Fragrance Foundation Announces Finalists, Carvey as Awards Host

1 FinalistsThe Fragrance Foundation’s Elizabeth Musmanno, Elizabeth Arden’s Ron Rolleston and Jill Belasco of CoScentrix.

Actress Christine Baranski hosted The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2013 Finalists Breakfast amidst stunning panoramic views atop New York’s Mandarin Oriental hotel on April 19.

At the event, Foundation president Elizabeth Musmanno announced that Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey would emcee The Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 12.

Winners were announced for three categories in the Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage competition. Allure took home honors for best Scent Feature for “The Descendants” and Scent Bite for “The Fragrance Guy: Raw Power,” while Elle’s “How to be Unforgettable” won for Blog Post of the Year.

Aerin took home Interior Scent Collection of the Year, while Crabtree & Evelyn received top honors in the Bath & Body Line of the Year category.

Additionally, Caroline Hallereau-Williams of Dior at Dillard’s achieved the top score on this past year’s Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist exam.

And while the top five finalists for Fragrance of the Year for both Women and Men were announced in the Luxury, Popular and Prestige categories, attendees were given—for the first time—an opportunity to “swing the vote.” Every ten votes counted at the breakfast equaled one corporate vote, “and the industry came out in droves to protect and support their fragrance launches,” The Fragrance Foundation said.

See the Fragrance Foundation Award Finalists Rundown


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Firmenich’s Theo Spilka with Ann Gottlieb of Ann Gottlieb Associates. Cosmopolitan’s Donna Kalajian Lagani with The Fragrance Foundation’s Elizabeth Musmanno and Carol Russo of The Estée Lauder Companies. Coty’s Lori Singer with Christine Baranski.
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Jonathan Zrihen and Lionel Uzan (r.) of Clarins with Elizabeth Arden’s Eric Horowitz. P&G’s Dennis Curran with Anna Araman of Elle. Parlux’s Jim Fine, Holli Westby, Donald Loftus and Diana Espino.
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Givaudan’s Cos Policastro with Pamela Vaile of Pamela Vaile Associates and Art Spiro of Elizabeth Arden. Givaudan’s Calice Becker with Lorrie King of Coty. Tim Rossi and Laura Slatkin of NEST
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Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria with Karen Drechsler of GQ and Tom Knotek of Bath & Body Works. IFF’s Anahita Mekanik with Elizabeth Arden’s Tamara Steele and Vincenzo Carrara. Coty’s Christina Kozlakowski, Lori Singer and Alissa Podber.
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Arcade’s Eric Dalbo with Coty’s Thomas Burkhardt and Lorrie King. Mane’s Westly Morris with Carol Russo of The Estée Lauder Companies and Christine Baranski. The Fragrance Foundation’s Elizabeth Musmanno and Joanne Halev of Firmenich with Arcade’s Diane Crecca and Eric Dalbo.
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Robertet’s Christophe Maubert with Alisa Greco and Guillaume de Lesquen of L’Oréal. Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria (2nd l.) with Inter Parfums’ Sioux Saunders, Heather Fink, Kellie Como and Andy Clarke. Inter Parfums’ Stanislas Archambault with Jerome Epinette of Robertet.
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Euroitaly’s Alessandra Giansanti Zorlas with Clarins’ Scott Spicer. Coty’s Marsha Brooks with Rose Eckert of Givaudan. L’Oréal’s Kelly Thompson with Coty’s
Trish White.
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Frederic Jacques of Takasago with Vanita Sabnani of Tom Ford Beauty. Mane’s Westly Morris, Megan Rice, Irina Burlakova and Ralf Schwieger. IFF’s Clement Gavarry and Laurent Le Guernec (r.) with Mark Knitowski of Victoria’s Secret Beauty.
see more photos in CW May 13, 2013 issue    

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