Jennifer Jambon of Carlos Cramer Productos Aromáticos in Santiago, Chile, has won the Prix International du Parfumeur Createur 2008, a prize reserved for young perfumers (under the age of 35) and awarded by the Société Française des Parfumeurs.
This year's entrants were asked to create a fragrance inspired by a quote from Henri Bosco’s Le Mas Théotime:
You push your hand in among the damp leaves, which when shaken shed hundreds of tiny clear droplets of water onto your fingers whilst the little plant’s perfume exhales and intermingles near the ground with the smell of the plants below and the stronger emanations of the earth.
Jambon's fragrance was entitled Promenade:
Ms Jambon’s interpretation evokes the feeling of a walk after a rainy spring day, starting from a clearing and continuing into the heart of a dark and dense forest.
The top note comprises of damp green notes with ozonic fresh accords, passing through a delicate floral harmony encompassing iris and violet leaf and ending with more intense notes of patchoulí and amber.
“I love creating and enjoyed every minute of this creation even though it was a difficult challenge,” Ms Jambon said.