The importance of odours in the workplace: a review


  • Zuzana KAPUSTOVÁ Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)
  • Elena HORSKÁ Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)
  • Jakub BERčÍK Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)
  • Johana PALUCHOVÁ Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)
  • Ľubomír GURčÍK Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)



odour, olfactory, workplace, aromachology, essential oil


The most persistent memory on any space is often its odour, therefore the presence of a pleasant odours results in higher self efficacy, setting higher goals and employing efficient work strategies in comparison to working in a no-scent condition. Moreover, unpleasant odours might increase stress level and result in a loss of productivity. The paper aims to provide a review of the available literature regarding the influence of odours on the human activities with special reference to essential oils in the workplace and their impact on work performance.

Szerző életrajzok

  • Zuzana KAPUSTOVÁ, Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)

    assistent professor

  • Elena HORSKÁ, Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)


  • Jakub BERčÍK, Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)

    assistent professor

  • Johana PALUCHOVÁ, Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)

    assistent professor

  • Ľubomír GURčÍK, Közgazdasági és Menedzsment Kar, Szlovák Mezőgazdasági Egyetem, Nyitra (Nyitra)



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