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2012 FiFi Finalists Announced

Posted: April 30, 2012

The top category finalists for the 2012 FiFi Awards have been announced at the FiFi Finalists Breakfast at New York's Grand Ballroom of The Mandarin Oriental hosted by Janice Huff, chief meteorologist for WNBC TV New York.   

Winners of the majority of the categories will be announced May 21 at Alice Tully Hall, and winners of the Technological Breakthrough of the Year Awards will be announced June 14 at the World Perfumery Congress.

The finalists are:

Perfume Extraordinaire

  • Cartier
  • IFF
  • Mane
  • Symrise
  • Takasago

Technological Breakthrough of the Year -- Fragrance Ingredients, Creation and Testing

  • Allylix: Sustainable Production of Terpene Fragrance Materials by Fermentation
  • IFF: LMR Rosewater Essential
  • Robertet: Nature Spectrum Technology

Technological Breakthrough of the Year -- Packaging Technology and Delivery Systems

  • Belmay with Partylite: Scent 4 Me USB Port Diffuser
  • Firmenich: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room
  • Lisa Hoffman beauty: Fine Fragrance Jewelry

Technological Breakthrough of the Year -- Information Technology

  • Firmenich: The Sensorium (2011) Lucid Dreams Room
  • Givaudan: iPerfumer2
  • Lisa Hoffman Beauty: iScentify Fragrance Finder

Luxe Women

  • Beyoncé Pulse, Coty Inc.
  • Bottega Veneta, Coty Prestige
  • Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray, Puig USA
  • Someday by Justin Bieber, Give Back Brands, LLC
  • Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Tom Ford Beauty 

Luxe Men

  • Armani Code Sport, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, P&G Prestige
  • John Varvatos * USA, Elizabeth Arden
  • L'Homme Libre, Yves Saint Laurent
  • Un Jardin Sur Le Toit—Hermès, Beauté Prestige International

Nouveau Niche Women

  • Dahlia Noir, Parfums Givenchy
  • Dolce & Gabbana The Velvet Collection: Velvet Vetiver/Wood/Love/Patchouli/Sublime/Desire, P&G Prestige
  • Jersey, Chanel
  • Live in Love, Oscar de la Renta
  • Maison Martin Margiela (untitled), L'Oréal
  • Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge, Private Blend, Tom Ford Beauty

Nouveau Niche Men

  • Boss The Collection: Cotton & Verbena, Silk & Jasmine, Wool & Musk, Velvet & Amber and Cashmere & Patchouli, P&G Prestige
  • Incense Oud, by Kilian
  • L'Homme Cologne Gingembre, Yves Saint Laurent
  • New York Oud, Bond No. 9 New York
  • Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge, Private Blend, Tom Ford Beauty
  • Yuzu, Caron

Broad Appeal Women

  • Christina Aguilera Royal Desire, P&G Prestige
  • Curve Appeal for Women, Elizabeth Arden
  • Heidi Klum Shine, Coty Inc.
  • Moment de Bonheur Yves Rocher, Yves Rocher North America, Inc.
  • Outspoken Intense by Fergie EDP, Avon Products, Inc.

Broad Appeal Men

  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection for Men Classic, Bath & Body Works
  • Curve Appeal for Men, Elizabeth Arden
  • Samba Sport Man, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Specialty Brand Women

  • Anthropologie 1922 Lily Sanguine Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour, Bath & Body Works
  • Bebe Gold Eau de Parfum, Inter Parfums USA
  • Lily, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Victoria's Secret Angel, Victoria's Secret Beauty

Direct To Consumer Men

  • Comme une Evidence Green, Yves Rocher North America Inc.
  • Zipped Premier, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.
  • Zipped Soho Noir, The Perfumer's Workshop International, Ltd.

Bath & Body Line of the Year

  • Acqua di Gioia, Giorgio Armani Beauty
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Paris Amour, Bath & Body Works
  • Cartier Baiser Vole, Cartier Parfums
  • Elie Saab Le Parfum Bath & Body Line, Beauté Prestige International
  • Maison Martin Margiela (untitled), L'Oréal
  • Ojon Full Moisture Collection, Ojon

Interior Scent Collection of the Year

  • 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, Diptyque
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Grove, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Madison Square Park, Laurice & Co., Bond No. 9 New York
  • Slaktin & Co. Marshmallow Fireside, Bath & Body Works
  • West Elm Scented Candlepot, Nest Fragrances