Sniffapalooza Giveaway: FiFi Finalists Breakfast Gift Bag!

As promised, here’s your chance to win the FiFi Finalists Breakfast Gift Bag! It’s jam packed with over three dozen samples, including fragrances from Bebe, Banana Republic, Happ & Stahns, Diptyque, Yves Rocher, Curve, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, and Crabtree & Evelyn. Also included are designer perfumes from Caron, Dior, Thierry Mugler, John Varvatos, Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, Elie Saab, YSL, Fendi, and Hermes. And don’t miss the latest celebrity scents from Justin Beiber, Fergie, Beyonce, and Heidi Klum. There’s even more we haven’t mentioned, so the lucky winner can have a few surprises!

Just leave a comment below and tell us which fragrance has your FiFi Awards vote.

And watch for upcoming details on how you can really vote for the official FiFi Consumers’ Choice Award!

 

The Fragrance Foundation’s 2012 FiFi Finalist Breakfast

It was a beautifully sunny day in NYC. As the Space Shuttle was about to make its majestic piggyback flight over the city’s landmarks, hundreds of the fragrance industry’s finest assembled at the Grand Ballroom on the 36th Floor of The Mandarin Oriental to honor the 2012 FiFi Finalists.

We enjoyed every morsel and moment of the exquisite breakfast and exciting proceedings. Not to mention those fabulous departing gifts – goody bags chock full of FiFi Finalist Fragrances! (We’ll be gifting one to a lucky reader – watch for details this weekend!)

Here are some of the Top Five Finalists and a few photos from the breakfast

Top Five Finalists – Women’s Luxe

Beyoncé Pulse – Coty Inc.
Bottega Veneta – Coty Prestige
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum Spray – PUIG USA
Someday By Justin Bieber – Give Back Brands, LLC
Tom Ford Violet Blonde – Tom Ford Beauty

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilée & A Giveaway

April in Paris. We were counting on sunshine-filled days with balmy breezes. Instead, we traipsed through the Tuileries, viewed the Eiffel Tower from the blustery Trocadero, and tiptoed through the Versailles Garden tulips with hats, scarves, gloves, and umbrellas blowing inside out. The most promising sign of spring we found was when we ducked into the Annick Goutal boutique on Rue de Castiglione. It was there that we first sampled Nuit Etoilée, the latest creation of Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen. One sniff and we were in the midst of a verdant, aromatic forest on a cool summer evening. This is truly a shared scent, with the traditional ribbed and ribboned bottle for women, and the masculine square bottle for men.

Nuit Etoilée won’t be available in stores until mid-May, but if you leave a comment below (the spring fragrance launch you’re most looking forward to? your favorite Paris memory? or just say hi!) we’ll enter your name in our giveaway to win a sample! Good luck!