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Fragrance Foundation Reveals 2013 FiFi "Indie" Nominees

Posted: January 18, 2013

The Fragrance Foundation has announced the official Indie nominees for The Fragrance Foundation (FiFi) Award, which honors the companies and individuals who created provocative new fragrances in 2012.

The award, in its second year, recognizes creativity, artistry and entrepreneurial spirit. Elizabeth Musmanno, The Fragrance Foundation's president, will announce the five finalists at the annual award presentation hosted by Elements Showcase on Jan. 28, 2013.

“This Indie award celebrates innovation, and I find it one of the more exciting areas in the fragrance industry today,” said  Musmanno. “The Fragrance Foundation is proud to support the efforts of these innovators.”

“The Indie brands are a driving creative force in the fragrance industry,” added Frederick Bouchardy, co-founder of Elements Showcase. “We applaud their artistry and contribution to our industry.”

”Indie” is defined as an established brand that has been on the market for at least two years, is not distributed or owned by a large company and is sold in one to 50 stores in the U.S.

The official 30 Indie fragrance nominees recognized by The Fragrance Foundation and the Indie committee are:

  • Amber Oud by Kilian (By Kilian Inc.)
  • Boutonnière No. 7—Arquiste Parfumeur (Arquiste Parfumeur)
  • Bowmakers by D.S. & Durga (D.S. & Durga)
  • Broderie by Hayari Paris (Hayari Paris)
  • "Calling All Angels" April Aromatics (April Aromatics)
  • Cuirelle—Ramon Monegal Barcelona (Ramon Monegal Perfumes Barcelona)
  • Eau de Flog, Opus Oils (Opus Oils)
  • Eau Monumentale by Thirdman (Third Man Inc.)
  • Edward Bess "Eau La La" (Edward Bess)
  • Glam Monster (Donato Style LLC)
  • Ineke Hothouse Flower (Ineke LLC)
  • Intimacy eau de parfum (JoAnne Bassett)
  • Lady Day by Maria Candida Gentile (Maria Candida Gentile)
  • Le Cherche Midi No. 30 Eau D’Hive (Le Cherche Midi)
  • "Le Smoking" for Denver Art Museum (DSH Perfumes)
  • Lightscape Ulrich Lang New York (Ulrich Lang New York)
  • Meadow & Fir—Phoenix Botanicals (Phoenix Botanicals)
  • Moss Gown—Providence Perfume Co. (Providence Perfume Co.)
  • Purusa Root by Sebastian Signs (Sebastian Signs Fragrances Company LLC)
  • Qajar Rose—Lalun Naturals, Inc. (Parfums Lalun, Lalun Naturals, Inc.)
  • Raw Spirit"Firetree" Fragrance Oil (World Senses Pty Ltd.)
  • Rima XI—Carner Barcelona (Carner Barcelona)
  • Rodin, L. Rodin, LLC (Rodin Olio Lusso)
  • Speakeasy by P. Frapin & Cie (P. Frapin & Cie)
  • Strawberry Passion by Skye Botanicals (Skye Botanicals)
  • Terrasse A St-Germain, Jul et Mad (Jul et Mad)
  • Trayee, Neela Vermeire Creation (Neela Vermeire Creations)
  • Treazon by Ayala Moriel Parfums (Ayala Moriel Parfums)
  • Wild Roses by Aftelier Perfumes (Aftelier Perfumes)
  • Woody by Smell Bent (Smell Bent)