Hosted by Alec Baldwin, this year's Fragrance Foundation awards honors the global industry's fine fragrance achievements in a variety of categories: creativity, marketing, consumer choice and packaging.
Elizabeth Musmanno, president, Fragrance Foundation said, "Tonight we celebrate the gift of curiosity. A nimble and curious mind dreams of things that are yet to be, freeing one to see the world in new and fresh ways."
Among the curious figures of the industry, Leslie H. Wexner, CEO, L Brands, was inducted into the Hall of Fame; whereas Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan, was awarded the Gamechanger award.
Sophia Grojsman, vice president, IFF, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for her unprecedented work in the global fragrance industry for nearly 50 years. Beginning her career as a lab technician for IFF, Grojsman's work as a perfumer has spanned across decades for the world's most well known fashion houses and brands. In her acceptance speech, Grojsman mused, "You have to know what a woman knows and what she wants. My perfumes are very feminine and very bright. I am glad that so many enjoy them."
Considered to be a pioneer in the industry, Grojsman is the nose behind many lauded creations, including Calvin Klein Eternity (1988), Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Rubies, Lancôme Tresor (1990), Prescriptives Calyx (1990), Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne (2000 with Sophie Labbé).
The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2016 Winners
Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Luxury: Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme – Tom Ford Beauty
Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Luxury: Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot – Tom Ford Beauty
Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Prestige: Marc Jacobs Decadence – Coty, Inc.
Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Prestige: Dior Sauvage – Parfums Christian Dior
Fragrance of the Year, Women’s Popular: Victoria’s Secret Forever Sexy – Victoria’s Secret
Fragrance of the Year, Men’s Popular: Nautica Life Energy – Coty, Inc.
Packaging of the Year, Women’s: Marc Jacobs Decadence – Coty, Inc.
Packaging of the Year, Men’s: John Varvatos Dark Rebel - Elizabeth Arden
Media Campaign of the Year, Women’s: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet – Parfums Christian Dior
Media Campaign of the Year, Men’s: Dior Sauvage – Parfums Christian Dior
Social Media Campaign of the Year: Maison Martin Margiela Replica – L’Oréal
360-Degree Marketing Campaign of the Year: Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum – Estée Lauder
Breakout Star: Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO Eau de Parfum – Beauté Prestige International
Interior Scent Collection of the Year: La Collection 34 – Diptyque
Bath & Body Line of the Year: Mimosa & Cardamom Body Creme and Body & Hand Wash – Jo Malone
Indie Fragrance of the Year: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi – Kilian
Perfume Extraordinaire: Chanel Misia - Perfumer: Olivier Polge
Fragrance Hall of Fame: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue – P&G Prestige
Consumer Choice, Men’s: Dior Sauvage – Parfums Christian Dior
Consumer Choice, Women’s Prestige: Versace Eros Pour Femme – Euroitaly
Consumer Choice, Women’s Popular: Victoria’s Secret Forever Sexy – Victoria’s Secret
Hall of Fame: Leslie H. Wexner, Founder, Chairman, CEO, L Brands
GameChanger Award: Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines
Lifetime Achievement, Perfumer: Sophia Grojsman, Senior Perfumer, Vice-President, IFF