Taylor Swift walked the red carpet at the Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York, where she received the top honor, the fragrance celebrity of the year award. Wearing her latest scent, Taylor by Taylor Swift (which debuts later this month), she divulged what perfumes she grew up with. And how does Britney Spears play into the mix? Watch to find out. On Maggie: Necklace by Bauble Bar.
This year, my picks are Candide, a gorgeous jasmine fragrance from the amazing Mandy Aftel, and Anthropologie's beautiful collaboration with Le Labo, but there are several great scents competing. Want to see if your favorite scored a nomination? Then just keep reading.
Last night, beauty editors, celebrities, and cosmetics executives gathered in New York to celebrate the FiFi awards. It's often called the Oscars of the fragrance industry, which says as much about its prestige as it does about who's honored. It's rare to see small perfumes win Fragrance of the Year; instead, the Fragrance Foundation gives awards to scents with broader distribution. (So in that case, it really is like the Oscars!)
The women's fragrances of the year are Daisy Marc Jacobs, Intimately Beckham Women, Prada Infusion d'Iris, and Christian Lacroix Rouge (created with Avon). Do you think these perfumes deserved the honors? I personally can't understand the wild popularity of Daisy Marc Jacobs — it just doesn't do anything for me — but it looks like this scent is just getting bigger and bigger.
Get excited for the 36th annual 2008 FiFi Awards, which will take place on May 20th in New York City. This event, sponsored by The Fragrance Foundation, honors creativity within the fragrance industry — it's a huge deal in the biz.
To give you an idea of who's up for Fragrance of the Year for Women's Nouveau Niche, the nominees are:
Andy Warhol Silver Factory and New York Bryant Park by Bond No. 9, Gucci by Gucci, Prada Infusion d'Iris and Versace.
For Fragrance of the Year luxe women's category the nominees are:
Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche, Coach, Daisy Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana The One, Emporio Armani Diamonds, Hermès' Kelly Calèche and Nina by Nina Ricci.
This year, you can actually vote for a FiFi online. Just register and fill out your ballot. Any predictions as to who will win? I know some of you disagreed with the winners of the CEW awards, so I'm curious about your picks for the FiFis.