The Psychological Basis of Perfumery

  • Authors
  • Paul Jellinek
  • Editors
  • J. Stephan Jellinek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Psychological Basis of Perfumery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 3-3
    3. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 4-6
    4. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 7-21
    5. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 22-31
    6. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 32-36
    7. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 37-39
    8. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 46-71
    9. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 72-82
    10. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 88-100
    11. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 101-106
    12. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 107-113
    13. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 126-130
    14. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 131-137
    15. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 138-141
    16. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 142-148
    17. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 149-152
    18. Paul Jellinek
      Pages 153-162
  3. The Psychological Basis of Perfumery Re-examined

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. D. B. Gower
      Pages 179-199
    3. Rainer Dollase
      Pages 218-231
    4. Hugh Bain
      Pages 232-239
    5. J. Stephan Jellinek
      Pages 240-257
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


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.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7200-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1567-1
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