Ariana Grande, Dior, Tom Ford Honored at Fragrance Foundation Awards – WWD

While the 2021 Fragrance Foundation Awards obtained its second digital incarnation because of the pandemic, the festivities regarded forward to post-pandemic restoration.
At the inspiration’s annual awards, which occurred Thursday, opening remarks lauded the class’s elasticity within the latter half of the coronavirus pandemic, and regarded forward to continued gross sales successes throughout the market.
“We have all spent the final 15 months redefining our lives, we have now been compelled to decelerate. We have hopefully grounded ourselves with a brand new stage of appreciation. We are actually about to emerge extra resilient than ever,” mentioned Linda Levy, president of the Fragrance Foundation, in opening remarks.
Jerry Vittoria, chairman of the Fragrance Foundation and international president of effective perfume at Firmenich, known as consideration to how the position of perfume developed all through the pandemic.

“While the pandemic has hit our business laborious, our customers’ response and evolution of their perfume rituals emphasizes the significance of perfume in all our lives. Simply put, fragrances performed a robust position in supporting us,” Vittoria mentioned. “Now greater than ever, the advantages of fragrances are acknowledged by all. Romance and seduction are nicely and good, however there are such a lot of different vital feelings that we will activate to seize a far wider variety of customers.”

Speakers introducing the award honorees included Dolly Parton, André Leon Talley, Alicia Keys, Isabella Rossellini, Marc Jacobs, Christian Siriano, Kylie Minogue, Thom Browne, Louie Schwartzberg and Narciso Rodriguez.
Here, the recipients of the 2021 Fragrance Foundation awards.
Fragrance of the Year, Women’s LuxuryGucci The Alchemist’s Garden A Chant for the Nymph
Fragrance of the Year, Men’s LuxuryErmenegildo Zegna Essenze Roman Wood Eau de Parfum
Fragrance of the Year, Universal LuxuryByredo Tobacco Mandarin
Fragrance of the Year, Women’s PrestigeGiorgio Armani My Way
Fragrance of the Year, Men’s PrestigeDior Homme Eau de Toilette
Fragrance of the Year, Universal PrestigeTom Ford Black Orchid Parfum
Fragrance of the Year, PopularAriana Grande R.E.M.
Fragrance Hall of FameLancôme Trésor
Indie Fragrance of the YearArquiste Misfit
Candle & Home, HolidayNest New York Blue Cypress & Snow
Fragrance Innovative Product of the YearDiptyque Electric Wall Diffuser, Baies
Packaging of the Year, LuxuriousChristian Louboutin Loubirouge
Packaging of the Year, Prestige and PopularMarc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum
Perfume Extraordinaire of the YearPascal Gaurin, IFF – Scents of Wood Plum in Cognac
Media Campaign of the Year, Women’sMarc Jacobs Perfect
Media Campaign of the Year, Men’sCalvin Klein CK Everyone
Fragrance Editorial of the Year, PrintTown & Country, It Smells Good in Here by April Long
Fragrance Editorial of the Year, DigitalTown & Country, How Signature Is Your Signature Scent? Why Now is the Perfect Time to Craft a Custom Perfume by April Long
Consumer Choice, Women’s Prestige of the YearMarc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum
Consumer Choice, Women’s Popular of the YearVictoria’s Secret Bombshell Passion

Consumer Choice, Men’s of the YearCalvin Klein CK Everyone
Consumer Choice, Candle & Home AssortmentBoy Smells Slow Burn by Boy Smells x Kacey Musgraves
Lifetime Achievement PerfumerCalice Becker, vice chairman perfumer and director, Givaudan Perfumery School
Hall of FamePhilippe Benacin, chairman and chief govt officer, Interparfums
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