The Fragrance Foundation France celebrated its 20th anniversary in Paris June 26, with Jean Paul Gaultier's Kokorico and Elie Saab Le Parfum among the big winners at its prestigious Fifi Awards.
Both scents won in the best fragrance, most beautiful fragrance bottle and best advertising campaign sections in their respective men's and women's categories.
A gong also went to Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine, which was chosen by a panel of 21 experts in the niche category -- meaning a fragrance sold in less than 100 points of sale.
The public had its say too -- with internet users voting for Cacharel's Amor Amor Forbidden Kiss and Hugo Boss's Hugo Just Different to scoop the female and male Grand Public fragrance prizes respectively.
And in honor of the Fragrance Foundation France's 20th birthday, attendees at the awards voted live via their cell phones for their favorite scents among the past two decades, with Narciso Rodriguez for Her and Hermès's Terre d'Hermès scooping the special "anniversary awards."
The Fragrance Foundation France is part of an international group of perfume industry professionals founded in the US back in 1949. Back in May, Tom Ford's Violet Blonde and Victoria's Secret Angel were big winners at the 40th edition of the Fifi Awards New York, often dubbed the fragrance industry "Oscars."