And The Winners Are: Parfums Christian Dior scored big at the Accademia del Profumo fragrance awards on Thursday night, winning best women’s fragrance and best advertising campaign. The other women’s winner, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fragile, took top honors for packaging. In the men’s category, Chanel’s Allure Homme won for best male scent, Touch by Grigioperla took best packaging and D & G Masculine won for best advertising.
Birds of a Feather: Eurocosmesi’s annual dinner, usually a time when the company promotes its lines, like the Swiss Transvital skin care brand or the Mariella Burani fragrance, turned exotic this year with a post-meal show by a flock of Brazilian dancing girls. The lithe dancers, who entered the dinner tent wearing several-foot-high peacock feather headdresses and little else, shimmied through a number of Brazilian sambas before inviting guests to join a massive congo line.