Second Competition


"Silver Mouillette”

  • Competition aimed at professional perfumers of any nationality wanting to promote their creative skills.
  • The competition will be held annually as part of the event in Teià entitled “Maridatge dels Sentits” (Pairing of the Senses).
  • All perfumers may compete with more than one perfume provided that these include the essence or olfactory note selected for each current edition of the competition and comply with the requirements specified in the section entitled “Sending samples”.
  • The olfactory not will vary from year to year and coincide with the flower, plant or olfactory note chosen as one of the main themes of the Pairing of the Senses event.
  • The jury will be presided by Rosendo Mateu and comprise a group of experts from the world of perfume, design, gastronomy and the winners from 2019: Víctor Aldea, Agustí Vidal, Irene Gisbert, Ernesto Ventós, César Cánovas, Charo Moreno, Susanna Cots, Daniel Pescio and Sandra Iruela.
  • There will be two Silver Mouillette prizes: Jury Prize and Audience Prize.
  • The jury will choose one of the two winners and will select the 12 finalist perfumes that will compete so that one of them can win by vote of the general public.
  • For this 3rd edition, the participating perfumers must submit a perfume containing the note of pepper, which will feature in the 4th Pairing of the Senses edition alongside other spices.
  • The registration period will be from 23 September 2019 to 29 February 2020.
  • Competition participants must register by filling in a form requesting their details. Click here: to access this form. Write to the following email if you have any questions about the registration process:
  • Samples must be sent without fail between 1 and 31 March. Samples that do not meet these specified dates and arrive after the indicated deadline will automatically be disqualified from competing.
  • 500 ml of the composition must be sent, to be used in the following manner:
  • Samples for each jury member
  • Samples at each enabled voting place (2/3)
  • Display of 2 winning perfumes at leading perfumeries in Catalonia
  • Each contestant is free to choose the best way to divide his or her composition by taking into account the city from which the perfume is shipped.
  • Identify each sample as:
  • “3rd Teià International Perfumery Competition”
  • Name of composition
  • Alias of competition participant
  • If the perfumer decides to participate with more than one perfume, he or she must use an alias and a name for the different compositions
  • Deadline for sending samples: 31 March 2020
  • Address for sending samples:
  • Recipient: Ainea Perfums
  • Address: Torrent de les Monges 30, 08329 Teià, Barcelona
  • Telephone: (+34) 935 402 464
  • Comments: Teià International Perfumery Competition
  • You do not need to send any type of explanation, ingredient description or composition price.
  • The jury will assess the following aspects:
  • Technical qualities of composition
  • Originality / Projection / Recognisability
  • Composition quality / Richness / Value
  • Diffusion / Sillage (trace)
  • Persistence
  • Evaluation by the jury:
      • The jury will receive the compositions and evaluate all olfactory proposals from 13 to 20 April.
      • It will choose a winner and select the 12 finalist perfumes that will progress to the next phase of voting, which is open to the public.
      • All contestants will be informed whether or not they have been selected to proceed to the next phase of public voting.
  • Public vote:
      • The general public will have the opportunity to smell the 12 finalist proposals and vote for one of these on an online platform:
      • The public vote will take place between 8 and 22 May 2020.
      • The voting places will be:
        • Voting places in Teià: the competition’s official venue, Ca l’Antiga Culture Hub, and La Unió Municipal Cultural Centre
        • Voting places in Barcelona: Les Topettes (Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 33) and Isidro Cosmetic Shop (Marià Aguiló, 83)
      • Votes can be cast for the 12 competition finalists during the 4th Pairing of the Senses.
  • Silver Mouillette Jury Prize:
  • The jury will receive the compositions and evaluate all the olfactory proposals from 13 to 20 April.
  • It will choose a winner and select the 12 finalist perfumes that will progress to the next phase of voting, which is open to the public.
  • The jury’s decision will be announced on 23 May 2020 and is final.
  • The winner will be invited to be part of the jury of the Silver Mouillette 4th Teià International Perfumery Competition 2021.
  • Audience Prize:
  • This prize will be decided by the votes of the general public and all those attending the 4th Pairing of the Senses.
  • The voting period will be from 8 to 22 May.
  • The public will find samples of each perfume contestant at various authorised places (see section entitled “Public vote”) in order to cast their vote (Teià and Barcelona).
  • All competition participants will receive a diploma, while those who cannot attend the award ceremony will receive a digitalised diploma.
  • Both winners will receive a Silver Mouillette reproduction especially created for the occasion by Majoral jewellers, sponsored by Beauty Cluster in Barcelona.
  • Both prizes will be awarded during a public ceremony at Ca l’Antiga Culture Hub on Saturday, 23 May 2020 in the afternoon and all competition participants are invited to this event.
  • Confirmation of attending the award ceremony will be required one week before the event date.
  • The organisation reserves the right to make a limited production of the winning perfume to be distributed among the country’s signature perfumeries.

You can write to the following official email address of the competition if you have any questions or doubts: and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good luck!