Quintis Sandalwood and the American Society of Perfumers invites you create a fragrance to hero Indian sandalwood (S.album).
Join perfumers from across the globe in a test of creativity and craft, inspired by our muse, Indian sandalwood (S.album). Fragrance submissions will be judged under rigorous conditions by a panel of professional perfumers from the American Society of Perfumers on blotter and skin. Finalists will then be displayed at SIMPPAR in France in June 2022. Finally, the Global Winner and an Emerging Talent will be named at the World Perfumery Congress in July 2022, winning prizes of $10,000 and $2,000 respectively.
Judges name Finalists
Finalists announced SIMPPAR
Winners Announced World Perfumery Congress
In all instances the American Society of Perfumers will assess eligibility. Registrations are capped at a total of 300 participants.
All Applicants must be perfumers and members of their respective perfume societies (ASP, French, German, British, SIPC) where possible. Perfumers in countries without perfumery societies are welcome to participate. Perfumers who are not members of perfume societies are also welcome to apply, provided that they have a minimum of 12 months professional experience and are engaged in the creation of fragrances. In this instance submission of a CV will be required.
To be eligible for the Emerging Talent award Applicants must be enrolled in a perfumery education program, have graduated in the past 24 months or be currently working as a Junior perfumer.
Submit your Application via the form below.
Successful applicants will receive an email to confirm registration. This email will provide you with your unique identification number to preserve the anonymity of your Entry submission.
Successful Applicants will receive one kit of Competition Materials. These will be dispatched each Friday from the 5th November 2021. You'll receive an email providing tracking details once dispatched.
This kit will include:
Once received, check the unique identification numbers across all Materials to ensure they are accurate and consistent.
Printing has been kept to a minimum, using only recycled paper. To minimise waste and protect your Entry, we encourage you to reuse the Sandalwood Reimagined Box when shipping your Entry for submission.
This competition is also an opportunity to celebrate and experience this exquisite ingredient. To do this, we’re removing the normal parameters of a commercial fragrance brief like consumer profile and budget. Instead, we’re inviting you to be guided by our muse, Indian sandalwood (Santalum album), while following a few basic principles.
Your fragrance should be:
Once you’ve prepared your fragrance, you’ll need to submit your Entry according to the guidelines provided in the Competition Brief.
Fragrance submissions will be blindly assessed by an independent panel of fragrance professionals with global experience spanning New York, Paris and Geneva working for companies including Givaudan, Firmenich, IFF, Symrise, Takasago and Mane to create fragrances for iconic brands like Estée Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Coty, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Fabergé.
AFter several rounds of blind judging, assessing the fragrances on blotter and skin, the top 10 Finalists will be selected. Finalists will be notified on the 15th May 2022 and be announced publicly at SIMPPAR in June 2022.
The competition will culminate in the Global Winner and Emerging Talent winner being named at the World Perfumery Congress in Miami on 1 July next year.
On behalf of Quintis Sandalwood and the American Society of Perfumers, we'd like to thank the following collaborators for their support.