Romee Strijd and Greg Unis Photo by Casey Kelbaugh
Emily Bond and Ann Gottlieb Photo by Casey Kelbaugh
Jerry Vittorio and Linda G. Levy Photo by Casey Kelbaugh
Donna Kalajian and Carly Cardellino
The Fragrance Foundation held it’s annual finalists luncheon in NYC. Finalists were announced in several “best in fragrance” categories with winners announced on June 12th at the Fragrance Foundation awards June 12th hosted by Jane Krakowski at Lincoln Center, Tully Hall.
The Fragrance Foundation Announces:
- Ann Gottlieb, Hall of Fame Honoree
- Oliver Cresp, Lifetime Achievement Perfumer
- Romee Strijd, Face of the Year
- Winners for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage, Social Media Campaign, 360 Degree Marketing.
- Top Five Fragrance Foundation Awards Finalists.
The top five finalists for The Fragrance Foundation Awards and winners in Editorial Excellence, Social Media Campaign, and 360 Degree Media campaign were unveiled.
Ann Gottlieb, celebrated perfume strategist and founder of Ann Gottlieb Associates, was announced as the 2018 Hall of Fame Honoree. Ms. Gottlieb is widely recognized in the fragrance industry for her masterful ability to translate brands and personalities into fragrances that are both captivating and enduring. Ms. Gottlieb, whose work spans across every fragrance and market category, helped create iconic fragrances such as Daisy Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior J’Adore, Calving Klein Eternity and countless others.
“I adore fragrance,” said Ms. Gottlieb. “I love this industry and the people in it. So I am thrilled to be honored by my peers for my life’s work, which has brought me so much joy and fulfillment.”
Olivier Cresp, Master Perfumer at Firmenich, was announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Perfumer Achievement Perfumer award. Both Ms. Gottlieb and Mr. Cresp will be honored by the fragrance industry at The Fragrance Foundation Awards.
“The Foundation’s mission is to inspire the world to discover the artistry and passion of fragrance,” said The Fragrance Foundation president Linda G. Levy. “Every single winner, finalist and honoree announced today has played a central role in helping to achieve this mission, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize their contributions.
” Victoria’s Secret Angel and IMG model, Romee Strijd was awarded The Fragrance Foundation’s Face of the Year, presented byGreg Unis, CEO of Victoria’s Secret Beauty.
Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage awards were presented for three categories including Article, Online, and Feature. ELLE Magazine won both the Article and Feature categories with “Dream Catchers” and “This Is Your Brain on Vetiver,” respectively, both written by April Long. The Cut won the Online category for “It Took 150 Tries for Dior to Make Their Next Hit Perfume for Millennials” written by Kathleen Hou.
Parfums Christian Dior’s campaign for Miss Dior Eau De Parfum won the award for the best Social Media Campaign, while Gucci Bloom by Coty was voted as best 360- Degree Marketing Campaign.
The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2018 Winners:
FACE OF THE YEAR: Romee Strijd
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: Winner: Miss Dior Eau de Parfum- Parfums Christian Dior
360-Degree Marketing Campaign of the Year: Gucci Bloom-Coty, Inc.
Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage:
Feature: Winner: Elle Magazine- This is Your Brain on Vetiver
Article: Winner: Elle Magazine-Dream Catchers
Online: Winner: THECUT.COM It took 150 tries for Dior to Make Their Next Hit for Millennials.
The Fragrance Foundation Awards Finalists were announced in the following categories: Fragrance of the Year ( women’s & men’s) in women’s luxury, men’s luxury, women’s prestige, men’s prestige, popular, perfume extraordinaire of the year, breakout star, indie fragrance of the year, packaging of the year ( women’s & men’s), home collection of the year, bath & body line of the year, home holiday/seasonal scent of the year, fragrance blog of the year, and fragrance hall of fame.
Look for Full Coverage as winners are announced on June 12th. Stay Tuned!