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Deadidol is a writer and academic working in the arts. He’s a contributor, editorially as well as in the forums, and is also one of the site’s moderators

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The Best Perfumes of 2017 according to our contributors

30th December, 2017

As has become tradition, we ask our contributors, writers and forum moderators to look back at the last year and let us know which have been their best scents of 2017. If nothing wowed them in 2017 they could choose something new to them

The best perfumes of 2016 according to our contributors

30th December, 2016

Our contributors look back at the best fragrances they've discovered in 2016

An Overview of the 3rd Annual Institute for Art and Olfaction Awards

by Deadidol, 11th May, 2016

Deadidol presents a report from the Third Annual Institute for Art and Olfaction Awards, including details of the winners.

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Our Best Fragrance Discoveries of 2015

30th December, 2015

We ask our contributors to look back on 2015 and reveal what their best fragrances of the year were.

Report from the second annual Art & Olfaction Awards

by Deadidol, 27th April, 2015

A full report of the winners and happenings from the second annual Art & Olfaction Awards held on 17th April.

Portland's Slumberhouse launch Kiste

by Deadidol, 20th March, 2015

Portland-based artisan perfumery Slumberhouse has launched Kiste as its first release of 2015.

Basenotes Best fragrance discoveries of 2014

31st December, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we ask our contributors to look back and tell us their favourite new releases and discoveries of the year.

Institute for Art and Olfaction Awards 2015: Now Receiving Submissions

by Deadidol, 26th November, 2014

Following the success of last year's ceremony, the Los Angeles-based Institute for Art and Olfaction invites submissions for their 2015 Awards, this time with a new, experimental category. The closing date for submissions is Friday December 19th and submissions are welcome of fragrances released between January 1st and December 31st, 2014…

MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1: An Overview

by Deadidol, 14th July, 2014

Dune Road All eleven scents in the collection are built upon narrated memories shared by MiN founder and CEO Chad Murawczyk and Vice President Mindy Yang, some of which are rendered literally while others are kept more abstract. The assortment sidesteps obvious clichés associated with comprehensive collections that simply seek to “cover …

The First Annual Art and Olfaction Awards: An Overview

by Deadidol, 07th May, 2014

Entry Banner (image courtesy of NK Artography)Formed in October 2012, the Institute for Art and Olfaction was devised with convergence and cultural programming in mind—a way to explore the role and purpose of perfumery “within the context of the broader contemporary arts landscape.” Since that time, the Institute has helped to expand the …

Reflexive Perfumery: A Virtual Tour of the Osmothèque with Christophe Laudamiel

by Deadidol, 28th February, 2014

Opening his talk with an extensive self-introduction, Laudamiel traced the distinction between his role at the New York City-based non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics and his more commercial role as the nose behind such mainstream hits as Abercrombie & Fitch’s Fierce (2002), Tom Ford’s Amber Absolute (2007), and Ralph Lauren’s P…