Fragrance usually refers to a sweet or pleasant smell, especially flowers and perfume. The word fragrance can refer to the scent of a delicious-smelling food, but the word aroma is perhaps more commonly used in that context.

Some common synonyms of fragrance are perfume, redolence, and scent. While all these words mean "a sweet or pleasant smell,” fragrance suggests the smell of flowers or other growing things.

A fragrance is defined as a combination of organic compounds that produces a distinct smell or odour. A perfume is a liquid mixture used to emit a pleasant smell. It is formed from fragrant essential oils derived from plants and spices or synthetic aromatic compounds.