Unilever announced the 2nd Unilever Fragrance Awards, which aim to celebrate innovations and achievements made in the industry in the past two years. Previously held in 2009, this awards program, which will announce winners and hold its celebratory event in May 18, 2011 at Unilever headquarters, looks to recognize fragrance success stories and act as an inspiration for the industry.
To date, 74 entries have been submitted for the awards—an increase of 20% from 2009—and judges for the program have also been announced. They include Annie van As, retired from Quest International; Philip Hausel, IFF; Jean Spaeth, Firmenich; Laura Tornatto; and Bernfried Warnecke, retired from Symrise.
Internal review of finalists will occur on April 27, with reviews from Unilever senior management and the fragrance capability panel before announcing the winners on May 18.