FiFi Finalists Breakfast

FiFi Finalists Breakfast

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The Fragrance Foundation held its annual FiFi Finalists Breakfast at the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 25, announcing the top five finalists in each of 20 award categories. Rochelle Bloom, president of The Fragrance Foundation, said, “Every year, the Finalists Breakfast marks a time when we recognize the nominees and their significant contributions to the industry.” She thanked the sponsors of the event, and welcomed Lauren Glassberg, New York City’s WABC lifestyle reporter, who hosted the festivities. 

The five FiFi Award recipients announced at the breakfast were: Retailer of The Year, Bloomingdale’s; Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage, Men’s Feature (a tie), BestLife, and Elle; Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage, Women’s Scent Bite, Marie Claire; Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage, Women’s Scent Feature, Allure; Technological Breakthrough of the Year, Certified Organic Preservation, The Estée Lauder Companies. 

The following list provides the top five finalists in each category:

Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Private Label/Direct Sell:

  • Banana Republic Cordovan, Inter Parfums USA
  • C.O. Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Blue, Bath & Body Works
  • Derek Jeter Driven Black, Avon Products, Inc.
  • G7 Gapmen Daily Grooming, Spiked, Inter Parfums USA
  • Gap Individuals, The Original (unisex), Inter Parfums USA

Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Private Label/Direct Sell:

  • Banana Republic Malachite, Inter Parfums USA
  • Christian Lacroix Rouge, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Secrets d’Essence Rose Absolute, Yves Rocher Signature Collection
  • Velvet Tuberose EDT, Bath & Body Works
  • Supermodel by Victoria’s Secret Beauty

Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Popular Appeal:

  • Bijan Nude Women, Five Star Fragrance Company
  • Celine Dion Enchanting, Coty Inc.
  • Flirtatious, Beauty Bank
  • Intimately Beckham Women, Coty Inc.
  • So Luxurious by Daisy Fuentes, Beauty Bank

Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Nouveau Niche:

  • Armani Privé Vetiver Babylone, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory (unisex), Bond No. 9 New York
  • Bond No. 9 New York Saks Fifth Avenue for Him, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Courvoisier L’Edition Imperiale, Kraft International Marketing, Inc.
  • Tom Ford for Men, Tom Ford Beauty

Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Nouveau Niche:

  • Bond No. 9 New York Andy Warhol Silver Factory (unisex), Bond No. 9 New York
  • Bond No. 9 New York Bryant Park, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Gucci by Gucci, P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
  • Prada Infusion d’Iris, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group
  • Versace, EuroItaly

Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Luxe:

  • Calvin Klein MAN, Coty Prestige
  • Diesel Fuel for Life Men, L’Oréal Designer Fragrances
  • Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme, P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
  • Fleur du Male Jean Paul Gaultier, Beauté Prestige International
  • Usher He, Liz Claiborne Cosmetics

Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Luxe (seven finalists, due to a tie):

  • Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche, Chanel
  • Coach, Beauty Bank
  • Daisy Marc Jacobs, Coty Prestige
  • Dolce & Gabbana the one, P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
  • Emporio Armani Diamonds, Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • Kelly Calèche, Hermès
  • Nina by Nina Ricci, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group

Bath & Body Line of the Year:

  • Aromatherapy Sleep Collection, Bath & Body Works
  • L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme, Beauté Prestige International
  • Mangosteen Bath Collection, Fresh
  • Origins Organics, Origins
  • Natural Resources Prada Infusion d’Iris, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group

Interior Scent Collection of the Year:

  • Gump’s San Francisco Home Collection (Majestic Range, Treasured Range & Opulent Range), Latitudes International
  • India Hicks Island Living Casuarina Home Collection, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Le Cherche Midi Home Collection, Le Cherche Midi
  • Perfect Pineapple Candles, Slatkin & Co. (Bath & Body Works)
  • Prada Infusion d’Iris Perfumed Candle & Linen Water, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group

Best Packaging, Women’s Prestige (six finalists, due to a tie):

  • Coach, BeautyBank
  • Gucci by Gucci, P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
  • Leiber by Judith Leiber, Gary Farn Ltd.
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy, Coty Prestige
  • Prada Infusion d’Iris, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group
  • Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, Estée Lauder

Best Packaging, Men’s Prestige (six finalists, due to a tie):

  • Attitudes by Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • Banana Republic Cordovan, Inter Parfums USA
  • Courvoisier L’Edition Imperiale, Kraft International Marketing, Inc.
  • “For Him” Narciso Rodriguez, Beauté Prestige International
  • Gucci Pour Homme II, P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
  • Polo Explorer Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Fragrances

Best Packaging, Women’s Popular Appeal:

  • Celine Dion Enchanting, Coty Beauty
  • Christian Lacroix Rouge, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Florecita-Shelbie Bruce, Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics
  • Intimately Beckham Women, Coty, Inc.
  • Samba Sexy Women, The Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l. Ltd.

Best Packaging, Men’s Popular Appeal:

  • Derek Jeter Driven Black, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Intimately Beckham Men, Coty Inc.
  • Samba Sexy Men, The Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l. Ltd.

National Advertising Campaign, Print:

  • Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel
  • Kelly Calèche, Hermes
  • L.a. L.A.M.B. Fragrance by Gwen Stefani, Coty Prestige
  • Prada Infusion d’Iris, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group
  • Trésor, Lancôme

National Advertising Campaign, TV:

  • Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel
  • Jean Paul Gaultier “Le Male”, Beauté Prestige International
  • Trésor, Lancôme
  • Usher He, Liz Claiborne
  • Victoria’s Secret Dream angels, Victoria’s Secret Beauty

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