The Institute of Art + Olfaction Second Annual Fragrance Awards! #AOAwards
Friday, April 17, 2015 the Second Annual Art + Olfaction Awards were held in LA at the Goethe Institute with an after-party at the Art and Olfaction Offices. What a crazy-great event! I have all the winners and some event photos for you to check out. While it is definitely not the same as being there, it’s worth a look since the event was 1) invite only and 2) invites were a hot commodity (everyone wanted to go but space was limited)
I recently ran a post + podcast about the Second Annual Art and Olfaction Fragrance Awards. It’s been shared a lot by fragrance peeps which I greatly appreciate. While the podcast is the key or bridge to this post, that podcast explains what the awards are; the 3 different categories as well as the how they are judged. If you have questions that are more about about those same topics, please visit my post and hear the podcast there or on Soundcloud.
However t Steven Rimlinger was the photographer for the Awards event and he is a gifted man! He did this video on the judging:
Here are photos of the pre-awards reception:
Daniel Krasofski created a liqueur/aperitif that is based on one of his fragrances. He turned a gorgeous fragrance into an equally incredible sip!
More sniffing — and if you look carefully into the background of this photo, you will find me (but only a part of me) between a dark-haired man and a blonde woman. Good luck seeing me because it is just a sliver!
As the Awards started, two of the people that made this awards event happen are here below:
As it turns out, there were 2 winners in the Artisan and independent categories! Talk about a surprise!
ARTISAN CATEGORY FINALISTS (Winners are bolded)
A City on Fire, by Imaginary Authors Perfumer: Josh Meyer Portland, USA
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
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
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
In Libro De Tenebris Paul Schütze Maggs Gallery, England
I was so glad to be invited to this great event. While there I talked to John Sterling, Robert Berryman, Dawn Spencer-Hurwitz, Adam Eastman and Franco Wright (founders/owners of LuckyScent.com and Scentbar!) Brent Leonesio, Yosh Han, Ellen Covey and so many others who I was able to wave to because it was a very busy event.
Thank you Saskia Wilson-Brown for the fab podcast, another great event. You and your team outdid yourself!
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