Submissions Coordinator

Raised in Southern California, Tim Van Ausdal came to scent via a broad-ranging interest in what makes humans tick. His studies have ranged from religion to sociology to …. It goes without saying that, within all this, scent carries special meaning for him.

As the coordinator of the IAO lab and special projects, Tim oversees the smooth running of the IAO’s experimental perfume studio, and is our internal reference for materials questions. With a respect for detail that does’t lost sight of the creative bigger picture, Tim’s monthly Perfume 101 sessions have become a core offering at the IAO, and you can often also find him running open sessions with his signature open, patient approach. Finally, Tim helps oversee the submissions management for the Art and Olfaction Awards.