Let me share some good news with you!

The finalists for the Perfumed Plume Awards 2020 are announced and guess what?

The Plum Girl Blog is a finalist in THREE categories: Perfume Stories in Mainstream Media – Digital – Magazines, Newspapers, Blog Postings, Webzines – with Jean Claude Ellena -The Man Who Stole The Show/Pitti Fragranze Retrospective; Short ‘n Sweet Perfume Stories – Print or Digital – with Jungle Jezebel Review/Miguel Matos for Sarah Baker Perfumes and INSTApost — Perfume Stories on Instagram – with Lover’s Tale / Francesca Bianchi!

A word from organizers:

“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.”

Judges: Marian Bendeth, Andrea Bifulco, Sarah Colton, Darryl Do, Alison Gould, Joanne Halev, Trudi Loren, Sonia Milfort.

Here are all 2020 Awards category finalists:

Perfume Stories – Print – Magazines & Newspapers

The criteria for judging: quality of editorial content; originality & creativity; accuracy & depth of information.

  • Heart Notes— Fashion Magazine Holiday
  • O.G. – Why frankincense – the original Christmas present – is suddenly so smoking hot – Town & Country
  • Perfuming a Part – The Scented Letter (The Perfume Society)
  • Scents of Place – Venice— The Scented Letter (The Perfume Society)

Perfume Stories in Mainstream Media – Digital – Magazines, Newspapers, Blog Postings, Webzines

The criteria for judging: quality of editorial content; originality & creativity; accuracy & depth of information.

  • The Poison and the Remedy: welcome to the darker side of scent… — The Perfume Society
  • To Boldly Smell What No Man Has Smelled Before — CLOT
  • (Trans)Gendering: Fragrance Seeing It, Having It, and Having Fun With It — chrisrusak.com
  • Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography in Fragrances — Fragrantica

Short ‘n Sweet Perfume Stories – Print or Digital

The criteria for judging: quality of editorial content; originality & creativity; accuracy & depth of information.

INSTApost — Perfume Stories on Instagram

The criteria for judging: originality/creativity of visual element(s); quality of the post content.

Visualization of Perfume Stories — Print & Digital

The criteria for judging: design concept; how design relates to the content.

  • In Bauhaus we trust – the smell of minimalism — Scentury.com
  • Masque Milano Montecristo “Madame’s Book” — ÇaFleureBon.com
  • Northern Delights – the architectural beauty of Scandinavian perfumery — Scentury.com
  • perfume.sucks: no context, no explanations, no scintillating marketing — ÇaFleureBon.com

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

Congratulations to all the beautiful people of perfume writing, and special hugs to Co-founders of Perfumed Plume AwardsMary Ellen Lapsansky and Lyn Leigh. Thank you for everything you have done over the years and let’s hope that the winners shall be announced at MANE Gallery gathering over a glass of bubbly…without masks.

I’m going to pour myself a glass of good old rakija: cheers! For the last week or two, I had other priorities, and I pushed the Writing Muse away for a while.

Thank you for this wake-up call. It helps, more than you know… Keeping my fingers crossed!

The Plum Girl

Elena Cvjetkovic

Photos: The Plum Girl, Perfumed Plume Awards

Source: Perfumed Plume Awards

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.”

 

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