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The Institute for Art and Olfaction Awards
A Prestigious Award Honoring the Best in Artisan Perfumery
March 26, 2015 MILAN— The Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual Art and Olfaction Awards, to be held at the Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles on April 17, 2015. Two winners will be selected from the categories Artisan and Independent, and one Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent, a new category added for the 2015 Awards. Each winner will receive The Golden Pear, which has quickly become a prestigious achievement in the perfume world. The finalists were selected by a group of highly qualified judges from the perfume, art and other industries. The artisan and independent category submissions were judged blindly, presented in generic vials and tracked by a numerical code. The preliminary round judges selected the finalists, and the finalist round judges select the winners.
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INDEPENDENT & ARTISAN CATEGORIES Preliminary Judges Ashley Eden Kessler (Learn more), Brent Leonesio (Learn more), Daniel Krasofski (Learn more), Hank Jenkins (Learn more), James McHugh (Learn more), Laura Johnson (Learn more), Neal Harris (Learn more), Persephenie (Learn more), Steven Gontarski (Learn more), Sherri Sebastian (Learn more), Yvettra Grantham (Learn more).
INDEPENDENT & ARTISAN CATEGORIES Finalist Judges Luca Turin (Learn more), Mandy Aftel (Learn more), Miriam Vareldzis (Learn more), Sarah Horowitz-Thran (Learn more), Sebastian Fischenich (Learn more).
SADAKICHI AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCENT PROJECTS Allison Agsten (Learn more), Bettina Hubby (Learn more), Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa (Learn more), Marcos Lutyens (Learn more), Mark Allen (Learn more).
ARTISAN CATEGORY FINALISTS A City on Fire, by Imaginary Authors Perfumer: Josh Meyer Portland, USA Eau de Céleri by Monsillage Perfumer: Isabelle Michaud Montréal, Canada Foxglove by DS & Durga Perfumers: David Seth Moltz + Kavi Moltz New York, USA Tobacco Cognac by House of Cherry Bomb Perfumers: Alexis Karl + Maria McElroy New York, USA Woodcut by Olympic Orchids Perfumer: Ellen Covey Seattle, USA.
INDEPENDENT CATEGORY FINALISTS Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio Perfumer: Mylène Alran Paris, France Boccanera by OrtoParisi Perfumer: Allessandro Guialtieri Amsterdam, Holland Pashay by Ray Matts Perfumer: Christophe Laudamiel New York, USA Black Pepper & Sandalwood by Acca Kappa Perfumer: Luca Maffei Treviso, Italy Skive by Canoe Perfumer: Jessica Hannah Austin, USA.
SADAKICHI AWARD FINALISTS Catalin Team: Charles Long, Carrie Paterson, Karen Reitzel, Seth Hawkins, Emery Martin, Michael Mascha The Contemporary Austin, USA Chroma Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Denver Art Museum, USA Crime and Punishment Team: Mike McGinley, Charles McGinley, Noah Bremer, Ben Heywood Minnesota Fringe Festival, USA Famous Deaths Team: Marcel van Brakel, Frederik Duerinck, Wander Eikelboom, Caro Verbeek MOTI, Holland In Libro De Tenebris Paul Schütze Maggs Gallery, England.
AWARDS CEREMONY Invitation Only Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm (PST). Goethe-Institut: 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cocktail attire is highly encouraged.
AFTERPARTY Public with limited attendance. Register: http://aoafterparty.eventbrite.com Friday, April 17, 2015 10:30 p.m. (following the award ceremony) The Institute for Art & Olfaction: 3023 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA. 90020.
The Institute for Art and Olfaction is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA. The Institute for Art and Olfaction advances public and artistic engagement with scent. We do this by initiating and supporting arts projects that utilize the medium of scent, by providing accessible and affordable education in our experimental laboratory as well as in partnership with institutions and community groups, and by celebrating excellence in independent and artisan perfumery through our yearly award mechanism, The Art and Olfaction Awards. Through these efforts, we extend the world of scent beyond its traditional boundaries of appreciation and use.
The Art and Olfaction Award is a highly competitive and highly selective award, designed to raise interest and awareness for active independent, artisan and experimental perfumers from all countries. Our hope is that by shining a spotlight on perfumery’s most outstanding creators, we—in turn—will help generate support for independent perfumery, as a whole. MORE INFORMATION: http://artandolfactionawards.com/ http://artandolfaction.com/ For press inquiries please contact email@example.com
Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine is a proud Media Partnership with The Institute for Art and Olfaction.
An Evening of Exploration by the American Society of Perfumers:
The Orchid in all its Splendor
Talented Perfumers, Tantalizing Accords and Stunning Fragrances
Vanessa Lopez (Flavor & Fragrance Specialties), Subha Patel (IFF) and Kev Verspoor (perfumeKEV) and their creations - along with the ingredients that made those creations possible. Each perfumer worked with selected an orchid varietal and supplier to create a scent that depicts the essence of the given orchid, and then will present the scents in evocative vignettes.
The evening begins with a tour of the Botanical Garden's Orchid Show. Immediately following, a hosted reception (where food and beverages will be served) will highlight the perfumer/supplier vignettes. These vignettes will feature finished fine fragrance, personal care products and scented candles.
When: Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:00-8:00pm
Where: New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx
ASP members: $275
WFFC members: $275
Non members: $325
Price includes Orchid Show and networking cocktail reception.