Friday, November 16, 2012

2012 Best Off Main Award Winners

Five years ago we created the Best Off Main Awards to honor the finest products available in luxury home fragrance. We nominate the best but the winners are selected solely on a public voting system. Below are the 2012 winners.

Best Candle Line Award: Nest
This is the first year Nest has won the category for the Best Candle Line stealing it from Voluspa who had been the only winner for this category to date.

Best Packaging Award:  Belle Fleur
This is only the 3rd year for this category.  Voluspa had been the only winner to date until this year when Belle Fleur won the award with a slight margin.

Most Fragrant Candle Line Award: Nest Fragrance
Nest won this category by a landslide and it's the second year in a row that Nest has won the award for the most fragrant candles.   

Best Fragrance Award: Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai
The award has bounced around from Votivo Red Currant to Voluspa Makassar Ebony & Peach, but Nest Pumpkin Chai was the clear winner this year.

Best New Fragrance Award: Voluspa Moso Bamboo
This was an extremely close vote but the win ended with Voluspa Moso Bamboo.  This fragrance also won our vote for the best new fragrance at the NYIGF in January of 2012.

Best Soy/Vegetable/Coconut Wax Candle Line Award: Voluspa
The category bounces around a bit from Voluspa to Linnea's Lights to Aromatherapy Interventions.  This is the 3rd year that Voluspa has won this award and they won by a large margin.

Best Luxury Candle Line Award: Belle Fleur
This category bounced around in the beginning with Le Cherche Midi and Anthousa, but Belle Fleur has been the consistent winner for the past 3 years in a row. 

Best Diffuser Line Award: Votivo
This category was shared between Voluspa and Agraria for the first four years but Votivo took the win for 2012. 

Best Holiday Tree Fragrance Candle Award: Nest Birchwood Pine
This category was shared between Voluspa Frost Pinecone and Thymes Frasier Fir for the first 4 years but the new Birchwood Pine fragrance by Nest took the win this year.

Best Holiday Fragrance Candle: Nest Fragrances Holiday
The Nest Holiday candle has won this award 4 out of 5 years.  

Nest Fragrances absolutely dominated the Best Off Main Awards this year winning the most categories and every category in which they were nominated. 

Thanks to everyone that participates in the voting process!