Fragrance Foundation Indie FiFi Award Nominees

Fifi Indie Awards

The Fragrance Foundation received many nominees for the 2012 Indie FiFi Awards. You’ll notice that about half are natural perfumes this year. On the 30th of this month, the 5 finalists and the winner from these nominees will be announced at the Elements Showcase (I’ll be attending). The winner of the Indie FiFi Award will receive $10,000. So, let’s wish each of these nominees luck!

40 Notes Perfume Spring Vetiver, Sampaguita Jasmine, White Winter Flower, Exotic Ylang Ylang, Cashmere Musk, Exquistie Amber, and Oudwood Veil – I haven’t tried anything from this house. Here’s a review by Mark at Ça Fleure Bon.

A Dozen Roses Collection – I’ve tried this line. Reviews will be posted some day. I see this line having more “mass” appeal. Here’s a review by Dee at BoTO.

Aftelier Perfumes Secret Garden – I’ve tried this and haven’t wrote my review but you can find reviews at Perfume Shrine, Katie Puckrik Smells, Perfume Pharmer, and Olfactoria’s Travels.

Anya’s Garden Royal Lotus – You can find reviews at Perfume Shrine and Ça Fleure Bon.

April Aromatics Nectar of Love – I have not tried this one but I do like what I have tried from this natural line. You can find a review at WAFT and Olfactorialist.

Aroma M Geisha Amber Rouge – Here’s my review and you’ll find links to more reviews in my post.

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee – Here’s my review and you’ll find more links in my post.

Ayala Moriel Orcas – I haven’t sampled this…yet but I’m partial to the name and concept. You can find a review by Trish at Scent Hive.

Bois 1920 Blu Oltremare and Come L’Amore – I feel so silly. I thought Bois 1920 was going out of business. I’m happy that was just a rumor. I haven’t tried these. You can find more info on them from Elena at Fragrantica.

Carner Barcelona “Cuirs” – I haven’t tried this but Barney at Fragrant Moments has and he makes it sound really, really good. It sounds like something I’d love.

D.S. & Durga Burning Barbershop, Siberian Snow and Staghorn Sumac – I haven’t tried any of these but I like what I have tried from D.S. & Durga. I think they are a unique brand.  You can find reviews and more info on these at Cocktails & Cologne, Scent Hive, and Bois de Jasmin.

DSH Perfumes Denver Art Museam Collection, Pandora and Untitled No. 9 – I only have a review of Pandora and I’ve tried the others and like them. Here’s my review of Pandora.

Eclectic Collections Painting-Picture Frame and Signed, Sealed, & Delivered – This brand is now on my radar. Have you tried any of these?

Frapin 1697 – Why have I not tried this one? Everyone makes it sound so good. You can find reviews at Olfactoria’s Travels, Grain de Musc, and Eiderdown Press.

For Strange Women November in the Temperate Decidous Forest – I’m familiar with a few scents from the line but not this one. You can find reviews at Scent Hive and Olfactory Obsessed.

JOUANY Marrakech and Saint Barthelemy – I haven’t tried these. You can find reviews at Now Smell This and Ça Fleure Bon.

Liz Zorn SOIVOHLE Leather Krem – I must try some Liz Zorn perfumes. You can find a review by Joey at The Perfume Magazine

Marc Atlan Petite Mort – Here’s one that I’ll probably never try because of the price point but you can find a review by Tom at Perfume-Smellin’ Things.

Miller Harris La Fumée – Here’s my review and you’ll find links to other reviews in my post.

Odin NY 06 Amanu – I haven’t tried this one yet but I’ve tried the other perfumes by Odin. It’s a modern line. You can find reviews of Amanu at Cocktails & Cologne and Now Smell This.

Opus Oils Eau Pear Tingle – No review posted of this yet, but I have tried it. It’s very unique. Check out the reviews and get more information from Glass Petal Smoke, The Alembicated Genie, and Another Perfume Blog.

Providence Perfume Co. Eva Luna and Rose Bohème – I haven’t had the pleasure to sample Eva Luna but I’ve tried Rose Bohème and enjoy it. Review coming someday. You can find reviews of these at Now Smell This, The Non-Blonde, WAFT, and Bruma Perfumada.

Sarah Horowitz Perfect Coconut Milk – I haven’t tried this one but I think the line does sweet perfumes very well. You can find reviews at Now Smell This and Ça Fleure Bon.

Smell Bent Eau Debonair and Mountain High – I have a review of Mountain High. I haven’t tried Eau Debonair.

Strange Invisible Perfumes Dimanche and Divine Gardens – I haven’t tried these either but from previous experience I know that the line uses quality ingredients. You can find reviews at Scent Hive and Ça Fleure Bon.

Tallulah Jane Hope – You can find reviews of this perfume at The Perfume Magazine, Olfactory Obsessed,  and The Blossom Shed.

Yosh Sombre Negra M:001 – I haven’t tried this one either but you can find info at Ça Fleure Bon and Scent Hive.

Now I want you to pick your 5 finalists and winner from this list of nominees ;)

***UPDATE*** Here is the link that announces the 5 finalists.

 *FiFi pic from Fifi Awards.

 

9 thoughts on “Fragrance Foundation Indie FiFi Award Nominees

  1. My top 5 predictions:
    • DS & Durga
    • DSH
    • Strange Invisible
    • Providence Perfume Co
    • Sarah Horowitz

    I’m guessing (and, admittedly, hoping!) Providence will take the win. Both of those are fabulous scents.

    I’m glad to hear, too, that they are announcing this at the winter Elements because I wasn’t sure from the details on the website. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    • Good list. I feel Rose Bohème is a genius dirty rose. I haven’t tried the other one. But, I really hope that Rose Bohème will make the final cut. It’s a fragrance that took some risks.

      I’m pretty sure that they are announcing it on the 30th. See you there!

  2. :wink: I read reviews for perfume at Strange Invisible Perfumes and am quite intriged by the descriptions of the perfume. I work in a fragrance free place so don’t have much in the way of fragrances. Would love to try some of theirs tho.

    • Blasted scent free workplaces! I’d recommend purchasing a few Strange Invisible samples and giving them a try – not at work, of course ;) . I really like a couple but I find they take some time to “warm up” on skin so what you smell the first 5 minutes is nothing like what you’d smell 3 hours later. But, I like that!

  3. Thanks for compiling this (and sharing the link to the finalists)! I wish I had tried more from this list, probably most of the ones I haven’t tried I’m interested in the Liz Zorn.

    And thanks for the link!

    • What I realized is that I haven’t tried most of the perfumes that I want to try. Liz Zorn is on the top of my “to try” list.

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