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The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2014 Top Finalists

The top finalists for this year’s Fragrance Foundation Awards were announced on March 27th, and represent the industry’s best-in-class as voted on by member companies and panels of industry experts.

We are pleased to announce that Michael Gould, the former Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s has been named the 2014 Hall of Fame honoree. Gould is heralded as one of the most accomplished, admired and dynamic leaders in American retailing.

This year’s Perfumer of the Year – Lifetime Achievement awards goes to Carlos Benaim, Master Perfumer at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF). Benaim’s legacy of work includes: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men, Calvin Klein Euphoria for Women and Men, Giorgio Armani Code For Women and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds amongst others.

“Receiving the Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fragrance Foundation is a high point of my professional career,” said Mr. Benaim. “It is particularly gratifying to be acknowledged for doing what I love every day and to share my creations with others. I thank the Foundation for this honor.”

Once again hosted by actress Christine Baranski, this year’s Finalists Breakfast is not to be missed. The top 5 finalists for Fragrance of the Year, Media Campaign, Packaging, Interior Scent, Perfume Extraordinaire and Fragrance Hall of Fame will be announced, and awards for Indie Fragrance of the Year, Editorial Excellence, and Bath & Body Line of the year will be handed out.

Continuing the tradition started in 2013, breakfast attendees will have the chance to vote for Fragrance of the Year and sway the outcome in the lead up to the Fragrance Foundation Awards ceremony on Monday, June 16th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

“As we honor and celebrate the industry’s members and their creative achievements,” said Elizabeth Musmanno, President of The Fragrance Foundation, “we are committed to making this year’s Fragrance Foundation awards the most exciting evening in our history.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to share in the excitement.

Purchase tickets for the Finalists Breakfast here and the Fragrance Foundation Awards 2014 here.

Congratulations to all our finalists.

TOP 2014 FINALISTS

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR

MEN’S POPULAR
BANANA REPUBLIC WILDBLUE NOIR – Interparfums USA, LLC
DEREK JETER DRIVEN RUSH – Avon Products, Inc.
GAP ESTABLISHED 1969 ELECTRIC – Interparfums USA, LLC
JAMES BOND 007 OCEAN ROYALE – P&G Prestige Products
NAUTICA VOYAGE N-83 – COTY
PERRY ELLIS FOR MEN – Falic Fashion Group
PERRY ELLIS SPIRITED – Falic Fashion Group
RESERVE BY ORIGINAL PENGUIN – Falic Fashion Group
VICTORIA’S SECRET VERY SEXY PLATINUM FOR HIM – Victoria’s Secret

WOMEN’S POPULAR
AVON PASSION – Avon Products, Inc.
BANANA REPUBLIC WILDBLOOM ROUGE – Interparfums USA, LLC
GAP ESTABLISHED 1969 BRIGHT – Interparfums USA, LLC
JUSTIN BIEBER THE KEY – Elizabeth Arden
KATY PERRY KILLER QUEEN – COTY
OUR MOMENT ONE DIRECTION – Elizabeth Arden
VICTORIA BY VICTORIA’S SECRET – Victoria’s Secret

MEN’S PRESTIGE
BURBERRY BRIT RHYTHM FOR MEN – Burberry
BVLGARI MAN EXTREME – BVLGARI
CALVIN KLEIN DARK OBSESSION – COTY
EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 NOIR – P&G Prestige Products
FAN DI FENDI POUR HOMME – Fendi
GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY – LVMH Fragrance Brands
GOLD JAY Z – Parlux Ltd.
POLO RED – L’Oréal/Ralph Lauren Fragrances
TOM FORD NOIR EDT – Tom Ford Beauty
VERSACE EROS – Euroitalia

WOMEN’S PRESTIGE
EAU DE LACOSTE POUR FEMME – P&G Prestige Products
EAU MOHELI – Diptyque Paris
ESTÉE LAUDER MODERN MUSE EAU DE PARFUM – Estée Lauder
FLOWER IN THE AIR – Kenzo
HONEY MARC JACOBS – COTY
LA VIE EST BELLE LÉGÉRE – Lancôme
ROGUE BY RIHANNA – Parlux Ltd.
TORY BURCH EAU DE PARFUM – Tory Burch
UNTOLD ELIZABETH ARDEN – Elizabeth Arden
WHITE SANDALWOOD EAU DE PARFUM – NEST Fragrances

