The Fragrance Foundation has unveiled the final five finalists for its 2013 Indie Award.
The finalists are (listed in alphabetical order with brand name in parenthesis):
- Amber Oud (By Kilian Inc.)
- Cuirelle (Ramon Monegal Perfumes Barcelona)
- No. 30 Eau d’hiver (Le Cherche Midi)
- Rima XI (Carner Barcelona)
- Terrasse a St-Germain (Jul et Mad)
The winner will be announced on January 28 at The Elements Showcase for The Fragrance Foundation Awards by Elizabeth Musmanno, president of The Fragrance Foundation.
“The Fragrance Foundation and our industry are thrilled to support small companies who have been chosen by our industry elite,” said Musmanno. “We look forward to honoring our finalists and applauding them for their creative achievements.”
“Indie” is defined as an established brand that has been on the market for at least two years, not distributed or owned by a large company and is sold in one to 50 stores in the U.S.
The judging panel members were: Paul Austin, president of Austin Advisory Group; Anne-Marie Guarnieri, senior beauty editor, Allure magazine; Virginia Bonofiglio, chairperson, cosmetics & fragrance marketing, FIT; Raymond Matts, The Art of Perfumery; Emily Dougherty, beauty director, Elle Magazine; Lucy Raubertas, Indie Perfumes; Gaia Fishler, The Non-Blonde; Bruce E. Teitelbaum CEO, RPG; Ann Gottlieb, president, Ann Gottlieb Associates, Inc.; Rayda Vega, consultant, Aromadyn.
(This list of finalists was provided by the Fragrance Foundation).