As L Brands founder Leslie H. Wexner solidified his place in fragrance history with his induction into the The Fragrance Foundation’s hall of fame on Tuesday night, one of his brands — Victoria’s Secret — took home the Women’s Fragrance of the Year, Popular, award for VS Forever Sexy.
Wexner and VS Forever Sexy were two of many winners at Tuesday’s Fragrance Foundation Awards, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles won the foundation’s Gamechanger award, and IFF’s Sophia Grojsman took home the Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer, award. Grojsman has created scents for Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Elizabeth Arden and others. This is L Brand’s second year with a win in the Consumer Choice, Women’s Popular category. Last year, the Bath & Body Works division won with A Thousand Wishes.
Marc Jacobs Decadence and Dior Sauvage brought home multiple wins each. Decadence won awards for Packaging of the Year, Women’s, and Prestige Fragrance of the Year, Women’s. Sauvage picked up Media Campaign of the Year, Men’s; Consumer Choice, Men’s, and Prestige Fragrance of the Year, Men’s.
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The other honorees included: John Varvatos Dark Rebel for Packaging of the Year, Men’s; La Collection 34 Diptyque for Interior Scent Collection of the Year; Nautica Life Energy for Men’s Fragrance of the Year, Popular; Maison Martin Margiela Replica for Social Media Campaign of the Year; Mimosa & Cardamon Body Crème and Body & Hand Wash from Jo Malone for Bath & Body Line of the Year; Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi from By Kilian for Indie Fragrance of the Year; Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot for Luxury Fragrance of the Year, Men’s; Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet for Women’s Media Campaign of the Year; Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme for Luxury Fragrance of the Year, Women’s; D&G Light Blue for Fragrance Hall of Fame; Modern Muse Rouge from Estée Lauder for 360-Degree Marketing Campaign of the Year; Chanel Misia by Olivier Polge for Perfume Extraordinaire; Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez for Breakout Star, and Versace Eros Pour Femme for Consumer Choice, Women’s Prestige.