The 2015 Canadian Fragrance Awards

The 2015 Canadian Fragrance Awards

The past year has been one of indulgences and dreams, of sweetness and green. That is if you look at the winners of last week’s Canadian Fragrance Awards, hosted by Cosmetics Magazine, which took place last week in Montreal.

The gala celebrates women’s and men’s fragrance launches from the past year and winners are chosen by an expert voting panel, including industry insiders, beauty advisors, media sponsors and our own Deborah Fulsang!

There was Tom Ford’s heady Velvet Orchid, which took home the prize for Best Niche Launch, and Thierry Mugler’s Les Exceptions—a boutique collection of elegant quality spritzes—that won over this year’s judging panel. The green and pretty Dolce from Dolce & Gabbana captured the trophy for Best Full-Market Launch, white the Consumer’s Choice went to the Marc Jacobs for his charming Daisy Dream toilette.

This year was the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Fragrance Awards and, according to Wing Sze Tang, Editor at Cosmetics Magazine, more than 20,000 votes were cast in the two Consumers’ Choice categories. That’s a lot of fragrance lovers!
Next spring, the gala will take place in Toronto. Stay tuned for details.

2014 Best Niche Launch, Women’s or Men’s – Tom Ford Velvet Orchid
2014 Best Luxe Launch, Women’s – Bottega Veneta Knot
2014 Best Limited Launch, Women’s – Viktor & Rolf Bonbon
2014 Best Celebrity/Lifestyle Launch, Women’s or Men’s – Taylor Swift Incredible Things
2014 Best Full-Market Launch, Women’s – Dolce & Gabbana Dolce
2014 Best Full-Market Launch, Men’s – Chanel Bleu de Chanel
2014 Best Private Label/Direct Sell Launch – L’Occitane en Provence Arlesienne
2014 Best Print Media Editorial – “Nosy Notions” by Liza Herz, FASHION Magazine
2014 Hall of Fame Award, Women’s – Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey
2014 Hall of Fame Award, Men’s – Calvin Klein Eternity for Men
2014 Judges’ Choice Award – Thierry Mugler Mugler Les Exceptions
2014 Consumers’ Choice Award, Women’s – Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – Louanne McGrory, Beauté Prestige International, Executive Vice-President, Sales and Marketing

 PHOTO: Dominick Gravel
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Alexandra Donaldson is the editorial assistant at The Whale & The Rose and a freelance writer and content creator. Although she recently took up yoga in an effort to be a healthy adult, she still binge-watches cartoons on a regular basis and dreams of running away to a cottage in the woods. She has yet to nail down her favourite perfume, but knows that it smells green, earthy and maybe a little bit spicy, but definitely not sweet.