The fragrance LES #10 (“FOREST #10”) from the LES AMOURS DU NORD series, dedicated to Bashkir forests, is nominated for the main international award in the field of niche perfumery, also known as the “perfume Oscar”, The Art and Olfaction Awards.
As specified, the perfume was created in collaboration of JSC “Bashspirt” with the Russian perfume brand NŌSE perfumes. The author of the project is the founder of the niche perfume brand, perfumer Timur Solodov. The idea to create the perfume came to the master from a true story about the Northern cupids, Bashkir archers who conquered France during the Patriotic War of 1812.
To reflect the beauty of Bashkiria and its history, rare ingredients were used in perfume formulas. The fragrance opens with notes of Bashkir herbs, honey, linden flowers, leather, and iris.
As for the award, it was founded by the Institute for Art and Olfaction in 2013 in Los Angeles to highlight the events of independent perfumery and support the original authors of the industry. The prize is awarded once a year to only four fragrances and one experimental perfume project. This time the award ceremony is expected to take place in March 2022 in Milan as part of the Esxcence prestigious international perfume exhibition.