“A brilliant evening”, “Fantastic to see the fragrance industry celebrated so well” and
“Some incredible winners at the best Awards so far!”, were just a few of the comments
received from last night’s Fragrance Foundation UK Awards Gala Dinner.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the fragrance industry, the 23rd annual Fragrance Foundation
Awards 2015 took place at one of London’s most popular venues – The Brewery on
The glitzy and glamorous event was attended by over 500 industry guests including a
host of celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Richard E. Grant, Baroness Brady & Nick Ede.
The evening started with a Champagne Reception held in the King George III room with
entertainment from Tom Barnes Music, where guests mingled before being ushered to the
Porter Tun room for a sumptuous Dinner.
TV news presenter Natasha Kaplinsky compèred the evening’s ceremony for the third
year, held in support of the industry’s charity Look Good Feel Better, and guests were
entertained by the fabulous Rebecca Ferguson, who performed for us all to enjoy.
The welcoming presentation was given by The Fragrance Foundation UK’s Chairman,
Annalise Fard, who commented on what a great year The Fragrance Foundation have
had. Linda Key, The Fragrance Foundation’s CEO, gave an update on the achievements of
The Fragrance Foundation and its aims for the future.
The Fragrance Foundation presented Lucia van der Post with The Circle of Champions
Award – The Circle of Champions is a special initiative set up by The Fragrance
Foundation to pay tribute to those individuals who have made a notable and newsworthy
contribution to the fragrance industry. Lucia is the Grande Dame of Luxury, Associate
Editor of How To Spend It turned the How To Spend It pages of the Financial Times into
cult Saturday reading and then oversaw its migration to glossy stock in 1994 as Founding
Editor of the magazine. Her many awards include the Luxury Briefing Award for
Excellence, the Walpole Medal of Excellence and several Jasmine Awards for perfume
features in How To Spend It.
Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent : Best New Fragrance for Women
Jimmy Choo Man had : Best New Male Fragrance
There were 18 award categories : read on to find out who won a coveted Lalique Fragrance Foundation Award in the other categories…
Best New Media Campaign/Female Fragrance Wood Sage & Sea Salt Jo Malone London
Best New Media Campaign – Male Fragrance Dior Homme Eau for Men
Best New Design & Packaging – Female Fragrance Knot – Bottega Veneta
Best New Design & Packaging – Male Fragrance L’?Homme Idéal – Guerlain
Best New Home Fragrance Green Tomato Leaf Scented Candle – Jo Malone London
Best New Female Fragrance in Limited Distribution Dior Rose Elixir Précieux
Best New Male Fragrance in Limited Distribution Splendid Wood – Yves Saint Laurent
Best New Independent Fragrance JACK – Jack Perfume
Perfume Extraordinaire Robertet – Light my Fire – Killian
Readers’ Choice for Women Daisy Dream– Marc Jacobs
Readers’ Choice for Men Jimmy Choo Man- Jimmy Choo