Ann Gottlieb — who has worked on fragrances for everyone from Britney Spears to Dior — is being inducted into the Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame.
This year marks her 50th in the industry.
Gottlieb got her start under Estée Lauder before eventually striking out and starting her own consultancy. “She was the person who really discovered me, Estée,” Gottlieb said. I had no idea that I had a good sense of smell or a marketing head at all.”
Now, Gottlieb is behind a full range of scents that appear in everything from fine fragrance to personal-care products — even deodorant. “So many companies I’ve worked with treated fragrance in a more rational way, and I’ve really introduced the emotional part of fragrance,” Gottlieb said.
Gottlieb’s appointment was unveiled at the Fragrance Foundation’s Finalists’ Luncheon in New York Friday. Other honors went to model Romee Strijd, who has been named Face of the Year, Gucci Bloom and Coty Inc. for 360-Degree Marketing Campaign of the Year, Miss Dior Eau de Parfum for Social Media Campaign of the Year. Olivier Cresp, of Firmenich, has won the Fragrance Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fragrance Foundation president Linda Levy led the group through a series of recent undertakings — including the first National Fragrance Day — as well as charitable initiatives from businesses. She also noted that Jane Krakowski will host the Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 12.
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Other finalists were also announced.
Women’s Luxury finalists are Byredo Velvet Haze, Gabrielle Chanel, Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum, Tom Ford Fabulous and Twilly D’Hèrmes. Men’s Luxury finalists are Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura Eau de Cologne, By Kilian Gold Knight, L’Envol de Cartier, Viktor & Rolf Magic Sage Spell and Tom Ford Oud Minerale.
Women’s prestige finalists are: Nest Black Tulip, Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Gucci Bloom, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Glacé, Narciso Rodriguez Parfums For Her Fleur Musc and Woman by Ralph Lauren. Men’s prestige finalists are: Coach for Men, Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Tonic, John Varvatos Artisan Pure, Prada Luna Rossa Carbon and Y by YSL.
Fragrance of the Year Popular finalists are: Elizabeth Arden White Tea, Glossier You, Original Penguin Iconic Blend, Shawn Mendes Signature and Victoria’s Secret Love.
Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year finalists are: Firmenich, Givaudan, International Flavors & Fragrances, Mane and Robertet. Breakout Star finalists are: Dior Sauvage, Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk, Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede, Tory Burch Eau de Parfum. Indie Fragrance of the Year finalists are: Phuong Dang Artist, Maison Trudon Parfum in Bruma, Maison Trudon Parfum in II, Maison Trudon Parfum in Mortel and Potentia Amber God.
Packaging of the Year finalists are: Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Jason Wu Eau de Parfum, Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum, Victoria’s Secret Love, Woman by Ralph Lauren and By Kilian Woman in Gold. Men’s Packaging of the Year finalists are: Coach for Men, By Kilian Gold Knight, Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme, John Varvatos Artisan Pure and Y by YSL.
Women’s Media Campaign of the Year finalists are Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Gabrielle Chanel, Gucci Bloom, Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, Twilly D’Hermès, Victoria’s Secret Love. Men’s Media Campaign finalists are Armani Code Colonia, Eternity Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis for Men.
Home Collection of the Year finalists are: Diptyque 34 Boulevard Sant Germain, Commodity Home & Body, Maison Margiela Replica Candles, Nest’s Sugar Cookie Collection and Tocca Voyage Home Fragrance Collection. Bath & Body Line of the Year finalists are: Aromatherapy Collection Bath & Body Works, Diptyque Do Son Fragrance Gestures, Jo Malone London Exfoliating Shower Gel, Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Bath Line and Victoria’s Secret Angel Glam Collection.
Finalists for Home Holiday Seasonal Fragrance Products of the Year, a new category, are: Diptyque Constellations, Jo Malone London Green Almond and Red Current Candle, Nest Fragrances Holiday Liquidless Diffuser and Philosophy Holiday Pajamas.
Consumer Choice Award finalists were also announced. In the women’s category, finalists are: At the Beach Bath & Body Works, Carolina Herrera Good Girl, KKW Fragrance Crystal Gardenia, Katy Perry Indi, Vie Et Belle L’Eclat Lancome and Victoria’s Secret Love. Men’s finalists are: Coach for Men Eau de Parfum, Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Tonic and Prada Luna Rossa Carbon.
Fragrance Hall of Fame nominees are Cucumber Melon Bath & Body Works, Curve for Men, Amazing Race and Trésor.