Some biological, behavioral and social aspects of the perfumery use in the Ukrainian population sample (Part 2. Education level associations)




Perfumery, Ukraine, perfumery selection factors, education level, war, lipstick effect


The aim. The study represents a continuation of the previous one, and provide various aspects related to the use of perfumery, which can be characterized by certain associations with the education level of Ukrainian consumers. Factors that have direct or indirect biological and medical significance and, accordingly, may have a potential impact on the safety of the perfume products use by humans, were selected for the analysis.

Materials and methods. The analysis included information about 124 individuals living in Ukraine. The respondents answered the questions of the questionnaire developed regarding some aspects of the perfumery use. The Pearson chi-squared (χ2) test was used to analyze the relationships between qualitative characteristics.

Results and discussion. Most of the studied aspects related to the perfumes use demonstrate associations, caused by the dependence of the education level on age. The analysis revealed that individuals with any education most often (about half of the cases or more) choose a perfume based on its scent. The study showed that the majority of respondents believe that the price of a perfume depends on a combination of factors, namely the composition of the products, the brand and the cost of the packaging. More than 80 % of people, regardless of the education level, believe that the persistence of a perfume is definitely a sign of quality. The most common opinion among people of all education levels was that non-original perfumes can have a more negative effect on people's health than original products. The "lipstick effect" in relation to perfume products (demand for items of "affordable luxury" in times of economic crises and wars) was observed.

Conclusions. The study supplemented the previously found associations of age and some biological and behavioral aspects of perfume use among the population of Ukraine with data on the presence or absence of such associations in relation to the education level

Author Biographies

Olga Filiptsova, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

Department of Cosmetology and Aromology

Olga Naboka, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

Department of Biochemistry

Svitlana Bobro, National University of Pharmacy

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Cosmetology and Aromology

Olexander Bashura, National University of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department

Department of Cosmetology and Aromology

Yuliia Osypenko, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Department of Security of Information Systems and Technologies


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How to Cite

Filiptsova, O., Naboka, O., Bobro, S., Bashura, O., & Osypenko, Y. (2023). Some biological, behavioral and social aspects of the perfumery use in the Ukrainian population sample (Part 2. Education level associations). ScienceRise: Biological Science, (1(34), 31–37.



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