Fragrance Foundation Awards Finalists 2014

Fragrance Foundation 2014

The Fragrance Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards (formerly the Fifi Awards), known as the “Oscars of the fragrance industry”. In addition, they have announced one winner: the Indie Fragrance award for 2014 goes to By Kilian Playing with the Devil.

For each remaining category, the original list of 10 semi-finalists is now whittled down to 5 (or more in case of a tie). The final awards will be presented on June 16.

And the finalists are:

Women’s Luxury*

Aerin Amber Musk
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*

Elizabeth Arden Untold
Estée Lauder Modern Muse
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Légére
Marc Jacobs Honey
Tory Burch Eau de Parfum

Men's Prestige

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Men
Calvin Klein Dark Obsession
Fendi Fan di Fendi Pour Homme
Givenchy Gentlemen Only
Jay Z Gold
Ralph Lauren Polo Red
Tom Ford Noir

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

See also: the Fragrance Awards page.

(via press release)

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

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  1. plume says:

    This fifi awards are as irrelevant as ever. It boggles my mind why bloggers and the like continue to cover this event as though these awards serve anything or anyone other than the sponsors. And to cap it off, the as-of-late disappointing Kilian line is given top honors for perhaps their worst fragrance ever, Playing with the Devil? And to call it an indie release?

    Please stop giving this terrible organization coverage. It’s an embarrassment to the integrity of perfumery.

    • Robin says:

      If the Fragrance Foundation posted a definition of indie this year, I missed it, but they used to define it by nothing more than the number of stores that carried the scent…obviously, not how most perfumistas would define it.

      The Foundation is an industry trade group, & don’t agree that it’s an embarrassment to the integrity of perfumery, but their focus is again obviously very different to that of perfumistas & certainly most Fifi winners are not what I’d pick.

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