Fume Chat Picks up a Jasmine Award!


Yesterday The Fragrance Foundation announced the winners of the Jasmine Awards 2018 and I am so thrilled to tell you that Fume Chat, the fragrance podcast that I host with my good friend (and perfume genius, let’s face it) Nick Gilbert, picked up an award in the Innovation Category for Episode 18 – The War of the Roses ft. Josephine Fairley. We put a huge amount of work in to making Fume Chat so it’s so wonderful to receive such recognition in the form of our very first award.

This is now my fifth Jasmine Award – I simply cannot believe it! Writing, or in this case talking about perfume, is my passion and to be recognised by the industry body so many times is hugely mind-blowing. Thank you to Nick for being my scented partner in crime and for bringing wit & wisdom to Fume Chat – Fume Chat would not be Fume Chat without you! Thank you to Jo Fairley for being the perfect podcast guess on our winning episode, and for sharing your expert knowledge. Finally, thank you too my husband Nigel for the unbending support – for each encouraging word, cup of tea when I’m struggling with a deadline or writer’s block, and for being there every step of the way.

The 2018 Jasmine Award winners are:

Creative Visual Award
Shannon Peters
for The Big Splash in Stylist Magazine

Literary Award
Anita Bhagwandas
for Transcending Scent in Stylist Magazine

Practical Guide Award
Claire Vukcevic
for Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances on Basenotes

Rising Star Award
Richard O’Mahoney
for The Juice – A Most Sensual Story of a Most Singular Smell in The Gentlewoman Magazine

Short Piece Award
Hannah Betts
for Scented Androgyny in Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Social Engagement Award
Carson Parkin-Fairley
for #SMELLFIE Campaign

Click here to read each of the winning pieces.


Image via The Fragrance Foundation.