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FiFi Award Finalists Revealed

At a breakfast presentation this morning at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Fragrance Foundation announced its top five FiFi finalists.

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 2011

Women’s Scent Bite

Allure, “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 Women
1. 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 Beauty

2012 Top Five FiFi Finalists – Luxe Men
1. 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 Laurent
5. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit – Hermès – Beauté Prestige International

Nouveau 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 Beauty

Nouveau Niche – Men

1. Boss The Collection: Cotton & Verbena, Silk & Jasmine, Wool & Musk, Velvet & Amber, Cashmere & Patchouli – P&G Prestige
2. Incense Oud – by Kilian
3. L’Homme Cologne Gingembre – Yves Saint Laurent
4. New York Oud – Bond No. 9 New York
5. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge – Private Blend – Tom Ford Beauty
6. Yuzu – Caron

Broad Appeal – Women
1. Christina Aguilera Royal Desire – P&G Prestige
2. 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 – Men
1. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection for Men Classic – Bath & Body Works
2. Curve Appeal for Men – Elizabeth Arden
3. Samba Sport Man – The Perfumer’s Workshop International, Ltd.

Specialty Brand – Women

1. 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 USA
4. Lily – Crabtree & Evelyn
5. Victoria’s Secret Angel – Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Direct To Consumer – Men

1. 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 Women
1. Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler – Clarins Fragrance Group
2. Beyoncé Pulse – Coty Inc.
3. Madison Square Park – Bond No. 9 New York
4. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray – Puig USA
5. Wonderstruck Taylor Swift – Elizabeth Arden

Best Packaging – Luxe Men

1. 34 Boulevard Saint Germain – Diptyque
2. Armani Code Sport – Giorgio Armani Beauty
3. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme – P&G Prestige
4. Incense Oud – by Kilian
5. John Varvatos USA – Elizabeth Arden
6. Sweet Redemption, The End – by Kilian

Best Packaging – Broad Appeal Women

1. 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 USA
4. Heidi Klum Shine – Coty Inc.
5. Victoria’s Secret Angel – Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Best Packaging – Broad Appeal Men
1. Comme une Evidence Green – Yves Rocher North America Inc.
2. Curve Appeal for Men – Elizabeth Arden
3. 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 – Women
1. Burberry Body – Interparfums Luxury Brands
2. Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel
3. Daisy Marc Jacobs – Coty Prestige
4. J’adore – Parfums Christian Dior
5. Wonderstruck Taylor Swift – Elizabeth Arden

Media Campaign – Men

1. A*Men by Thierry Mugler – Clarins Fragrance Group
2. Armani Code Sport – Giorgio Armani Beauty
3. CK One Shock for Him – Coty Prestige
4. Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 – P&G Prestige
5. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme – P&G Prestige

Bath & 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 Parfums
4. Elie Saab Le Parfum Bath & Body Line – Beauté Prestige International
5. (untitled) Maison Martin Margiela – L’Oréal
6. Ojon Full Moisture Collection – Ojon

Interior Scent Collection
1. 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 Fragrances

Technological Breakthroughs

Fragrance Ingredients, Creation And Testing

1. Allylix Inc.: Sustainable production of Terpene fragrance materials by fermentation
2. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.: LMR Rosewater Essential
3. Robertet Fragrances, Inc.: Nature Spectrum Technology

Packaging Technology And Delivery Systems

1. Belmay with Partylite: Scent4Me USB Port Diffuser
2. Firmenich, Inc.: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room
3. Lisa Hoffman Beauty: Fine Fragrance Jewelry

Information Technology

1. Firmenich, Inc.: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room
2. Givaudan Fragrances Corp.: iPerfumer2
3. Lisa Hoffman Beauty: iScentify Fragrance Finder

Perfume Extraordinaire

The 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.

1. Cartier
2. International Flavors & Fragrances
3. Mane
4. Symrise
5. Takasago

Fragrance Hall Of Fame: Women’s Nominees

1. 24 Faubourg – Hermès, Beauté Prestige International
2. Jivago 24K for Women -  Ilana Jivago Inc.
3. Elizabeth Arden Red Door – Elizabeth Arden

Fragrance Hall Of Fame: Men’s Nominees

1. Acqua di Gio – Giorgio Armani Beauty
2. A*Men by Thierry Mugler – Clarins Fragrance Group
3. Chrome by Azzaro – Clarins Fragrance Group
4. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme, Beauté Prestige International