At a breakfast presentation this morning at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Fragrance Foundation announced its top five FiFi finalists. The awards presentation will take place on May 21st at Alice Tully Hall. Editorial award winners were also announced. The list of finalists and award winners is below:2012 Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage in a Women’s Scent Feature(Women’s Article in Excess of 500 Words)Allure, “French Lessons,” August 2011 2012 Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage in a Men’s Scent Feature(Article in Excess of 250 Words)Elle, “Boy Meets Girl,” December 2011Women’s Scent BiteAllure, “Coming Up Roses,” February 2011 Blogs/E-zines(Articles in Excess of 500 Words)Bois de Jasmin; “Luxury vs Function in Perfumery,” March 15, 2011 2012 Top Five FiFi Finalists — Luxe Women1. Beyoncé Pulse - Coty Inc. 2. Bottega Veneta - Coty Prestige 3. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray - Puig USA 4. Someday by Justin Bieber - Give Back Brands, LLC 5. Tom Ford Violet Blonde - Tom Ford Beauty2012 Top Five FiFi Finalists - Luxe Men1. Armani Code Sport - Giorgio Armani Beauty 2. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme - P&G Prestige 3. John Varvatos USA - Elizabeth Arden 4. L’Homme Libre - Yves Saint Laurent5. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - Hermès - Beauté Prestige InternationalNouveau Niche - Women 1. Dahlia Noir - Parfums Givenchy 2. Dolce & Gabbana The Velvet Collection: Velvet Vetiver/Wood/Love/Patchouli/Sublime/Desire - P&G Prestige 3. Jersey - Chanel 4. Live in Love - Oscar de la Renta 5. (untitled) Maison Martin Margiela - L’Oréal 6. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge - Private Blend - Tom Ford BeautyNouveau Niche - Men 1. Boss The Collection: Cotton & Verbena, Silk & Jasmine, Wool & Musk, Velvet & Amber, Cashmere & Patchouli - P&G Prestige2. Incense Oud - by Kilian 3. L’Homme Cologne Gingembre - Yves Saint Laurent4. New York Oud - Bond No. 9 New York 5. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge - Private Blend - Tom Ford Beauty 6. Yuzu – Caron
Broad Appeal - Women1. Christina Aguilera Royal Desire - P&G Prestige2. Curve Appeal for Women - Elizabeth Arden 3. Heidi Klum Shine - Coty Inc. 4. Moment de Bonheur Yves Rocher - Yves Rocher North America, Inc. 5. Outspoken Intense by Fergie Eau de Parfum - Avon Products, Inc.Broad Appeal - Men1. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection for Men Classic - Bath & Body Works 2. Curve Appeal for Men - Elizabeth Arden3. Samba Sport Man - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd.Specialty Brand - Women1. Anthropologie 1922 Lily Sanguine Eau de Parfum - Inter Parfums USA 2. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour - Bath & Body Works 3. Bebe Gold Eau de Parfum - Inter Parfums USA4. Lily - Crabtree & Evelyn 5. Victoria’s Secret Angel - Victoria’s Secret BeautyDirect To Consumer - Men1. Comme une Evidence Green - Yves Rocher North America Inc. 2. Zipped Premier - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd. 3. Zipped Soho Noir - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd.Best Packaging - Luxe Women1. Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler - Clarins Fragrance Group 2. Beyoncé Pulse - Coty Inc. 3. Madison Square Park - Bond No. 9 New York4. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray - Puig USA5. Wonderstruck Taylor Swift - Elizabeth ArdenBest Packaging - Luxe Men1. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain – Diptyque2. Armani Code Sport - Giorgio Armani Beauty3. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme - P&G Prestige 4. Incense Oud - by Kilian 5. John Varvatos USA - Elizabeth Arden 6. Sweet Redemption, The End - by KilianBest Packaging – Broad Appeal Women1. Banana Republic Wildbloom Eau de Parfum - Inter Parfums USA 2. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour - Bath & Body Works 3. Bebe Gold Eau de Parfum - Inter Parfums USA4. Heidi Klum Shine - Coty Inc. 5. Victoria’s Secret Angel - Victoria’s Secret BeautyBest Packaging - Broad Appeal Men1. Comme une Evidence Green - Yves Rocher North America Inc. 2. Curve Appeal for Men - Elizabeth Arden3. Samba Sport Man - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd. 4. Zipped Premier - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd. 5. Zipped Soho Noir - The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd.Media Campaign - Women1. Burberry Body - Interparfums Luxury Brands2. Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel 3. Daisy Marc Jacobs - Coty Prestige 4. J’adore - Parfums Christian Dior5. Wonderstruck Taylor Swift - Elizabeth ArdenMedia Campaign - Men1. A*Men by Thierry Mugler - Clarins Fragrance Group 2. Armani Code Sport - Giorgio Armani Beauty3. CK One Shock for Him - Coty Prestige 4. Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 - P&G Prestige5. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme - P&G PrestigeBath & Body Line 1. Acqua di Gioia - Giorgio Armani Beauty 2. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour - Bath & Body Works 3. Cartier Baiser Volé - Cartier Parfums4. Elie Saab Le Parfum Bath & Body Line – Beauté Prestige International 5. (untitled) Maison Martin Margiela - L’Oréal6. Ojon Full Moisture Collection - OjonInterior Scent Collection1. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain – Diptyque 2. Pomegranate Grove - Crabtree & Evelyn 3. Madison Square Park - Laurice & Co., Bond No. 9 New York 4. Slatkin & Co. Marshmallow Fireside - Bath & Body Works 5. West Elm Scented Candlepot - Nest FragrancesTechnological Breakthroughs Fragrance Ingredients, Creation And Testing1. Allylix Inc.: Sustainable production of Terpene fragrance materials by fermentation 2. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.: LMR Rosewater Essential3. Robertet Fragrances, Inc.: Nature Spectrum TechnologyPackaging Technology And Delivery Systems1. Belmay with Partylite: Scent4Me USB Port Diffuser 2. Firmenich, Inc.: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room 3. Lisa Hoffman Beauty: Fine Fragrance JewelryInformation Technology1. Firmenich, Inc.: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room 2. Givaudan Fragrances Corp.: iPerfumer2 3. Lisa Hoffman Beauty: iScentify Fragrance FinderPerfume ExtraordinaireThe Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year award “recognizes the actual juice of a fine fragrance, an extraordinary olfactive creation launched within the award year,” according to the Fragrance Foundation. This recognizes the essential oil company and the perfumer.
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@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
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