You may remember that a few weeks ago I posted the shortlist for the Best Independent Perfume prize at this year's FiFi UK awards. The other category in which I've had the honour of being a judge is Perfume Extraordinaire, a new addition to the FiFi line up which saw me grading several fragrances 'blind' (ie without knowing their names or who produced them). The points awarded by the various jurors have now been collated, and I'm very excited to announce that they have yielded the following shortlist:
Black Cassis from Berkeley Square (EFF)
Bottega Veneta from Bottega Veneta (Robertet)
Incense Oud from By Kilian (Robertet)
Candy from Prada (Givaudan)
Shams from Memo (IFF)
The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17th May.