Awarded to just four perfumes and one experimental project a year, The Golden Pears (also known as the Art and Olfaction Awards) is designed to raise interest and awareness for independent and artisan perfumers - and experimental practitioners with scent - from all countries. 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 will open on September 15, 2017. We will be accepting 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.
If you would like a reminder when submissions open, please email us. Or, simply click the button below for more information.