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2012 Top Ten FiFi Finalists Announced

Posted: April 12, 2012

The Fragrance Foundation announced the 2012 Top Ten FiFi Finalists. “Announcing the top 10 finalists is exciting as now we can really say we are in FiFi mode and look forward to the fun and anticipation at The FiFi Finalists Breakfast April 27th in the Grand Ballroom of The Mandarin Oriental [in New York] when it gets narrowed down to the top five,” commented Jill Belasco, chair of The Fragrance Foundation board.

The Foundation also is delighted to welcome this year's breakfast host Janice Huff, chief meteorologist for WNBC TV New York.

Luxe Women

  • Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Beyoncé Pulse, Coty Inc.
  • Bottega Veneta, Coty Prestige
  • Elie Saab Le Parfum, Beauté Prestige International
  • Fan di Fendi, LVMH Fragrance Brands
  • Gucci Guilty Intense, P&G Prestige
  • Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray, Puig USA
  • Someday by Justin Bieber, Give Back Brands, LLC
  • Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Tom Ford Beauty
  • Wonderstruck Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Arden

Luxe Men

  • A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Armani Code Sport, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Collection: Blanc, Bleu and Verte, P&G Prestige
  • Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, P&G Prestige
  • Guess Seductive Homme, Coty Inc.
  • John Varvatos * USA, Elizabeth Arden
  • Juniper Sling, Penhaligon's Inc.
  • L'Homme Libre, Yves Saint Laurent
  • Original Penguin, Falic Fashion Group
  • Un Jardin Sur Le Toit—Hermès, Beauté Prestige International

Nouveau Niche Women

  • Armani/Privé La Femme Bleue, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Dahlia Noir, Parfums Givenchy
  • Dior Addict to Life, Parfums Christian Dior
  • Dolce & Gabbana The Velvet Collection: Velvet Vetiver/Wood/Love/Patchouli/Sublime/Desire, P&G Prestige
  • Jersey, Chanel
  • Live in Love, Oscar de la Renta
  • Madison Square Park, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Maison Martin Margiela (untitled), L'Oréal
  • Sweet Redemption, The End, by Kilian
  • Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge, Private Blend, Tom Ford Beauty

Nouveau Niche Men

  • 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, Diptyque
  • Andy Warhol, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Boss The Collection: Cotton & Verbena, Silk & Jasmine, Wool & Musk, Velvet & Amber and Cashmere & Patchouli, P&G Prestige
  • Incense Oud, by Kilian
  • L'Homme Cologne Gingembre, Yves Saint Laurent
  • New York Amber, Bond No. 9 New York
  • New York Oud, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Sweet Redemption, The End, by Kilian
  • Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge, Private Blend, Tom Ford Beauty
  • Yuzu, Caron

Broad Appeal Women

  • Christina Aguilera Royal Desire, P&G Prestige
  • Curve Appeal for Women, Elizabeth Arden
  • Heidi Klum Shine, Coty Inc.
  • Moment de Bonheur Yves Rocher, Yves Rocher North America, Inc.
  • Outspoken Intense by Fergie EDP, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Samba Sport Woman, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Broad Appeal Men

  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection for Men Classic, Bath & Body Works
  • Curve Appeal for Men, Elizabeth Arden
  • Samba Sport Man, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Specialty Brand Women

  • Anthropologie 1922 Lily Sanguine Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Banana Republic Wildbloom Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Carried Away, Bath & Body Works
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour, Bath & Body Works
  • Bebe Gold Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Lane Bryant Cacique Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Lily, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Victoria's Secret Angel, Victoria's Secret Beauty

Direct To Consumer Men

  • Comme une Evidence Green, Yves Rocher North America Inc.
  • Zipped Premier, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.
  • Zipped Soho Noir, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Best Packaging of the Year—Luxe Women (due to ties there are 12 finalists)

  • Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Armani/Privé La Femme Bleue, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Betsey Johnson Too Too Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Beyoncé Pulse, Coty Inc.
  • Daisy Marc Jacobs - Eau So Fresh, Coty Prestige
  • Elie Saab Le Parfum, Beauté Prestige International
  • Fan di Fendi, LVMH Fragrance Brands
  • Madison Square Park, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Maison Martin Margiela (untitled), L'Oréal
  • Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray, Puig USA
  • Sweet Redemption, The End, by Kilian
  • Wonderstruck Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Arden

