Ariana Grande’s perfume Cloud took home took Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular Award at the 2019 Fragrance Foundation Awards.
The Thank You, Next hitmaker entered the perfume market in 2015 with debut scent ARI by Ariana Grande.
Cloud, her fifth fragrance, was launched in September 2018. Housed in a cloud-shaped bottle, it is a “dreamy blend of alluring lavender blossom, forbidden juicy pear, and mouthwatering bergamot”. It’s further described on the website of Ulta Beauty, her perfume partner, as an “uplifting scent that imbues a thoughtful, artistic expression of positivity and happiness”.
On Wednesday, it beat out the likes of Britney Spears’ Prerogative, Kim Kardashian’s KKW Body, Victoria’s Secret Tease Rebel, and Wild Spirit Fragrances’ Driftwood Eau de Parfum.
Other big winners on the night included Tom Ford, who was inducted to the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame and won Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Luxury for Lost Cherry, Game Changer award winner Laura Slatkin and perfumer Dominique Ropion, who received the Lifetime Achievement prize.
“Creating scent is a powerful thing – scent can alter a mood, change an experience…quite simply, it can enhance our lives,” said Ford. “Much of the pleasure in my life has been derived from scent – I never met a flower I didn’t like.”
And Chanel and Marc Jacobs took home multiple awards; the French fashion house being honoured in the Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Luxury (Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum), Packaging of the Year: Women’s (Chanel No.5 Limited Edition) and Media Campaign of the Year: Men’s (Chanel Bleu de Chanel Pafrum) categories, while Jacobs went home with Social Media Campaign of the Year and Consumer Choice: Women’s Prestige, both for Marc Jacobs Daisy Love.
YSL’s Black Opium, Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist and Dior’s Sauvage Eau de Parfum were also among the winners.
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