The 9th Art and Olfaction Awards 2023 finalists in juried categories were announced today, March 31st on Esxence, and The final ceremony will take place on 11th May in Los Angeles.

AOL Awards 2023 includes perfumes and experimental projects with scent released in 2022.

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From the announcement od the FINALISTS on Esxence 2023: Saskia Wilson Brown, and the judges Spyros Drosopoulos and Chi Wai Tang.

The Art and Olfaction 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.
Awarded to just eight projects and perfumes per 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.

AOL Awards 2023
You can view the finalists and the press release from the Esxence here.

JURIED CATEGORIES

The panel of AOL Awards 2023 judges who blindly selected the finalists and the winners in the artisan and independent categories included:

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INDEPENDENT CATEGORY

For brands that employed an external perfumer or fragrance house to initiate and create the formula for the submitted perfume, then released under the brand’s name.

AOL Awards 2023 announced 10 finalists.

THE FINALISTS

Animal Café, by ExtraVirgo
Perfumer: Michele Marin for ExtraVirgo, Italy
Creative Director: HH. Prince Alex of Limbin
extravirgo.com

Flamingo, by Blackcliff
Perfumer: Kyle Mott Kannenberg for Blackcliff, Barbados
Creative Director: Tomilson Bynoe
blackcliff.com

Fuchsrot Men, by Bodé Studios
Perfumer: Andreas Wilhelm for Bodé Studios, Switzerland
Creative Director: Lino Bottani
bode-studios.com

Hora de la Verdad, Sombra, by Senyokô
Perfumer: Euan McCall for Senyokô, France
Creative Directors: Joseph and Eglantine Berthion
senyoko.fr

Ierofante, by Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Luca Maffei for Parfums Quartana, USA
Creative Director: Joseph Quartana
six-scents.com

Los Angeles, by de Kloka X Death & Co
Perfumer: Jackie Brenner for de Kloka X Death & Co, USA
Creative Directors: David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald
deathandcompanymarket.com
dekloka.com

Mansa, by Pernoire
Perfumer: Andreas Wilhelm for Pernoire, Switzerland
Creative Directors: Robin Dünner and Nico Mannino
pernoire.com

Room No., by Perfumehead
Perfumer: Constance Georges-Picot for Perfumehead, USA
Creative Director: Daniel Patrick Giles
perfumehead.com

Tri-Goddess, by Sage Goddess
Perfumer: Alexandra Bisson for Sage Goddess, USA
Creative Director: Athena Perrakis
sagegoddess.com

Wind Blows, by QIUHAO
Perfumer: Yili Olfactory Art for QIUHAO, China
Creative Director: Qiu Hao & Huang Jun
qiuhaoqiuhao.com

HONORABLE MENTIONS:


Ceremony by In Fieri (USA)
Corpalium by Marlou (France)
Gold Spot by Sarah Baker (England)
Tong Ren by Elementals (Germany)
White Whale by Masque Milano (Italy)

ARTISAN CATEGORY

For perfume brands that are owned or co-owned by the brand’s primary perfumer, who initiated and created the submitted perfume’s formula in-house.

AOL Awards 2023 announced 8 finalists:

THE FINALISTS

Alter Oud, by d.grayi
Perfumer: James Miju, USA
v1.studio/collections/dgrayi

Filament, by nosey people society
Perfumer: Breanne Patterson, USA
noseypeoplesociety.com

Tobacco Smeraldo, by Miguel Matos
Perfumer: Miguel Matos, Portugal
Tatami Dreams, by Tavie Belle
Perfumer: Lavinia Cheng, China
taviebelle.wordpress.com/our-scents/

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

American Pharaoh by Folkwinds (USA)
Enlightenment by Christèle Jacquemin (France)
Lunar Dust by Mabelle O’rama (England)
No. 44 by COGNOSCENTI (USA)
Red Skies by Maher Olfactive

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From Esxence 2023 – the atmosphere and the two finalists standing: the perfumers Meo Fusciuni and Miguel Matos.

SADAKICHI AWARD

For creative or experimental practitioners who make use of scent in an unconventional or experimental manner, that takes it out of the domain of traditional perfumery.

The Sadakichi Award was
juried by Darin Klein, Kaya Sorhaindo, Klara Ravat, and Simon Niedenthal.

AOL Awards 2023 announced 5 finalists:

THE FINALISTS

Aerosculpture, by Maki Ueda
Perfumer: Maki Ueda, Japan
ueda.nl

Aquanauts, by Pompe Hedengren
Perfumer: Karolina Stockhaus, Sweden
aquanauts.se

Lágrimas, Terra e Crisântemo, by Karola Braga
Perfumer: Leandro Petit, Givaudan
karolabraga.com
NEGR-OID, by Rhea Dillon
Perfumer: Rhea Dillon, UK
dillonrhea.com

Salt Flowers, by Peter de Cupere,
Perfumer: Peter de Cupere, Belgium
peterdecupere.net

Scent Clock / The Koepenicker, by Patrick Palcic
Perfumer: Patrick Palcic Studio, Germany
patrickpalcic.com

DISCRETIONARY AWARDS

The discretionary awards will be announced on May 11th, 2023. in Los Angeles:

Aftel award for handmade perfume

This award honours one outstanding, small-batch perfume that was 100% perfumer-created, in-house, with no use of outsourced compounding or expansion at any stage of the process.

Contribution to the scent culture award

This award honours outstanding and significant contributions to global public awareness of artisan, independent and experimental practices with scent.

SEPTIMUS PIESSE VISIONARY AWARD WINNER

This award honours an outstanding person showing proof of exceptional vision with regard to how scent is used, developed, or imagined.

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