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The Fragrance Foundation (New York) has announced the top 10 finalists in each distribution category for Fragrance of the Year FiFi Award. The FiFi Finalists Breakfast, to be held on February 28, is where the top five finalists in each category will be announced. For the first time, the FiFi Finalists Breakfast will include the presentation of awards in the categories for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage for Men’s Scent Feature, Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage for Women’s Scent Feature and Scent Bite, and Technological Breakthrough of the Year.

In addition, the 34th Annual FiFi Awards will recognize Evelyn H. Lauder with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award for her ingenuity and dedication not only on her company’s success, but to the fragrance industry as a whole.

The top 10 finalists for Fragrance of the Year Award in each distribution category:

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 nine 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 five 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 three 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 eight 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 – 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 two finalists in this category 

  • Today. Tomorrow. Always for Men – Avon Products, Inc. 
  • Vurt – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.