Basenotes Fragrance Awards has announced that voting is open for its 7th Annual Basenotes Fragrance Awards. Consumers from all over the world can vote by visiting The categories for this year's awards are:

  • Best new fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best overall fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best fragrance for day (masculine and feminine)
  • Best fragrance for evening (masculine and feminine)
  • Best fragrance packaging (masculine and feminine)
  • Best designer, mainstream or fine fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best niche, independent, artisanal or boutique fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best mass-market, drugstore, budget or direct-sell fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best celebrity fragrance (masculine and feminine)
  • Best fragrance house
  • Best fragrance blog

Voting closes on December 31 and the results will be announced in February 2007. Last year the awards were dominated by the French house of Creed who picked up four awards (best fragrance house, best fragrance for daywear, best masculine niche fragrance and best feminine niche fragrance). Two awards each were picked up by Yves Saint Laurent (best feminine fragrance for daywear and best masculine fragrance for evening) and Thierry Mugler (best feminine fragrance for evening and best masculine fragrance).

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