by him.
▪ The scent made its way up to the chapel and viewing rooms, where two bodies were laid out.
▪ The band might evoke a gallery of role models, but its musical scent remains purely and distinctively Pavement.
▪ There she would lick them and give them her scent and then allow them to feed alongside her own kittens.
▪ Was the scent essentially McAllister, or was it some subtle perfume she chose to wear?
▪ Bunches of herbs hung to dry from the ceiling beam, scenting the air.
▪ The rice cooker puffs away many nights, with jasmine rice scenting the air.
▪ Heliotropes sweetly scented the air and were covered with tiny bees gathering pollen.
▪ The windows are open, and at night scented stock perfumes the air.
▪ Ruth found secret corners with grey stone seats and jasmine scenting the air.
▪ The scented air carried peacefulness deep into our lungs.
▪ Police dogs have a very keen sense of smell and can scent even the slightest traces of drugs.
▪ The dog had scented something in the bushes.
▪ The fragrance of lilacs scented the evening air.
▪ Even Hallmark is selling bath gels and scented soaps with their cards, for goodness' sakes.
▪ He descended into the deep recesses of her neck where it was scented sweetly and so warm.
▪ He was fresh from the shower; his body smelt of the oil, which was scented with jasmine.
▪ Like a wolf pack scenting easy prey, they dismounted and spread out.
▪ She is the associative restimulator something his analytical mind, told to scent danger, picks up as the cause.
▪ Sweet peas flowered under the windows of the crowded barracks and were brought in to scent the rooms.
▪ The water for my shower is scented with wood-ash.
▪ Then he loped away as a hound came running silently through the trees, nose to the ground, scenting slowly.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Scent \Scent\, v. i.

  1. To have a smell. [Obs.]

    Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.

  2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.


Scent \Scent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scented; p. pr. & vb. n. Scenting.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to smell. See Sense.]

  1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.

    Methinks I scent the morning air.

  2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.

    Balm from a silver box distilled around, Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.


Scent \Scent\, n.

  1. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.

    With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial.

  2. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.

    He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.
    --Sir W. Temple.

  3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.
    --I. Watts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., sent "to find the scent of," from Old French sentir "to feel, smell, touch, taste; realize, perceive; make love to," from Latin sentire " to feel, perceive, sense, discern, hear, see" (see sense (n.)).\n

\nOriginally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, also in scythe and for a time threatening to make scite and scituate. Figurative use from 1550s. Transitive sense "impregnate with an odor, perfume" is from 1690s. Related: Scented; scenting.


late 14c., "scent, smell, what can be smelled" (as a means of pursuit by a hound), from scent (v.). Almost always applied to agreeable odors.


n. 1 A distinctive odour or smell. 2 An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing. 3 The sense of smell. 4 A perfume. 5 (context figuratively English) Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone. vb. 1 to detect the scent of 2 to impart an odour to 3 To have a smell. 4 To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

  1. n. a distinctive odor that is pleasant [syn: aroma, fragrance, perfume]

  2. an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

  3. any property detected by the olfactory system [syn: olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour]

  1. v. cause to smell or be smelly [syn: odorize, odourise] [ant: deodorize, deodorize]

  2. catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the drugs" [syn: nose, wind]

  3. apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day" [syn: perfume]


Usage examples of "scent".

They exhibited an ability to spin a fairly strong web and communicated largely through scents.

Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden East thrown in.

His hair and beard shone with scented oil and he wore a chain of snowy agates around one wrist.

The track to Agios Georgios wound its way between high banks of maquis, the scented maquis of Greece.

The scented water in the tub did look inviting, but Alec felt acutely uncomfortable undressing under so many eyes.

Upon the crest of the heap, the lump of ambergris bubbled, smoking, its sweet scent filling the air.

He sniffed the air, the scent a mixture of diesel oil and diesel exhaust from the emergency generator, ozone from the electrical equipment, cooking oil, lubricating oils, and amines from the atmospheric control equipment.

I reached for my memory of the earlier encounter but found it veiled by too much aperitif and the heady scent of the young woman beside me.

He was nearing the apiary, wading through tall grass and wildflowers, aware of their scent and of the faint buzz in the air.

The tangled branches of wild apricot trees ringed the pool, perfuming the air with the scent of ripe fruit.

Just like in the club, just like with the Arcadian warrior, I felt her energy, caught a lingering trace of her scent, sensual and exotic.

Timothy with the coffee, and so we will to bed, that taken, though I do want to argufy with you, on some of your other notions about dogs, scent, and so forth.

Was this the scent she needed for Dream scents, her aromatherapy and perfume shop?

What she liked was perfumes, scents, aromatherapy, but she had no time for that.

While I was examining this, I began to sense the presence once more, and this time as it grew I became aware of a smell, a sweet perfume akin to Atar of Roses - a scented water my own Mina would often dab at her swan-pale neck.