Definitions for "Narcotic"
A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.
morphine-like drug.
Painkiller which additional has properties of inducing relaxation and sleepiness, typically those medications derived from opium and opium-like compounds.
perfumes often contain high percentages of heavy blossom fragrances (jasmine, tuberose, for example), and animalic components. The narcotic effect of natural flower scents is at its peak at the time when they fade. Careful dosing of "narcotic" components is necessary if a perfume is not to have an obtrusive or tiring effect.
in perfumery is used to describe exceptionally strong and heavy fragrances obtained from some flowers and animal ingredients.
(N in the ABC's of Perfumery) The term used to indicate the intoxicating effect of some floral notes. Notably Narcissus, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang. Anybody that doubts this only has to travel in a truck bound for market filled with the blossoms. Jasmin is a narcotic floral but because of its importance and common occurrence has its own group in the ABC's. Note. Borrowed from the language of music to indicate an olfactory impression of a single smell, or to indicate three distinct periods in the evaporation of a perfume - top note, middle note, bottom note.
Keywords:  operating, properties
Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.