Jacques Polge is a French perfumer who works as the head of Parfums Chanel starting in 1978 to the present. He is the third director of the perfume division after Ernest Beaux and Henri Robert.
Jacques Polge grew up near Avignon, France, where he says he was inspired as a child by the scent of air in the surroundings of Grasse, which was redolent with the scent of jasmine. After university, Jacques Polge began a traditional apprenticeship in Grasse under the guidance of Jean Carles.
His creations at Chanel included:
- Antaeus (1981):
- Coco (1984): A perfume inspired by the Parisian home of Coco Chanel
- Egoiste (1990): Originally launched as a limited edition scent under the name "Bois Noir"' in 1987, the fragrance was eventually relauched to the general perfume market under the present name. Égoïste is the favourite perfume work of Jacques Polge of his own creation 
- Allure (1996):
- Coco Mademoiselle (2001):
- Chance (2002):
- Bleu De Chanel (2010):
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