Perfume bottles have been flying around the world to the judges of the Art and Olfaction Awards. These are new awards in support of Independent and Artisan perfumers.
The entries have been evaluated and the finalists, based on 2013 releases are:
This category is defined as an organization where the company oversees branding, production and bottling of the scent. Independent Perfume Houses are privately owned, and therefore are not owned by another larger public corporation. These houses are operated with the owner’s direct oversight.
Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations (USA)
Ashoka by Neela Vermeire Creations (France)
Feu Follet by Friede Modin (England)
Jardin Mystique by Friede Modin (England)
König by Yosh (USA)
FR!01/02 by Fragrance Republ!c (USA)
Sahraa Oud by Fragrance DuBois (Singapore)
Only For Her by Hayari Parfums (France)
Blood Sweat Tears by Atelier De Geste (USA)
An artisan perfume house as a perfumer-led business, where the perfumer creates the scents him or herself in hand-made batches, and oversees all aspects of production and marketing.
John Frum by Aether Arts (USA)
Mosaic by Imaginary Authors (USA)
Lampblack by Bruno Fazzolari (USA)
Calling All Angels by April Aromatics (Germany)
Owl by Sweet Anthem Perfumes (USA)
Golden Hour by Artemisia Natural Perfumes (USA)
Vesper by Mik Moi (USA)
Blackbird by Olympic Orchids (USA)
The Judges who will select the award recipients are:
Christophe Laudamiel, Perfumer
Luca Turin, Scientist, Perfume Critic
Mandy Aftel, Perfumer, Writer
Sarah Horowitz-Thran, Perfumer, Educator
Stefan Sagmeister, Designer, Filmmaker
The judges will be looking for an X factor as well as technical skill, first impressions, dry down performance and the ability of the perfume to be memorable.
The Art and Olfaction awards will take place in Los Angeles on April 24th, 2014 at the Goethe Institut.
The awards are being produced in partnership and with the support of: