2023 edition - Participate!
Opened to professional and independent perfumists
Contest for perfumers of any nationality who wish to show their creative capacity. The contest is and framed within the fair "Pair of the Senses (Maridatge dels Sentits)" and of Teià. Any perfumer creator may submit its perfumes to the competition.
The Bergamot - the olfactory note at the 2023 edition
The olfactory note is different each year and meet with the flower, plant or olfactory note that will be the common thread of the Pair of the Senses (Maridatge dels Sentits). In the 2022 edition the Rose was been selected by the organisation. In 2023 all the new perfumes must be created around the Bergamot.
Registration opened until 1st December 2022
The registration to the Contest is opened only until the 1st of December 2022. Registration has an specific cost explained in the rules of the contest (available for download at this webpage). Only paid registrations will be considered by the Jury.
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Competition aimed at perfumers of any nationality who wish to showcase their creative skills. The competition is annual and will be held as part of the "Maridatge dels Sentits" Fair in Teià and will form part of the annual activities of the BOW (Barcelona Olfaction Week) the "Maridatge dels Sentits".
Any creator of perfumes may submit a single perfume to the competition, provided that this perfume includes the scent or olfactory note selected for this edition and meets the requirements specified in the section "Sending samples".
The olfactory note will be different each year and will coincide with the flower, plant or olfactory note that will be the common thread of the Maridatge dels Sentits.
Meet the 2018-2022 winners
The talented perfumers
Winner 2022 - JURY AWARD - ABSOLUTE CATHEGORY
Winner 2022 - JURY AWARD - INDEPENDENT PERFUMISTS
Winner 2021 - JURY AWARD
Winner 2021 - JURY AWARD
Winner 2020 - JURY AWARD
Winner 2019 - JURY AWARD
Winner 2018 - PUBLIC AWARD
María Gil Villaexcusa
Winner 2022 - PUBLIC AWARD
Winner 2021 - PUBLIC AWARD
Sandra Lucas de Haro
Winner 2020 - PUBLIC AWARD
Winner 2019 - PUBLIC AWARD
Alberto Fernández 'BERTI'
Winner 2018 - JURY AWARD
5th edition of the International Perfumery Contest – Mouillette d’Argent-, took place on Thursday 26 for yet another year in an idyllic location such as Ca l’Antiga in Teià (Maresme), an event framed the V Maridatge dels Sentits which is also part of the annual program of informative and cultural activities all around the universe of perfume and the fragrance industry.
The Jury, made up of a group of experts in the world of perfume, design, gastronomy and art, awarded the «Mouillette d’Argent» to the best perfume in these categories, general, public and freelance. This year the cast of professionals included master perfumers such as Ramón Monegal, the Sommelier César Cánovas or the interior designer Susana Cots. Rosendo Mateu, a member of the jury and recently deceased, was the great absence and part of his speech, which he had prepared, had a voice thanks to Irene Gisbert’s reading.
This year the protagonist of the olfactory production to be elaborated by the participants revolved around the rose and “we have had great creations that included the essence or the olfactory note selected for this edition and as always it has been a difficult choice”, commented Irene Gibert, CEO of Ainea Perfums, organizers of the event. The 12 finalists could vote for a few weeks in various perfumeries enabled for this distributed by perfumeries in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao and Andorra.
This year’s gala became a well-deserved tribute to the president of the jury, D. Rosendo Mateu, who had recently passed away. Once again, the organization of the contest showed him his support and affection by giving an institutional present to his son, Joan Mateu.
The International Perfumery Contest is already known in the industry as an international benchmark event within the world of perfumery for all those professionals who want to make their creative capacity known. Once again all expectations were exceeded and in this 2022 edition a total of 85 participants from 25 countries and 5 continents registered, from which 12 finalists were selected to win 3 individual awards.
The General Category Jury Prize went to Alexandre Vire with his perfume “A Touch of Rose”, the Independent Category Jury Prize went to Francesco Vidilli with his perfume “At 7:00 am” and the Audience Award went to María Gil Villaescusa with her perfume “Nuit Envoûtante.