Actor and singer Jane Krakowski hosted the 2018 event. And new-this-year Foundation president Linda G. Levy spoke on several occasions throughout the evening as well. “Tonight’s winners, finalists and honorees represent the very best of the fragrance industry,” she told the crowd. “They bring to life the artistry and passion that makes fragrance so transformative and inspiring.”
The Fragrance Foundation named Ann Gottlieb its 2018 Hall of Fame honoree. “To receive this award recognizing my contributions to the world of fragrance is a validation of my work and is absolutely thrilling. I’m truly honored and poised to continue for the next 50 years!” she said.
Frédéric Malle received the Foundation’s Game Changer Award. “This recognition is like an Oscar for your career, so it’s humbling,” said 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.”
And, the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award went to Firmenich Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp. “To start from scratch and have maybe the highest award that one can receive is really incredible,” said Cresp. “It’s something I never expected and I’m very honored.”
All the winners
The winners of The Fragrance Foundation 2018 Awards are:
(taken verbatim from the Foundation’s media release)
FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR:
TOM FORD FABULOUS – Tom Ford Beauty
GUCCI BLOOM – Coty, Inc.
TOM FORD OUD MINÉRALE – Tom Ford Beauty
Y BY YSL – YSL Beauté
GLOSSIER YOU – Glossier Inc.
PERFUME EXTRAORDINAIRE OF THE YEAR
ROBERTET – Atelier Cologne Café Tuberosa
MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA BEACH WALK – Maison Margiela Fragrances
INDIE FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
MAISON TRUDON PARFUM IN BRUMA
PACKAGING OF THE YEAR:
CAROLINA HERRERA GOOD GIRL - PUIG
JOHN VARVATOS ARTISAN PURE - Revlon
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
BATH & BODY COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
AROMATHERAPY COLLECTION FROM BATH & BODY WORKS – Bath & Body Works
HOME HOLIDAY/ SEASONAL FRAGRANCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
DIPTYQUE LES CONSTELLATIONS – diptyque Paris
AT THE BEACH – Bath & Body Works
COACH FOR MEN - Interparfums
HALL OF FAME
CUCUMBER MELON- Bath & Body Works
5 REASONS TO WEAR FRAGRANCES - Jeremy Fragrance
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