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Title: IMAGE OF PERFUMES DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE : SUBJECTIVE ESTIMATION BY SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL METHOD
Authors: Shiihara, Yasufumi
Asakosi, Tohru
Kaneko, Kazuo
Kodama, Masahisa
Keywords: Perfume
Semantic Differential Method
Menstrual Cycle
Issue Date: 31-Mar-1993
Publisher: 群馬大学医療技術短期大学部
Citation: 群馬大学医療技術短期大学部紀要. 13, 155-162 (1993)
Abstract: The fluctuations in the image of six perfumes (rose, sandalwood, lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender) associated with the menstrual cycle were analyzed using the questionnaire based on the semantic differential method. Three female undergraduates (21-22 yr.) smelled the perfumes on filter paper and answered to the 20 items about subjective estimates of each perfume three days a week during three or four consecutive menstrual cycles. Factor analysis on the scores of the items revealed four main factors; "Evaluation", "Potency", "Maturation" and "Passion". The combination of these factors properly explained the characteristics of perfumes. The fluctuation of the factor scores of "Evaluation", "Maturation" and "Passion" during the menstrual cycle was evident in case of rose; minimum on the second day (menstruation phase) and maximum on the 17th day (post-ovulation phase). The perfume of peppermint and lavender also had a peak on the 17th day. Thus the questionnaire using semantic differential method proved useful to assess the image of perfume and sensitive to detect the cyclic variation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/2009
ISSN: 0389-7540
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