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!
March 23, 2017
Milan, Italy (March 23, 2017)—Today the Art and Olfaction Awards announced its finalists in three categories – Artisan, Independent and Sadakichi Award.
Zoologist Perfumes' "Civet"is honoured to be a finalist for the Independent award, with the winner to be announced on May 6, 2017 at Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin.
May 09, 2016
Zoologist's Bat has been named a winner in the Independent Perfume category in the Art and Olfaction Award, a highly competitive and highly selective award, designed to raise interest and awareness for independent and artisan perfumers and experimental practitioners with scent from all countries.
The Art and Olfaction Institute defines an Independent Perfume House as an organization where the company oversees branding, production and bottling of the scent. The Independent Perfume House will be privately-owned (not owned by another larger public corporation), and operated with the owner’s direct oversight.
The winners were selected out of a group of finalists by a group of highly qualified judges from the perfume world, the art world, and other creative industries. The artisan and independent category submissions were judged blindly, presented in generic vials and tracked by a numerical code. The preliminary round judges selected the finalists, and the top scoring projects in the finalist pool – as scored by the finalist judges - were selected as winners.
Zoologist Perfumes submitted Bat with the following description:
"What is it like to be a bat? In 1974, the philosopher Thomas Nagel posed this question to illustrate our inability to comprehend through our own consciousness what another living being perceives. Humans think of the bat as an elusive, mysterious, almost supernatural creature, silently gliding through the interface between light and darkness, probably up to no good. What we do not understand, we fear, but bats are not malevolent. They control pests, pollinate our crops, and contribute to the amazing diversity that is nature. To experience the life of a bat, take a trip to the Cockpit Country of Jamaica, a crater-filled lunar landscape covered with lush jungle. The entrance to a cave in the hillside is shrouded day and night by a swirling fog, created when the warm air of the outside world meets the cold breath of the dark chambers beneath, with its scent of deep-reaching tree roots, moist earth, and dripping limestone walls. At dusk the bat wakes and flies on delicate, leathery wings through the stony labyrinth seeking the balmy air outside. It drinks from a stream, feasts on the wild jungle figs that grow on the hillside, and enjoys the ripe bananas and other soft fruit that grow in the cultivated clearings near the village. Fully satisfied, it makes its way back to its roost where it snuggles with its warm companions, grooms itself meticulously, and falls asleep again, lulled by the clean, sweet scent of musky fur. In the end, it turns out that the bat’s skin is not that different from our own."
Victor Wong, founder of Zoologist Perfumes, is extremely proud of the recognition and is even more determined to bring more creative and high-quality perfumes to the niche perfume market in the future.
For a full list of winners in Art and Olfactive Award 2016, visit: https://artandolfactionawards.com/2016-finalistswinners/
April 01, 2016
Zoologist is more than thrilled to learn that The Art and Olfaction Awards has chosen Zoologist's Bat to be a finalist in the 2016 Independent Category! What a great honour!
This year's competition is stronger than ever and Zoologist is proud to be representing Canada amongst prestigious brands from France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland and the United States.
The award winners will be presented in Los Angeles, May 7th 2016, and we will be there! Thank you!http://artandolfactionawards.com/2016-finalists/