Dear Enemy a Finalist for Art and Olfaction Award


April 1, 2016
MILAN—The Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to announce the finalists for the third annual Art and Olfaction Awards, to be held at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on May 7,
2016. This announcement took place in a special ceremony at Esxence in Milan.

As with last year, two winners will be selected from the categories Artisan and Independent, and one winner will be selected for the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent. Each winner will receive The Golden Pear, which continues to cement its status as a prestigious achievement in the independent, artisan and experimental perfume world.

The finalists were selected by a group of highly qualified judges from the perfume world, the art world, and other creative 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 will select the winners.

Independent Category Preliminary Judges: Steven Gontarski, Yvettra Grantham, Neal Harris, Laura Johnson, Sherri Sebastian, Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette)

Artisan Category Preliminary Judges: Antonio Gardoni, Hank Jenkins, Ashley Eden Kessler, Daniel Krasofski, James McHugh, Persephenie

Independent & Artisan Categories Finalist Judges: Mandy Aftel, Mark Behnke, Sarah Horowitz-Thran, Kaya Sorhaindo, Andy Tauer, Luca Turin

Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent Projects Judges: Allison Agsten, Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, Peter de Cupere, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Ashraf Osman

The finalists for 2016 hail from 14 countries and represent a broad diversity of practices and styles.


Century’s Breath
Cat Jones – Sydney, Australia

Dear Enemy
Christy Gast & Ensayos – Tierra Del Fuego, Chile and New York, USA

Carrie Paterson – Los Angeles, USA

The Juice of War – Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Maki Ueda – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Western Drive
Kellen Walker – Austin, USA


Albino (A Study in White)
by DSH Perfumes – Boulder, USA

Bird of Paradise
by Thorn & Bloom Perfume – Somerville, USA

Cape Cod Wild Beach Rose
by Nomaterra Fragrances – New York, USA

by La Curie – Tucson, USA

Love for 3 Oranges
By Aether Arts Perfumes – Boulder, USA

by Auphorie – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Musk Rose Attar
by Rising Phoenix Perfumery – Atlanta, USA

by Frazer Parfum – Capetown, South Africa

Peach Tree Garden
by Phoenix Botanicals – New York, USA

by Papillon Perfumery – Salisbury, UK


by Zoologist Perfumes – Toronto, Canada

Dark Ride
by Xyrena – Los Angeles, USA

Elephant + Roses
by Maria Candida Gentile Maître Parfumeur – Sarzana, Italy

Fougère Nobile
by NOBILE 1942 – Genoa, Italy

by JUL ED MAD Paris – Paris, France

by Olfactive Studio – Paris, France

Past | Presence
by Roads – Dublin, Ireland

Rose de Taif Extrait
by Perris Monte Carlo – Monaco, Monaco

Salim Attar
by Tabacora Parfums – Jelesnia, Poland

Waiheke Dreams
by Juliana Parfums Co. – Auckland, New Zealand

We will announce the winners in each category at the Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards on Saturday, May 7 in an open-to-the-public event at Hammer Museum, with special guest emcee Zackary Drucker (Whitney Biennial 2014; Co-Producer, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Transparent).

Please check for attendance information.


The Art and Olfaction Awards was founded in 2012 as an independent awards mechanism designed to celebrate innovation and excellence in artisan and independent perfume, and experimentation in scent within arts practices. The Art and Olfaction Awards are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA.

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.


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