As we know, you all are full of anticipation for the announcement of the five finalists of the OSA! Outsider Scents Award 2017 that will crown the best artisanal fragrance inspired by the theme “roots”. The members of the jury are now doing the last evaluations and soon we are going to officially publish the result, sharing them through the Smell Festival and La Gardenia nell’occhiello websites and respective social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
Meanwhile, let us disclose something more. It is our great pleasure to introduce you the jury for the second edition of the contest that we kept secret till now preventing any possible influence. The members of the jury themselves didn’t know the names of their colleagues until know.
In alphabetical order:
ANTONIO ALESSANDRIA, perfumer and founder of the perfume brand under his own name, Alessandria is also owner of Boudoir36, a perfume parlor in the heart of Catania;
LUIGI CRISTIANO, herbalist, artisanal perfumer, author of books on ancient and modern Italian perfumery (e.g. “La nota gradevole” (Studio edizioni);
ROBERTO DARIO, independent fragrance creator, educator, and consultant on Olfactory projects development;
GIANNI DE MARTINO, author of cultural/etnoghraphic researches and books on the sense of smell (e.g. “Odori” e “Viaggi e Profumi” Urra – Apogeo), some of them in cooperation with Luigi Cristiano;
ALESSANDRO GUALTIERI aka “the Nose”, a talent of the Italian artistic perfumery, he his the mind beyond the brands “Nasomatto” and “Orto Parisi”, he is also involved in artistic project and olfactory installations.
VERO KERN, an icon of the independent perfumery appreciated by the most demanding critics and public, her unique signature is a fusion of style, consistency, and a meticulous aesthetic research.
ALEX MUSGRAVE, writer, fragrance expert and funder of the blog “The Silver Fox at A Scent of Elegance“, Fragrance Foundation Award winner (for ÇaFleureBon, 2015) and Jasmine Awards finalist.
ERMANO PICCO, fragrance expert, founder of the blog “La gardenia nell’Occhiello”, a consultant for fragrance brands (e.g. Rubini) he is involved in several cultural project connected to the sense of smell, such as OSA!, the contest he created in 2016 in cooperation with Smell Festival.