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Photos and award winners
Jane Lynch (Glee) opened the FiFi Fragrance Awards by saying, “I’m honored to be here tonight to serve as your host. Selecting me as host makes perfect sense, because when you think of a sexy, delicate and floral fragrance, you think, ‘Jane Lynch.’ ” The “Oscars of the fragrance world” featured other celebrity presenters, including Carol Alt, Sam Champion, Tyson Chandler, Philippe Cousteau, Mariska Hargitay, Chaka Khan, Josh Groban, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Navayne, Nicole Richie, Jessica Stam and Martha Stewart, who presented crystal FiFi Award statuettes to this year’s winners.
Can a fragrance be innovative, sustainable, technological, interactive and a delicately blended, olfactory tour de force created by a master perfumer? The answer provided by the winners of the 2012 FiFi Technological Breakthrough of the Year Awards honored on stage at the 2012 World Perfumery Congress was a resounding yesb.