The 2020 Fragrance Foundation Awards attract 1000+ live viewers

By Deanna Utroske contact

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photo courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation
photo courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation

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This year’s awards event was truly global albeit virtual. Thursday, the Foundation announced the winner in 25 categories, celebrating the best of the best in fine fragrance, home fragrance, indie fragrance, and more.

While social distancing and stay-home precautions remain in place to keep the world’s population safer during the Coronavirus pandemic, so many of the places and events where beauty and fragrance industry professionals regularly gathered are now online only.

Yet, teamwork, collaboration, networks, organizations, and communities have become so much more necessary and import in 2020. “During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to connect as a community to celebrate those who bring passion, artistry, and creativity to the fragrance world,” ​said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation in her remarks during last week’s event.

She also extended “congratulations to all of the 2020 Fragrance Foundation Awards winners and finalists.” ​And took care to thank the 1000+ viewers “for tuning in and joining us for the first-ever webinar of The Fragrance Foundation Awards.”

The Fragrance Foundation keeps growing and changing with the times

The Fragrance Foundation was established in 1949 and serves the industry as a professional organization intent on inspiring “the world to discover the artistry and passion of fragrance,” ​according to the Foundation’s current mission statement.

For 2020, The Fragrance Foundation gave 3 awards to brands that created ‘universal’ fragrances, scents blended for people rather than for men or women.

 In her coverage of the event for Foundation’s site, Katie Becker​, ELLE Beauty and Health Director, describes ‘universal’ as “a whole new category…, recognizing our culture’s social evolution away from strictly men’s and women’s fragrances and into a world of fragrance that is not defined by gender.”

In this first year for the universal award categories, BYREDO won with Sundazed for Fragrance of the Year Universal Luxury, Gucci’s Mémoire d’une Odeur Eau de Parfum won for Fragrance of the Year Universal Prestige, and The Alchemist’s Garden The Eyes of the Tiger (also from Gucci) won for Packaging of the Year Universal.

And The 2020 Fragrance Foundation Award winners are…

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S LUXURY
YSL Libre Eau de Parfum

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, WOMEN’S PRESTIGE
Lancôme Idôle

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, MEN’S LUXURY
Dior Sauvage Parfum

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR, MEN’S PRESTIGE
John Varvatos JVxNJ Silver Edition

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR - UNIVERSAL – LUXURY
BYREDO Sundazed

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR - UNIVERSAL – PRESTIGE
Gucci Mémoire d'une Odeur Eau de Parfum

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR – POPULAR
KYLIE JENNER BY KKW FRAGRANCE (NUDE)

FRAGRANCE HALL OF FAME OF THE YEAR
Editions de Parfum Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur

FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR BREAK OUT STAR
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum

BATH & BODY LINE OF THE YEAR
BYREDO Rose Of No Man’s Land

CANDLE & HOME COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
diptyque 34 Home Collection

CANDLE & HOME HOLIDAY
diptyque Lucky Charms Holiday Collection

INNOVATIVE FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
Costa Brazil Resina De Breu

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR - WOMEN'S
EAU DE JUICE Pure Sugar Eau de Parfum

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR - MEN'S
K by DOLCE&GABBANA

PACKAGING OF THE YEAR – UNIVERSAL
Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden The Eyes of the Tiger

PERFUME EXTRAORDINAIRE OF THE YEAR
Zoologist Squid - Celine Barel, IFF

INDIE FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
THOM BROWNE 09.27.65 VETYVER ABSOLUTE

MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - WOMEN'S
Gucci Guilty

MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - MEN'S
Paco Rabanne 1 Million: Million Nation

FRAGRANCE EDITORIAL OF THE YEAR – PRINT
Town & Country, Why Frankincense Is Suddenly So Smoking Hot by April Long

FRAGRANCE EDITORIAL OF THE YEAR – DIGITAL
ÇaFleureBon, Guerlain Mitsouko Centennial 1919-2019: The Scented Skein by Ida Meister

CONSUMER CHOICE OF THE YEAR - WOMEN'S PRESTIGE
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet

CONSUMER CHOICE OF THE YEAR - WOMEN'S POPULAR
Cher Eau de Couture

CONSUMER CHOICE OF THE YEAR - MEN'S
BOSS Bottled Infinite

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