Usher kisses his FiFi Award. Photo: Getty Images

Summer storms couldn't stop the stars from coming out at last night's 38th Annual FiFi Awards in New York City, which honors the year's best in the fragrance industry.

Presenters included Kim Kardashian, Leelee Sobieski, Tinsley Mortimer and Randy Jackson, while Usher nabbed Male Celebrity Fragrance of the Year and Michael Kors was inducted into the FiFi Hall of Fame -- the designer's second legendary honor in just days, having won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement award from CFDA earlier this week.

Usher was grinning ear-to-ear when asked if he would add his FiFi award to a trophy case already chock full of music awards.

"If I'm known for being worn on the skin of beautiful women and gentlemen around the world, then that's a great thing," Usher told StyleList with a flirtatious smile.

Meanwhile, a very blonde Mortimer lit up the otherwise little-black-dress-submerged ballroom in a gauzey and short citrus orange party dress.

"Fragrance is such a part of my everyday life. I always have my Diorissimo with me!" Mortimer told StyleList.

But the evening wasn't without a couple of mishaps.

First to present, Kardashian emerged in a dramatic body-hugging strapless mermaid gown -- which the star soon found was not intended for a walk up a steep flight of stars to the stage. After a stumble and effort that took helping hands of assistance, Kardashian brushed off her awkward entrance with a graceful joke and smile at the podium.

Tinsley Mortimer, Leelee Sobieski and Kim Kardashian (in the offending dress) at last night's FiFi Awards. Photo: Getty Images | AP



And presenting the final awards of the evening, Randy Jackson thought that Fragrance of the Year was the last award -- and told everyone to enjoy the party with a wave. Except there was one more award left to present, which Jackson had to come back to the podium for: Perfume Extraordinaire, won by fragrance house Firmenich.

Highly-prized honors went to Marc Jacobs' Lola for Women's Luxe Fragrance of the Year and Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver for Men's Luxe Fragrance of the Year. Halle Berry's Halle and Antonio Banderas' Seduction in Black won for Popular Appeal Fragrance of the Year, while Bath & Body Works nabbed Retailer of the Year and Chanel's No. 5 endured on with Best Women's Media Campaign.

We slipped a peek at the estimated $4,000 gift bags backstage, which featured an envy-inducing turquoise croc oversized Dooney & Bourke bag as well as a gold Michael Kors watch and Mythic Accords fragrance-making kit to customize your very own blend of fine oil essences.

They don't call it the "Oscars of the fragrance industry" for nothing.


Complete FiFi Awards 2010 Results

Male Celebrity Fragrance of the Year: Usher

FiFi Hall of Fame: Michael Kors

Retailer of the Year: Bath & Body Works

Fragrance of the Year, Women's Luxe: Lola Marc Jacobs (Coty Prestige)

Fragrance of the Year, Men's Luxe: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.)

Fragrance of the Year, Women's Popular Appeal: Halle by Halle Berry (Coty)

Fragrance of the Year, Men's Popular Appeal: Seduction in Black, Antonio Banderas (Puig USA Inc.)

Fragrance of the Year, Women's Nouveau Niche: Bond No. 9 Astor Place (Bond No. 9 New York)

Fragrance of the Year, Men's Nouveau Niche: Bond No. 9 Brooklyn (Bond No. 9 New York)

Fragrance of the Year, Women's Private Label/Direct Sell: Love Rocks (Victoria's Secret)

Fragrance of the Year, Men's Private Label/Direct Sell: Patrick Dempsey 2 (Avon Products Inc.)

Fragrance of the Year, Unique Boutique: Tom Ford White Suede (The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.)

Fragrance Hall of Fame: Ck One (Coty Prestige)

Fragrance of the Year, Bath and Body: Couture Couture by Juicy Couture (Elizabeth Arden)

Best Packaging of the Year - Women's Popular Appeal: Bath & Body Works Signature Collection P.S. I Love You EDT (Bath & Body Works)

Best Packaging of the Year, Women's Prestige: Life Threads Collection: Silver, Gold, Platinum (La Prairie)

Best Packaging of the Year, Men's Popular Appeal: Comme une Evidence (Yves Rocher North America Inc.)

Best Packaging of the Year, Men's Prestige: John Varvatos Artisan (Beauté Prestige International)

Best Women's Media Campaign: Chanel No.5 "No.5: Train de nuit" (Chanel)

Best Men's Media Campaign: ck one "We Are One" (Coty Prestige)

Best Interior Scent Collection: Scentbug Diffuser (Limited Brands Inc.)

Perfume Extraordinaire: Firmenich

Editorial Excellence in Scent features: Allure, Elle, elle.com

Technological Breakthrough, Packaging Technology & Delivery Systems: Victorinox Swiss Unlimited rubber bottle (Victorinox Swiss Army)

Technological Breakthrough, Fragrance Creation & Formulation: Miriad 2.0 9Givaudan Fragrances Corp.)