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.
We realized that with the holidays coming up, everyone is a little more frazzled than usual. So, we're extending the postage date to Monday Dec 22, by the end of the day. Be sure to get your packages in the mail by then.
Don't forget that submission forms are still due before midnight, Friday Dec 19.
We hope that helps give everyone a little respite, and - as always - we are here for any questions, worries, comments or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's the last stretch, and the submissions are coming in steadily. Just a reminder that there are only six days left to get the form filled and the vials in the mail. Here are the relevant links: Don't tarry!
Things are really starting to heat up for us, with submissions coming in from all over the world. Although we are not starting the judging process for a few weeks, based on our preliminary sniffs we already know without the shadow of a doubt that the big winner in all this will be the artisan and independent perfume scene as a whole. The quality of the work being sent in from all over the globe is mind-boggingly good: What an exciting time for niche perfume!
The lovely Mary Orlin - aka the wine fashionista - wrote a great post about us on Huffington Post's Style section. This excites us, because there are a few weeks left to submit and we don't want anyone to forget!