The psychology and biology of fragrance

  • Steve Van Toller
  • George H. Dodd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The biological underpinnings of scents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. H. Dodd
      Pages 19-46
    3. D. B. Gower, A. Nixon, A. I. Mallet
      Pages 47-76
  3. Developmental and social aspects of fragrance

  4. Odour perception and the language of the brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. S. Torii, H. Fukuda, H. Kanemoto, R. Miyanchi, Y. Hamauzu, M. Kawasaki
      Pages 107-120
    3. S. Van Toller
      Pages 121-143
  5. Fragrance therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. J. R. King
      Pages 147-165
    3. R. Tisserand
      Pages 167-181
  6. The consumer and perfume

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. J. Mensing, C. Beck
      Pages 185-204
    3. J. Byrne-Quinn
      Pages 205-216
    4. S. Le Norcy
      Pages 217-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-268

About this book


in 1951 Oellinek, 1951), until the conference held at the University of Warwick in 1986 there has previously never been a joint meeting of the industrial and academic disciplines relating to the sense of smell. Each year brings the launchings of many new perfumes; the respective national perfumery societies hold meetings; conferences on the sense of smell take place. These events involve the exchange of important knowledge relating to perfumes but the information remains largely isolated. The Warwick Olfaction Research Group is unusual in that it is led by two people, one of whom is a practising perfumer with an understanding of what it means to be asked to create a perfume, and the other a psychologist with an expertise in the area of emotion. Our interaction (Dodd and Van Toller, 1983) was a potent stimulus to hold the First International Conference on the Psychology of Perfumery. The main purpose of the meeting was to see if there was a framework that would knit the area together into a coherent set of ideas and also to give new perspectives to the study of perfumes. We invited speakers from all areas of the discipline. Thus, the meeting brought together people from the fragrance industry, academics and aromatherapists into a forum for debate. Besides the scientific basis of smell and perfumery, other important topics, including the important one of educating the general public about; olfaction and perfume, were discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Van Toller
    • 1
  • George H. Dodd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Warwick Olfaction Research GroupUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Craft Perfumes and Department of Chemistry, Warwick Olfaction Research GroupUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7040-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1215-1
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