Fragrance Foundation Awards Semi-finalists 2014

Fragrance Foundation 2014

The Fragrance Foundation has announced the semi-finalists for the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards (formerly the Fifi Awards), known as the “Oscars of the fragrance industry”.

Each category will be whittled down to 5 fragrances at the Finalists Breakfast on April 11; the final awards will be presented on June 16.

And the finalists are:

Women’s Luxury*

Aerin Amber Musk
Bond no. 9 Central Park South
Bond no. 9 Perfumista Avenue
Giorgio Armani Privé Rose D’Arabie
Gucci Guilty Black
Hermès Jour D’Hermès

Men’s Luxury

Bond no. 9 The Scent of Peace for Him
Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Haitian Vetiver
Gucci Made to Measure
Maison Martin Margiela Jazz Club
Tom Ford Rive D’Ambre 

Women's Prestige*

Diptyque Eau Moheli
Elizabeth Arden Untold
Estée Lauder Modern Muse
Kenzo Flower in the Air
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Légére
Marc Jacobs Honey
Nest Fragrances White Sandalwood
Rihanna Rogue
Tory Burch Eau de Parfum 

Men's Prestige

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Men
Bvlgari Man Extreme
Calvin Klein Dark Obsession
Fendi Fan di Fendi Pour Homme
Givenchy Gentlemen Only
Jay Z Gold 
Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir
Ralph Lauren Polo Red
Tom Ford Noir
Versace Eros

Indie Fragrance

By Kilian Playing with the Devil
D.S. & Durga Isle Ryder
D.S. & Durga Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake
Le Cherche Midi No. 06
Le Cherche Midi No. 28
Le Cherche Midi No. 35
Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche
Ramón Monegal Impossible Iris 
Raw Spirit Bijou Vert
Thirdman Eau Nomade

Perfumer Carlos Benaïm will receive this year's Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement award.

(via wwd)

See also: the Fragrance Awards page.

* Fragrances are generally assigned to a category based on how many stores sell the product.

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  1. jonr951 says:

    Go Jour D’Hermes and Rihanna! Out of ALL those scents, they’re the only two I can actually vouch for. Wow, have I not smelled SO many fragrances. Oh well, probably not missing much. Haha. : D

    • Robin says:

      Yep! And I will root for Jazz Club because everyone says it’s good, but have not smelled it yet. But the ones I root for never win :-)

      • Omega says:

        yep, need to sniff that Jazz Club! Haven’t sniffed a lot from the Indie category actually! Please not the Made to Measure or Polo Red..or that dreaded Le Vie!

  2. scentfromabove says:

    Wow! Aerin Lauder’s Amber Musk is a finalist. I just bought this and really haven’t spent a lot of time with it. I admire her a lot, so I wish her good luck!

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