Announcing the 2020 Perfumed Plume Awards Finalists
We're SO happy to share some good news: announcing the finalists for the 2020 Perfumed Plume Awards. "While we would normally gather at MANE Gallery to celebrate with a glass of bubbly, this year is obviously a different time," said Co-Founders Mary Ellen Lapsansky and Lyn Leigh. "Nonetheless these marvelous writers deserve recognition and congratulations for their perfume stories. All are factual. All are creative. All are fascinating." It's true to say that all the submissions were just wonderful and the results a close call. These fabulous stories are a must-read so please take a few minutes to appreciate the talents of these writers.
As always, judging was accomplished by our stellar panel: Marian Bendeth, Andrea Bifulco, Sarah Colton, Darryl Do, Alison Gould, Joanne Halev, Trudi Loren, Sonia Milfort and Pamela Vaile. Many thanks for their diligence and enthusiasm. » View Judges
The results of the winners in each category will be kept under "lock and key" by the accounting firm of Sperduto Spector & Company until we can re-schedule the awards celebration, postponed from 4/23.
All submissions were vetted by a special committee led by Mary Manning and Raymond Matts prior to appearing on the ballot.
The following criteria was used to vet the submissions:
Fragrance articles submitted must focus on generic information about scent in an original, creative and unique style that engages and educates the consumer on the art and craft of fragrance.
The articles should give an inside view of the cultural, historic, scientific and personal approaches to fragrance design and what it takes to create an evocative scent.
The articles must have been published in English between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.
The 2020 finalists were determined by the highest percentage scores received based on the criteria for each category.
Perfume Stories - Print - Magazines & Newspapers The criteria for judging: quality of editorial content; originality & creativity; accuracy & depth of information.
Fragrance Book of the Year
“Nose Dive” - Catherine Haley Epstein
“Perfume: In Search of Your Signature Scent” - Neil Chapman
“Perfume Legends II: French Feminine Fragrances” - Michael Edwards
“The Perfume Roads” - Creezy Courtoy
About The Perfumed Plume Awards™
The Perfumed Plume Awards™ for Fragrance Journalism, now in its 5th year, is an independent recognition of creative storytelling that engages and educates the consumer on the art and craft of fragrance. It celebrates stories that give the reader an inside view of the cultural, historical and personal approaches to fragrance design and what it takes to create an evocative scent. Stories that illuminate why some fragrances can instantly evoke memories of a person, time or place.