PRESS

We are grateful to the community of writers, perfume bloggers and editors for being so supportive of The Art and Olfaction Awards. Please read on for some press highlights.

"Last Friday, at the second annual Art and Olfaction Awards, in Los Angeles, four of the evening’s five Golden Pears went to traditional fragrances. Vegetal aromas fared particularly well. [...] The real excitement, however, lay in the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Use of Scent, which was new to the event this year."
The New Yorker
by Nicola Twilley, 04/2015

 

‘To my knowledge, the only fluff-free fragrance contest in the world.'
Style Arabia
by Luca Turin 04/2015

 

“Advancing the medium in spite of an industry that’s largely stuck in its ways. Democratizing and demystifying scent-based art.”
"The 'Golden Pears' manages to undermine expected pretension, allowing style and humor to exist side by side."

Basenotes
by deadidol 04/2015, 04/2014

 

“Uno dei premi più importanti dedicati al mondo della profumeria d’autore.”
Cipria Magazine
by Maruska 05/2016

 

‘Hundreds of perfumes from all over the world entered in the running, where nine highly respected industry professionals blind judged the entries with only the scent and the perfumers intention to base their decisions on.'
CityGram Austin
04/2015

 

‘Une parfumeuse québécoise récompensée lors d’un concours international’
Interview avec Isabelle Michaud on Ici Radio, for the CBC
Ici Radio-Canada
04/2015

‘One of the biggest prizes in […] perfumery’
Allure Magazine, Italy
04/2015

“Expanding the discourse”
LA Times
by Ingrid Schmidt
12/2014

“Winning one of the Golden Pears is going to be as prestigious as winning a Fragrance Foundation award very soon.”
Colognoisseur
by Mark Behnke
12/2014

“If you’re at all familiar with the the fragrance industry, you might say that the Art and Olfaction Awards are akin to the movie industry’s Spirit Awards for indie films.”
Huffington Post
by Mary Orlin
12/2014

“A competition that honors perfume without politics.”
CaFleureBon
by Michelyn Camen
04/2014