Yesterday, I had the tremendous and unexpected honour of winning a Jasmine Award - my fourth! - for an article I wrote for the Perfume Society's Scented Letter about my favourite incense perfumes. I can't link to it here because you have to be a member of the Society to be able to read it, but for an appetite-whetting snippet, please click here. I'd like to thank the Jasmine judges for selecting my piece, the folks at the Society for publishing it and the people at Fragrance Foundation UK for putting together another memorable awards ceremony.
I'd also like to point out that my win was one of several endorsements of the talents of those involved with the Perfume Society. Kim Parker's victorious piece for Red Magazine was about the Society's popular 'smell training' sessions. Jo Fairley - who is, of course, one of the co-founders of the Society - won an award for a piece she wrote for the Telegraph. And Suzy Nightingale - a senior writer at the Society - won the literary award for an article about synaesthesia. Congrats to them all, as well as to the other winners!
On a different note, I'd like to remind you that your time is almost up if you'd like to buy a ticket for my Aerin event at Selfridges London on Monday evening. Please come along if you can! It's going to be great fun. For full details, click here.