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Coty Takes Home Five FiFi Awards

May 30, 2008

The fragrance industry came out in full force to honor its own last month at the 36th Annual FiFi Awards.

Vera Wang is a Hall of Famer.
Coty Takes Home Five FiFi Awards



The fragrance industry came out in full force to honor its own last month at the 36th Annual FiFi Awards.



By Tom Branna
Editorial Director



Daisy Marc Jacobs from Coty Prestige won the fragrance of the year in the women’s luxe category at the 36th Annual FiFi Awards, which were held May 20 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.  
 
More than 900 industry executives attended the event, sponsored by The Fragrance Foundation. Coty was the big winner this night, taking home five awards. Notable presenters included Zac Posen, Salt-N-Pepa, Danity Kane, Alyson Hannigan, Cynthia Rowley and Bernadette Peters (see photos below).
   
Don Loftus opened the FiFi awards by recalling that in 1973, the first year that the FiFis were presented, just seven trophies were handed out; now the award count exceeds 20.
   
“A lot has changed since then, but not our spirit and creativity,” he told the audience. “Our category is the envy of the consumer product industry.”
   
Vera Wang received the Hall of Fame award. Ms. Wang was chosen by The Fragrance Foundation’s board of directors for her extraordinary ingenuity and dedication, which has contributed not only to her company’s success, but to the fragrance industry as a whole.
   
Ms. Wang opened her flagship store on Manhattan’s famed Madison Avenue in 1990, introducing fashion to the bridal industry with revolutionary designs and refined detailing.  Since then she has expanded her collections to include ready-to-wear, contemporary sportswear, evening wear, intimate apparel, footwear, eyewear, china and crystal, silver and gifts, fine paper, mattresses, her first book, Vera Wang On Weddings, and fragrance. Vera Wang has introduced many successful fragrances, such as Vera Wang, Sheer Veil, Bouquet and Truly Pink fragrances, as well as the most recent introduction of Vera Wang Princess and Flower Princess.
   
Here’s a complete list of the FiFi winners:

Women’s Luxe


Daisy Marc Jacobs – Coty Prestige.

Fragrance supplier: Firmenich. Bottle designer: Wilhelm Liden. Bottle producer: Pochet. Package designer: Coty Prestige Creative. Cap supplier: Jackel. Pump/Activator supplier: Rexam.

Men’s Luxe


Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.

Fragrance supplier: Firmenich. Bottle designer: Stefano Gabbana/ Atelier Dinand. Bottle producer: Luigi Bromioli. Package designer: Stefano Gabbana/Atelier Dinand. Cap supplier: INCA. Pump/Activator supplier: Valois.

Women’s Nouveau Niche


Prada Infusion d’Iris – Puig Beauty & Fashion Group.

Fragrance supplier: Givaudan. Bottle designer: Miuccia Prada. Bottle producer: SGD + Metapack, Verreries Pochet & Jackel. Package designer: Miuccia Prada. Cap supplier: Tesem. Pump/Activator supplier: Meadwestvaco Calmar.

Men’s Nouveau Niche


Armani Privé Vetiver Babylone – Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Fragrance supplier: Firmenich. Bottle designer: Mr. Giorgio Armani. Bottle producer: VDM. Verrerie de Masnieres. Package designer: Mr. Giorgio Armani. Cap supplier: ATIP. Pump/Activator supplier: Valois.

Women’s Private Label/Direct Sell


Christian Lacroix Rouge – Avon Products, Inc.

Fragrance supplier: Firmenich. Bottle designer: Patricia Demnisky-Green/Eric Lee. Bottle producer: Heinz Glas. Package designer: Eric Lee. Cap supplier: C&N Packaging Inc. Pump/Activator supplier: Emsar Inc.

Men’s Private Label/Direct Sell


Derek Jeter Driven Black – Avon Products, Inc.

Fragrance supplier: Givaudan. Bottle designer: Eric Lee. Bottle producer: Heinz Glas. Package designer: Eric Lee. Cap supplier: ATP Health & Beauty Care. Pump/Activator supplier: Emsar Inc.

Women’s Popular Appeal


Intimately Beckham Women – Coty Inc.

Fragrance supplier: Firmenich. Bottle designer: Lutz Hermann. Bottle producer: Luigi Bormioli. Package designer: Lutz Hormann. Cap supplier: MBF Plastiques. Pump/Activator supplier: Emsar Inc.

Men’s Popular Appeal


Intimately Beckham Men – Coty Inc.

Fragrance supplier: IFF, Bottle designer: Lutz Hermann. Bottle producer: Luigi Bormioli, Package designer: Lutz Hermann, Cap supplier: MBF Plastiques. Pump/Activator supplier: Emsar Inc.

Fragrance Hall of Fame


Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien – Gary Farn, Ltd.


Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Scent Feature

Allure



Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Scent Bite

Marie Claire


Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Men’s Feature (tie)

BestLife and ELLE



Technological Breakthrough of the Year

Certified Organic Preservation – The Estée Lauder Companies



Retailer of the Year

Bloomingdale’s



Bath & Body Line of the Year

Origins Organics – Origins Natural Resources


Interior Scent of the Year


Gump’s San Francisco Home Collection (Majestic Range, Treasured Range & Opulent Range) – Latitudes International



Best Packaging — Women’s Prestige

Marc Jacobs Daisy – Coty Prestige


Best Packaging — Men’s Prestige


Attitude by Giorgio Armani – Giorgio Armani Parfums



Best Packaging — Women’s Popular Appeal


Christian Lacroix Rouge – Avon Products, Inc.


Best Packaging — Men’s Popular Appeal


Intimately Beckham Men – Coty Inc.



Best National Advertising Campaign — Print


Kelly Calèche – Hermès


Best National Advertising Campaign — TV


Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel





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