Bright & early on the morning of Wednesday 15th March 2017 the Fragrance Foundation UK held the Jasmine Awards in London. The Fragrance Foundation describe the awards as “the premier awards for journalists writing on the subject of fragrance”.
And the winners are:
Best Article in a Customer Magazine:
James Craven for “The Wearing of The Green” in Les Senteurs.
Best Digital Article on Fragrance:
Lizzie Ostrom for “A Scent for Self-Appreciation” published on the website the-pool.com
‘Perfume A Century of Scents’ by Lizzie Ostrom is one of my favourite reference books on the subject of fragrance
Best Digital Fragrance Experience:
The winner Thomas Dunckley aka Candy Perfume Boy for “Six Scents to Put Hairs on Your Chest”
Follow Thomas @candyperfumeb0y on Twitter – trust me!
The Jasmine Independent Literary Award,
Laurin Taylor for “Scenting My Mental Illness” for basenotes.net
The Jasmine Independent Soundbite Award,
Thomas Dunckley for “Eau so Masc- Thoughts on Gender in Perfume and The Rive Gauche Rebellion”
Jasmine Soundbite (news press):
Lesley Thomas for “Real Men Wear Scent” in The Times
Jasmine Soundbite (magazines):
Jan Masters for “Midnight Garden” in Harrods Magazine
Best Practical Guide to Fragrance:
Claire Vukcevic for “The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample” Basenotes.net
Most Creative Visual Award:
Harrods Magazine for their piece “All a Quiver”, words by Jan Masters, creative by David Newton & Barney Pichard.
Jasmine Visual Award:
Harrods Magazine for “A perfume Paints a Thousand Words” words by Jan Masters, creative by Robert Greco & Jan Masters.
Jasmine Literary Award:
Joanne Harris for “Every Scent Tells a Tale” in Good Housekeeping
The Rising Star Award:
Lauren Carbran for “2017: The Year of The Milk Notes” for SCENTS blog
Stars of the Future:
A wonderful initiative by the Fragrance Foundation is the ‘Junior Jasmines’ awards. The ‘Mighty Nose Awards’ is a creative writing competition for primary school children.
Category: Years 3 & 4
1st prize went to Year 4 Bella Barlow for her poem called ‘Smell Seasons’ from Shiplake Primary School and the runner up was Year 3 Aoife Lynch for her poem ‘The smells’ from St Mary’s School.
Category: Years 5 & 6
1st prize went to Year 6 Isobel Young for her poem ‘The things I see with my nose’ from Peppard Primary School and the runner up, Year 5 Lena Akil for her poem ‘Smells of Santa’s Workshop’ from Sheffield Girls’ Infant and Junior School.