Textual thesaurus for "essence"

(noun) perfume

a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

(noun) gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

(noun) core, effect, gist, burden

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work