Aroma Theory: Scenting the Attitude
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En uppsats om dofters påverkan på attityder och försäljning (Swedish)
The thesis examines the relationship between consumer attitudes and a scented shopping environment. A relationship and phenomena concerning scent marketing, which could be seen as one of the more provocative forms of marketing since the human sense of smell, is connected to the limbic system where motivation and attitudes are created. The use of scent marketing has, so far, been proven effective in sales increasing whereas it is one of the less explored forms of marketing.
The purpose of the thesis is to answer the following question: Is it possible to find differences in consumer attitudes in a scented buying environment compared to a nonscented buying environment, and thereby create new basis for segmentation?
The thesis is based on a quantitative study where data has been gathered in a scent manipulated buying environment through structured interviews with consumers. The thesis applies a deductive approach to the main theories in the area of interest.
The findings suggest new theory discussing that it is difficult to use consumer attitudes, towards a scented store environment, as a foundation for market segmentation. Further the results of the executed scent experiment comply with the existing theories about the affect of scent marketing as a sales increasing marketing tool.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 66 p.
Scent Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Consumer Attitudes, Market Segmentation, Vanilla Scent
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-10547DiVA: diva2:394581
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Philipson, Sarah, Ek. dr.
Bill, Frederic, PhD