International Marie Claire editions name their favorite fragrances

The magazine, which used to be the partner of the French FiFi awards, has launched its own perfume prize.

Its first batch of winners were announced this week, representing the choices of all of Marie Claire's international editions: Balenciaga Paris won best overall fragrance, Thierry Mugler's Womanity was named "most daring" fragrance, and Hèrmes bagged a prize for the packaging of its Voyage d'Hermès.

In addition to the international prizes, every country that publishes Marie Claire got to name its favorite. France's local edition of the awards honored Frédéric Malle's Portrait of a Lady, and all others can from now be looked up on their respective websites.

The now independent French FiFi awards - known as the Grand Prix du Parfum - will take place in Paris May 5.