March 24, 2013
We are excited to announce the Winner of the The Scent of Esxence – 5 Years of Excellence contest for young perfumers is Etoilegance, by Alexander (Alex) Lee. Alex's creation, a fruity oriental, was inpired by starlight…and was composed with Sarocaulan Mossamedenis, a plant from Nambia, that is very new to the perfumers' palette— it is known as Bushsman's candle for the light it gives off when the stems are burned. Congrats also to Cristiano Canali's Magnolia Esxentialis, for the Critics Award, and to Sarah Grivot's Stella, for the Noses Awards.
At CaFleureBon we have been following Alex since he was a student at the ISIPCA, so in his honor please read our interview "An American in Paris" dated March 30, 2009… that was one week since CaFleureBon's debuted its first post
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief