New York NY April, 2018. The Perfumed Plume Awards™ celebrated the 2018 winners at a fun and festive party attended by a lively guestlist of fragrance innovators, industry notables, luminaries and influencers from the world of media, fragrance, art and design.
Taking place at New York gem, the Society of Illustrators, the winners prolific skills in creative fragrance journalism were recognized and rewarded. Each were given a monetary award as well as a signed copy of Pierre Dinand's "Perfume Legends – Selection of 30 Drawings" which was this year’s recipient of the Fragrance Book Award. In addition, each winner was presented with an invitation to create their own scent at OlfactoryNYC – a downtown retail experience for fragrance personalization.
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.
Westly Morris, Senior Vice President – Fine Fragrance at MANE commented
"It’s wonderful to see the Perfumed Plume Awards build on their mission to encourage and promote creative fragrance writing. We are delighted to continue as the Founding Sponsor."
"We are thrilled that Perfumed Plume's focus on creative fragrance writing has garnered such a positive and enthusiastic response from the fragrance media community, as well as fragrance enthusiasts and connoisseurs overall. We are committed to continuing this mission with events and forums dedicated to the art of fragrance writing," said Mary Ellen Lapsansky.
Lyn Leigh noted "It's all about how these virtuosos of fragrance writing can take the reader on a journey of discovery into the magic world of perfume. Finalists, winners and everyone who submitted are truly deserving of recognition and our thanks."