Award-winning fragrances 2012
While you may have not heard of the FiFi Awards, they are a big deal in terms of the fragrance industry. Last night's affair, attended by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Blue and Kanye, was no exception to the rule as the results of the deliberations of the Fragrance Foundation guest panel were announced to an excited audience. Did Kim Kardashian's eponymous scent win the best celeb fragrance 2012? Did Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacob pip Vera Wang's Lovestruck to the post as the people's favourite scent? Read on to find out more.
|Best New Celebrity Fragrance|
Winner: Justin Bieber Someday
The fragrance Justin Bieber Someday may have had some stiff competition, including Kim Kardashian's namesake scent, but this award went to the fragrance that is said to be the highest grossing per month from launch date ever. Packed full of fruity notes of mandarin, pear and wild berries blended with floral jasmine, sweet vanilla and musk, Justin Bieber's debut fragrance is a fresh and youthful scent. And it's not just the judging panel who think so. One user on ciao.co.uk said: "At first I was a bit dubious although I liked the smell of the perfume, I didn't realise it was Justin Bieber. As I think if I had of known I would have automatically assumed it was the teenage market, but I have to eat my words and say i really do like this." The eye-catching bottle will also look good on your dressing table.
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|People's Choice Award for Women|
Winner: Daisy Eau so Fresh - Marc Jacobs
Launched in 2011, this floral fruity fragrance was chosen by the readers of Elle magazine to win this prestigious award and it's easy to see why. The top notes of zesty grapefruit, pear and red berries ensure the fragrance is fresh enough to wear everyday while the combination of musk and woody cedar ensure the scent lingers all day long. If you're going to buy one scent this summer, make sure it's Daisy Eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs.
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|People's Choice Award for Men|
Winner: Armani Code Sport - Giorgio Armani
It may be no coincidence that a fragrance chosen by readers of Men's Health magazine has the word 'sport' in its name. This popular choice by Giorgio Armani beat the likes of Gucci Guilty, Boss Orange for Men and Bang Bang by Marc Jacob. Armani Code Sport is the ultimate in fresh fragrances, due to an explosion of minty top notes combined with Sicilian mandarin and citrus. This would be a fantastic choice for the cosmopolitan man who is both elegant and mysterious.
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|Best New Fragrance for Women|
Winner: Elie Saab - Elie Saab
Presented in an extremely elegant and eye-catching bottle, Elie Saab's perfume has a pretty and delicate floral fragrance. Opening with a sun-kissed radiant orange blossom top note that develops with the heart notes of jasmine and patchouli and then finishes with a woody cedar base note, Elie Saab Le Parfum has been described by one user on ciao.co.uk as: "a vintage floral scent". Even if you're not a fan of floral scents, this alluring and addictive fragrance could change your mind.
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|Best New Fragrance for Men|
Winner: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme - Gucci
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme may not have won in the People's Choice Award category but it proved to be a favourite among members of the Fragrance Foundation. Designed for men who know what they want and get it, this aromatic blend of lavender, lemon, orange blossom, patchouli and cedar certainly won over the experts. Enhance his magnetic appeal with this award-winning intense and seductive fragrance.
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|Hall of Fame 2012|
Winner: Angel - Thierry Mugler
While Angel by Thierry Mugler may be a bit too much of a sweet smell for some, the fact that it is such as recognisable scent plus that is has a loyal following are just two reasons among many as to why it deserves a place in the Fragrance Foundation's Hall of Fame. It was first introduced in 1993 and users love it's chocolatey fragrance and star-shaped bottle, which would perch elegantly on any dressing table. One fan remarked on ciao.co.uk that: "I get looked at like I'm an angel when wearing this." If you love sweet smells that remind you of childhood and have not already discovered Thierry Mugler, make it a perfume priority.
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