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Coty, Elizabeth Arden among winners of The Fragrance Foundation Awards

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The superstars of the fragrance industry were honored this week at The Fragrance Foundation Awards event held at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

Comedian and Emmy Award Winner Dana Carvey hosted the event supported by presenters from fashion, fragrance and entertainment arenas.

Award presenters and attendees included: Ford model Alana Zimmer, magazine editor and fashion personality Andre Leon Talley, Net-A-Porter’s Annelise Peterson, actress Connie Britton of the TV series “Nashville,” Queen of Burlesque, fashion/fragrance icon Dita Von Teese, deejay Donna D’Cruz, actress Jessica Szohr of “The Internship,” Australian identical twin models Jordan and Zac Stenmark, fashion designers Ken Kaufman & Isaac Franco of KAUFMANFRANCO, IMG model Kiara Kabukuru, fashion designer Maria Cornejo, Public School fashion designers Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow, President Obama’s inaugural poet Richard Blanco, American singer, songwriter and model Sky Ferreira, and stylist Ty Hunter.

“The Fragrance Foundation Awards have been referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of our industry because we honor the year’s highest achievements,” stated Elizabeth Musmanno, president of The Fragrance Foundation. “We are thrilled to come together to celebrate and congratulate all the finalists and winners.”

Taylor Swift took a break from her Red Tour to accept the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year for her back-to-back successful launches of Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted by Elizabeth Arden. The award secures her place in fragrance history and raises awareness for her soon-to-be- released third fragrance, Taylor by Taylor Swift.

Justin Bieber continues to demonstrate his star power with just one tweet to his 40 million plus followers. He invited them to cast a vote on fragrance.org for Girlfriend and won the Women’s Consumer Choice Award. Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend also won for Popular Fragrance of the Year Women’s.

Actress Connie Britton presented Allure’s Linda Wells with the Hall of Fame Award. Linda Wells is the first magazine editor to win this honor. Her creative vision and work at Allure won 16 Fragrance Foundation Awards, Ad Age’s A-List Award and Allure has landed on AdWeek’s Hot List five times.

Patrick Firmenich, CEO of Firmenich, presented master perfumer, Alberto Morillas, with the Foundation’s first Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. Morillas was honored for over four decades of his fragrance creations that included legendary launches such as ckone, Estée Lauder Pleasures and Marc Jacobs Daisy.

The Fragrance Foundation Award winners include:

  • Best Packaging of the Year Men’s – Montblanc Legend by Interparfums Luxury Brands
  • Best Packaging of the Year Women’s – Florabotanica Balenciaga Paris by Coty Prestige
  • Fragrance Celebrity of the Year – Taylor Swift
  • Consumer Choice Award Men’s – Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Essenza
  • Consumer Choice Award Women’s – Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend
  • Retail Innovation of the Year – QVC
  • Media Campaign of the Year Men’s – Dolce & Gabbana the one for men Sport by P&G Prestige Products
  • Media Campaign of the Year Women’s – Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme by P&G Prestige Products
  • Hall of Fame – Linda Wells, Editor in Chief of Allure magazine
  • Fragrance of the Year Popular Men’s – James Bond 007 by P&G Prestige Products
  • Fragrance of the Year Popular Women’s – Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend by Elizabeth Arden
  • Fragrance of the Year Prestige Men’s – Tom Ford Noir by Tom Ford Beauty
  • Fragrance of the Year Prestige Women’s – DOT Marc Jacobs by Coty
  • Prestige Fragrance of the Year Luxury Men’s – Colonia Intensa Oud by Acqua Di Parma
  • Fragrance of the Year Luxury Women’s – Florabotanica Balenciaga Paris by Coty Prestige
  • Fragrance Hall of Fame – Red Door by Elizabeth Arden
  • Perfume Extraordinaire – Robertet for Black Saffron by Byredo Parfums, Perfumer: Jerome Epinette
  • Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement – Alberto Morillas, Master Perfumer for Firmenich

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Arco Health introduces e-cigarette, new packaging for diet gum

BY Jason Owen

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio — Arco Health, Inc., makers of Diet-Burst gum, announced last week new packaging designs for its dietary supplement gum, as well as new nicotine replacement products available in July.

The NicoBurst line of products are designed to help smokers end their dependency on smoking traditional cigarettes. The NicoBurst disposable e-cigarette has a traditional tobacoo flavor and provides the same nicotine experience to satisfy a smoker’s cravings. The cigarette replacement product comes after two years of research and development. 

In addition to NicoBurst e-cigarettes, Arco Health will be offering NicoBurst gum and lozenges. NicoBurst chewing gum will be available in 2 mg and 4 mg of nicotine, and NicoBurst lozenges in 2 mg and 4 mg of nicotine.

The company also announced new packaging for its already available Diet-Burst gum, a patented nutraceutical containing Slendesta, an over-the-counter dietary supplement. Diet-Burst gum can be used as a replacement to cigarettes for those smokers who use cigarettes as a means to control their weight. Diet-Burst gum is now available in a two-piece blister pack and an eight-count point-of-purchase display box for retail trade.

NicoBurst electronic cigarettes and DietBurst gum are not smoking cessation products and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. NicoBurst nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and have been approved by the FDA as Nicotine Replacement Therapy products.


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P&G, Stella McCartney announce licensing agreement

BY Antoinette Alexander

GENEVA and LONDON — Procter & Gamble Prestige has inked a licensing deal with Stella McCartney to manufacture and sell designer fragrance products.

Effective Sept. 13, P&G will begin to develop and market new initiatives under the Stella McCartney brand name.

The signing of the Stella McCartney fragrance license is consistent with P&G Prestige’s strategy to grow the business with strong brands with global leadership potential, the company stated. Stella McCartney is complementary to P&G’s existing designer fragrance portfolio and expands upon their strong luxury fragrance brands.


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