After a few months of processing vials, we're glad to say that all the packages have arrived with the judges, and nothing was lost in the mail. We're excited to get to this next stage in the awards, and cannot wait to share the results when we announce the finalists on April 5 at Esxence, in Milan.
After 2 long months of filling little vials, chasing submissions lost in the mail and coordinating lots and lots of data, we were finally able to prepare the judging packages, and send them on their way.
Well, it's that time of the year again, when we get to un-box and decant hundreds of perfumes from around the world.
We're not into hyperbole and/or poetics, but humour us for a quick second while we state something from the heart: The entire Art and Olfaction Awards team (aka Minetta, Kendra, Maxwell, Julianne, Jeff, Micah and Saskia) feels so honored to be able to process all these wonderful perfumes and projects.
With that, we wanted to take a moment to explain what happens when your submission arrives in the mail.
We're thrilled to announce that submissions for the 5th annual Art and Olfaction Awards are open. We accept submissions from perfumers, brands and experimental practitioners with scent from all countries, for perfumes (and experimental projects) first released to market between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
Saskia here. I wanted to take a moment to publish the speech I was going to give at the beginning of the 4th annual Art and Olfaction Awards, before I lost track of myself. It was an amazing event, and I am proud of the work we did. However, I am also cognizant of the challenges facing the awards. So, for those of you who weren't there in person (and for those of you who were but missed the bulk of what I wanted to say because... Well... I forgot to say it)... Here we go!