Steven Gontarski is the manager of Scent Bar, the brick and mortar storefront of Scent Bar is a perfume store specializing in niche, independent brands and has become a destination for the growing community of scent aficionados.  In addition to overseeing the daily activities of Scent Bar, Steven develops an ongoing series of events to celebrate perfumery such as perfume-related book readings, The Vintage Perfume Party and Afternoon with Perfumers.

Outside perfumery, Steven works as a visual artist, focusing on sculpture.

2017 marks the fourth year of Steven Gontarski's participation as a judge in The Art and Olfaction Awards. He will serve as a shortlisting judge, in the independent category.