Is there a word for someone who puts on too much perfume ? cologne ?

  • I'm not recalling anything.
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 11, 2015 at 18:21
  • over-perfumed
    – ermanen
    Dec 11, 2015 at 18:39
  • I'd go for "awful" Dec 11, 2015 at 19:24
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    Colognial? Colognization? Dec 11, 2015 at 21:17
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    odoriferous or possibly redolent
    – mkennedy
    Dec 11, 2015 at 22:44

2 Answers 2


You can say reeks of perfume

Which has an appealing literary twist because reeks is usually used to describe bad smells while perfume is supposed to smell good.


Let me suggest "A man/woman of considerable fragrance". You won't find it in a phrasebook I believe, but the phrase is commonly completed instead with words like "standing", "stature", "authority", "acumen" and similarly momentous attributes so the combination with "fragrance" works well to insinuate disproportionate use.

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