Olfaction and Personality Test Survey

Olfaction and Personality Test Survey

Hey There Fragrant Peoples. Today I have something quite interesting that you may like to do that we did at AustralianPerfumeJunkies last week and had a good response but I know that The Perfume Posse will be even more astounding.It’s an Olfaction and Personality Test Survey. My mate Matthew is a student and he is studying Olfaction and Personality as an Honours Student and he is doing a survey to help with his Thesis. You can do the survey by clicking on the link.


The study takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, can be accessed from any computer using any browser, doesn’t require a download and can be accessed through some smartphones and tablets (it’s trial and error – the website says yes to iPhones, iPads etc but maybe not to some Android phones).

survey UPennPhoto stolen UPenn

Here is Matthew’s standard letter (slightly edited):

My name is Matthew Lukjanenko and I am a Psychology Honours student under the supervision of Dr Mem Mahmut at Macquarie University in Sydney ([email protected]) completing my thesis this year on olfaction and personality. I am interested in whether people who have a keen sense of smell, by profession or through interest, have differing scores of certain personality traits when compared with the general public. This is an online study and can be completed anonymously. The study should take no longer than 10-15 minutes and will involve completing online questionnaires. If you complete the study you can elect to enter into a draw to win one of three $20 iTunes cards which will be drawn in late October 2013.
Below is the link to the study



Please feel free to share the link with your colleagues or anyone you might think suitable to participate.

Thank you for your time.


The study will provide useful information regarding the differences in how thoughts and emotions are processed and expressed between those with a keen interest in fragrances and those without.
I am hoping to recruit as many people as possible, there are no exemptions.

If people choose to participate, they will need to do so by Monday 22 July 2013.

Any questions please email: [email protected]

I appreciate your help.
Matt ūüôā
Survey AlpICTPhoto Stolen AlpICT

I appreciate your help too. Here is the link again,


Go to it,
Portia xx

  • Nancy H. says:

    The question about education level is unanswerable for Americans. The possible answers don’t correspond to our system.

  • mim says:

    did this! surprising amount of questions about sports and taxis. curious about the findings too, hope there’s a followup in the fall.

  • Ann says:

    Hi, Portia! This looks quite interesting. I’m swamped right now but will try to take it later. Thanks for sharing!

    • Portia says:

      Thank you Ann for taking the time to comment. I hope the swamping slows down enough for you to have a breather.
      Portia x

  • Emily S says:

    Very interesting survey. I too am quite curious about the results and how the questions relate.

    • Portia says:

      Heya EmilyS,
      Matt couldn’t tell me the reasons behind the survey, obviously, so I am intrigued to find out why too.
      Portia xx

  • leathermountain says:

    I did this at APJ, too. Interesting, and I’d also like to know more, when it’s ready.

  • Tom says:

    #59 needs a little editing..

  • Martha says:

    Hi Portia –

    I took the survey last week at APJ website. I’d be interested in the results. Would Matt be wiling and able to release them on the APJ site, or on this one?

    • Portia says:

      Hey there Martha,
      Yes, Matt will be releasing his findings when he has them all compiled and organised. I will link there and here. Promise.
      Portia xx