May 7, 2016
Saskia Wilson Brown Founder and Director of The Institute of Art and Olfaction (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
The winners of the Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards on Saturday, May 7, 2016 were announced in an open-to-the-public event at Hammer Museum, in Los Angeles. On May 6, 2016 a panel discussion was held (which was live streamed; click here to watch the discussion rated MA) moderated by the Institute of Art and Olfaction Founder and Director, Saskia Wilson Brown where scent notables including author Lizzie Ostrom aka Odette Toillette, Dr. Jaqueline Ford Morie, Dr. Avery Gilbert and Chandler Burr shared their knowledge of the history, culture, pyschology and science of how smell works. Topics included: "Scent as Art", can there be or is there a "language" to describe olfaction. Panelist Chandler Burr was very vocal in dismissing Natural Perfume; he was quite adamant that any form of botanical perfumery is NOT Art. The evening was the kickoff of the AIX Scent Fair May 8-9, 2016 where independent, natural and artisan perfumers exhibited their fragrances.
Zakary Drucker (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
Producer and Trans Artist Zakary Drucker led off the Award ceremony with a speech about the evolution of scent… "smell is the only sense directly connected to the brain".
The Golden Pear Awards (via Instagram)
Antonio Gardoni (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
Antonio Gardoni of Bogue presented the Artisan Category
Lesli Wood (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
Incendo by La Curie by Lesli Wood- Tucson, USA
Eugene and Emyrs Au (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
Miyako Auphorie Zhe You (Eugene) Au -Malaysia
Steven Gartowski of Scent Bar introduced the Independent Category.
Dr Ellen Covey with Victor Wong of Zoologist Perfumes
Luca Maffei on behalf of Madelina and Julien of Jul Et Mad Nea
Cat Jones (Photo: Maggie Mahboubian for CaFleureBon)
SADAKICHI AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTAL WORK WITH SCENT
Century’s Breath Cat Jones – Sydney, Australia
Via The Institute of Art and Olfaction and Hammer Museum live stream and to our friend, Contributor and natural perfumer Maggie Mahboubian who was in attendence.
Special thanks to Maggie Mahboubian for the photos and her live texting as I was watching the live streaming. Dr Ellen Covey and Luca Maffei have now won two Golden Pear awards; last year Dr Covey won in the Artisan category for Woodcut and Luca Maffei won as perfumer for Acca Kappa Black Pepper and Sandalwood.See the winners from 2015 here
Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief