Chanel Parfumeur

I AM A CRAFT

Perfumer.

The perfumer's craft cannot be learned through books. It is based on the sense of smell and its memory. The transmission of knowledge. Unlimited freedom to create with an infinite palette of ingredients, the way a painter works with colour. Meticulously shaped, precisely dosed, it is a rigorous work of craftsmanship that is completed on instinct, when a raw essence becomes a CHANEL essence.

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INSPIRATION

“I like the idea that fragrance, so immaterial and impalpable, comes from something concrete, real, and very artisanal like the earth, flowers, and harvesting.“

- Olivier Polge

TRANSFORMATION

The CHANEL nose meticulously assembles the different facets borrowed from a set of ingredients to create olfactory impressions. It is an abstraction, a transfiguration of nature that completes the composition of a unique fragrance.

CREATION

Olivier Polge lays out the main lines of the fragrance, then readjusts the stroke, fine-tunes the composition and adapts the colouring until the image emerges and the CHANEL fragrance is born.

I AM A NOSE

A composer who translates notes into scents. An artisan who shapes an idea. An inventor who gives substance to an inspiration. A creator who tailors a fragrance like a garment. Olivier Polge is the nose who is sensitive to the times and to the spirit of CHANEL.

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A COMPOSER

“When I was 20 years old, I started to learn the métier, and I discovered that music and fragrance share the same language. I realized that I had to compose and write formulas made of notes and harmonies.”

– Olivier Polge

AN OPUS

In this new composition of N°5, a unique facet of the fragrance is highlighted. The focus is on citrus, especially orange and bergamot. The floral notes of Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang are amplified; they breathe. A woody, cedar facet infuses the fragrance with more energy and spontaneity. An olfactory balance with surprising freshness.

“CHANEL N°5 has something to say; a part of it is quite contemporary. Reinventing the fragrance today says how relevant it is.”

– Olivier Polge

I AM AN IDEA

A fragrance is a creation, an elaboration of the mind. An idea—imagined, tailored, composed—that answers to an ever-changing desire. It is a unique story.

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A GARMENT

CHANEL fragrances are assembled and tailored like a garment. They fit; they are worn. They have colours, textures and are suitable to the seasons.

A NEGLIGÉE

A fragrance reveals your inner being, your essence, your truth.

« A fragrance expresses something personal, something intimate, and by that, it becomes an instrument of seduction. »

- Olivier Polge

A STYLE

A CHANEL fragrance is a style, an allure, An elegance, a signature. A garment.

To wear a CHANEL fragrance is to choose a style that goes beyond fashion.

A PERSONALITY

A CHANEL fragrance marks a presence. When worn, it transforms to express your singularity.

« I am a designer of couture. I want a fragrance that is a composition, like a dress. »

Gabrielle Chanel