The 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards honors Frédéric Malle with Game Changer Award
The 2018 winners of The Fragrance Foundation Awards were announced at a black tie dinner at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The star-studded event, hosted by award-winning actress Jane Krakowski, honored Game Changer Frédéric Malle, Fragrance Industry Icon Ann Gottlieb, and Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp, among others. Estée Lauder Chairman Emeritus Leonard Lauder – who recently celebrated his 60th anniversary in the business, presented the award to Frédéric Malle.
“Tonight’s winners, finalists and honorees represent the very best of the fragrance industry,” said Linda G. Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation. “They bring to life the artistry and passion that makes fragrance so transformative and inspiring.”
In total, nineteen winning fragrances were announced, showcasing the richness and diversity of today’s fragrance industry. Winners represented the best in women’s, men’s, home and bath & body fragrance.
Firmenich Chairman Patrick Firmenich presented the Hall of Fame Award to Ann Gottlieb, celebrated perfume strategist and founder of her eponymous consultancy. “To receive this award recognizing my contributions to the world of fragrance is a validation of my work and is absolutely thrilling,” said Ms. Gottlieb. “I’m truly honored and poised to continue for the next 50 years!”
Firmenich Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award. “To start from scratch and have maybe the highest award that one can receive is really incredible,” said Mr. Cresp. “It’s something I never expected and I’m very honored.”
Frédéric Malle, known for his groundbreaking Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, received the Foundation’s Game Changer Award. “This recognition is like an Oscar for your career, so it’s humbling,” said Mr. Malle. “Since my mother and her father both worked in the industry, this award is very moving for me. It’s like an accolade from someone very close to me recognizing that I maybe contributed something, too.”
Other awards presenters and attendees included, models Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora, Chanel Iman, Hari Nef and, stylist Olivia Palermo, actors Ben McKenzie and Rick Gonzalez, designers John Varvatos and Jason Wu, dancer Derek Hough, Hearst Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles, ELLE Magazine Editor in Chief Nina Garcia, founder and CEO of Glossier Emily Weiss, founder of Huda Beauty Mona Kattan, John Demsey, Edgar Huber, Alex Chouieri, Michelle Mane, Michael Clinton, Christine & George Ledes and more.
THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 2018 AWARD WINNERS
FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR:
TOM FORD FABULOUS – Tom Ford Beauty; Givaudan’s Shyamala Maisondieu
GUCCI BLOOM – Coty, Inc.; Firmenich’s Alberto Morillas
TOM FORD OUD MINÉRALE – Tom Ford Beauty; Givaudan’s Shyamala Maisondieu
Y BY YSL – YSL Beauté; IFF’s Dominique Ropion
GLOSSIER YOU – Glossier Inc; Firmenich’s Frank Voelkl & Dora Baghriche
PERFUME EXTRAORDINAIRE OF THE YEAR
ATELIER Cologne Café Tuberosa; Robertet’s Jerome Epinette with Sylvie Ganter
MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA BEACH WALK – Maison Margiela Fragrances; Firmenich’s Jacques Cavallier Belletrud & Marie Salamagne
INDIE FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
MAISON TRUDON PARFUM IN BRUMA; Takasago’s Antoine Lie
PACKAGING OF THE YEAR:
CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL – PUIG; Package & Bottle Design by Carolina Herrera de Baez
JOHN VARVATOS ARTISAN PURE – Revlon; Package & Bottle Design by John Varvatos and Paul McLaughlin
MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR:
GUCCI BLOOM – Coty, Inc.
ETERNITY CALVIN KLEIN – Coty, Inc.
HOME COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
DIPTYQUE 34 BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN – diptyque Paris; Givaudan’s Olivier Pescheux
BATH & BODY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
AROMATHERAPY COLLECTION FROM BATH & BODY WORKS – Bath & Body Works; Givaudan’s Michael Carby, Johm Gamba, Adriana Medina and Firmenich’s Harry Fremont
HOME HOLIDAY/ SEASONAL FRAGRANCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
DIPTYQUE LES CONSTELLATIONS – diptyque Paris; Givaudan’s Olivier Pescheux
AT THE BEACH – Bath & Body Works; IFF’s Jerry Calazzo and Jean-Marc Chaillan
IFF’s Jerry Carazzo & Jean-Marc Challon
COACH FOR MEN – Interparfums Luxury Brands, IFF’s Anne Flipo & Bruno Jovanovic
HALL OF FAME
CUCUMBER MELON- Bath & Body Works; Givaudan’s Kari Arienti
CONSUMER CHOICE VLOG
5 REASONS TO WEAR FRAGRANCES – Jeremy Fragrance for “Five Reasons to Wear Fragrance”
Event Sponsors included: COTY, FIRMENICH, GIVAUDAN, HEARST and IFF
For more information on The Fragrance Foundation Awards, please visit: www.fragrance.org