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Olfactorama - the alternative awards

Olfactorama - the alternative awards 9 years ago
Olfactorama - le prix des amoureux du parfum
In 2012, a group of French bloggers/aficionados manned up and instead of whining about the FIFIs, they set up alternative awards of their own, Olfactorama (attended by Mathilde Laurent and Thierry Wasser, no less). Their mission is "to defend quality in perfumery and to position perfume as a form of artistic expression, a true aesthetic, cultural and social object".

This year, 2013, an additional category was introduced to honour revivals and reformulations. On Jan 15th, nominees were announced.
Which nominee would be your finalist?

Le Grand Public
Feminins 2013
- Baiser Volé Essence de Parfum, Cartier
- Bottega Veneta Eau Légère, Bottega Veneta
- Elle L’Aime, Lolita Lempicka
- Jour, Hermès
- La Fille de Berlin, Serge Lutens

Masculines 2013
- Bottega Veneta Pour Homme, Bottega Veneta
- Dior Homme Cologne, Dior
- Eau de Narcisse Bleu, Hermès
- Noir EDT, Tom Ford

La Parfumerie Confidentielle (much talked of online)
Enthousiasme 2013 (most raved of)
- Black, Comme des Garçons
- Flash Back, Olfactive Studio
- Mito Voile d’Extrait, Vero Profumo
- Shanghai Lily, Tom Ford
- Tam Dao EDP, Diptyque

Virtuosité 2013
- 1932, Chanel
- Eau du 34, Diptyque
- Iris Nazarena, Aedes de Venustas
- Tobacco Oud, Tom Ford
- Ylang 49, Le Labo

Prix du Patrimoine Olfactif 2013 (olfactory heritage)
- Chaldée, Jean Patou
- Eau de Patou, Jean Patou
- Horizon, Oriza L. Legrand
- Ma Griffe, Carven
- Mitsouko, Guerlain
Last edited by MiaTrost on 24.12.2017, 06:59; edited 2 times in total
9 years ago
"Horizon" by Oriza L. Legrand smells both vintage and modern. This is the only one I know of the vast list of good perfumes you presented.

Nice post. I got a few ideas about which to seek out and sniff.
9 years ago
This seems really cool! I will be interested to see which will be the winners and why Smile
9 years ago
This seems really cool! I will be interested to see which will be the winners and why Smile

Absolutely! They are pretty transparent regarding their criteria. You can read more on their site, where they elaborate on the different categories and what criteria they apply (French only).
9 years ago
That's a pretty good looking list. Lots of them I don't know but like Pipette, I have incentive to try them now.
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