It’s fragrance awards season a-go-go with The Fragrance Foundation UK Awards last week, but right now we’d like to cast our eyes over the pond to the prestigious Perfumed Plume Awards™ – an annual celebration of fragrance journalism now in its fourth year, and gaining ever more attention all over the world.
Held in New York, the ceremony (and what looked to be a fabulous perfumed party!) was held at The Society of Illustrators, which the founders and organisers, Lyn Leigh and Mary Ellen Lapsansky – both perfume industry veterans – agreed, for them the awards ‘…honour and recognise fragrance stories and the many talented writers and visualists who give the reader an inside view of the cultural, historical, scientific and personal approaches to fragrance design and what it takes to create an evocative scent.’
Winners were each presented with a signature Tiffany pen, but perhaps more than just the honour of recieving the award, The Perfumed Plumes are all about showcasing the incredible diversity of writers using fragrance as a theme – helping spread the scented word far and wide.
We’re always encouraging the sharing of these ‘perfumed stories’, and are delighted to bring you the list of 2019 winners, along with links to their fabulous fragrance writing. Congratulations to ALL the finalists and winners, we’re going to sit back, pour ourselves a cup of tea, and allow ourselves to fall under your scented spells…
Perfume Stories in Mainstream Media – Print – Magazines, Newspapers:
“Chemical Romance” – New Beauty — by April Long
Perfume Stories in Mainstream Media – Digital – Magazines, Newspapers, Blog Postings, Webzines” A tie!
“How Britney Spears Built a Billion Dollar Business Without Selling a Single Record”
InStyle — by Rachel Syme
“Fragrances of Film Noir: Scenting Five Femmes Fatales”
ÇaFleureBon — by Despina Veneti, Sr. Contributor
New Category: ‘Short ‘n Sweet’ Perfume Stories – Print & Digital:
“Blind Faith” — New Beauty — by Brittany Burhop Fallon
Visualization of Perfume Stories — Print & Digital:
“Travels in France, Part One: Everything Is Lavender” —The Fragrant Journey — by Cynthia Lesiuk
New Category: INSTApost — Perfume Stories on Instagram:
“but_not_today” — The Plum Girl — by Elena Cvjetkovic
Fragrance Book Award:
“Spritzing to Success — With the Woman who Brought an Industry to Its Senses”— by Annette Green
by Suzy Nightingale