MEN’S LUXURY
GUCCI MADE TO MEASURE – P&G Prestige Products
JAZZ CLUB – Maison Martin Margiela
THE SCENT OF PEACE FOR HIM – Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York
TOM FORD RIVE D’AMBRE – Tom Ford Beauty
ZEGNA ESSENZE HAITIAN VETIVER – Zegna Parfums

WOMEN’S LUXURY
AERIN AMBER MUSK EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY – Aerin
CENTRAL PARK SOUTH – Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York
GUCCI GUILTY BLACK – P&G Prestige Products
HERMÈS JOUR D’HERMÈS – Beaute Prestige International
PERFUMISTA AVENUE – Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York
PRIVE ROSE D’ARABIE – Giorgio Armani

PERFUME EXTRAORDINAIRE OF THE YEAR
DIPTYQUE PARIS
FIRMENICH
FRAGRANCE RESOURCES
GIVAUDAN
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES
MANE
ROBERTET
SYMRISE
TAKASAGO

FRAGRANCE HALL OF FAME
AMAZING GRACE – Philosophy
EAU PARFUMÉE AU THÉ VERT – BVLGARI
CLINIQUE HAPPY – Clinique
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER CLASSIQUE – Beaute Prestige International
RALPH LAUREN ROMANCE – L’Oréal/Ralph Lauren Fragrances
STETSON ORGINAL – COTY

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR

MEN’S
BANANA REPUBLIC WILDBLUE NOIR – Interparfums USA, LLC
BOTTEGA VENETA POUR HOMME – COTY
BURBERRY BRIT RHYTHM FOR MEN – Burberry
GOLD JAY Z – Parlux, Ltd.
JAZZ CLUB – Maison Martin Margiela
LE SABLIER – Diptyque Paris
PERRY ELLIS FOR MEN – Falic Fashion Group
RESERVE BY ORIGINAL PENGUIN – Falic Fashion Group
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO ACQUA ESSENZIALE – Beaute Prestige International
THE SCENT OF PEACE FOR HIM – Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York
VICTORINOX SWISS UNLIMITED ENERGY – Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.

WOMEN’S
ANNA SUI LA VIE DE BOHÉME – Interparfums USA, LLC
CENTRAL PARK SOUTH – Laurice & Co./Bond No. 9 New York
HERMÈS JOUR D’HERMÈS – Beaute Prestige International
HONEY MARC JACOBS – COTY
PRIVE ROSE D’ARABIE – Giorgio Armani
TORY BURCH EAU DE PARFUM – Tory Burch Beauty
UN AIR DE DIPTYQUE – Diptyque Paris
UNTOLD ELIZABETH ARDEN – Elizabeth Arden
VICTORIA BY VICTORIA’S SECRET – Victoria’s Secret
VIVA LA JUICY NOIR – Elizabeth Arden

INTERIOR SCENT COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
BATH & BODY WORKS HOME BLACK TIE SCENTED CANDLE – Bath & Body Works
FAIRLIGHT FESTIVITY HOME FRAGRANCE COLLECTION – Coscentrix
LE SABLIER – Diptyque Paris
PASSION COLLECTION FOR THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION – NEST Fragrances
UN AIR DE DIPTYQUE – Diptyque Paris

MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

MEN’S
BVLGARI MAN EXTREME – BVLGARI
BURBERRY BRIT RHYTHM FOR MEN – Burberry
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA UOMO – Zegna Parfums
FAN DI FENDI POUR HOMME ACQUA – Fendi
GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY – LVMH Fragrance Brands
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER LE MALE – Beaute Prestige International
PERRY ELLIS FOR MEN – Falic Fashion Group
POLO RED – L’Oréal/Ralph Lauren Fragrances
SUPER PLAYBOY FOR HIM – COTY

