The Fragrance Foundation’s 39th annual FiFi Awards honored the extraordinary creativity and achievement of the international fragrance industry at an awards celebration under The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 25.

Among the guest list of industry insiders was a stylish group of celebrities including, Mary J. Blige, Kate Walsh, Trey Songz, Padma Lakshmi, Nate Berkus, Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Paz de la Huerta.

That’s not to mention popstar Fergie and award-winning actress Halle Berry, who each accepted a Fragrance Celebrity of the Year award.
“For years I have created my own personal scents by mixing and layering fragrances, trying to come up with something unique and different,” said Berry. “I am very honored to receive this FiFi Award, and I truly believe that fragrance makes women feel more beautiful and confident.”

The evening also featured a moving tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her contributions to the fragrance industry.

All in all, over thirty crystal statuettes were presented to the best of the best—with P&G Prestige taking home the evening’s most awards with a total of four for Gucci Guilty including Fragrance Superstar of the Year. Coty, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel each left with three awards, while Avon and Beauté Prestige International each received two. The remaining honors were spread out evenly among Bath & Body Works, Inter Parfums USA, Carol’s Daughter, Tom Ford Beauty, Six Scents Parfums and The Maesa Group for Jonathan Adler—each of whom nabbed one statuette. Givaudan was honored with the Perfumer Extraordinaire award for their superior talents and achievements in the industry.

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Halle Berry with Bernd Beetz of Coty.

Givaudan’s Cathy Torelli and Cos Policastro with Karyn Khoury of The Estée Lauder Companies.

Maesa Group’s Jill Belasco with Rochelle Bloom of The Fragrance Foundation.

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Elizabeth Arden’s Geri Archer, Gretchen Dowling, Kathy Widmer and Marcy Fisher.

Crabtree & Evelyn’s Sue Jonas with Michel Mane and Tathiana Remick of Mane.

Allure’s Agnes Chapski with Tamara Steele of Elizabeth Arden.

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Takasago’s Paul Ireland with Georgia Rizos
of Avon.

Firmenich’s Armand de Villoutreys and
Patrick Firmenich with Camille McDonald of Bath & Body Works (c.).

NPD Group’s Lori Monaco and Diane Nicholson with Robin Mason of Elizabeth Arden (c.).

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Givaudan’s Calice Becker and Rodrigo Flores-Roux.

Givaudan’s Kate Greene and Marypierre Julien with Salo Lekach of New Wave Fragrances (c.).

Arcade Marketing’s Sonia Milfort, Larry Berman and Alice Sciortino.

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Coty Prestige’s Giovanni Boiano and Elizabeth Arden’s Lori Mariano with Eric Dalbo of Arcade Marketing.

O, The Oprah Magazine’s Patricia Foster with Carol Russo of Aramis and Designer Fragrances.

Avon’s Denise McEvoy with Fergie.

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