Barcelona, November 1, 2023. The Barcelona Perfumery Awards (BPA), which reward the best initiatives in the fragrance industry, have unveiled their finalists for the 10 categories that make up the 2023 edition of these awards, which have received 120 international nominations from across the value chain of the sector.

The Barcelona Perfumery Awards recognize the efforts of companies, individuals, and institutions in the value chain of the fragrance industry. The awards assess innovation, knowledge, commitment, and sustainable contributions to the sector. This initiative was created by the Beauty Cluster, the largest Spanish cluster in cosmetics, perfumery, and personal care, and the 2023 edition is sponsored by the Spanish company RNB.

An expert jury has selected three finalists for each category. The winners will be announced on November 22 during the fifth edition of the Barcelona Perfumery Congress, an international forum where more than 1,000 industry professionals will gather this year to discover a comprehensive program of content, sensory experiences, and over 40 industry exhibitors.

The finalists for the 2023 edition are:

1.Best olfaction & fragrance research FD-INNOV ,Université de Versailles (UVSQ) and Osmothèque Conservatoire International des parfums – Industrial Fragrance Chemistry: A Brief Historical Perspective Jover ScienTech – Vercare Ellegant Scentmate by dsm-firmenich – Focus
2. Most innovative startup in the fragrance industry Kemchain Purpose Fragrance Science Lab 3
3. Most innovative company in the fragrance industry Chromessence Grupo Carinsa Scentmate by dsm-firmenich
4. Most innovative technology in the fragrance industry AirParfum – Perfume Star Map Mane – E-Pure Jungle Essence™ OE Eurpe SLU –  Refeelit machine
5. Best sustainable ingredient for fragrance Eurofragance – Verdenix™ Scentmate by dsm-firmenich – CLEARWOOD® Symrise AG – Lilybelle®
6. Best natural ingredient for fragrance Cosmo International Fragrances – Myrtle Inca Essence LMR Naturals by IFF – Neroli Essential Egypt LMR Lush – Tonka Beans
7. Best sustainable initiative in the fragrance industry Eurofragance – Community Day project Iberchem IB-BI Zalabí – Sustainable distillation
8.Best packaging innovation for perfumery Pujolasos Rafesa Sekurikett
9. Best communicator in olfaction & fragrance Andrés Croxatto – Perfume – Man Juan López Becerril – Huéleme mucho Sandra Iruela – Iruela Fine Fragrances
10. Fragrance career award Emilio Valeros Jorge Miralles Ramón Monegal


Join us in discovering the award winners at the Barcelona Perfumery Congress award ceremony on November 22nd, at Industry Talks Hall, 4:40 PM. A networking cocktail will follow the BPA ceremony.