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The Psychological Basis of Perfumery - J.Stephan Jellinek

The Psychological Basis of Perfumery

By: J.Stephan Jellinek (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1996
ISBN: 9780751403688
Number Of Pages: 262

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During the many years of its publication and subsequent revisions, Paul Jellinek's book has been the standard work on its subject. This new edition, translated into English for the first time, was conceived in response to the increased interest in recent years in perfumes and the sense of smell. This interest has come not only from within the highly competitive perfumery industry, but also from psychologists and market researchers. The original text has impressively withstood the test of time and the approach of this new book has been to supplement it with chapters that are now of critical importance, but which were only touched upon in the original book. A market researcher looks at why people use perfumes; a psychologist examines the motivation of perfume choice; another psychologist discusses odours and a perfumer looks at the effects of odours on human experience and behaviour. In the final chapter the editor compares the original author's views with those of today's experts and suggests which aspects are still valid and in what areas divergent views now prevail. This book is written principally to provide a scientific basis to the craft of perfumery and to enable formulators and marketeers to understand why the smells they create and sell have the effect they do. It allows a systematic approach to the development of these products. Others outside the industry, including psychologists in academia, will find the book an essential reference source.

`...first class writers...immensely challenging and stimulating.' Chemistry and Industry `It is a long time since something has consumed my interest so much that I was unable to put it down.' The International Journal of Aromatherapy `In all chapters the empirical nature of the topics is apparent but where possible the author has included theoretical approaches...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.' Chemical Engineering Research and Design

The Psychological Basis of Perfumery
Perfumery and eroticismp. 3
The elimination of anti-erogenous odorsp. 4
The erotic effects of perfume materialsp. 7
The sense of smell and sexualityp. 22
Preconditions for erogenous odor effectsp. 32
Erogenous odorsp. 37
Perfume materials reminiscent of human body odorp. 40
The erotic effect of flower odorsp. 46
The erotic effect of perfumesp. 72
Technical progress and fashion in perfumeryp. 83
The modern perfumep. 88
Perfume creation and odor sensationp. 101
Perfume and personalityp. 107
Odor Effects Diagram and personal perfume typep. 114
Men and fragrancep. 126
Fragrance in cosmetic productsp. 131
Soap perfumeryp. 138
The erotic effects of perfume materialsp. 142
Chemical structure and odor effectp. 149
Personal perfume selectionp. 153
The Psychological Basis of Perfumery Re-examined
The chemistry and semiology of human body odorsp. 165
Human pheromones?p. 179
The effect of odors on human experience and behaviorp. 200
The motivation for perfume choicep. 218
Why people use of perfumesp. 232
The psychological basis of perfumery: a re-evaluationp. 240
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780751403688
ISBN-10: 0751403687
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 31st December 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised