At the UK’s Jasmine Awards, which were held last month, Claire Vukcevic was awarded the Best Practical Guide to Fragrance Award for her “Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample”, article. Vukcevic was also nominated for her “Top Ten Female Designer Fragrances Every Beginner should Sample” in the same category, as well as a nomination for “Ambergris: Myths and Half Truths” in the Jasmine Independent Literary Award category.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Jasmines and Perfumed Plume awards. All of the winners can be seen below:
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Digital (Magazines, Blog Postings, Webzines)
Temporary Art Review - Primal Art: Notes on the Medium of Scent by Catherine Haley Epstein
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Magazines (print & digital)
ELLE Magazine – Chemical Attraction by April Long
Scent Stories in Mainstream Media – Newspapers (print & digital)
The New York Times – We’re Animals, After All by Rachel Syme
‘Science of Scent’ Stories in Mainstream Media – Magazines/ Newspapers/Digital
Basenotes – Scenting my Mental Illness by Laurin Taylor
Visualization of Scent Stories – Magazines/Newspapers/Digital
SCENTURY – Autumn Escentials 2016, Visual Artist - Roberto Greco
Fragrance Book Award
“Bad Girls Perfume. Tips and Tales” by Sarah Colton.
Best Article in a Customer Magazine:
The judges awarded the prize to James Craven for “The Wearing of The Green” in Les Senteurs.
Best Digital Article on Fragrance:
Best Digital Fragrance Experience:
The Jasmine Independent Literary Award,
The Jasmine Independent Soundbite Award,
Was awarded to Thomas Dunckley for “Eau so Masc- Thoughts on Gender in Perfume and The Rive Gauche Rebellion” for The Candy Perfume Boy
Jasmine Soundbite (news press):
Journalist Lesley Thomas was awarded the prize for her piece “Real Men Wear Scent” in The Times
Jasmine Soundbite (magazines):
The judges agreed the prize should go to Jan Masters for “Midnight Garden” in Harrods Magazine
Best Practical Guide to Fragrance:
The judges decided that the Award should go to “The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample” written by Claire Vukcevic, Basenotes.net
Most Creative Visual Award:
This award was introduced in 2012, for a stand-alone piece with minimal words which stood the test of inspiring the reader by it’s visual impact.
The judges found this a tough decision due to the high quality of entries, but it was decided that the prize should go to Harrods Magazine for their piece “All a Quiver”, words by Jan Masters, Creative by David Newton & Barney Pichard.
Jasmine Visual Award:
The winner in this category was considered to be different, original and considered; the prize went to the Harrods Magazine for “A perfume Paints a Thousand Words” words by Jan Masters, creative by Robert Greco & Jan Masters.
Jasmine Literary Award:
The judges decided that the winner should be Joanne Harris for “Every Scent Tells a Tale” in Good Housekeeping, for her beautifully written & insightful piece.
The Rising Star Award:
This award is new this year to recognise up and coming talent within the industry. Congratulations Lauren Carbran on your win for "2017: The Year of The Milk Notes" for SCENTS blog
Also recognised at the Awards were the winners of the ‘Junior Jasmines’ the ‘Mighty Nose Awards’ A creative writing competition which challenges primary school children to pen smell-inspired poems specifically written on the subject of smells. The judging panel comprised of Chairman of the Judging Panel Josh Lacey - Children's Author, Nicky Cox MBE – Editor of First News and Mary Hooper- Young Adults and Children’s Author.
Years 3 & 4
First 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.
Years 5 & 6
First 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.