8th Art and Olfaction Awards

We are excited to host our eighth Art and Olfaction Awards.

Submissions are currently open.

Submissions close: Dec. 11, 2021, 11:59pm PT
Deadline for receipt of samples: Dec. 29, 2021


2022 Submission Categories

Due to the nature of the past several years (we're looking at you, Covid-19), our submissions window is wider for our 8th awards. We are accepting perfumes and projects that had their public debut between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.

We are accepting submissions in the following categories:

Artisan Category: The artisan category is for perfume houses that are owned or co-owned by the brand's primary perfumer. This perfumer wrote and initiated the submitted perfume formulation. The submitted perfume was then released under the brand's name.
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Independent Category: For perfume brands that employed an external perfumer or fragrance house to initiate and create the formula for the submitted perfume, then released under the brand's name.
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Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent: For creative or experimental practitioners who make use of scent in an unconventional or experimental manner, that takes it out of the domain of traditional perfumery.
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Aftel Award for Handmade Perfume: Drawn from the top qualifying submissions in the Artisan category, this award honors one outstanding, handmade perfume that made no use of outsourced compounding or expansion at any stage of the process.
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