We're pleased to announce the submissions for the 2023 Art and Olfaction Awards -- our ninth event! -- are open. As with past years, we are accepting submissions in the artisan, independent categories, as well as for the Aftel Award for Handmade Perfume, and the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent.
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.
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 are thrilled to announce that Sebastian Fischenich has agreed to come on as a finalist judge for the 2015 Art and Olfaction Awards. He will join Luca Turin, Mandy Aftel, Sarah Horowitz-Thran and Miriam Vareldzis in assessing the finalists in the Artisan and Independent categories - and establishing the winners.