The chief luxuries of the ancient world, silks, jewels, pearls, perfumes, incense and the like, were drawn from India, China and southern Arabia.
perfumes of garden flowers.
Describing a smell is simply not an easy procedure, especially given the large mixtures of ingredients in most standard perfumes.
I'm not wearing any; most perfumes give me a headache.
She wouldn't be buried in the ethereal silks of the wealthy or have her hair inlaid with flowers and perfumes.