Archive: Fragrance

The Sweet Smell of Success!

Last Friday, The Fragrance Foundation revealed the top five finalists in each category of the 2010 FiFi® Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the fragrance world. Superstar brands Calvin Klein, D & G, Diesel, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Shiseido, and YSL are among the Luxe finalists, while Nouveau Niche brands Bond No 9, Brooks Brothers, Issey Miyake, Jo Malone, and Narciso Rodriguez made the cut in their category. Winners will be announced on June 10th.

Fragrance fans nationwide can weigh in by voting for their favorites. Voting opens on Wednesday, April 28th and continues through Wednesday, May 19th.

Want to vote for your favorite? GO HERE!

2010 Top Five FiFi® Finalists

Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Luxe
bebe Eau de Parfum – Inter Parfums USA
Crescent Row Collection – Benefit
Flora by Gucci – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Lola Marc Jacobs –Coty Prestige
Very Hollywood Michael Kors Eau de Parfum—The Estee Lauder Companies
YSL Parisienne – YSL Beaute/L’Oreal

Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Luxe
ckfree Calvin Klein – Coty Prestige
D&G Fragrance Anthology – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Givenchy PLAY – Parfums Givenchy
Only the Brave – Diesel Fragrances, L’Oréal
Shiseido Zen for Men – Shiseido Cosmetics America
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular Appeal
Avril Lavigne Black Star – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Faith Hill Parfums – Coty
Flirt! Flowerific Perfume Spray – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Halle by Halle Berry – Coty
Mariah Carey Ultra Pink – Elizabeth Arden
Super Samba Woman – The Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l., Ltd.

Fragrance of the Year: Men’s Popular Appeal
Playboy – Coty
Seduction in Black, Antonio Banderas – Puig USA, Inc.
Super Samba Man – The Perfumer’s Workshop Int’l, Ltd.

Fragrance Hall of Fame Nominees
CK one – Calvin Klein Cosmetics/Coty Prestige
Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier- Beaute Prestige International
Cristalle EDT – Chanel
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDT – Donna Karan Cosmetics/Estee Lauder Companies
Fahrenheit – Christian Dior Parfums
Gap Dream – Inter Parfums, Inc.
Pour un Homme – Caron Paris
Rapture – Victoria’s Secret Beauty
Red Door – Elizabeth Arden

Akon Files Suit Over Konvict Fragrance

R&B singer Akon has filed a lawsuit against his former business partners alleging they used his name for a new perfume without permission.

The Grammy-nominee and founder of record label Konvict Muzik was recently in talks with fragrance developers to create his own scent, reports the New York Daily News.

However, according to documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday, the Smack That star was stunned when perfume executives formed Konvict Cosmetics International and started selling a scent called Konvict without his approval. Akon is demanding the company ceases production.

Representatives from Konvict Cosmetics had not responded to requests for comment as WENN went to press.

YSL redesigns Opium bottle‏

OPIUM! A new bottle!

YSL has done a fabulous job of updating the look of a classic fragrance. The transparent window recalls the “O” and is luminescent like the sun of a dreamy, imaginary world where the Opium fragrance takes you. I love it. (only the bottle has changed, the fragrance remains the same).

Available now online at

BREAKING: Jennifer Aniston Releases Her First Ad For Lolavie and Talks About Her Scent!

Jennifer Aniston’s first ad image for her new fragrance, Lolavie, is out, and it features the actress lounging on the beach in Cabo. She opened up to WWD about the process behind its creation and revealed that she’ll launch the perfume this Summer at Harrods in London with a special in-store appearance. It’s Jen’s first foray into creating a product, though the field of celebrity fragrances is certainly a crowded one. Jen discussed how she tried to make her scent unique, and she also touched on her career in film and aspirations to direct. She said:

•On the name Lolavie: “It’s a long story and honestly it’s too personal to tell. But it has special significance.”

•On controlling her public image: “I don’t think you can control that at the end of the day. You can’t stunt what you do to please or not please the public. And the media will create stories whether they are true or false. So why stop doing what makes you happy? Be true to yourself and everything else will follow.”

•On getting dramatic in her upcoming film Buttercup: “Obviously, I’m drawn to comedy, good or bad. But I love doing parts that are different and I sprinkle those throughout to get creatively unstuck.”

•On the possibility of directing: “I have a project in development I’m going to direct. After you get enough movies under your belt, you sit back and go, ‘What’s next?’ It’s getting to be the time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction.”

To see what Jen has to say all about the scent just read more

Tell us - what do you think of her new ad? I think she’s gorgeous, and I kinda want to smell her perfume (not a huge fan of celeb fragrances, but I love her!).