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

  • I'm not recalling anything. – Hot Licks Dec 11 '15 at 18:21
  • over-perfumed – ermanen Dec 11 '15 at 18:39
  • I'd go for "awful" – Azor Ahai Dec 11 '15 at 19:24
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    Colognial? Colognization? – DJClayworth Dec 11 '15 at 21:17
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    odoriferous or possibly redolent – mkennedy Dec 11 '15 at 22:44

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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