PARIS — Elie Saab Le Parfum and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Kokorico dominated the 20th edition of The Fragrance Foundation France’s awards — otherwise known as the Fifis — that were presented at a gala dinner at the Salle Wagram here Tuesday night.
The scents’ licensee, Beauté Prestige International, swept all of the top Fifi prizes, chosen by industry professionals. Elie Saab Le Parfum and Kokorico won for best fragrance, most beautiful fragrance bottle and best advertising campaign in selective distribution in their respective women’s and men’s categories.
L’Occitane en Provence’s Pivoine Flora eau de parfum and Yves Rocher’s Comme Une Evidence Homme Green got the gold for best women’s and men’s scents in a brand’s own store.
The awards for top women’s and men’s scents in mass-market distribution went to Bourjois’ Clin d’Oeil Passionné eau fraîche and Unilever’s Axe Provocation.
Orange Sanguine, from Atelier Cologne, won the prize for a fragrance sold in less than 100 doors. That winner was chosen by a panel of 21 experts.
More than 20,500 Internet users voted between May 10 and June 10 for their picks among 15 men’s and women’s scents. In this field, Cacharel’s Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss and Hugo Boss’ Hugo Just Different were laureates.
To help fete The Fragrance Foundation France’s 20th birthday, attendees at the dinner voted live (via cell phones) for which scents among the past two decades’ Fifi winners — in the best women’s and men’s fragrance categories — would get this year’s “anniversary awards.” The champions were Narciso Rodriguez for Her and Hermès’ Terre d’Hermès.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge