Fragrance Foundation: Top Five Finalists for 2012 FiFi “Indie” Award

New York N.Y. January 19th, 2012. The Fragrance Foundation is very pleased and excited to name the top five finalists who have made it through the judging for the 2012 FiFi® “Indie” Award with the winner to be revealed on January 30th at the Elements Showcase FiFi® Award Ceremony and celebration. A distinguished panel of expert judges had the difficult task of choosing five outstanding fragrance brands based on criteria provided by the Foundation and the “Indie” Committee. The ballots were tabulated by the Foundation’s accounting firm Sperduto, Spector & Company. “We were very pleased to receive so many entries and confirm thirty six official nominees. The competition was stiff and we applaud the judges for taking on the challenge of selecting the top five,” states Mary Ellen Lapsasnky, Vice President of The Fragrance Foundation. “We are excited to present these finalists with mini-FiFi® trophies and of course honor the winner with the official crystal FiFi® Award.”

The five finalists are:

Carner Barcelona “Cuirs” – Min New York
Come L’Amore, Bois 1920 – Bois 1920 (Perfume Holding Corp.)
Miller Harris La Fumée – Miller Harris
Odin New York 06 Amanu – Foundry NYC
Siberian Snow by D.S. & Durga – D.S. & Durga

“Congratulations to these five finalists who made the cut out of all the entries,” said Cos Policastro, Executive Vice President, Fine Fragrances at Givaudan, “it’s a real achievement and we wish all the “Indie” brands great success no matter who wins – and we can’t wait to find out who that is and present them with their $10,000.00 check!” Frederick Bouchardy, co-founder of Elements Showcase commented that “The 2012 FiFi® “Indie” Award presentation at the Elements Showcase will be a terrific moment of recognition for the “Indie” category. It’s very exciting and we salute all these independent creators.” “We are very happy to be a part of this occasion by sponsoring the FiFi® “Indie” celebration,” added Bruce Teitelebaum, CEO of RPG, “the “Indie” brands deserve the spotlight and The FiFi® Award is a respected symbol of excellence. Presenting the FiFi® in such a stylish, innovative venue as the Elements Showcase is just the kind of creative thinking that brings new energy to the fragrance community and new choices to the fragrance-loving consumer.”
Fragrance Foundation 2012 FIFI Awards