NOUVEAU NICHE – WOMEN’S:
Ange ou Démon – Parfums Givenchy blech!
Anna Sui Dolly Girl on the Beach – P&G Prestige Products, Inc. Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste (unisex) – Giorgio Armani Parfums
Delices de Cartier – Cartier North America
Fleur de Narcisse 2006 – L’Artisan Parfumeur
KenzoAmour – Kenzo Parfums I am so excited to see this on the list! It is one of my favorites.
Missoni Eau de Parfum – Missoni Profumi
The Scent of Peace Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co.I am always excited to see Bond fragrances on the list. This scent is quite lovely and the bottle is beautiful.
Tom Ford Black Orchid – Tom Ford Beauty Great bottle with so-so fragrance.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme Amethyst Edition – L’Oréal USA
NOUVEAU NICHE - MEN’S (Eleven finalists due to one tie):
Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste (unisex) – Giorgio Armani Parfums
Baldessarini Ambre – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
David Beckham Instinct – Coty Beauty
Dunhill Pursuit – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Figue Eau de Toilette by Calypso Christiane Celle (unisex) – Calypso Christiane Celle
Fire Island Bond No. 9 New York – Laurice & Co. I had a terse exchange with a reporter who insisted that Fire Island was for men. I thought it was a touch too feminine and tropical. Clearly...I do not know anything.
Fou d’Absinthe – L’Artisan Parfumeur
L’Homme Yves Saint Laurent – YSL Beaute
Montblanc Starwalker – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Paul Smith Story – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Inter Parfums USA
Viktor & Rolf Antidote – L’Oréal USA This one deserves to win. It is my pick for best male fragrance.
LUXE – WOMEN’S:
Armani Code for Women – Giorgio Armani Parfums I believe this one will win. It is lovely and wildly popular.
Badgley Mischka – Elizabeth Arden
Betsey Johnson Parfum – Colorful Licenses USA/Karis Group Ltd. What? Seriously?
Burberry London for Women – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Burberry Fragrances
Donna Karan Gold Eau de Parfum – Donna Karan Cosmetics It has its fans. I think it smells like bananas.
Insolence – Guerlain
Juicy Couture – Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
Pure White Linen – Estée Lauder Thought this was a great remix. In fact it is better than the original.
Stella in Two – Stella McCartney Parfums Loved this!
Vera Wang Princess – Coty Prestige
LUXE – MEN’S:
Burberry London for Men – P&G Prestige Products, Inc./Burberry Fragrances
Calvin Klein euphoria for Men – Coty Prestige
Cannabis Santal Eau de Parfum – Fresh Inc. Excellent and will not win.
Lacoste Essential – P&G Prestige Products, Inc.
Lucky Number 6 for Men by Lucky Brand Jeans – Liz Claiborne Cosmetics
Polo Double Black – Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Prada – Puig USA
Terre d’Hermès – Hermès
Unforgivable by Sean John – Sean John Fragrances/Estée Lauder This better not win.
Versace Man Eau Fraiche – EuroItalia/Fragrances Elite International
POPULAR APPEAL – WOMEN’S (Five finalists in this category):
American Beauty Wonderful Indulgence – BeautyBank Inc.
Bijan Black Women – Five Star Fragrance Company
Celine Dion Parfums Always Belong – Coty Beauty
Dianoche by Daisy Fuentes – BeautyBank Inc.
Stacie J – Golden – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
POPULAR APPEAL – MEN’S (Two finalists in this category):
Antonio Antonio Banderas – Puig Beauty USA, Inc.
Bijan Black Men – Five Star Fragrance Company
PRIVATE LABEL/DIRECT SELL – WOMEN’S (Eleven finalists due to one tie):
Banana Republic Alabaster – Inter Parfums USA
Banana Republic Jade – Inter Parfums USA
Banana Republic Rosewood – Inter Parfums USA This was an incredible. I was frankly startled by how good it was.
Crystal Aura – Avon Products, Inc.
Dream Angels Desire – Victoria’s Secret Beauty
Mary Kay Affection – Mary Kay Inc.
Play-Doh – Demeter Fragrance Library
Secrets d’Essences Voile d’Ambre – Yves Rocher Inc.
Signature Collection Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT & Perfume Mist – Bath and Body Works
Signature Collection Sensual Amber EDT & Perfume Mist – Bath and Body Works (Not as good as their original amber scent.)
Thierry Mugler Interprets Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (unisex) – Clarins Fragrance Group This should and will win.
PRIVATE LABEL/DIRECT SELL – MEN’S (Five finalists in this category):
Banana Republic Black Walnut – Inter Parfums USA
Banana Republic Slate – Inter Parfums USA
Driven – Derek Jeter – Avon Products, Inc.
Re: Verb – Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, Inc.
Thierry Mugler Interprets Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (unisex) – Clarins Fragrance Group
Who do you think should win? Post your answers in the comments.
Web Snob for March 16th 2007:
Bag Snob Bag Snob interviews one of the most powerful figures in the fashion industry, Julie Gilhart of Barney's New York
Beauty Snob has a beauty secret only breastfeeding moms would know about and it has to do with pretty feet!
Coquette Coquette loves the sleek look of dressed up bermuda shorts and gives her favorite picks.
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Fab Sugar helps us transition our wardrobe from Winter to Spring with layering options (the look includes a Bottega bag!).
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Papierblog Eva wonders whether fashion is getting too violent especially after the debut of Stella McCartney's line at Target in Australia
Second City Style Second City Style's Annual Beauty Olympics Week 2: Lips/Eyes. We tested 100's of products so you don't have to.
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StyleBakery.com StyleBakery.com finds the hottest handbags of the season, from $13 cheap chic finds to $1300 splurges (and everything in between)
Styleaholics Check out the first ever hip-hop throw pillows for your home.
Stylehive Read Stylehive's interview with Jennifer Sarkilahti for Odette NY jewelry who handcrafts elegant and pretty jewelry with an artisan feel from wax carving and casting.
The Jewelry Weblog The Jewelry Weblog talks about the trend of jewelry as part of clothing. For example, this platinum and diamond jacket.
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