April 24, 2020
It gives us immense pleasure to learn that Zoologist Bee and Squid were both selected as finalists in the Independent category for the 2020 Art and Olfaction Awards!
We know that, like every year, it was an extremely hard pool to judge. Our submissions made it through quite a process, and we are very proud.
Zoologist Bee is designed by Cristiano Canali (Argeville); Zoologist Squid is designed by Celine Barel (IFF).
Awarded to just eight perfumes and projects a year, The Art and Olfaction Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in independent perfumery, and raise public interest and awareness around new developments in perfumery on a global scale.
The Awards, established in 2014 by The Institute for Art and Olfaction, are given to outstanding creators in the categories of independent, artisan, and experimental perfume from across the globe, chosen for perfumes and experimental projects with scent released in 2019. In addition to those juried categories, the Art and Olfaction Awards honour excellent work being done in three discretionary categories: The Contribution to Scent Culture Award, The Septimus Piesse Award for Exceptional Vison, and the Aftel Award for Handmade Perfume.
This year’s Art and Olfaction Awards events will take place in a public ceremony at Cicada Club in Los Angeles, in late September.
Each Art and Olfaction Award winner will receive The Golden Pear, which continues to cement its status as an important achievement in the perfume world.
We hope we will win!