On Thursday, the 10th of October, SaSa held their fragrance awards and it was a lovely, intimate affair held in the afternoon at the Penthouse of The Icon, KL.
There were 5 categories which were being awarded: Best Women's Fragrance, Best Men's Fragrance, Best Couple's Fragrance, Most Popular Fragrance and Best New Fragrance.
Before we get into the event proper, SaSa held their fragrance fair between the 6th of July to 1st of September, and during that time frame, they sold 21,136 bottles of perfume. That is completely insane! In a bit to do their part for charity, they gave RM1 per bottle to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA).
And before we get to the nominees, I have to show you the set up because it was just so pretty!
[Newly Launched Female Scents]
[Newly Launched Male Scents]
[Both of these are now in my lust-list: Honey by Marc Jacobs and La Vie de Boheme by Anna Sui]
Of course, there was a fantastic spread of finger food for all:
And despite the horrifying weather, the event started reasonably on time which I was rather surprised and pleased with.
[Please excuse the questionable pictures as I was attempting not to block anyone while taking them]
[And it begins...]
The host for the afternoon was Elaine Daly who did a rather terrific job of the entire thing.
And finally! Who won?!
First up, the award for Best New Fragrance. The nominees were:
- Anna Sui's Fairy Dance EDT
- Blumarine's Innamorata Lovely Rose EDT
- Trussardi's Delicate Rose EDT
- Salvatore Ferragamo's Signorina EDT
[Trussardi's Delicate Rose EDT]
The nominees for Most Popular Fragrance were:
- DKNY's Be Delicious Woman Fresh Blossom EDP
- Calvin Klein's One Summer 2013 EDT
- Burberry's Brit Sheer EDT Purse Spray
[DKNY's Be Delicious Woman Fresh Blossom EDP]
The nominees for Best Couple Fragrance were:
- Gucci's Guilty Pour Homme Black EDT & Gucci's Guilty Black EDT
- Paco Rabanne's One Million EDT & Paco Rabanne's Lady Million EDT
- Issey Miyake's L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme EDT & Issey Miyake's Florale EDT
[Issey Miyake's L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme & L'eau D'Issey]
The nominees for Best Men's Fragrance were:
- Davidoff's The Game EDT
- Tous's Man Sport EDT
- Hugo Boss's Hugo Red EDT
- DSquared's Potion Blue Cadet EDT
- Ermenegildo Zegna's Uomo EDT
- Versace's Eros EDT
- Calvin Klein's Free EDT
[Hugo Boss' Hugo Red EDT]
The nominees for Best Women's Fragrance were:
- Armand Basi's Rose Glacee EDT
- Marina De Bourbon's Golden Dynastie's EDP
- Gianni Versace's Bright Crystal EDT
- Chloe's Chloe EDP
- Marc Jabobs' Dot EDP
- Coach's Poppy Flower EDP
[Gianni Versace's Bright Crystal EDT]
Yes, the fragrances were all quite fantastic so go check them out. Naturally, they're all available in SaSa so if you're interested, do check them out. It's worth it! They've also just released new fragrances from Boss, Escada (which I'm absolutely in love with), Givenchy, Anna Sui (which has the most gorgeous bottle ever), Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs (which I need!), Burberry, Lancome, Tous, J. Del Pozo, Marina De Bourbon, Elizabeth Arden and Mariah Carey.
And of course, to give us a little sampler of what's just been launched, they sent us home with a bottle each of different fragrances.
[What's in the bag?]
The file is just so adorable that I'm going to be using it for documents and look distinctly un-lawyerly about my career!
I was really, REALLY hoping I would get Marc Jacobs' Honey, but I got Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue. It's not a bottle I would ever have picked up to smell, but I'm really quite enamoured with it. As the name suggests, it has a very sophisticated, grown up scent to it and I don't have anything quite like it in my collection. My first thought was that I would give it away because I may not like it, but I've been using it and I'm really liking it. It lingers and gives you an air of understated poise that's absolutely to die for. So happy!
[Elizabeth Arden's 5th Avenue]
This is my first encounter with Elizabeth Arden perfumes and I'm so impressed! Go and grab yourself a sniff of this because you will not be disappointed!