May 11, 2023

Sebastien Lacouture awarded with the “Mouillette d'Argent”

On May 6th, during a Gala dinner in Teià, near Barcelona, the winners of the “Mouillette d'Argent” International Perfume Contest have been revealed.

The winners

With bergamot as this year’s theme, the jury evaluated perfumes created by over ninety registered participants from twenty-five different countries, and assigned three awards:

- Scentmate's Sebastien Lacouture won the “Best Perfume” category, with "Bergamote Torrefiee".

- Nina Lamaison won the “Best Independent Perfume” category with "Euforia"

- Max Rossa won the “Public Award” with "Sole Calabrese".

Sebastien Lacouture and "Bergamote Torrefiee"

As a Scentmate perfumer, Sebastien Lacouture has the task of creating outstanding fragrances according to the needs of our clients. With “Bergamote Torrefiee” he wanted to showcase the potential of bergamot as a natural partner of sweet and spicy notes, conveying a surprisingly unisex feeling, totally different on peoples’ skin.

The initial overdose of shimmering bergamot meets an intense blend of cold spices like cardamom and ginger, while the central vetiver accord facilitates the transition towards an impressive gourmand accord of roasted coffee, tonka bean, and vanilla infusion.

The result is a unique balance of fresh and warm sensations, dynamic and cozy at once, with great persistence and radiation.

The Contest

The sixth edition of “Mouillette d'Argent” International Perfumery Contest has been organized by the Beauty Cluster, the Teià Town Hall, Ainea Perfums, and Noreste Studio, as part of the Barcelona olfaction festival named Maridatge dels Sentits, a meeting event to spread olfactory culture and to discover young talents who wish to make their creative capacity known. 

The jury, chaired by Master Perfumer Ramon Monegal, comprised personalities from the world of perfume, art, design, and gastronomy.

At the end of the Gala dinner, the jury announced that the next edition's olfactory theme will not be a single note but a leather accord, featuring a greater challenge for the participants. 

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