Meet the judges

Utilising our Indian sandalwood as their creative muse and key ingredient, perfumers from around the world unleashed their creativity and re-imagined Indian sandalwood in a fragrance to celebrate the art of perfumery and this prized ancient ingredient. Hundreds of fragrances have been assessed by a panel of esteemed fragrance professionals with global experience spanning New York, Paris and Geneva and working for companies including Givaudan, Firmenich, IFF, Symrise, Takasao and Mane. These highly respected industry icons have created fragrances for brands such as Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Coty, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Faberge.

Read our interviews with the judging panel and learn their thoughts on the transforming fragrance landscape, the importance of Indian sandalwood in perfumery and what they are seeking in a winning fragrance.

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Vince Kuczinski

VP Senior Perfumer, MANE
President, American Society of Perfumers

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Jim Krivda

Head of Creative Development, Turpaz
Secretary, American Society of Perfumers

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Gail Fowler-Krell

Senior Perfumer, International Flavours and Fragrances
Director, American Society of Perfumers

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John Gamba

Senior Perfumer, Givaudan
Treasurer, American Society of Perfumers

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Christopher Diienno

Vice President Perfumery , OnScent
Chairman, American Society of Perfumers

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