G}nther Ohloff supplies the researcher and practitioner in the field with fascinating ideas and introduces the interested layman to the fascinating world of fragrance, scent, and perfumes. His book presents a complete and highly up-to-date survey of the molecular basis of odor and scents and of the specific structure-activity relationships between fragrances and their receptors. It also covers to a wide extent neurophysiological aspects of olfaction. The author also describes the methods employed in the chemical synthesis of fragrances and the chemical modification of flavour and fragrance materials of natural origin. The book is completed by a description of 25 fragrances of plant and animal origin. From the contents: The Chemical Senses - Structure-Odor Relations - Quantitative OdorPerception - Description and Classification of Odor Impression - Odorants from Natural Starting Materials - Odorants from Petrochemical Starting Materials - Violet Odorants and Rose Ketones - Essential Oils -Animalic Compounds as Odorants.