FiFi Finalists and Winners

FiFi Finalists and Winners

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The Fragrance Foundation's FiFi Finalists Breakfast was held April 27 to annouce the top five finalists in each of the 20 award categories. The winners in each respective category will be presented at the 35th Annual FiFi Awards & Celebration on May 31 in the Winter Garden at The World Financial Center, NY. In addition to the announcement of the finalists, four FiFi Award winners were named at the breakfast, including 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. These winners will be introduced and recognized for their acheivements during the FiFi Awards & Celebration.

The four FiFi Award recipients are:

Technological Breakthrough of the Year: Crescent House Publishing—Scentsa Fragrance Finder

Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women's Scent Feature : ELLE—"Making Scents, Shop Talk" (December 2006)

Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women's Scent Bite: ELLE—"Vision Quest" (September 2006)

Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Men's Feature: GQ—"Stop and Smell...Haitian Vetiver?" (December 2006)

The top five finalists in categories to be presented at this year's FiFi Awards are:

Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Nouveau Niche

  • Armani Privé Cuir Amethyst (unisex) – Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • Delices de Cartier – Cartier North America
  • Kenzo Amour – Kenzo Parfums
  • The Scent of Peace – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid – Tom Ford Beauty

Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Nouveau Niche

  • Armani Privé Cuir Amethyst (unisex) – Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • David Beckham Instinct – Coty Beauty
  • Fire Island – Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.
  • L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent – YSL Beaute
  • Viktor & Rolf Antidote – L’Oréal USA

Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Luxe

  • Armani Code for Women – Giorgio Armani Parfums
  • Burberry London for Women – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./ Burberry Fragrances
  • Donna Karan Gold Eau de Parfum – Donna Karan Cosmetics
  • Juicy Couture – Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
  • Vera Wang Princess – Coty Prestige

Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Luxe

  • Calvin Klein euphoria for Men – Coty Prestige
  • Polo Double Black – Ralph Lauren Fragrances
  • Prada – Puig USA
  • Terre d’Hermès – Hermès
  • Unforgivable by Sean John – Sean John Fragrances/Estée Lauder

Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Popular Appeal

  • American Beauty Wonderful Indulgence – BeautyBank Inc.
  • Bijan Black for Women – Five Star Fragrance Company
  • Celine Dion Parfums Always Belong – Coty Beauty
  • Dianoche by Daisy Fuentes – BeautyBank Inc.
  • Stacie J-Golden – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.

Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Popular Appeal (There are only two Finalists)

  • Antonio Antonio Banderas – Puig Beauty USA, Inc.
  • Bijan Black for Men – Five Star Fragrance Company

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

  • Crystal Aura – Avon Products, Inc.
  • Dream Angels Desire – Victoria’s Secret Beauty
  • Mary Kay Affection – Mary Kay Inc.
  • Play-Doh – Demeter Fragrance Library
  • Thierry Mugler Interprets (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) – Clarins Fragrance Group

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

  • Banana Republic Black Walnut – Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Slate – Inter Parfums USA
  • Driven – Derek Jeter – Avon Products, Inc.
  • Re: Verb – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
  • Thierry Mugler Interprets (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) unisex – Clarins Fragrance Group

Bath & Body Line of the Year

  • Exotic Nectars by Victoria’s Secret Beauty
  • Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture/Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
  • Marc Jacobs Splash Summer 2006 Collection by Coty Prestige
  • Naturals by Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Pink Jasmine Body Cream & Soap Set by Fresh

Interior Scent of the Year

  • Banana Republic Chilled Sangria Candle – Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Fireside Lounge Candle – Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Sunday Brunch Candle – Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Tea Leaves Candle – Inter Parfums USA
  • Juicy Couture Candle – Juicy Couture/Liz Claiborne Cosmetics

Best Packaging – Women’s Prestige (Due to a tie, there are six finalists)

  • Armani Privé Cuir Amethyst – Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Delices de Cartier – Cartier North America
  • Juicy Couture – Juicy Couture/Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
  • Kenzo Amour – Kenzo Parfums
  • Missoni – Missoni Profumi
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid – Tom Ford Beauty

Best Packaging – Men’s Prestige (Due to a tie, there are six finalists)

  • Armani Privé Cuir Amethyst – Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Banana Republic Black Walnut – Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Slate – Inter Parfums USA
  • Lucky Number 6 for Men by Lucky Brand Jeans – Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
  • Prada Pour Homme – Puig USA
  • Viktor & Rolf Antidote – L’Oréal USA

Best Packaging – Women’s Popular Appeal

  • Claire’s – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
  • Crystal Aura – Avon Products, Inc.
  • Icing – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
  • Secrets D’Essences Voile d’Ambre – Yves Rocher Inc.
  • Stacie J-Golden – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics

Best Packaging – Men’s Popular Appeal (There are only three finalists)

  • Antonio Antonio Banderas – Puig Beauty USA
  • Driven – Derek Jeter – Avon Products, Inc.
  • Re: Verb – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.

Best National Advertising Campaign – Print (Due to a three-way tie, there are seven finalists)

  • Beautiful – Estée Lauder
  • Burberry London for Men – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Burberry Fragrances
  • Burberry London for Women – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Burberry Fragrances
  • J’Adore – Dior Beauty
  • Juicy Couture – Juicy Couture/Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
  • Opium – Yves Saint Laurent
  • Tom Ford Black Orchid – Tom Ford Beauty

Best National Advertising Campaign – TV

  • Acqua de Giò – Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Armani Code for Women – Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Calvin Klein euphoria Men – Coty Prestige
  • J’Adore – Dior Beauty
  • Pure White Linen – Estée Lauder