The Finalists Breakfast is fast approaching. Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with breathtaking views overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle, the breakfast is attended by top fragrance industry professionals, from executives to editors, and it is where the top five finalists are unveiled for the big Fragrance Awards held on June 16 at Alice Tully Hall.
Last year was the first year the breakfast was held under the new leadership of President, Elizabeth Musmanno, who instituted a fresh visual aesthetic to The Foundation with the Creative Direction of Alex Wiederin of Buero. Musmanno also brought voting on the finalists directly to the breakfast, which added further excitement to the event, as it gave the opportunity to the companies invited to swing the vote for the winners for the coveted Fragrance of the Year Award.
The Finalists Breakfast, hosted last year by Christine Baranski, leads to The Fragrance Awards, a red carpet, gala affair which saw Taylor Swift, Dita von Teese, Andre Leon Talley, Linda Wells and Connie Britton as guests last year.