Parfumeur. For Olivier Polge, the nose of CHANEL, the crafting of a fragrance
cannot be learned from books. It is a memory and a knowledge; an experience and a freedom. Olivier Polge chooses his colours like a painter. In the fields of CHANEL and around the world, he breathes in the shades of May Rose and Grasse Jasmine; the harmonies of Iris Pallida and Rosat Geranium; the tones of Tuberose; the nuances of Bergamot, Sandalwood and Ylang-Ylang. As the CHANEL Parfumeur, Olivier Polge works diligently to develop his rich palette. He collects each raw essence and then transforms, refines and reshapes it. Through research and innovation, he creates the notes for the ideal Rose, the ideal Jasmine… and one by one, each scent of CHANEL. Then comes the creation. Olivier Polge traces the essential lines of the fragrance. He then retouches the line, specifies the composition and applies the colours… until the moment the image appears and becomes a CHANEL fragrance.