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WHAT THEY SAY

basenotes_logo“What strikes me most about the event is [their] dedication to advancing the medium in spite of an industry that’s largely stuck in its ways. While the finalists of this year’s event are all worthy of exploration, it’s what the IAO and its community are doing — democratizing and demystifying scent-based art — that deserves the most praise.”
Basenotes
by deadidol
05/2016

Cipria_logoUno dei premi più importanti dedicati al mondo della profumeria d’autore.
Cipria Magazine
by Maruska
05/2016

Stylearabia‘The only fluff-free fragrance contest in the world’
Style Arabia
by Luca Turin
04/2015

NewYorker_200px‘What did Qaddafi’s Death Smell Like’
The New Yorker
by Nicola Twilley
04/2015

basenotes_logo‘Given that Los Angeles is no stranger to award shows, the “Golden Pears” manages to undermine expected pretension, allowing style and humor to exist side by side.’
Basenotes
04/2015

citygram__logo‘Here’s How Two Austin Makers Won the Art and Olfaction Award in Independent Perfume’
CityGram Austin
04/2015

IciLogo‘Une parfumeuse québécoise récompensée lors d’un concours international’
Interview avec Isabelle Michaud
Ici Radio-Canada
04/2015

AllureLogo2‘One of the biggest prizes in […] perfumery’
Allure Magazine, Italy
04/2015

Cipria_logo‘The Art and Olfaction Awards is one of the most important prizes dedicated to the world of niche perfumery.’
Cipria Magazine, Italy
04/2015

LATimesLogo“Expanding the discourse”
LA Times
by Ingrid Schmidt
12/2014

Colognoisseur“Winning one of the Golden Pears is going to be as prestigious as winning a Fragrance Foundation award very soon.”
Colognoisseur
by Mark Behnke
12/2014

HuffPoLogo_squ“Akin to the movie industry’s Spirit Awards for indie films”
Huffington Post, Wine Fashionista
by Mary Orlin
12/2014

CFB_logo“A competition that honors perfume without politics.”
CaFleureBon
by Michelyn Camen
04/2014