Lancôme wins four awards at The Fragrance Foundation France Awards

Lancôme (L’Oréal) walked away with four prizes at this year’s Fragrance Foundation France Awards. The 28th edition, which recognize perfume excellence, was held in a special virtual edition across the foundation’s website, YouTube and Facebook channels.

Lancôme’s women’s fragrance Idôle was awarded a total of three prizes, including the Best Women’s Bottle Design and Best Women’s Launch in the Professional Awards category, in addition to Best Women’s Launch in the Consumer’s Choice Awards. The brand’s La Vie Est Belle En Rose also won Best Women’s Fragrance Launch in an Existing Range in the Consumer Choice Awards.

Hermès’ men’s fragrance Le Jardin sur la Lagune scooped two awards, Best Men’s Fragrance and Best Men’s Launch in the Professional Awards, while Jean Paul Gaultier’s men’s scent Le Beau won Best Men’s Bottle Design and Best Men’s Launch in the Professional Awards and Consumer Choice Awards, respectively.

This year’s edition included a new category called The Responsible Innovation Award. The award recognizes a fragrance initiative that demonstrates excellence in the area of sustainability. Along with the The Fragrance Foundation France’s partner, insurance company Generali, a jury of eight experts in the field of CSR determined the winner according to 50 different criteria. The jury, chaired by Elise Ginioux, director of communication, corporate social responsibility and public affairs of Generali France, deliberated and chose the winner.

The Responsible Innovation Award went to Bastille Parfums’ Eau de Parfum Bataille. Bastille creates fragrances with 95% natural ingredients and highlights ingredient transparency and supply-chain traceability.

Once again, BW Confidential teamed up with the Fragrance Foundation France to produce a special edition magazine featuring the winners and a special report on the fragrance market in France. To read the special edition, click here.

A total of 13 prizes were awarded:

Professional Awards (voted on by the industry)

Best Women’s Launch
Idôle (Lancôme)

Best Men’s Launch
Le Jardin sur la Lagune (Hermès)

Best Women’s Fragrance
Libre (Yves Saint Laurent)

Best Men’s Fragrance
Le Jardin sur la Lagune (Hermès)

Best Women’s Bottle Design
Idôle (Lancôme)

Best Men’s Bottle Design
Le Beau (Jean Paul Gaultier)

Experts’ Choice Award

Best Fragrance from a Major Brand’s Collection
Atelier des Fleurs: Herba Mimosa (Chloé)

Best Fragrance from a Niche Brand Affiliated to a Group
Tie between:

Copper (Comme des Garçons)
Eau de Minthé (Diptyque)

Best Fragrance from an Independent Brand
Ganymède (Marc-Antoine Barrois)

Consumer Choice Award

Best Women’s Launch
Idôle (Lancôme)

Best Men’s Launch
Le Beau (Jean Paul Gaultier)

Best Women’s Fragrance, Other Distribution
Plein Soleil (Yves Rocher)

Best Men’s Fragrance, Other Distribution
L’Homme Menthe (Roger & Gallet)

Best Women’s Fragrance Launch in an Existing Range
La Vie est Belle en Rose (Lancôme)

Best Men’s Fragrance Launch in an Existing Range
Invictus Legend (Paco Rabanne)

Responsible Innovation Award
Bataille (Bastille Parfums)

 

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