by: Jodi Battershell
Fragrance Foundation Germany announces the finalists who will compete for the DUFTSTARS prizes at the 23rd annual awards ceremony in May.
A jury of 36 experts from the realms of perfume and fragrance manufacture, retail, media and publishing companies recently convened in a BMW showroom on theKurfürstendamm to review the submissions for 2015. Model and television presenter Alena Gerber served as Guest Juror and will host the upcoming awards ceremony, along with actress and musician Barbara Schoneberg, at the "Duftwerk Berlin" (a former power plant renamed especially for the awards ceremony).
"The importance of fragrance as a topic has grown significantly in recent years, which is reflected partially in the great public interest in the German perfume prize DUFTSTARS," said Susanne Rumbler, President of the Fragrance Foundation Germany. "The submissions of both small and large suppliers impressed the judges at a high, praiseworthy level."
Martin Ruppmann, managing director of the Fragrance Foundation Germany and the RLO Cosmetics Association, added: "Scent impressions are not something abstractand they often remain powerful, afflicted with many emotions and memories in mind. It is exactly these factors that make the DUFTSTARS awards ultimately a memorable and exciting event. "
After an extensive review of the 100 submissions for 2015, the jury chose 40 nominees who will compete for the DUFTSTARS prize in the categories of "Classic," "Exclusive," "Prestige" and "Lifestyle."
Here are the 40 finalists across all categories:
|Christina Aguilera Woman||Batman Batman Begins|
|Helene Fischer That's Me||Bench 24/7|
|Justin Bieber Collector's Edition||Bruno Banani Absolute Man|
|Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga||David Beckham Classic Blue|
|Nicki Minaj Onika||Playboy #generation|
|Bottega Veneta Knot||Bvlgari Man in Black|
|Chanel Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum|
|Hermès Jour d'Hermès Absolu||Guerlain l'Homme Ideal|
|Narciso Rodriguez Narciso||Hermès Terre d'Hermès Eau Trés Fraîche|
|Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium||Valentino Uomo|
Fragrantica will announce the winners after the awards ceremony on May 7. For more information on the DUFTSTARS prize, past winners and Fragrance Foundation Germany, please visit the official website of Fragrance Foundation Germany.
Source: Fragrance Foundation Deutschland E.V. press release
Jodi Battershell(NebraskaLovesScent) is a lifelong Nebraskan who transplanted herself to Philadelphia after 42 years on the Great Plains. An appreciator of fine fragrances since childhood, she tried her hand at natural perfumery and fragrance-mixing for a number of years, ultimately concluding she was better suited to appreciating the fragrance creations of others. She is pleased to finally be putting her English degree to use as a writer and editor for Fragrantica.com.