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The winner of the 2013 Indie FiFi Award was announced by The Fragrance Foundation at the Elements Showcase, taking place in New York. Fragrance Foundation president Elizabeth Musamanno made the announcement, naming Amber Oud (from By Kilian Inc. and created by Givaudan) the winner.
Other finalists for the 2013 FiFi Indie Award were Cuirelle (Ramon Monegal Perfumes Barcelona), No. 30 Eau d’hiver (Le Cherche Midi), Rima XI (Carner Barcelona) and Terrasse a St-Germain (Jul et Mad).
“The Fragrance Foundation and our industry are thrilled to support small companies who have been chosen by our industry elite,” said Musmanno. “We look forward to honoring our finalists and applauding them for their creative achievements.”
“Indie” is defined as an established brand that has been on the market for at least two years, not distributed or owned by a large company and is sold in one to 50 stores in the U.S.
The judging panel members were: Paul Austin, president of Austin Advisory Group; Anne-Marie Guarnieri, senior beauty editor, Allure magazine; Virginia Bonofiglio, chairperson, cosmetics & fragrance marketing, FIT; Raymond Matts, The Art of Perfumery; Emily Dougherty, beauty director, Elle magazine; Lucy Raubertas, Indie Perfumes; Gaia Fishler, The Non-Blonde; Bruce E. Teitelbaum CEO, RPG; Ann Gottlieb, president, Ann Gottlieb Associates, Inc.; and Rayda Vega, consultant, Aromadyn.