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December 24, 2014 - Comments Off on What happens when your vials arrive

What happens when your vials arrive

All perfumers who submit to the Art and Olfaction Awards are asked to send us four small samples of the scent submitted. We thought we would give a little process update about what happens next!

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December 18, 2014 - Comments Off on Postage Date Extended to Monday

Postage Date Extended to Monday

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: hello@artandolfactionawards.com.

December 17, 2014 - Comments Off on 3 Days Left: Learn About our Rules

3 Days Left: Learn About our Rules

Seventy-two hours to go before submissions close, and our minds turn to the many things one might accomplish in three days:

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December 16, 2014 - Comments Off on A Vials Fetish?

A Vials Fetish?

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.

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December 4, 2014 - Comments Off on The Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent

The Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent

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!

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December 3, 2014 - Comments Off on About the Independent Category

About the Independent Category

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!

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