Award Winning Fragrances

Every year a few colognes and perfumes get to be in the spotlight for having exceeded the creative standards in the fragrance industry. Often the winners are new products, but that is not always a steadfast rule. Yearly awards for perfumes and colognes are picked by industry experts, including the media, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers. The categories include best new fragrance, best packaging and advertising, and people's choice. There are even awards for the best Euro scent and a special hall of fame selection.

FiFi Fragrances of the Year

Winners for the 2006 FiFi awards have just been decided for the UK, Germany, and Spain, and for the US. The results are featured below, divided by men's (bottom row) and women's (top row) , but if you may also want to see the US finalists. Also note that the Nouveau Niche category for men's fragrance was left blank because the winner, Armani Prive Collectio, is only available at Armani boutiques.

Basenotes Awards

This is a series of awards given yearly based purely on consumer choice. This marks Basenotes' sixth year of awards, giving kudos to up to 10 winners in each of their specialized categories, including best niche, mass-market, new fragrance, and more. However, only the best of each category will be featured here, women's above and men's below. You can see the full results by going to the Web site at where they also have detailed explanations and reviews of each fragrance.

CEW Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women review all kinds of products in beauty and grooming, even fragrances. While they don't have many categories that they give awards in, the do choose some finalists. Here are the results from 2006. Check out their Web site to see results for all the products they judged worthy of being finalists. Women's are first, followed by the men's selections. !