1 FiFi Breakfast

Beauty Fashion’s George Ledes with WNBC’s Janice Huff, Coscentrix’s Jill Belasco and
Scott Kestenbaum of Maesa Group.

The Fragrance Foundation held their annual FiFi Finalists Breakfast on April 27 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

Jill Belasco, chair of The Fragrance Foundation, welcomed notable industry executives and guests as they gathered to find out if their fragrance creations would be moving one step closer to receiving a coveted FiFi award at the 40th anniversary ceremony at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on May 21.

Janice Huff, chief meteorologist for WNBC4 New York, emceed the event and revealed the winners of the Editorial Excellence Awards in fragrance coverage. Allure took home two crystal FiFis, while Elle and Bois de Jasmin were also honored.

Additionally, the finalists for the Technological Breakthrough of the Year Awards, including the Fragrance Creation & Formulation, Packaging Technology & Delivery Systems and Information Technology categories, were announced and the winners will be presented with their FiFi awards during the closing ceremony of The World Perfumery Congress in Connecticut on June 14.

For more information on this year’s FiFi Awards, or to purchase tickets, call 212-647-1828.


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Arcade Marketing’s Larry Berman, Diane Crecca and Eric Dalbo with Cos Policastro of Givaudan (2nd l.). SGD’s Peter Acerra and Harry van Malsen. Firmenich’s Arpi Buzantian, Herve Pierini
and Jerry Vittoria with Benedicte Bron
of Limited Brands (2nd r.).
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L’Oréal USA’s Marc Rey, Sophie Lilley
and Andre Branch with Tennille Kopiasz
of Coty Prestige (2nd r.).
QVC’s Claudia Lucas and Cheryl Hamilton
with Ying Chu of Marie Claire (c.).
P&G Prestige’s Sandra Caro, Don Loftus,
Erika Wirtz and Eileen Spillane.
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Robertet’s Joe Lattarulo and Christophe Maubert (r.) with Andy Clarke and Kellie Como of Inter Parfums. IFF’s Christophe de Villeplée with
Joelle Guedalia of Palm Beach Beauté.
Givaudan’s Kate Greene and Cathy Torelli
with Art Spiro of Elizabeth Arden (c.).
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Victoria’s Secret Beauty’s Meredith Griffith
with Frederic Jacques of Mane.
Chanel’s Kate Shone and Joyce Green. GQ’s Libby Conover with Emily Dougherty of Elle.
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