ARTISAN AWARD FINALISTS, 2022
There are ten finalists for the 2022 Art and Olfaction Artisan Award.
by Gallup Perfume
Perfumer: Amyllia Gallup
Angora Oud is Unisex scent with an eclectic array of sensory perceptions combining architecture, space, shape and texture wrapped in a cozy swathe of warmth. Opening with lighter citruses of orange and lime, within the structure of Osmanthus. The heart melds textures of Angora, violet and clove, and sculpts the base from Oud, Pine, Wood and Musk.
by Gallagher Fragrances
Perfumer: Daniel Gallagher, with Mindy Ruiz
Behold, Patchouli is a magnified look at the wondrous material found in many of our most favorite and timeless perfumes, Patchouli. Patchouli in and of itself can emit any number of different scents: sometimes chocolatey, sometimes green and earthy, and sometimes citrusy. Patchouli is often what you will often find lingering on your skin the next morning, but what happens when we take each possible facet of Patchouli and magnify them? Behold, Patchouli.
by Matteo Perfumes
Perfumer: Matthew J. Sánchez
Celadawn is suave and sophisticated, paying homage to the sensuality and fortitude of wood scents in a new, and exceptionally bright, way. Celadawn imagines both the warmth of the sun on your skin and the personification of the multicultural beauty of the perfumer's background. With top notes of Vietnamese cinnamon and Spanish saffron, heart notes of Sicilian arancia rossa (blood orange), North African myrrh, and our exclusive, in-house Horchata Amber (our custom amber accord inspired by the iconic Mexican sweetened rice-cinnamon milk drink), and a sensual base of Virginia cedar and beige musks, harmoniously blended together, evoke the founder's background and upbringing in diverse, Southern California.
Perfumer: Tianyou Lou
Vagrants, burglars, pimps and steaming sewers at No. 383 Madison Avenue, One World Trade Center or the Empire State Building are the real soul of the city. New York is like a folded steaming metal fortress. It seems as if there was a giant beast breathing underground, and the steaming manhole covers, whistling like the air outlet of a boiler, are urging people to quicken their steps. There are two habitats in which my spirit dwells, that is the architect Louis Khan’s martyrdom venue, and the grandiose palace of art – MoMA. As if in a dream, a cluster of fantasies about fragrance suddenly pop up: the top note of citrus and bitter almonds makes one feel like tasting the almond and sliced orange stuffed muffin sold for three dollars each at MoMA Cafeteria, and the middle tone is a rich compound of the fruity-flavored star anise, cinnamon and the fresh aroma of a newly-picked rose, and the base note is like a giant monster lurking beneath the ground, breathing out air that smells like the damp moss.
by Voice from the Sky
Perfumer: Tianle Feng
During a private journey on the Serengeti prairies, the perfumer witnessed, for the very first time, a lion waking up from a nap. Its languid yawn with bloody jaws opened up struck him vehemently. Such an instinctive vibration swelled in him that only with a perfume could he express this unspeakable feeling. Compared to the proud and independent lions, human beings are more like blindly conforming gnus, yet regarding themselves as kings while neglecting their influences on the world. On the boundless prairie, sunlight crosses the skyline: this is the first olfactive impression. The aldehyde in the head dances with black pepper and Sichuan pepper to bring about abundant smell of hay. Invigorating black chestnut carries a touch of tropical reminiscence in the vastness. As the head notes subside, the sensorial focus becomes lions, a projection of the perfumer blending gentleness and wildness. The combination of violet leaves and iris, accompanied by Tonka beans, speaks out the neutral softness and elegance, while in the base unfolds the royal fortitude created by leather and animalic Indonesian oud.
GREAT WALL VALLEY
by Scent Strip Perfume
Perfumer: Jil Croquet
Ancestors of old times, the cornerstones of the Great Wall of China have seen the birth and decline of countless realms and civilisations. At the feet of the World Wonder, lychee trees are heavy with their fleshy fruits, with some already felt on the ground, their sticky peel touching delicate lily of the valley bell flowers. Ginger roots pick out of the wall cracks and spread their aroma in the air, still like a painting. The unisex fragrance opens with a fresh cut grass impression, sharp, fresh and clean, followed by ginger and light spices notes for a very sophisticated top. The elegant lily of the valley and rose bouquet adds up with a lychee note to soften and round the blend at heart. The musky base brings comfort and lingers with the skin for a full scent experience.
by Aether Arts Perfume
Perfumer: Amber Jobin
A chocolate perfume like no other, Mayan Chocolate will transport you to the lush green jungles where the Cacao Tree grows and blooms. Mayan Chocolate pays homage to the origin and source of chocolate within the many cultures of Mesoamerica. Bright, green, vegetal notes are paired with the chilies and spices used to make Xocoatl, a traditional, unsweetened, chocolate drink beloved by both Mayan and Aztec cultures. The scent of exotic orchids drifts through the humid air. Nearby, an altar smokes with an offering of sacred Palo Santo and Copal incense thanking the gods for their gift of the cacao beans. Woven throughout is the rich, dark scent of chocolate and for a moment you are there, sipping your cup of Xocoatl amid the verdant vegetation.
by One Day
Perfumer: Michael Wong
The distinctive scent of roasted oolong tea leaf makes an entrance as the top, then is met and weaved in with a hint of gourmand note of glutinous rice and honey. There is a warm and earthy tone to the base that constructs the environment at the teahouse. Located in Hong Kong, A fragrance brand that sought after minimalism and adopts a modern and clean style. Through simplifying distractions, we are able to focus on our senses. ONEDAY is an off-white environment: to see less and to hear less externally so we can focus on the olfactory experience and our respective perception of the scent. ONEDAY aspires to be a headspace and a room of stories recreated by scents.
by Anka Kuş Parfüm
Perfumer: Ali Erkekli
Anka Kuş’ autobiographical scent aims to capture the life-cycle of a phoenix. Perched atop his funeral pyre built from cinnamon twigs and aromatic boughs encased with resin and spice, a burst of flames emerge as the phoenix ends his life in a fiery inferno. Smoke surrounds a bed of embers, enveloped by the cloud of darkness and scorched, fragrant wood, in a ball of myrrh, a new phoenix arises; stronger, wiser, immortal.
by Olfactum Fragrances
Perfumer: Barry Southers
The ancient spice trade was a vast network of dangerous, adventurous, and profitable sea routes that linked East to West, full of eager traders who carried cinnamon, saffron, cardamom and other spices across the globe to ports such as Calicut, Malindi and Zanzibar. This tribute to the courageous merchants who risked life and limb along the Spice Routes is rich, ambery, warm, sensual and dangerous. Notes: benzoin, black pepper, bushman’s candle resin, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, guaiacwood, honey, incense, labdanum, orange blossom, patchouli, rose, saffron, tonka bean, vanilla.