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Wednesday night’s Fragrance Foundation Awards pulled in quite the crowd — some 900 beauty industry executives, perfumers, models, influencers and celebrities attended the ceremony, held at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. It was Fragrance Foundation president Linda G. Levy’s second year spearheading the annual awards show — “the Oscars of fragrance” in industry parlance — and the night centered on the marquee honorees, Tom Ford as the inductee to the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame, Game Changer award winner Laura Slatkin and Dominique Ropion, Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer.

“Creating scent is a powerful thing — scent can alter a mood, change an experience…quite simply, it can enhance our lives,” said Ford. “Much of the pleasure in my life has been derived from scent — I never met a flower I didn’t like.”

While it was a celebratory night for Ford and others, including big multi-award winners Chanel and Marc Jacobs, Fragrance Foundation chairman Jerry Vittoria got down to business and issued a warning about waning category sales in the U.S. “We’re at a crossroads. Many American consumers are increasingly confused by conflicting information and some have been led to believe fragrances are actually dangerous,” said Vittoria. “We must continue to demonstrate that our products are safe and have been, and that we’re doing everything possible to identify sustainable long-term solutions that include all the ingredients of modern perfumery, both natural and synthetic. This is a clear path to our continued business growth, and as important as any award that’s given tonight.”

Here, the 2019 Fragrance Foundation award winners.

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S LUXURY: Tom Ford Lost Cherry; Perfumer, Louise Turner

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S PRESTIGE: Jo Malone London Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne; Perfumer, Anne Flipo

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S POPULAR: Ariana Grande Cloud; Perfumer, Clement Gavarry

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, MEN’S LUXURY: Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum; Perfumer, Olivier Polge

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, MEN’S PRESTIGE: Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum; Perfumer, François Demachy

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S: Chanel No.5 Limited Edition Eau de Parfum 

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR, MEN’S: John Varvatos JVxNJ; Packaging Designer, John Varvatos & Paul McLaughlin

HOME COLLECTION OF THE YEAR: Diptyque 34 Collection; Perfumer, Olivier Pescheux

PERFUME EXTRAORDINAIRE: Symrise Perfumer, Emilie Bevierre-Coppermann; A Lab On Fire – Hallucinogenic Pearl

FRAGRANCE HALL OF FAME: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist; Perfumer, Nicolas Calderon

MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S: YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum

MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR, MEN’S: Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: Marc Jacobs Daisy Love

CONSUMER CHOICE, WOMEN’S PRESTIGE: Marc Jacobs Daisy Love; Perfumer, Alberto Morillas

CONSUMER CHOICE, WOMEN’S POPULAR: Victoria’s Secret Tease Rebel; Perfumer, Stephen Nilsen

CONSUMER CHOICE, MEN’S: Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky; Perfumer, Nathalie Cetto

CONSUMER CHOICE, INFLUENCER: @jeremyfragrance

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