2nd Perfumed Plume Awards Announces Winners
Perfumed Plume Consulting Committee: ginia Bonofiglio - Chairperson, Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology Sheherazade Chamlou - Vice President of Sales and Marketing ,Verescence Kim-Van Dang - Owner of KVD NYC Beauty Branding + Distribution Henry de Monclin - President - HDM Design Miranda Gordon - Vice President, Fine Fragrance Marketing & Evaluation, MANE Mary Manning - Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SilkRoute Strategists Raymond Matts - CEO/Creative Design at Raymond Matts LLC - Perfume Designer Lyle Saunders -Creative Consultant Bart Schmidt - Managing Partner,Brands With Purpose
It was standing room only at the 2nd Perfumed Plume Awards as six winners whose prolific skills in creative fragrance journalism were recognized and rewarded their prize of $1,000.00 and an elegant Cross pen.
The lively awards party, held at one of New York’s hidden art gems, the Society of Illustrators, was buzzing with anticipation and conversation flowing between guests: iconoclasts, cross-generational fragrance innovators, game-changers, free spirits, influencers, industry notables and luminaries from the world of media, fragrance, art and design.
The awards were established in 2015 by Mary Ellen Lapsansky and Lyn Leigh, both experienced fragrance and cosmetic executives, to honor and recognize 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.
Westley Morris, Senior Vice president- Fine Fragrance at MANE commented “as the Founding Sponsor, we couldn’t be happier to see the Perfumed Plume Awards gain recognition as a ‘must win’ award. In only its 2nd year, they have made a huge impact.”
“We were enthused to receive a substantial increase in submissions this year from the global community, which means that the Perfumed Plume Awards is building momentum and becoming recognized as an annual, iconic symbol of media excellence. And this is what we set out to do!” Said Mary Ellen Lapsansky
Lyn Leigh noted “ we exist to honor the writers and artists across the media spectrum that have so brilliantly brought to the page the story of fragrance in all its magic and mystery”.
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media- Digital (Magazines, Blog Postings, Webzines)
Winner: Temporary Art Review – Primal Art: Notes on the Medium of Scent – Catherine Haley Epstein
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Magazines (print & digital)
Winner: ELLE Magazine – Chemical Attraction- April Long
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Newspapers (print & digital)
Winner: The New York Times – We’re Animals, After All Rachel Syme
Science of Scent’ Stories in Mainstream Media – Magazines/ Newspapers/Digital
Winner: Basenotes – Scenting My Mental Illness – Laurin Taylor
Visualization of Scent Stories – Magazines/Newspapers/Digital
Winner: SCENTURY – Autumn Escentials 2016 – Roberto Greco
Fragrance Book Award
“Bad Girls Perfume. Tips and Tales” by Sarah Colton