Halle Berry, Fergie, Jean Paul Gaultier to Receive Prestigious Perfume Awards From The Fragrance Foundation
NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 -- The Fragrance Foundation hosts VIP's from the fragrance industry as well as superstars from stage, screen and TV at annual FiFi® Awards Celebration. Over 800 guests mix and mingle with the outstanding talents being honored on May 25 that Lincoln Center. 38 coveted crystal statuettes will be awarded, recognizing their inspirational contributions to the fragrance industry. Attending this year's celebration and receiving FiFi® Awards are:
2011 FiFi® Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award
This award, presented by the Foundation's Board of Directors is to honor a celebrity who has embraced and promoted the world of fragrance over a period of time. It celebrates the ongoing success and support given by the celebrity to the industry and therefore attracting consumers to the category.
Academy Award winning actress, beauty and fashion icon, Halle Berry has created a collection of fragrances that have all been infused with her unique vision and favorite ingredients. "For years I have created my own personal scents by mixing and layering fragrances, trying to come up with something unique and different. It's a wonderful form of self-expression and I am thrilled to share these fragrances with consumers worldwide," said Ms. Berry. "I am very honored to receive this FiFi® award. I truly believe that fragrance makes women feel beautiful and confident."
2011 FiFi® New Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award
Selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors, this award recognizes a celebrity whose very first fragrance has enjoyed instant success with the consumer and brought recognition to the fragrance category. Inspired by the multi-talented star's spontaneous attitude and belief in herself, "It feels unbelievable for me to have the biggest launch in Avon's history," explains Fergie. "I am extremely passionate about my projects and put a lot of energy into the development and execution-- Outspoken was no exception. I'm so excited to be receiving the FiFi® "New Fragrance Celebrity of the Year" award, and it feels amazing to be honored by the industry."
Jean Paul Gaultier
2011 FiFi® Hall of Fame Award
Jean Paul Gaultier will be honored with the 2011 FiFi® Hall of Fame Award at The FiFi® Awards celebration on Wednesday May 25th in New York City. The FiFi® Hall of Fame Award is voted on by the Foundation's Board of Directors and is presented to an individual who has brought extraordinary ingenuity, creativity, dedication and inner resources to bear, not only to their company's success but to the fragrance industry as a whole.
"What goes for my clothes, goes for my perfumes," says Monsieur Gaultier. "I strive always to be olfactively unique, seductive but very structured, provocative but very desirable, to use fragrance and glass to channel what lace and denim reinvent in each runway show. This award is an immense honor for me. It brings me great pleasure to know that my fragrances have made such a mark and that they have brought joy to many. I am very grateful to the FiFi® jury for their kind recognition. I never thought that I would be admitted into a Hall of Fame and here I am knocking at its door."
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SOURCE The Fragrance Foundation