Borrowed from French fragrance, from Latin fragrantia. See fragrant.
fragrance (countable and uncountable, plural fragrances)
- A pleasant smell or odour.
- 2015 October 27, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better, Plum, →ISBN, page 192:
- You could just use ordinary shop-bought kecap manis to marinade the meat, but making your own is easy, has a far more elegant fragrance and is, above all, such a great brag! Flavouring kecap manis is an intensely personal thing, so try this version now and next time cook the sauce down with crushed, split lemongrass and a shredded lime leaf.
- (pleasant smell): aroma
pleasant smell or odour
fragrance (third-person singular simple present fragrances, present participle fragrancing, simple past and past participle fragranced)
- (transitive) To apply a fragrance to; to perfume.
Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin fragrantia, from fragrō, fragrāre. Related to flairer, which was inherited.
fragrance f (plural fragrances)
- a fragrance, a pleasurable smell
- “fragrance”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.