A.F.C. introduced the
14th EDITION OF THE FRANÇOIS COTY PRIZE –
Event evening at LVTETIA –
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER 2021, PARIS
The François Coty Prize rewards a perfumer for his entire career.
This year Fabrice Pellegrin won the 14th edition of the François Coty Award.
Christopher Sheldrake won the award of honour.
Véronique Coty, president of the François Coty association, paid tribute to one of the most iconic perfumes: :
ÉMERAUDE, 100 ANS !
The winner of the François Coty Prize received a crystal trophy «La Victoire» designed by René Lalique in 1928. It was chosen by an exceptional jury composed of six of the most recognized designer perfumers of our time: Jean Guichard, Alberto Morillas, Maurice Roucel, Sophie Labbé, Dominique Ropion and Émilie Coppermann, presided over by one of the greatest contemporary interior designers and emotionalist, Tristan Auer.
On this occasion, the presentation of the François Coty Prize was preceded by a conference dedicated to one of the most fragile gemstones in the world, Emerald, hosted by two experts from the Ecole des Arts Joailliers in Paris, with the support of VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. The auction of a work of art took place with the greatest success during the dinner given at LUTETIA, to the benefit of the association Les Amis d’Arthur (autism).
DISCOVER PREVIOUS WINNERS
– from 2000 to 2021 –
Fabrice Pellegrin, Tristan Auer, Maurice Roucel & Christopher Sheldrake
The AFC thanks its
EXCEPTIONAL PARTNERS :
as well as
THE JURY OF THE PRIZE :
Emile Coppermann, Maurice Roucel, Tristan Auer (Président du Jury), Alberto Morillas,
Sophie Labbé, Jean Guichard, Dominique Ropion.
– FRANCOIS COTY AWARD 2019 –
2019, Shyamala Maisondieu
Shyamala MAISONDIEU, a creative perfumer for Givaudan, grew up wanting to become an astronomer. “But in Malaysia, there are no astronomers!” She decided to travel, broaden her horizons and become a perfumer. And there’s a connection to the stars in more ways than one, because did you know that there are more people who have walked on the moon than master perfumers? For the 2019 edition, the Prix François Coty has dedicated the talent of Shyamala Maisondieu (Givaudan), to whom we owe creations for Liquides Imaginaires, Mugler, Tom Ford etc..