The 2013 fragrance awards season is over, and we have a winner: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb, which took 6 awards.* This is the first time in years that the "big winner" was a fragrance I actually liked.
The second place winner is Tom Ford Noir, with four awards, and we have a four way tie for third place — Marc Jacobs Dot, Balenciaga Florabotanica, Chanel Coco Noir and Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire took 3 awards each.
A quick run down of past winners:
2012: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme, with 5 awards
2011: Bleu de Chanel, with 8 awards
2010: Marc Jacobs Lola, with 7 awards
2009: Chloé Eau de Parfum, with 5 awards
2008: Marc Jacobs Daisy, with 7 awards
See also: the Perfume Awards page.
*This is my own (very) unofficial count, mind you, and only includes the award categories I report on — I usually skip awards for things like advertising and packaging, and I frequently skip consumer choice awards too. And it includes two late-in-the-year award programs from 2012 (Spain’s Academia del Perfume awards and the Fifi Awards Arabia, both of which take place in November).