ATTENZIONE: dopo 3 edizioni (2016, 2017, 2018) il concorso al momento è sospeso.

OSA – Outsider Scents Award is the competition that celebrates the best unreleased olfactory compositions created by debutantsdebutants. Participants are invited to to submit their creative interpretation of the topic of the current edition of Smell – Festival dell’Olfatto.
The Award intends to encourage the experimental use of the language of perfume, acknowledging the role of handcrafting, self-production, and the work of those who feel they are outsiders to the composition of perfume, in stimulating an ever more popular olfactory expertise, innovation and future creative excellence.

The Judges commission includes professionals in the perfume field and olfactory culture experts such as: fragrance creators, evaluators, authors, critics. Every year the members of the jury changes and their names are keep confidential until the proclamation of the finalists.

The OSA Award ceremony will be held during Smell Festival at the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica in Bologna.

OSA Outsider Scents Award is promoted by Smell Festival in collaboration with the perfume blogs  La Gardenia nell’Occhiello and Bergamotto e Benzoino, and with  Adjiumi, the Italian community of perfume lovers.