There have been different threads on this topic for a while now.
Back in January of this year, I wrote in a thread on this topic:
"Artisanry is a better categorization for the basis and origin of perfumery, but artisanry can always be raised to a fine art by skillful practitioners. The traditions and formulations of perfumery are now so elaborate and require such a degree of skill to master artfully that I have no doubt it is among the fine arts in our day."I guess