Cartier and Nina Ricci dominate at French fragrance awards

The French Fragrance Foundation has announced the winners of its annual perfume awards, voted for by the public and a panel of industry experts.

Prix des Spécialistes (prize bestowed by beauty editors and bloggers)
La Treizième Heure by Cartier

Prix des Parfumeurs (Perfumers' Prize)
La Treizième Heure by Cartier

Prix "Coup de coeur" de la Rédaction de Marie Claire (the magazine's favorite)
Eau de gentiane blanche by Hermès

All remaining prizes are the results of public votes.

Best women's fragrance
Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Best men's fragrance
Jamais le Dimanche by Ego Facto

Best flacon design - women's
Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Best flacon design - men's
Only the Brave by Diesel

Best campaign
Miss Dior Chérie by Dior

Best fragrance sold exclusively in own-label boutiques
So Elixir by Yves Rocher

Favorite fragrance of the MarieClaire.fr community
Idylle by Guerlain

The French prize ( http://fragrancefoundation.fr) is the first in the canon of important international award ceremonies organized by the national fragrance foundations. Here is a schedule of the biggest awards coming up worldwide over the next months:

UK Fifi Awards: April 12 - http://www.fragrancefoundation.org.uk

Italian Academia del Profumo Awards: April 16 - http://www.accademiadelprofumo.it

German Duftstars: May 7 - http://www.duftstars.de

US Fifi Awards: June 10 - http://fragrancefoundation.com

The Australian Jasmine Awards will be held later in the year ( http://www.fragrancefoundation.org.au) as well as those bestowed by Spain's fragrance foundation ( http://www.academiadelperfume.com), and plans are also underway to host the first Fifi Awards in the United Arab Emirates. More info can be found at http://www.fragrancefoundationarabia.org.

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