The Fragrance Foundation France Award winners revealed

The 29th edition of the Fragrance Foundation France awards, which recognize perfume excellence, was broadcast on the Fragrance Foundation’s website.

Giorgio Armani (L’Oréal) walked away with two prizes this year: Best Women’s Launch and Best Women’s Bottle Design in the Professional Awards category. In the men’s section of the Professional Awards category, Lacoste’s Match Point Eau de Toilette won Best Men’s Launch, while Aimez-moi Comme Je Suis Eau de Toilette from Caron was awarded Best Men’s Bottle Design.

In the Consumer Choice Awards category, Angel Nova Eau de Parfum  from Mugler (L’Oréal) won Best Women’s Launch, while L’Homme Rochas Eau de Toilette from Rochas (Interparfums) won Best Men’s Launch.

Meanwhile, the Responsible Innovation Award recognized a fragrance initiative that demonstrates excellence in the area of sustainability. The Responsible Innovation Award went to natural and organic beauty brand Acorelle’s Sublime Tubéreuse. The Eau de Parfum was made using ingredients from 100% natural origin and 92% organic ingredients.

The Fragrance Foundation France introduced Responsible Innovation category last year. Along with the foundation’s partner, insurance company Generali, a jury of eight experts in the field of CSR determined the winner. The jury, chaired by Elise Ginioux, Director of Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs of Generali France, deliberated and chose the winner.

Once again, BW Confidential teamed up with the Fragrance Foundation France to produce a special edition magazine featuring the winners and an interview with Fragrance Foundation France President Philippe Ughetto.

A total of 15 prizes were awarded:

Professional Awards (voted on by the industry)

Best Women’s Launch

My Way Eau de Parfum (Giorgio Armani)

Best Men’s Launch

Match Point Eau de Toilette (Lacoste)

Best Women’s Fragrance

Narciso Eau de Parfum Ambrée (Narciso Rodriguez)

Best Men’s Fragrance

Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisée (Givenchy)

Best Women’s Bottle Design

My Way Eau de Parfum (Giorgio Armani)

Best Men’s Bottle Design

Aimez-moi Comme Je Suis Eau de Toilette (Caron)

Consumer Choice Award

Best Women’s Launch

Angel Nova Eau de Parfum (Mugler)

Best Men’s Launch

L’Homme Rochas Eau de Toilette (Rochas)

Best Fragrance – Other Distribution

Gingembre Exquis (Roger & Gallet)

Best Women’s Fragrance Launch in an Existing Range

La Vie est Belle Intensément Eau de Parfum (Lancôme)

Best Men’s Fragrance Launch in an Existing Range

L’Homme Le Parfum (Yves Saint Laurent)

Experts’ Choice Award

Best Fragrance from a Major Brand’s Collection

Iris Torréfié – L’Art et la Matière (Guerlain)

Best Fragrance from a Niche Brand Affiliated to a Group

Bitter Peach (Tom Ford)

Best Fragrance from an Independent Brand

L’Echappée Sauvage (Voyages Imaginaires)

Responsible Innovation Award

Sublime Tubéreuse (Acorelle)