Verboticism: Fragransmog

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Scentipede

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent a peed

Sentence: Flora was from Cologne and she was the office scentipede. You knew you were in her presence before you even saw her. She wore a strong haze of perfume around her daily and especially so when she returned from overseas trips with duty free shops. She was truly a scentsational worker.

Etymology: Scent (odor, aroma) & Impede (block one's ability (in this case, to breathe properly) & Wordplay on "Centipede" (bug with 100 legs)

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Disscentfect

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dis sent fekt

Sentence: When JOY slept in, she would douse herself in perfume and not bother having a shower. Of course this was producing DIOR consequences for her colleagues. Her BOSS had decided that wearing scent was TABU, but TRUTH was, JOY was as addicted to perfume as if it was OPIUM. In fact, it was her OBSESSION. Because she was BEAUTIFUL, with lovely WHITE SHOULDERS, she felt the ENVY of some of her co-workers. If she had to GUESS, she'd say that it was either GIORGIO or NINA who had been her descenters. It was okay for him to light smelly cigars all day and for her to reheat stinky fish and cabbage dishes in the staff microwave. But if SHE was wearing a little perfume it caused a FRACAS, because it might disscentfect her fellows in the cube farm. Oh well, thought JOY, I don't plan to be here for ETERNITY, because I'm off soon to the RIVE GAUCHE in PARIS; COLOGNE in Germany and MY VOYAGE to the MEDITERRANEAN, thanks to winning the LOTTO!

Etymology: Disinfect - to kill pathogens, even good ones; Scent - smell, perfume or aroma; Infect - Contaminate with a disease or organism

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Exorbiscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ex/orb/i/scent

Sentence: Jenny, the newest secretary, wears the $1.49 a gallon eau de toilette which sends nauseous shivers throughout my body because it is just too exorbiscent for any human, or animal to take.

Etymology: EXORBISCENT - from - EXORBITANT (exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason) + SCENT (odor)

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Scentimentalist

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) sěn'tə-měn'tl-ĭst' (v.)sěn'tə-měn'tl-īz'

Sentence: Meagan, ever the scentimentalist, manages to shave precious minutes off her morning routine by plying herself with the of the perfume and body spray samples at the bottom of her makeup drawer.

Etymology: scent + [sent]imental + -ist

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COMMENTS:

Nice word. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:33:00

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Offscentsive

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: off sent siv

Sentence: Estee Louder did not do anything by half. Even her perfume was triple applied and you could smell her coming a block away. When she started in the new office, people's attendance started to drop and it was found that they were all allergic to her strong perfume. They found her offscentsive. When management investigated, they asked where she had transferred in from. Cologne, Germany was the reply.

Etymology: Offensive (causing or able to cause nausea) & Scent (odor, perfume, aroma, smell)

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Revulscent

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: re vull sent

Sentence: Smelvin believed variety was the spice of life. None of his grooming products were the same brand or scent. Stepping from the shower, drying himself off, Smelvin enjoyed the clingering scent of Irish Spring soap on his skin. After shaving his face and chest, to both, Smelvin liberally applied Brut ever-blasting after-shave. Before putting on his shirt, Smelvin thickly slathered Speedstick 24/7 under his arms. Smelvin combed his hair, then set and scented it, with stupor-strong Suave hairspray. He liberally doused himself with Aramis men's fragrance. As he wafted into work, his co-workers suffered ad nose-eam (ad nauseam), and sped off to their cubicles and offices, for Smelvin was totally revulscent.

Etymology: REVULSION, SCENTS. // Revulsion - feeling such a strong disgust one withdraws. Scents - smells and odors.

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COMMENTS:

potent sentence - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:44:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-01-23: 17:14:00

Good word - TJayzz, 2009-01-24: 10:29:00

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Eauvercologne

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ˈəʊvə : kəˈləʊn

Sentence: Francis loved a freebee and cologne samples were top of his hitlist. This, coupled with a hectic lifestyle and penchant for polluting, made him a tad heavy handed with his perfume and likely to eauvercologne whenever the going got tough/opportunity a-rose.

Etymology: Over : Extending above and beyond - sandwiched between - Eau de cologne : scented water

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Perfumigate

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərfyoōməgāt

Sentence: When Marcy overslept and didn’t have time to shower for fear of missing her bus she would perfumigate. She never understood why she could not keep a cat for very long. They all seemed to want to run away with tears in their eyes.

Etymology: perfume (a fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one’s body or clothes) + fumigate (apply the fumes of certain chemicals to (an area) to disinfect it or to rid it of vermin)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one - galwaywegian, 2010-08-09: 09:28:00

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Ecscentric

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ek sent rik

Sentence: coco was very ecscentric, using chanel no5 to disguise the faxct that she smelt more like canal no5, directly after the fish kill.

Etymology: eccentric, scent

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COMMENTS:

your sentence is a bit fishy but funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:45:00

Great word ... strong sentence, so strong i can smell coco from here. - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:27:00

Ah, she wore it just for the halibut... - Nosila, 2009-01-23: 23:28:00

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Odorpowering

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ooo - dore - pou - ering

Sentence: Jack's Cologne was always so odorpowering that instead of turning him into the female "HiJack" machine that he believed himself to be, he often found himself alone.

Etymology: Odor + Overpowering >> Odor (Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume; A strong, pervasive quality) Overpowering (overcoming or overwhelming; affect or impress excessively)

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-01-23: 13:46:00

wonderfully witty - silveryaspen, 2009-01-23: 16:36:00

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