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Fragrance Foundation Hosts 2013 Finalists Breakfast

At the event, hosted by actress Christine Baranski, finalists were narrowed down and prizes were awarded.

‪Christine Baranski‬

On Friday morning, the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental was packed with fragrance industry executives for the Fragrance Foundation’s 2013 Finalists Breakfast.

At the event, hosted by actress Christine Baranski, finalists were narrowed down and prizes were awarded. Among the morning’s winners were Nest Fragrances for the Aerin Home Fragrance Collection, which was awarded Interior Scent Collection of the Year and Crabtree and Evelyn for its West Indian Lime collection, which won Bath and Body Line of the Year. Editorial awards were also given out, including elle.com for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage and Allure for best Scent Bite and Scent Feature. Additionally, fragrance sales specialist Caroline Hallereau-Williams of Dior at Dillard’s was recognized for achieving the top score on this past year’s certification exam. At the conclusion of the breakfast, Fragrance Foundation president Elizabeth Musmanno announced, to a cheering audience, that comedian Dana Carvey would emcee the Fragrance Foundation Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

The finalists are:

Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Luxury
Chanel Coco Noir
Florabotanica by Balenciaga Paris (Coty Prestige)
Gucci Premiere (P&G Prestige Products)
Miss Dior Le Parfum by Dior
Tom Ford Café Rose by Tom Ford Beauty

Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Prestige
Coach Poppy Blossom by Aramis & Designer Fragrances (The Estée Lauder Companies)
Dolce and Gabbana Pour Femme (P&G Prestige Products)
Dot Marc Jacobs (Coty Prestige)
Jimmy Choo Eau De Toilette (Interparfums Luxury Brands)
Midnight Fleur by Nest Fine Fragrances

Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular

Forever Red by Bath & Body Works
Halle Berry Closer (Coty Beauty)
Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend (Elizabeth Arden)
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj (Elizabeth Arden)
Seduction Dark Orchid by Victoria’s Secret

Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Luxury

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilée (Beauté Prestige International)
Bond No. 9 New York Musk (Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York)
Colonia Intensa Oud by Acqua Di Parma
Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot by Aramis & Designer Fragrances (The Estée Lauder Companies)

Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Prestige
Acqua di Giò Essenza by Giorgio Armani
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême
Dolce & Gabbana the one for men Sport (P&G Prestige Products)
Encounter Calvin Klein (Coty Prestige)
Montblanc Legend (Interparfums Luxury Brands)
Spice Bomb by Viktor & Rolf
Tom Ford Noir (Tom Ford Beauty)

Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Popular
Gap Established 1969 (Inter Parfums USA)
James Bond 007 (P&G Prestige Products)
Perry Ellis Aqua (Falic Fashion Group)
Rocks by Original Penguin (Falic Fashion Group)
Unplugged for Him (Avon Products, Inc.)

Best Packaging of the Year: Women’s

Amazon Lily by Nest Fine Fragrances
Donna Karan Woman by Aramis & Designer Fragrances (The Estée Lauder Companies)
Florabotanica by Balenciaga Paris (Coty Prestige)
Gucci Premiere (P&G Prestige Products)
Issey Miyake Pleats Please (Beauté Prestige International)
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj (Elizabeth Arden)

Best Packaging of the Year: Men’s

Acqua di Giò Essenza by Giorgio Armani
Bond No. 9 New York Musk (Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York)
James Bond 007 (P&G Prestige Products)
Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge (P&G Prestige Products)
Montblanc Legend (Interparfums Luxury Brands)

Media Campaign of the Year: Women’s
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme (P&G Prestige Products)
Gucci Premiere (P&G Prestige Products)
Issey Miyake Pleats Please (Beauté Prestige International)
J’adore by Dior
Lady Gaga FAME (Coty)

Media Campaign of the Year: Men’s
Acqua di Giò Essenza by Giorgio Armani
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême
Dolce & Gabbana the one for men Sport (P&G Prestige Products)
Encounter Calvin Klein (Coty Prestige)
Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge (P&G Prestige Products)

Fragrance Hall of Fame

A*MEN by Thierry Mugler (Clarins Fragrance Group)
Annick Goutal Petite Chérie (Beauté Prestige International)
Jivago 24K (Ilana Jivago Inc.)
Red Door by Elizabeth Arden

Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year
Drom
Givaudan
Mane
Robertet
Symrise