The 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards 

For the 50-year anniversary of The Fragrance Foundation Awards, this year’s star-studded awards ceremony at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City lived up to the golden occasion. With a record-breaking audience of 900 in-person attendees, the global fragrance industry came together to celebrate outstanding achievements across 14 categories and two honorific awards.

In the lobby, attendees were greeted by a custom fragrance created for the event by the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Anne Flipo, which she named La Jardin de St Jose after the gardens where she lives in France. Once inside the theater, Jerry Vittoria, Executive Committee Chairman of TFF and President of Fine Fragrance Foundation Worldwide DSM-Firmenich, kicked off the evening along with TFF President Linda G. Levy, who underlined the Foundation’s commitment and mission to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within every facet of fragrance creation. In the last year, TFF partnered with New York Urban League on the Catalyst Initiative to benefit the League’s Diversity Lab and connected with college students country-wide to increase awareness of career opportunities within fragrance.

The night brought plenty of surprises, including presenter Cate Blanchette who delivered the Hall of Fame Award to Nicolas Hieronimus, Chief Executive Office of L’Oréal. TFF also recognized filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg as Creative Collaborator for the awards. Presenters included Misty Copeland, Diane Kruger, Keke Palmer, Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Wes Gordon, Sergio Hudson, Francisco Costa, Zaya, Malaika Jones, Tai Beauchamp, and Carlos Huber. The night ended in style with a seated dinner in the Promenade and DJ Alexandra Richards setting the mood.

2023 Honorees

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2023 Winners

  • Fragrance of the Year – Universal Luxury

    Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden Tears from the Moon Eau de Parfum

    Alberto Morillas
  • Fragrance of the Year – Universal Prestige

    Maison Margiela Replica When the Rain Stops

    Fanny Bal
  • Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Luxury

    Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Parfum Spray

    Olivier Polge
  • Fragrance of the Year – Women’s Prestige

    Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum

    Nadège Le Garlantezec, Shyamala Maisondieu & Antoine Maisondieu
  • Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Luxury

    Tom Ford Noir Extreme Parfum

    Estée Lauder Companies
    Sonia Constant
  • Fragrance of the Year – Men’s Prestige

    Hermès Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée Eau de Parfum

    Christine Nagel
  • Fragrance of the Year – Popular

    Nest New York Golden Nectar Eau de Parfum

    Caroline Sabas
  • Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year

    BDK Parfums Gris Charnel Extrait de Parfum

    Mathilde Bijaoui
  • Fragrance Editorial of the Year

    Town & Country Why Fragrances With Green Notes Are Going to Be Everywhere in 2023

    April Long
  • Packaging of the Year – Luxury

    Christian Louboutin Beauty Loubimar

    Puig & Christian Louboutin
  • Packaging of the Year – Prestige/Popular

    Jean Paul Gaulthier Le Beau

  • Indie Fragrance of the Year

    Amouage Opus XIV Royal Tobacco

    Cecile Zarokian
  • Innovative Fragrance Product of the Year

    Veronique Gabai Aroma Heart

    Isabelle Sognoz & Frank Voelkl
  • Media Campaign of the Year

    Paco Rabanne Invictus

  • Fragrance Hall of Fame

    Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum

    Olivier Polge, Carlos Benaïm & Domitille Bertier
  • Consumer Choice – Candle & Home Collection

    Nest New York Himalayan Salt & Rosewater

    Jérôme Epinette
  • Consumer Choice – Men’s & Universal

    Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Parfum

    Carlos Benaïm & Pascal Gaurin
  • Consumer Choice – Women’s Prestige

    Prada Paradoxe Eau de Parfum

    Nadège Le Garlantezec, Shyamala Maisondieu & Antoine Maisondieu
  • Consumer Choice – Popular

    Billie Eilish Eilish No. 2

    Catherine Selig
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2023 Winners Videos

Featured Artist Louie Schwartzberg

At the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards, Louie Schwartzberg, award winning cinematographer, director and producer, who is TFF’s 2023 collaborative partner, showcased his awe-inspiring work of floral photography and timelapse videos throughout the event and shared his inspiration between humans, nature and the environment. “Beauty is nature’s tool for survival because we protect what we love,” said Louie Schwartzberg.

Learn more about Louie’s work at