‘Raw materials are to perfume what colours are to painting’
In June Diptyque released 5 best selling creations in colours inspired by their main raw material/key ingredient. The ‘Raw Material in Colours’ collection features Do Son, Eau des Sens, L’Ombre dans L’eau, Philosykos and Tam Dao. As fragrance combining for bespoke and personalised scents is such a big trend at the moment, the brand also suggests key combinations from the bodycare line that can be combined to make a perfect fragrance duo.
The 27th French FIFI Awards took place on June 13th 2019 in the centre of Salle Wagram (Paris), bringing together hundreds of professionals and guests of the perfume industry. The French FiFi Awards differ from the UK and US ceremonies with their 3 distinct voting categories.
Prix du public – determined by the vote of Internet users
Prix des professionnels – determined by the vote of professionals whose companies are members of the Fragrance Foundation
Le prix des Experts – determined by the vote of a group of journalists and evaluators of adherent companies.
The public and the panel of professionals vote for perfumes belonging to the same categories and the industry experts, meanwhile, focus on the field of niche perfumery, as well as the exclusive ranges of major brands. Lots of events photos can be found here if you want to people spot! But now..drumroll please..the winners…
Prix du Public Best New Masculine Fragrance: Kenzo Aqua pour Homme
Prix du Public Best New Feminine Fragrance: Cacharel Yes I Am
Prix du Public Best Feminine Luxury Distribution: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense
Prix du Public Best Masculine Luxury Distribution: Azzaro Wanted by Night
Prix des Professionnels Best New Feminine Fragrance: Givenchy L’Interdit
Prix des Professionnels Best New Masculine Fragrance: Hermes Eau de Citron Noir
Prix des Experts: Best Independent Niche Fragrance: Memo Moroccan Leather
Prix des Experts: Best Affiliated Niche Fragrance: Diptyque Fleur de Peau
Prix des Experts Best Fragrance in Exclusive Collection of Major Brands: Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIV – Melagrana Eau de Parfum
The UK’s 27th annual FIFI awards held by the Fragrance Foundation took place in May in London. The award winning fragrance products are listed in the article below and you can click to find information about best new media campaign, packaging or Retailer. Plus if you wanted to find out what brands and products were submitted for the awards you can click through to the Fragrance Foundation Finalists page. They also have a great Instagram page full of all the award winners and more, which is definitely worth following whether you are in the industry or just fragrance obsessed! So to kick off the fragrance Oscars..the first awards goes to….
Best New Home Fragrance Product: A Midsummer Dream – Roja Parfums
People’s Choice for Women: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP Intense
People’s Choice Men: Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Best New Independent Fragrance: Cloon Keen Atelier Roisin Dubh
Perfume Extraordinaire & Best New Women’s Fragrance: Diptyque Fleur de Peau
Ultimate Launch: Dior Joy
Best New Men’s Fragrance: Diptyque Tempo
Holiday Fragrance Product of the Year: Diptyque Sapin de Lumiere
Best New Fragrance Limited Distribution: Women: Alexander McQueen Parfum Collection
Best New Fragrance Limited Distribution Men: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso di Toscana