A Glossary of Perfume Terms

Coffret - Gift set that includes perfume and matching body products, or several fragrances from same perfume house.

Factice - Display perfume bottle for use as commercial advertisement. Contents and bottle size not indicative of actual scent or size.

Flacon - Perfume bottle, from French, first use 1824.

Flanker - A fragrance sequel. Sometimes using the original scent or packaging, with small changes.

Gourmand - Perfume that smells like foods, such as honey or chocolate.

Muguet - French term for the Lily of the Valley flower.

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