2017 TasteTV Artisan Fragrance Awards

PacificForest34_TasteTVawards5sm2I’m happy to learn that Pacific Forest received the Top Judges Selection Award and placed top in four of the five  judging categories in this year’s TasteTV Artisan Fragrance Awards.  Tabac Aurea and Nostalgie also placed well.  Each brand can enter three perfumes per year in the contest; Pacific Forest is over 99% natural and is the second most recent SSS release.  Congrats to all the winners, and many thanks to TasteTV for spreading the love of artisan fragrance!

Perfume In Progress is Finalist in 2017 Perfumed Plume Awards

logo_PerfumedPlume copyThe Perfumed Plume Awards  just announced the 2017 finalists for their fragrance journalism awards, and the Perfume In Progress post What Goes Into Running An Artisan Perfume Business? was named one of the 10 finalists in the digital category.

The winners in all categories will be announced on April 6 at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. The full list of the 10 finalists in the digital category is given below.

Congrats to all the finalists! I’m honored to be included!

Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Digital
Basenotes – Ambergris: Myths, Truths, and Half-Truths
CaFleureBon – How To Smell Like a Parisienne
Charenton Macerations – De-Classifying Fragrance Families
Colognoisseur – Perfume Mythbusters: Skin Chemistry
ELLE Magazine – For $22,000 This Perfumer Finds Your Signature Scent
Fragrantica – Revival culture
Leafly – What’s that Smell? It’s Cannabis Flower perfume, dahling
Perfume In Progress – What Goes Into Running An Artisan Perfume Business?
SCENTURY – Friedrich Liechtenstein: I can smell Luck!
Temporary Art Review – Primal Art: Notes on the Medium of Scent

Editing to add a link to the winners for 2017. Congrats!

2016 Taste TV Artisan Fragrance Awards

TasteTV_awards_bottle_smFor several years, Taste TV has sponsored an annual awards program for artisan perfumers. I have not entered before, but I submitted three entries for 2016 (you are allowed to enter 1 to 3 entries each year, and they can be any scent that you have not entered before). Entries were due before the new Equestrian was ready, so I entered Yin & Ylang, Amber Incense, and Winter Woods.

Winter Woods received top score in all five of their categories (artistry, aroma, scent seductiveness, ingredient combinations, and uniqueness). Yin & Ylang (a collaboration with Cafleurebon) received top score in three categories. All three entries (Winter Woods, Yin & Ylang,  Amber Incense) received Silver Medals in the Judges Top Selections. The full page of results can be seen here. Congrats to all the perfumers and thank you to Taste TV and the judges for all their work on the awards program!

2016 Perfumed Plume Awards

logo_PerfumedPlumeThe Perfumed Plume Awards for fragrance journalism were just announced, and the Perfume In Progress post Ten Tips For Exploring The World Of Perfume was named one of the top submissions. I’m honored to be included in such good company!

Mark Behnke of Colognoisseur, Jasia Julia Nielson with Michelyn Camen of Cafleurebon, and Dana El Masri with Michelyn Camen of Cafleurebon received first prizes for the blog categories. This awards program is the first in the US that is dedicated to fragrance writing, similar to the Jasmine Awards in the UK and Prix Jasmine in France. There are several awards for fragrance writing that are given as part of the annual US Fragrance Foundation Awards, but this is the first fragrance awards program in the US that is dedicated solely to writing. Congrats to all, and best wishes to the Perfumed Plume program!