Tobacco Science & Technology, 2012, 9, p. 5-9, ISSN.1002-0861

Applicability of flavor style sensory evaluation method for chinese-style cigarette in different areas

WU Yi(1); ZENG Xiaoying(1); ZHU Baokun(1); ZHAO Jianhua(2); WANG Mingfeng(*1)
(1) Hongyun Honghe Tobacco (Group) Co., Ltd., Kunming 650202, P.R. China; (2) School of Statistics and Mathematics, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming 650221, P.R. China

To validate the applicability of flavor style sensory evaluation method for Chinese-style cigarette in different areas, 10 cigarette samples were panel tested in 5 representative cities, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Harbin, Shanghai and Kunming. The fluctuation of sensory evaluation data and the expression of characteristic aroma note were studied with aroma profile analysis and two-factor analysis of variance. The results showed that there was no significant difference among the sensory evaluation results of the 10 samples in different cities and their flavor styles generally remained consistent; however, fluctuations were perceivable for some aroma notes at different areas, which were mainly reflected in the intensity of sensible aroma notes.