Have You Tried the Winners of the 2008 Perfumers’ Choice Awards?

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Last week members of the American Society of Perfumers huddled around scented candles to honor the best and brightest in the fragrance biz and to celebrate the power of fragrance in everything from luxury perfumes to laundry detergents.

Do you recognize any of these scents? I can’t wait to try Bath and Body Works Velvet Tuberose!


Best Fine Fragrance Women’s Classic
Beautiful (Estee Lauder, IFF)

Best Fine Fragrance Men’s Classic
Fahrenheit (LVMH, Symrise)

Fine Fragrance Women’s Contemporary
Euphoria (Coty, IFF)

Fine Fragrance Men’s Contemporary
Polo Double Black (Ralph Lauren, Givaudan)

Best Baby/Children Fragrance
Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Bath (Johnson & Johnson, Givaudan)

Best Eco-Friendly/Natural Fragrances
Pure & Natural Pomegranate & Grapefruit Body Wash (Dial Corporation, Symrise)

Best Hair Care Fragrance Mass
Pantene Pro V Expressions (P&G)

Best Hair Care Fragrance Specialty
Botanical Daily Shampoo (Alba Botanica, Creative Concepts)

Best Bath and Shower Fragrance Mass
Axe Recovery Shower Gel (Unilever, IFF)

Best Bath and Shower Fragrance Specialty
Dancing Waters Shower Gel (Bath and Body Works, Givaudan)

Best Body Care Fragrance Women’s
Secret Clinical Light & Fresh Scent (P&G)

Best Body Care Fragrance Men’s
Old Spice After Hours Deodorant (P&G)

Best Body and Face Lotion Fragrance Mass
Neutrogena Oil Free Pink Facial (Neutrogena, Symrise)

Best Body and Face Lotion Specialty
Velvet Tuberose (Bath and Body Works, Givaudan)

Best Sunscreen/Self Tanner Fragrance
Aveeno Protection Sunblock Lotion “Continuous Protection” (Johnson & Johnson, Symrise)

Best Laundry Fabric Care Fragrance
Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender and Vanilla (P&G)

Best Laundry Detergent Fragrance
Ultra Tide with Febreze Meadows & Rain (P&G)

Best Household Cleaner Fragrance
Ultra Concentrated Dawn with Orange Eraser Fresh Orange (P&G)

Best Air Care Fragrance Mass
Febreze Noticeables Morning Walk and Cleansing Rain (P&G)

Best Air Care Fragrance Specialty
Lemon Verbena AirEssence (Agraria, Creative Concepts)

Best Candle Fragrance Mass
Juicy Nectarine (Bath and Body Works, Givaudan)

Best Candle Fragrance Specialty
Henri Bendel Fig (Henri Bendel, IFF)

Best Challenge Base Fragrance
Cascade Complete All in One (P&G)


Best Fragrance Line Extension Mass
The Herbal Essence Series (P&G)

Best Fragrance Line Extension Specialty
Bond No.9 Series (Bond No. 9)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. You gonna hit up the MAC counter to check out the new Metal Urge collection today? I probably won’t make it until I get back from the wedding, so I need you to fill me in on the details! I don’t know what to think about the Liquidlast Liners or Glitters … but the Brushed Metal-X Eyeshadows look fab!


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  1. Shana T says:

    Hey Karen!Thanks for sharing this post! I’m a total scent junkie! I would love to check out the new MAC Metal Urge collection but it isn’t out in Asia yet. I’m still waiting for the Red She Said collection. *sigh* I hope you have great trip and I’m sure you’ll look goregous at your friend’s wedding! Best Wishes!

  2. Glosslizard says:

    The idea of a roomful of perfume mavens huddled around sniffing deodorant and dish soap really tickles me! Gotta go try that Secret Clinical Light & Fresh Scent! 😉

    I’m really not wowed by the color selection of Metal Urge, but if I’m near a counter I’ll check it out… I always do!

    All my wishes for an easy-breezy travel experience, and a wonderful time with your BFF! Happy wedding to her!

  3. Dao says:

    Thanks for the info! I wish you a good trip down South 🙂 I was hoping Sensuous to win but Beautiful is quite ok. Tabs looked fierce in that picture.

  4. Ellery says:

    All I’ve smelt from the list is Euphoria and it was horrible!

  5. Sylvie says:

    And what are the criteria for determining if something is a “best scent”? It’s so arbitrary that I feel really uncomfortable thinking about the idea.

    Oh and do share your final decision for the look at your friend’s wedding!

  6. Brittany says:

    I heart B&BW Velvet Tuberose. It smells so good. It sort of reminds me a Marc Jacobs perfume I have.

    I’m not too keen on Beautiful. I think it smells too old for me? I don’t know. Something about it rubs me the wrong way.

  7. Amanda says:

    wow, they really gave awards for almost everything huh? The only thing I “know” is the pure and natural scent, the pomegrante and grapefruit. I’ve used the bar soaps in this scent. I do like it.

    Have a good trip Karen, and I hope all goes well in Hawaii too-I’ve been thinking about yall.

  8. Elena says:

    I love Euphoria and Velvet Tuberose perfumes (the latter one I own and wear around all the time). I actually love all things Bath and Body Works, especially their killer holiday sales. It’s funny how diverse those awards are, I have to say.

    Be safe on the plane and have a great time! We’ll all be here, rooting for you and your family. Take care, Karen. 🙂

  9. Elle says:

    Who knew there were these kinds of awards? It kind of makes me giggle. And Axe won something? Everything I’ve sniffed from Axe, either from the bottle or from one of my overzealous-sprayer guy friends, has…not smelled pleasant. As in, not fresh, or trying to cover something up (which didn’t surprise me when I was in college with lots and lots of lazy boys). I also don’t really like Beautiful or Euhporia, and I prefer more Body Shop scents to B&BW ones…

    I’ll be checking out the new MAC stuff this weekend. Will definitely report anything exciting. 🙂 Have a great time at the wedding and a safe trip!!

  10. Megan says:

    ummm so why are all the find fragrances older stuff…and why isn’t there a best new fragrance kinda thing? I have euphoria…but I haven’t worn it recently because it’s in this thing under the bathroom sink and i never think of it.

    I find it funny that Axe won for the bath and shower gel…

  11. Marisol says:

    I used to use Beautiful back in the day, I use the Downy Lavender softener… sooo good.

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  12. Josephine says:

    Euphoria is just that…Euphoric!!! MMmmm…it sends me to a heavenly place…even if it is rainy and horrid outside! Love that scent. To die for!

  13. cloudburst says:

    Ummm, I’m not in love with any of their picks, although Farenheit really is a classic and Pantene does smell nice. But I dislike Euphoria intensely.

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