Perfume (パフューム Pafyūmu) is a female technopop group from Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan consisting of Ayano Ōmoto, Yuka Kashino and Ayaka Nishiwaki, who debuted locally in 2001, making their transition to a major label in 2005. As of June 2009, the group has released nine major label singles to great success.
Since 2003, Perfume has been produced by Yasutaka Nakata, founder of the group capsule and the contemode label. The group's original post-Shibuya-kei sound made a sharp transition to electro house and technopop upon their signing to a major label.
Marty Friedman, ex-guitarist of Megadeth, named Perfume "The group which had the biggest influence on the Japanese music industry in 2008". The group has often been compared to Yellow Magic Orchestra and Aira Mitsuki.