The aroma of generations of wealth—not money, not people, but wealth—wafted through each room like a cloud of rare perfume.
An aroma of chocolate permeates the Upper East Side at one point in Chronic City.
In both of these examples, the winery was attempting to manipulate the wine's aroma to make it more marketable.
early 13c., "fragrant substance," from Latin aroma "sweet odor," from Greek aroma "seasoning, any spice or sweet herb," of unknown origin. Meaning "fragrance" is from 1814. A hypercorrect plural is aromata.