Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and editorial director of Seventeen, will receive the first-ever Gamechangers Award at the Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 7 here at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Coles was chosen as the recipient of the Gamechangers Award in part for her work building Cosmopolitan’s multi-platform audience, said Elizabeth Musmanno, president of The Fragrance Foundation.
The Gamechangers Award was conceived to honor individuals and organizations exemplifying outstanding creativity and business innovation.
Alec Baldwin will host the night’s ceremony. Leslie H. Wexner, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of L Brands, will be honored with a Hall of Fame Award. Sophia Grosjman of IFF will be given a Lifetime Achievement award in the perfumer category. Grosjman is responsible for the scent of Calvin Klein Eternity, as well as more than 30 others for brands including Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari and Elizabeth Arden.
The next Fragrance Forum hosted by the Fragrance Foundation is titled “The Creatives,” and will be a panel consisting of Drew Barrymore, cofounder of Flower Beauty; Stephen Nilsen, senior perfumer at Givaudan, and Annie Buzantian, master perfumer at Firmenich. Buzantian is the winner of the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer.
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Ann Gottlieb, president of Ann Gottlieb Associates, will moderate the panel. Gottlieb has developed scents for fragrance, retail and personal-care brands, including Calvin Klein, Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret and Axe.
“The Creatives” panel will be held at 8:30 a.m. on April 21 in New York.