March 29, 2017 - Comments Off on 2017 FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT: VIDEO

2017 FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT: VIDEO

On March 23 2017, Luca Turin, Adam Eastwood, Franco Wright, Helder Suffenplan and Antonio Gardoni joined Saskia WIlson-Brown to announce the finalists for the fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards at Esxence in Milan.

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March 23, 2017 - Comments Off on ANNOUNCING THE 2017 FINALISTS

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 FINALISTS

We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 4th annual Art and Olfaction Awards.

Awarded to just four perfumes and one experimental scent project a year, The Art and Olfaction Awards are designed to raise public interest and awareness around new developments in independent perfumery.

The Awards, established in 2014 by the Institute for Art and Olfaction, are given to outstanding creators in the categories of independent, artisan, and experimental perfume from across the globe, chosen for perfumes released in 2016.

On March 23, 1pm CET we announced the finalists with the help of some of our friends and judges at Esxence, in Milan. Hailing from 12 countries and four continents, 2017's finalists fully represent the diversity of our global independent, artisan and experimental perfume community.

MEET THE FINALISTS HERE

 

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March 15, 2017 - Comments Off on March 23: Shortlist Announcement

March 23: Shortlist Announcement

On March 23 at 1pm (CET) we will announce the shortlisted perfumes and experimental projects with scent for the fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards in a special presentation at Esxence, in Milan. The announcement will be made by some of our partners and judges: Luca Turin, Helder Suffenplan, Adam Eastwood and Franco Wright, Antonio Gardoni, Christophe Laudamiel and Saskia Wilson-Brown.

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February 3, 2017 - Comments Off on Orange

Orange

Director Aaron Weldon took some time last month to make a short promotional video for the Art and Olfaction Awards - with a thematic focus on the transportive power of scent.

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January 5, 2017 - Comments Off on Nose Job, by Andrew Berardini

Nose Job, by Andrew Berardini

Every year, we commission a writer to compose some lines on what scent means to them. In 2015, we invited Los Angeles-based art writer Andrew Berardini to take on the task. What follows are his musings on the humble schnozz.

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December 29, 2016 - Comments Off on Photos: Judging

Photos: Judging

Cliché: A picture is worth a thousand words.

Truth: It's devilishly difficult to describe a process or an experience in cold prose (not to mention the fact that it would make for a dreadfully boring read). We'll rely on the visual.

What follows are a few snapshots from some of the judging sessions that have taken place at the IAO, so far.

These are still early days: We'll be in the process of judging the submissions for the next few months. But we'll be sure to add updates - as they trickle in - here on our 'news' page.

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December 18, 2016 - Comments Off on Update: Preparing for judging

Update: Preparing for judging

For the curious, what follows is a brief post about this year's new administrative challenges, and resulting changes to our judging process.

Submissions: Packed up and ready to be sent out to the judges

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December 3, 2016 - Comments Off on Processing Submissions

Processing Submissions

The online submissions form has closed and here at the #AOAwards we're deep in the hard work of processing the physical submissions, as they come in. We thought that it would be a good time to write a post about exactly what happens when we receive your samples in the mail.

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