WOMEN’S
DOLCE & GABBANA THE ONE – P&G Prestige Products
DOWNTOWN CALVIN KLEIN – COTY
ESTÉE LAUDER MODERN MUSE EAU DE PARFUM – Estée Lauder
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER CLASSIQUE – Beaute Prestige International
MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION – Michael Kors Beauty
MISS DIOR – Parfums Christian Dior
N°5 – Chanel
UNTOLD ELIZABETH ARDEN – Elizabeth Arden
VERY IRRESISTIBLE – Givenchy Parfums
VICTORIA BY VICTORIA’S SECRET – Victoria’s Secret

BATH AND BODY LINE OF THE YEAR
CRABTREE & EVELYN VERBENA & LAVENDER DE PROVENCE – Crabtree & Evelyn, Ltd.
HERMÈS JOUR D’HERMÈS – Beaute Prestige International
PEONY & BLUSH SUEDE BODY CRÈME AND BODY & HAND WASH – Jo Malone London
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO ACQUA ESSENZIALE – Beaute Prestige International
VICTORIA’S SECRET VS FANTASIES LUSCIOUS CRUSH – Victoria’s Secret

INDIE FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
BIJOU VERT – Raw Spirit
EAU NOMADE – Thirdman
IMPOSSIBLE IRIS – Ramón Monegal
ISLE RYDER – Hylnds by D.S. & Durga
LE CHERCHE MIDI NO. 06 – Le Cherche Midi
LE CHERCHE MIDI NO. 28 – Le Cherche Midi
LE CHERCHE MIDI NO. 35 – Le Cherche Midi
LUMIERE BLANCHE – Olfactive Studio
PALE GREY MOUNTAIN, SMALL BLACK LAKE – Hylnds by D.S. & Durga
PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL – by Kilian

EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE IN FRAGRANCE COVERAGE

ONLINE
ALLURE.COM – The Scent of Fashion: Perfuming Runway Shows
CAFLEUREBON.COM – Glamorous Perfumes: Fabulous Fragrances for Everyday Life
COSMOPOLITAN.COM – How to Find Your Signature Scent
ELLE.COM – Meet the New Scent Aficionados, The Goodsmellas
GLAMOUR.COM – Signature Scents I’ve Loved Throughout My Life
MARIECLAIRE.COM – Alber Elbaz on Making Fragrances
TOWNANDCOUNTRYMAG.COM – Into the Wild
WMAGAZINE.COM – Falling for Florals

ARTICLE (250-500 WORDS)
ALLURE – Masculine/Feminine
BRIDES – Haven’t Found Your Wedding Scent Yet?
COSMPOLITAN – Spotlight: Givenchy
ELLE – Notes to Self
GLAMOUR – A Movie Lover’s Guide to Fall Fragrance
MARIE CLAIRE – Breaking Dawn
SELF – What You’re Craving
TOWN & COUNTRY – Spice Trade
W – Jane’s Addiction: Now Smell This

FEATURE (OVER 500 WORDS)
ALLURE – War of the Roses
COSMOPOLITAN – Mood Altering Fragrances
ELLE – Department of Synergy
EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY – It’s Wine Eau’ Clock!
HARPER’S BAZAAR – Find Your Perfect Fragrance
LUCKY – Scent School
MARIE CLAIRE – Scents of Place
SEVENTEEN – Cause a Scentsation
TOWN & COUNTRY – Catch My Drift
VOGUE – Signature Shift
W – Come To Your Senses

CONSUMER CHOICE AWARDS FINALISTS

CELEBRITY
FLIGHT SPORT BY MICHAEL JORDAN – Parlux Ltd.
GOLD JAY Z – Parlux Ltd.
OUR MOMENT ONE DIRECTION – Elizabeth Arden
ROGUE BY RIHANNA – Parlux, Ltd.

WOMEN’S
FIORI VINCE CAMUTO – Parlux Ltd.
MICHAEL KORS SEXY AMBER EAU DE PARFUM – Michael Kors Beauty
VICTORIA BY VICTORIA’S SECRET – Victoria’s Secret

MEN’S
GIVENCHY GENTLEMEN ONLY – LVMH Fragrance Brands
POLO RED – L’Oréal/Ralph Lauren Fragrances
VICTORINOX SWISS UMLIMITED ENERGY – Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.