Links to articles on Now Smell This reporting on the various fragrance awards. The most important of these, in the United States at least, are the Fifi awards (see below), which are sometimes called the “Oscars” of the fragrance industry.
See also: The 2008 fragrance awards season ~ the big winners, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Academia del Perfume Awards (Spain)
More information at: Academia del Perfume
Accademia del Profumo Awards (Italy)
More information at: Accademia del Profumo
Determined by readers at the Basenotes website.
More information at: Basenotes
Canadian Fragrance Awards
Annual awards sponsored by sponsored by Rogers Media/Cosmetics Magazine.
Cosmetic Executive Women (UK & US)
Finalists are chosen by members of CEW (women who work in the beauty industry); winners are chosen by CEW board members.
More information at: Cosmetic Executive Women UK
CEW US Beauty Awards 2013 Finalists
CEW US Beauty Awards 2013 Winners
More information at: Cosmetic Executive Women US
Cosmetique Magazine Beauty Oscar Awards (France)
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2006
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2008
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2009
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2010
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2011
Cosmetique Magazine Award winners 2012
Awarded by the Fragrance Foundation in Germany.
More information at: Fragrance Foundation Deutschland
Fifi Awards (Arabia, France, Russia, UK & US)
Fifi Awards Arabia
Awarded by the Fragrance Foundation Arabia.
More information at: Fragrance Foundation Arabia
Fifi Awards France (Les Fifis)
Awarded by the Fragrance Foundation of France. The award program was called “Grand Prix du Parfum” and was sponsored by Marie Claire magazine through 2010; after that Marie Claire started their own award called the Marie Claire International Fragrance Awards (see below), and the award was renamed “Les Parfums”; by 2013 it was being referred to as “Les Fifis”.
More information at: Fragrance Foundation France
Fifi Awards Russia
A joint production of the Fragrance Foundation US and The Perfumery Club of Russia.
Fifi Awards UK
Awarded by the Fragrance Foundation of the UK.
More information at: Fragrance Foundation UK
Fifi Awards US
Awarded by the Fragrance Foundation of the US.
More information at: The Fragrance Foundation
International Fragrance Prize (Prix International du Parfum)
Formerly called the Prix François Coty. The prize is given to “artistes parfumeurs” in recognition of their achievements in the field.
2006: Lorenzo Villoresi (article includes list of past winners)
2010: Olivier Pescheux
More information at: Cosmetic Valley
UK-based awards for “excellence in fragrance journalism”; generally held early each year for the previous year, so in other words, the 2010 awards ceremony was held in early 2011. The UK Awards (there is also a French version) were started by the Fragrance & Beauty Association of Great Britain and are currently administered by the Fragrance Foundation UK.
More information at: Jasmine Awards
Marie Claire International Fragrance Awards
Introduced in 2011. Winners are selected by the beauty editorial staff at Marie Claire magazine (France and worldwide).
More information at: Marie Claire France