Best Packaging of the Year—Luxe Men

  • 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, Diptyque
  • Armani Code Sport, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Boss The Collection: Cotton & Verbena, Silk & Jasmine, Wool & Musk, Velvet & Amber and Cashmere & Patchouli, P&G Prestige
  • Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Collection: Blanc, Bleu and Verte, P&G Prestige
  • Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, P&G Prestige
  • Guess Seductive Homme, Coty Inc.
  • Incense Oud, by Kilian
  • John Varvatos * USA, Elizabeth Arden
  • Original Penguin, Falic Fashion Group
  • Sweet Redemption, The End, - by Kilian

Best Packaging of the Year—Broad Appeal Women

  • Banana Republic Wildbloom Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour, Bath & Body Works
  • Bebe Gold Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Christina Aguilera Royal Desire, - P&G Prestige
  • Curve Appeal for Women, Elizabeth Arden
  • Heidi Klum Shine, Coty Inc.
  • Lane Bryant Cacique Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Moment de Bonheur Yves Rocher, Yves Rocher North America, Inc.
  • Step Into Sexy Eau de Parfum, Avon Products, Inc.
  • Victoria's Secret Angel, Victoria's Secret Beauty

Best Packaging of the Year—Broad Appeal Men

  • Comme une Evidence Green, Yves Rocher North America Inc.
  • Curve Appeal for Men, Elizabeth Arden
  • Samba Sport Man, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.
  • Zipped Premier, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.
  • Zipped Soho Noir, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Media Campaign of the Year—Women

  • Angel by Thierry Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Beyoncé Pulse, Coty Inc.
  • Burberry Body, Interparfums Luxury Brands
  • Coach Poppy Flower, Coach Beauty
  • Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel
  • Daisy Marc Jacobs, Coty Prestige
  • J'adore, Parfums Christian Dior
  • Ralph Lauren Romance, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, L'Oréal USA
  • Victoria's Secret Angel, Victoria's Secret Beauty
  • Wonderstruck Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Arden

Media Campaign of the Year—Men

  • A*Men by Thierry Mugler, Clarins Fragrance Group
  • Armani Code Sport, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • CK One Shock for Him, Coty Prestige
  • Eau de Lacoste L.12.12, P&G Prestige
  • Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, P&G Prestige
  • Guess Seductive Homme, Coty Inc.
  • John Varvatos * USA, Elizabeth Arden
  • Original Penguin, Falic Fashion Group
  • Zipped Premier, The Perfumer's Workshop International Ltd.
  • Zipped Soho Noir, The Perfumer's Workshop International Ltd.

Bath & Body Line of the Year

  • Acqua di Gioia, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Night Time Tea, Bath & Body Works
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour, Bath & Body Works
  • Caciquebody, Lane Bryant Cacique/Inter Parfums USA
  • Cartier Baiser Vole, Cartier Parfums
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Elie Saab Le Parfum Bath & Body Line, Beauté Prestige International
  • Maison Martin Margiela (untitled), L'Oréal
  • Ojon Full Moisture Collection, Ojon
  • Ulta Bath & Body Care, Ulta Beauty

Interior Scent Collection of the Year (due to a tie there are 11 finalists)

  • 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, Diptyque
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Grove, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Juliska Candles, Nest Fragrances
  • Madison Square Park, Laurice & Co., Bond No. 9 New York
  • Niquea D Candles, Nest Fragrances
  • Papyrus Scented Candles, Nest Fragrances
  • Sir Elton John's Holiday by Nest Fragrances, Nest Fragrances
  • Slaktin & Co. Island Resort Collection, Bath & Body Works
  • Slaktin & Co. Marshmallow Fireside, Bath & Body Works
  • Slaktin & Co. Winter Nights Collection, Bath & Body Works
  • West Elm Scented Candlepot, Nest Fragrances

Out of the top ten, five finalists in the following categories will be announced at The FiFi Finalists Breakfast:

  • Fragrance of the Year in all distribution categories (except Indie)
  • Best Packaging, Women’s Luxe
  • Best Packaging, Men’s Luxe
  • Best Packaging, Women’s Broad Appeal
  • Best Packaging, Men’s Broad Appeal
  • Women’s Media Campaign
  • Men’s Media Campaign
  • Bath and Body Line
  • Interior Scent Collection

Finalists for "Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage" in the following categories will be announced and the winners presented with a FiFi Award at the breakfast:

  • Women’s Scent Feature
  • Women’s Scent Bite.
  • Men’s Scent Feature.
  • Digital Publications (blogs/e-zines)

Also, finalists in the Perfumer Extraordinaire category will be announced at the breakfast.