We realized that with the holidays coming up, everyone is a little more frazzled than usual. So, we're extending the postage date to Monday Dec 22, by the end of the day. Be sure to get your packages in the mail by then.
Don't forget that submission forms are still due before midnight, Friday Dec 19.
We hope that helps give everyone a little respite, and - as always - we are here for any questions, worries, comments or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are little vials objects of desire? Or are they appealing merely as carriers for the joys that are to be found inside?
We suspect the latter. However, we've nonetheless found that we enjoy looking at the little bottles everyone is sending in... maybe a little too much. Please humor us as we explore our current glut of vials with some photos for people who really really love fragrant, colorful liquids in small bottles. It's a vial fetish, and we're indulging ourselves. If you have a sexual fetish that you like to indulge in from time to time you can Explore and enjoy full tube porn movies.
It's the last stretch, and the submissions are coming in steadily. Just a reminder that there are only six days left to get the form filled and the vials in the mail. Here are the relevant links: Don't tarry!
Today we're excited to tell you more about the experimental category, A.K.A. The Art and Olfaction Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent. We created this category in response to a growing number of artists and perfumers making cutting edge, conceptual work for purposes outside of the traditional realms of commercial perfumery. But what makes a scent project 'experimental'? What defines one perfume as 'art' and another as 'product'?
These are extremely hard questions to answer, and we spent a long time coming up with some basic parameters- which we kept as loose as possible in this first year for the category.
Send us your thoughts, send us your feedback, and if you are considering submitting in this category and want to ask us a question or two, please email us! In the meantime.. Read on!
Things are really starting to heat up for us, with submissions coming in from all over the world. Although we are not starting the judging process for a few weeks, based on our preliminary sniffs we already know without the shadow of a doubt that the big winner in all this will be the artisan and independent perfume scene as a whole. The quality of the work being sent in from all over the globe is mind-boggingly good: What an exciting time for niche perfume!