Ariana Grande wins top perfume award

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 fr…

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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Tom Ford wins big at 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards

Tom Ford scooped both the men’s and women’s Luxury Fragrance of the Year at the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards on Tuesday (12Jun18).The brand’s Oud Minerale took home the award for the men’s category, while Fabulous won in the women’s. Supermodel Na…

Tom Ford scooped both the men’s and women’s Luxury Fragrance of the Year at the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards on Tuesday (12Jun18).

The brand’s Oud Minerale took home the award for the men’s category, while Fabulous won in the women’s.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was on hand to present the men’s honour and stunned at the New York event in an Alexander McQueen dress matched with a feathered cape.

“Quick stop at The Fragrance Foundation Industry Awards to present Men’s Luxury Fragrance of the year 2018 @TOMFORD wearing @McQueen by Sarah Burton,” she wrote on her Instagram page next to an image of her posing for waiting photographers.

The annual event, held at the Lincoln Centre, was a star-studded affair, with Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Chanel Iman walking the red carpet alongside Hari Nef, John Varvatos and Jason Wu.

Rita Ora, Nina Dobrev, Olivia Palermo, Ben McKenzie and his wife Morena Baccarin also attended the glitzy bash, with 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski acting as host.

Other winners from the night included Ann Gottlieb, who was inducted into The Fragrance Foundation’s Hall of Fame. The perfumer has previously created fragrances for the likes of Britney Spears and Dior.

Olivier Cresp, master perfumer at Firmenich, was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement prize, founder of Editions Perfumes Frederic Malle took home the Game Changer prize and Dutch model Romee Strijd was honoured as Face of the Year.

“The Foundation’s mission is to inspire the world to discover the artistry and passion of fragrance,” said The Fragrance Foundation’s president, Linda G. Levy, ahead of the awards. “Every single winner, finalist and honouree has played a central role in helping to achieve this mission, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to recognise their contributions.”

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