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Quintis Sandalwood together with the American Society of Perfumers has launched a competition, inviting perfumers from across the world to create a fragrance that heroes sustainably-grown Indian sandalwood.
Vincent Kuczinski, President of the American Society of Perfumers: “The skin test was truly revealing; the decision was ultimately unanimous.”
Quintis’s Sandalwood Reimagined competition awarded prizes to two winners chosen from around 300 entrants. We learn about this adventure from Vincent Kuczinski, a member of the judging panel who is a senior perfumer at Mane and president of the American Society of Perfumers.
The American Society of Perfumers and Quintis Sandalwood, a company that specializes in the sustainable production of Australian and Indian sandalwood varieties, sponsored a competition at the end of 2021. The two winners were announced at the World Perfumery Congress (WPC) in Miami at the beginning of July. Interview.
The 10 finalists for Quintis’ Sandalwood Reimagined competition were recently unveiled, with the two winners to be announced at WPC in Miami in early July. Who were the five senior perfumers chosen, and what inspired them? Here are their profiles.
Launched by the end of 2021, the competition was open to all perfumers working with sandalwood. It is now coming to an end and ten finalists have been selected. The winner will be announced during the World Perfumery Congress (WPC) in Miami.
Today, Australia has overtaken India as the largest producer of sandalwood, where the sacred tree originated. As the world’s leading sandalwood exporter, Quintis has built a long-term development strategy to ensure both consistent yields and prices.
Vanessa Ligovich: “With the creation of Q-Lab, we wish to promote interactions and creativity around sandalwood and its virtues”
Founded more than 20 years ago, Quintis is now the leading producer of ethical Indian and Australian sandalwood.