The Eighth Annual Basenotes Awards

Thanks to all of you for voting in the 8th Annual Basenotes Awards. Unlike some other Beauty Awards, The Basenotes Fragrance Awards are chosen by you, the consumer.


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Best Women's Fragrance Packaging

Angel
Thierry Mugler (1992)

It is surprising that this is the first year Angel has picked up this award. Silver goes to Fendi's Palazzo.

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Best Women's Fragrance for Evening

Black Orchid Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford (2006)

Black Orchid by Tom Ford takes Gold; Previous winner, Shalimar, takes Silver and newcomer Gucci de Gucci takes Bronze.

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Best Fragrance or Beauty Blog

Now Smell This

Best niche, independent, artisanal or boutique fragrance for Men

Green Irish Tweed
Creed (1985)

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Guerlain

Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world - founded in 1828 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. It was family-owned until 1994 when it was sold to luxury goods company, LVMH.

Guerlain recently renovated their flagship store on the Champs Elysees, which as well as the popular Guerlain's one can also find exclusives and once-lost classics.

Best designer, mainstream or fine fragrance for Women

Infusion d'Iris
Prada (2007)

No. 5 takes Silver and Mariah Carey's M takes Bronze

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Best Women's Fragrance for Day

Infusion d'Iris
Prada (2007)

Newcomer Prada takes the award, pushing last year's winner into second place.

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Best New Women's Fragrance

Infusion d'Iris
Prada (2007)

Prada's Infusion d'Iris takes Gold, while two new versions of old classics take Silver and Bronze (Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia and Kelly Caleche)

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Best Celebrity Women's Fragrance

M
Mariah Carey (2007)

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Men's Fragrance for Evening

M7
Yves Saint Laurent (2002)

M7 again? A surprise of Unforgiveable in second place though!

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Best New Men's Fragrance

Narciso Rodriguez for Him
Narciso Rodriguez (2007)

Beaute Prestige International takes the Gold award for Narciso Rodriguez for Him, Gucci pour Homme II and Calvin Klein man were runners up.

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Best mass-market, drugstore, budget or direct-sell fragrance for men

Old Spice
Procter & Gamble (1937)

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Best niche, independent, artisanal or boutique fragrance for Women

Private Collection - Bois Blond
Parfumerie Generale (2006)

Bois Blond takes Gold. Silver and Bronze go to winners of 2006 and 2007

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Best Women's Fragrance

Shalimar Eau de Parfum
Guerlain (1925)

Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar seem to win this alternately. Nice to see newcomer, Infusion d'Iris, voted into third place.

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Best mass-market, drugstore, budget or direct-sell fragrance for Women

Tabu
Dana (1932)

Silver Award: Jovan Musk by Jovan

Bronze Award: Wild Musk by Coty

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Best Men's Fragrance for Day

Terre d'Hermès
Hermès (2006)

Interestingly, the same three fragrances are the winners in the Best Men's Fragrance category. (Vetiver and GIT)

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Best Men's Fragrance

Terre d'Hermès
Hermès (2006)

This is the first time a relatively new fragrance has won the award for Best Men's Fragrance. Silver goes to Green Irish Tweed. Previous winner, Vetiver de Guerlain takes Bronze.

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Best designer, mainstream or fine fragrance for Men

Terre d'Hermès
Hermès (2006)

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Best Celebrity Men's Fragrance

Unforgivable
Sean John (2005)

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Best Men's Fragrance Packaging

Unforgivable
Sean John (2005)

Last years winner, Dior Homme, is pushed into second place by Sean John's Unforgivable.

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