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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winner of the 2013 Indie FiFi Award!

Congratulations to Kilian Hennessy, Calice Becker and the entire By Kilian team on winning the 2013 Indie FiFi Award for Amber Oud


New York, NY, January 28, 2013. The Fragrance Foundation is pleased to announce that Amber Oud by Kilian was named the winner of the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award.

Based on both the fragrance and packaging, an esteemed panel of judges selected the winner from amongst 30 competitors.

“Once a year, The Fragrance Foundation recognizes indie brands for their unique and artistic fragrance launches,” said Elizabeth Musmanno, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “The Foundation always looks with anticipation and respect at the new indie launches each year.”

“Indie” is defined as an established brand that has been on the market for at least two years, is not distributed or owned by a large company and is sold in less than 50 stores in the U.S.

Each entry was judged on a scale of 1 to 5, (with five being the highest score) in the following areas:
·         The fragrance/quality of the juice (counted for 70%)
·         The presentation/packaging (counted for 30%)

The judging panel members were:

Paul Austin
President, Austin Advisory Group         
Anne-Marie Guarnieri
Senior Beauty Editor, Allure Magazine                

Virginia Bonofiglio
Chairperson, Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, FIT

Raymond Matts
The Art of Perfumery
Emily Dougherty
Beauty Director, Elle Magazine
Lucy Raubertas             
Indie Perfumes             

Gaia Fishler
The Non-Blonde

Bruce E. Teitelbaum
CEO, RPG      

Ann Gottlieb
President, Ann Gottlieb Associates, Inc. 
Rayda Vega
Consultant, Aromadyn  

About The Fragrance Foundation
Dedicated to serving its member companies as a resource for industry expertise, innovation and education, The Fragrance Foundation was founded in 1949 to increase awareness and appreciation of fragrance in all its forms.                   

Contact: Julie Leong/The Musmanno Group/212-308-2100/Julie@musmannogroup.com           

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