The smell of a perfume is an example of scent.
The distinctive smell that a person has that a dog can track is an example of that person's scent.
Evidence that leads police to find a killer is an example of a scent that the police follow.
Caught the scent of a reconciliation.
To scent trouble.
A scent for news.
The dogs lost the scent.
The hounds scented the fox in the woods.
Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.
An expensive French scent.
The hounds are on the scent.
A bear's keen scent.
Dogs scenting their prey.
When blossoms scent the air.
When you spray your pillow with lavender, this is an example of a situation where you scent your pillow.
When a dog finds drugs by using his nose, this is an example of a situation where a dog scents drugs.
Origin of scent
- Middle English sent from senten to scent from Old French sentir from Latin sentīre to feel sent- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition