With just seven awards handed out a year, The Art and Olfaction Award is designed to raise interest and awareness for independent perfumers, artisan perfumers, and experimental practitioners with scent on an international scale. By shining a spotlight on perfumery’s most outstanding creators, we hope to help generate support for independent practices in perfumery as a whole.
The Golden Pears are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, USA.
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Submissions for the 5th annual Art and Olfaction Awards are now closed. We accepted perfumes and scent projects that were first released to the public between January 1 and December 31, 2017 in three categories: Artisan, Independent, and the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent.
Submissions for the 6th annual Art and Olfaction Awards will open in September, 2018. Please email us if you would like a reminder. Or, simply click the button below for more information.