Sensory and Molecular Methods to Measure Odours in Personal Care Products
he monitoring of odours released from cosmetic products is a complex task. This paper gives an overview of state of the art sensory and analytical approaches.
The human sense of smell has been underestimated for a long time. However, recent research shows that it is closely connected to emotions, memories, approach, and avoidance and also, evaluative judgment. Thus, the scent of a product can have a significant impact on consumer’s product experience. Consumers pay more and more attention to scents, and to a healthy environment. Often the presence of malodours is perceived as compromised hygiene or even as health threats.