The FiFi Awards (now TFF Awards), often referred to as the “Oscars of the fragrance industry”, is an annual event that honours creativity in fragrances and celebrates their impact. Since its conception by Annette Green (former president at The Fragrance Foundation) over four decades ago, it has become a sought-after affair attended annually by around 1,000 members from across fashion’s creative spectrum – including renowned designers and actors alike – all coming together to recognize those inspiring achievements within this aromatic realm. Here we give you the Winners in The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2022.
On June 9th, The Fragrance Foundation hosted the highly anticipated in-person TFF Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater to celebrate outstanding creative achievement across 20 categories of excellence within the fragrance industry. This milestone event brought together members from around the world who have retained their passion and artistry throughout a tumultuous period; this year’s theme was centred on gratitude for overcoming great adversity with even greater resilience than before.
Best fragrances for men and women 2022
As we take a closer look at the winners of this year’s TFF Awards 2022 below, it’s clear that there are a few brands and perfumes that stand out from the crowd. Of the individual brands, the luxury brand Tom Ford has the most winning fragrances with three representatives.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous eau de Parfum is also worth a mention with wins in the two prestigious categories of Fragrance of the Year & Consumer Choice – Women’s Prestige perfumes.
Another double winner can be found in Billie Eilish’s fragrance, ‘Eilish‘, which took home two wins in the Women’s Popular category, both as Fragrance of the Year and Consumer Choice.
Winners in The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2022
In this year’s TFF Awards, we find winners in a total of 20 different categories. Here are the most notable Winners in The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2022:
Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Luxury
TOM FORD SOLEIL BRÛLANT
Tom Ford debuted his powerfully-scented fragrance, Soleil Brûlant, in 2021. Its combination of Pink Pepper and Mandarin Orange top notes blend harmoniously with its middle note highlights of Honey and fragrant Orange Blossom before resolving into a captivating base featuring Resin Amber Olibanum Woody Notes, Leather and Vetiver for an unforgettable finish.
Fragrance of the Year & Consumer Choice – Women’s Prestige
GUCCI FLORA GORGEOUS GARDENIA EAU DE PARFUM
Gucci’s Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum is a delightful floral treat for women that has recently graced the world of fragrance. Expertly crafted by Honorine Blanc and Alberto Morillas, this exquisite blend shimmers with top notes of Pear Blossom, Red Berries and Italian Mandarin before revealing its heart composed of Gardenia, Jasmine and Frangipani on an alluring base made up Brown sugar & Patchouli.
Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Luxury
PARFUMS CHRISTIAN DIOR SAUVAGE ELIXIR
Sauvage Elixir is an intoxicating blend of freshness, spices and woods that draw you in with its captivating aroma. Its unprecedented concentration elevates the classic notes of lavender for a powerful scent full of depth and character.
Consumer Choice – Men’s
A scent for daring personalities, Hero by Burberry has come to make its mark. Unveiled in 2021, this woody and spicy fragrance is set to be a classic as Aurelien Guichard’s masterful touch combine bergamot top notes with juniper and black pepper heart notes atop a rich cedar base composition of Atlas Cedar, Virginian Cedar and Himalayan Cedar.
Consumer Choice – Candle & Home Collection
NEST NEW YORK WILD MINT & EUCALYPTUS HOME FRAGRANCE COLLECTION
NEST New York has been transforming living spaces for over a decade with their exquisite aromas and incomparable style. Founder Laura Slatkin was the vanguard in the home fragrance industry since she founded Slatkin & Co., America’s first luxury brand for scenting homes in 1992. Her tremendous influence is evident throughout her various collaborations, where she designed fragrances for more than 100 labels – an accomplishment that was also earlier acknowledged by The Fragrance Foundation when they awarded her The Game Changer Award of 2019.
With captivating designs that ooze sophistication and elegance, enhanced by high-quality natural scents, set new standards for your own space while letting NEST New York craft any atmosphere you desire.
Fragrance of the Year – Universal Prestige
MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA AUTUMN VIBES
Experience the cosy warmth of Autumn Vibes by Maison Martin Margiela, a woody, spicy fragrance for men and women. Launched in 2021 with notes of cardamom, pink pepper, nutmeg maple and carrot seeds blended over an earthy base of cedar moss – this unique new scent is made to immerse you in nature’s autumn splendour.
Fragrance Hall of Fame
TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID
Tom Ford Black Orchid is a timeless and luxurious blend of dark accords, black orchids and spices. Its striking fluted black-glass bottle creates an iconic statement with its irresistible allure that never fails to captivate the senses.
Innovative Fragrance Product of the Year
ACQUA DI PARMA SMART HOME DIFFUSER
Experience a new way to enjoy home fragrance with Acqua di Parma’s first-ever room diffuser. Featuring luxurious Italian aromas, this device allows you to customize your scent according to personal preference and integrates seamlessly with smart home automation for unparalleled convenience.
Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Prestige
HERMÉS H24 EAU DE TOILETTE
A beautiful delicate blend of scents, this perfume is the perfect combination for celebrating life’s sensual pleasures. An enlivening mixture of sage and narcissus paired with a hint of rosewood offers vibrant aromas heightened by warm notes and invigorating metallic undertones.
Fragrance of the Year – Universal Luxury
GUCCI THE ALCHEMISTS GARDEN 1921 EAU DE PARFUM
In 2021, Gucci released a classic combination of scents for both sexes – the Chypre Floral fragrance 1921. Crafted by legendary nose Alberto Morillas, this timeless blend is woven with top notes of Citrus and middle notes of Neroli and Lemon Verbena underpinned by a detailed base note of Oakmoss.
Fragrance of the Year & Consumer Choice – Women’s Popular
BILLIE EILISH “EILISH“
Billie Eilish’s ‘Eilish’ fragrance is a captivating Amber Gourmand scent. Steve DeMercado has artfully crafted this 2021 release, blending notes of Sugar and Red Berries for sweetness, Vanilla and Cacao for alluring richness, and Rose Spice nuances – complemented by an irresistible base of Tonka Beaniness overlaid on timelessly Musky Woody Notes.
Packaging of the Year – Luxury
CARTIER LES NECESSAIRES A PARFUM
Cartier has created a timeless collection of must-have perfumes for both men and women that bring the luxurious elegance of traditional vanity cases to modern times.
Packaging of the Year – Prestige/Popular
MCM EAU DE PARFUM
MCM Eau de Parfum by Mode Creation Munich charms wearers of all genders with its luxurious Amber Floral scent. Crafted in 2021 under the artful direction of perfumer Clement Gavarry, it opens on a compelling blend of Raspberry and Apricot notes balanced around Peony accents; Violet Leaf adds subtle exoticism while creamy Jasmine lends richness to this fragrant bouquet.
Ambroxan, Sandalwood, Moss and Vanilla round out the opulent base for an unforgettable aroma that will linger long after application.
Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year
TOM FORD ÉBENE FUMÉ
Ébène Fumé from Tom Ford, is an aromatic and enveloping fragrance for women and men. This daring scent released in 2021 combines heady incense with wood tones such as black pepper, violet leaf, leather, labdanum cade oil, papyrus rose resins, ebony tree and Guaiac Wood, an elusive captivating experience for the senses.
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