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Aug 16, 2004
TFF Announces Finalists for Fragrance of the Year FiFi® Award
Contact: Mimi Crume Senior Director HL Group
mimi@hlgrp.com 212.529.5533 ext 228




The Fragrance Foundation Announces
Finalists for Fragrance of the Year FiFi® Award


New York, NY February 16, 2006 - The Fragrance Foundation is pleased to announce the top ten finalists in each distribution category for Fragrance of the Year FiFi® Award. These finalists were determined by the initial ballot, which was mailed in early January. The Fragrance Foundation releases this FiFi finalist information in anticipation of the exclusive FiFi Finalists Breakfast to be held for Fragrance Foundation members on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The FiFi Finalists Breakfast is the kick off event of the FiFi Awards season when the beauty industry learns who will be recognized as the top five finalists of each of the award categories at the 34th Annual FiFi® Awards. The FiFi Awards are an annual event to honor the fragrance industry’s creative achievements and are considered the “Oscars” of the global fragrance industry.

During the breakfast event, finalists competing for the twenty FiFi awards will be announced including the Fragrance of the Year, Best Packaging (Men’s and Women’s Popular and Prestige), Best National Advertising Campaign (Print and Television), Bath & Body Line, Interior Scent Collection and Fragrance Hall of Fame awards.

For the first time ever, the FiFi Finalists Breakfast will include the presentation of FiFi® Awards in the categories for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage for Men’s Scent Feature (The Fragrance Foundation is pleased to announce that this is the first year a FiFi will be awarded for fragrance coverage in the Men’s Scent arena), Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage for Women’s Scent Feature and Scent Bite and Technological Breakthrough of the Year. These winners will also be introduced and recognized for their achievements during the 34th Annual FiFi Awards held on April 3rd, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The Fragrance Foundation is also pleased to announce that the 34th Annual FiFi Awards will recognize Evelyn H. Lauder with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award for her singular ingenuity and dedication not only on her company’s success, but to the fragrance industry as a whole.

The top ten finalists for Fragrance of the Year Award in each distribution category (in alphabetical order):

NOUVEAU NICHE (Women’s)
Alien by Thierry Mugler – Clarins Fragrance Group
Bleecker Street – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
Chinatown – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf – L’Oréal Designer Fragrances
Jill Stuart (Jasmin Fleur/Night Blooming Lily/Vanilla Lust) – Jill Beauty LLC
Miss Dior Chérie – Parfums Christian Dior
Narciso Rodriguez ‘for her’ Eau de Parfum – Beauté Prestige International
Silver Rain – La Prairie
Valentino V Absolu – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Youth Dew Amber Nude – Estée Lauder


NOUVEAU NICHE (Men’s) – There are only 9 finalists in this category
23 by Michael Jordan – Five Star Fragrance Company
Apparition Homme by Emanuel Ungaro – Gary Farn, Ltd.
Armani Privé (Ambre Soie/Bois d’Encens/Eau de Jade/Pierre de Lune) – Giorgio Armani Parfums
Bijan Wicked Man – Five Star Fragrance Company
Bleecker Street – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
Canali Men – Karis Group, Ltd.
Dior Homme – Parfums Christian Dior
Hamptons – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
Mandragore (Annick Goutal) – Gary Farn, Ltd.


LUXE (Women’s) – There are 11 finalists due to a tie
Allure Sensuelle – Chanel, Inc.
Baby Phat Goddess by Kimora Lee Simmons – Coty Prestige
Burberry Brit Gold – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Burberry Fragrances
Dior Addict 2 – Parfums Christian Dior
euphoria Calvin Klein – Coty Prestige
fantasy Britney Spears – Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
Gucci Envy Me – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
I Love Love by Moschino – EuroItaly/Fragrances Exclusive
Island Michael Kors – Michael Kors Beauty
Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker – Coty Prestige
Pure Turquoise – Ralph Lauren Fragrances


LUXE (Men’s)
Aqua pour Homme – Bvlgari
Armani Code – Giorgio Armani Parfums
Baldessarini Del Mar – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
DKNY Be Delicious Men – DKNY Fragrances
Hummer H2 – Riviera Concepts, Inc.
Kenneth Cole Signature – Coty Prestige
Polo Black – Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Soul by Curve for Men – Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
Very Irresistible for Men – Parfums Givenchy
Z Zegna by Ermenegildo Zegna – YSL Beaute


POPULAR APPEAL (Women’s) – There are only 5 finalists in this category
Celine Dion Belong – Coty Beauty US
Samba Rock & Roll Woman – Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l, Ltd.
Shania by Stetson – Coty Beauty US
Spirit Antonio Banderas for Women – Puig Fragrances & Personal Care, Inc.
Stoked – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.


POPULAR APPEAL (Men’s) – There are only 3 in this category
Samba Rock & Roll Man – Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l, Ltd.
Stetson Black – Coty Beauty US
Wired to Live – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.


PRIVATE LABEL/DIRECT SELL (Women’s) – There are only 8 finalists in this category
Cannabis Flower – Demeter Fragrance Library
Extraordinary – Avon Products, Inc.
Karmala – mark.
Néonatura Cocoon – Yves Rocher North America, Inc.
Néonatura Elevate – Yves Rocher North America, Inc.
Nollie for Pacific Sunwear – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
So in Love – Victoria’s Secret Beauty
Sueded Musk – Gap Inc./Inter Parfums, Inc.


PRIVATE LABEL/DIRECT SELL (Men’s) – There are only 2 finalists in this category
Today. Tomorrow. Always for Men – Avon Products, Inc.
Vurt for Pacific Sunwear – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.

The top five in each of the Fragrance of the Year categories will be honored with the miniature crystal FiFi® Award at the FiFi Finalists Breakfast and placed on the second ballot. The second ballot will determine the winners.


Established in 1949, The Fragrance Foundation is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to enhance the image of the Fragrance Industry to the public and expand the appreciation and use of fragrance in all its forms across all distribution channels in the Americas.
 

Tovah

Well-known member
Oct 10, 2005
This is the first year in many I actually own one of the nominees [smiley=lolk.gif]

Go Narcisco!
 

castorpollux

Well-known member
Dec 9, 2005
the winners might be: (and just a guess and i don't necessarily like them)

nouveau niche women's: chinatown bond N9 or Miss Dior Cherie. ;D
nouveau niche men's: Dior Homme. :-/
luxe women's: allure sensuelle or SJP's Lovely :-?
luxe men's: very irresistible for men or armani code. :-/
popular appeal women's: shania by stetson or AB's spirit for W. :-/
popular appeal men's: stetson black :-[
private label women's: avon's extraordinary ;D
private label men's: avon's today, tomorrow, always for men.

that's what i think!
 

Ayala

Well-known member
Jul 25, 2003
Talking about nominations... Who won the Basenotes awards for 2005? I can't find this anywhere on the board...
Thanks!
 
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Ladylonestar

Guest
Ayala said:
Talking about nominations... Who won the Basenotes awards for 2005? I can't find this anywhere on the board...
Thanks!
Ayala, as of this very moment that I'm posting, the results haven't been announced yet. Perhaps very soon...
 

Ayala

Well-known member
Jul 25, 2003
Ladylonestar said:
[quote author=Ayala link=1140644849/0#3 date=1140712908]Talking about nominations... Who won the Basenotes awards for 2005? I can't find this anywhere on the board...
Thanks!
Ayala, as of this very moment that I'm posting, the results haven't been announced yet. Perhaps very soon... [/quote]

Thanks! I was starting to doubt my web-savviness as I could not find anything about it! Can't wait to see the results...
 

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