January 26, 2021

Carolina Herrera, Karlie Kloss Cochair Fragrance Foundation Awards

It was surely the most fragrant room in New York.
Beauty industry executives, perfumers, models and celebrities crowded into Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Wednesday evening for the annual Fragrance Foundation Awards. Actor Joel McHale presided over the evening, joking about the popped button in his Tom Ford suit, Ford’s absence despite the brand’s wins, in an auditorium he described as “smell[ing] like the ground floor of a Nordstroms.”
Notable guests included Karlie Kloss and Carolina Herrera, who cochaired the event, country star Trisha Yearwood, who is working on her own fragrance that will have a “musky” note; Adrian Grenier; John Varvatos; chief executive of Victoria’s Secret Greg Unis; Debi Mazar; Mario Cantone; Anna Chlumsky; Dascha Polanco; Jessica Pimentel; Tommy Dorfman; Carly Chaikin; makeup entrepreneur Edward Bess, and Rose Gilroy.
Harry Fremont was honored with the lifetime achievement perfumer award, while Marc Puig was inducted into the hall of fame. Outgoing Fragrance Foundation president Elizabeth Musmanno was also honored with a standing ovation — Wednesday was her last awards ceremony before she moves on to other projects.
Before he stepped on stage Fremont, a Firmenich master perfumer, walked the red carpet, touching on some of the same industry points

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