Fragrance: The psychology and biology of perfume / Edition 1

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This book builds on and extends the previous book: Perfumery: the psychology and biology of fragrance. Thus, a large part of the book reviews the latest evidence on olfaction research which is relevant to the study of perfumery psychology.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Particularly notable across the chapters is the multidisciplinary awareness of the researchers. This book provides a useful 'state of the art' of the psychology of olfaction.'
International Journal of Aromatherapy
'This excellent volume contains the papers delivered at the Second International Conference on the Psychology of Perfumery, held in England two years ago...all the papers are by researchers with impressive credentials in the field of fragrance research and application. What's more, all are highly readable...this is a very valuable book for any serious student of fragrance and its role in every day life.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851668724
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/18/1993
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. The psychology of personality and aesthetics. Olfactory hedonics in infants and young children. The semiotic relevance of human olfaction: a biological approach. Ageing and the sense of smell: potential benefits of fragrance enhancement. Mammals and semiochemicals. Human semiochemicals. Individual differences in olfactory ability. From moods to molecules: the psychopharmacology of perfumery and aromatherapy. The use of odour in the study of emotion. Cognitive and non-cognitive effects of odour exposure: electrophysiological and behavioural evidence. Olfactory evoked potential activity and hedonics. The brain and the sense of smell: can we begin to make sense of cortical information after an odour has been received? Psychophysiological studies of fragrances. Perfume classification: a new approach. The typography of perfume advertising. The effect of social and economic changes and trends in fashion and their effects on international perfumery marketing. Perspectives in aromatherapy. The anthropology of smell and scent in ancient Egypt and South American shamanism. Index.

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