Jacques Polge

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Chanel Allure Homme is created in 1999. The composition is created of four main fragrant lines: green freshness, warm sharpness of pepper, strength and elegance of wood, and warm sensuality of labdanum, and tonka. None of these main lines can be sensed separately, together they create a harmonious whole.
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Jacques Polge is a French perfumer who works as the head of Parfums Chanel starting in 1978 to 2015, when his son Olivier Polge took over the helm. He is the third director of the perfume division after Ernest Beaux and Henri Robert.[1]

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.[2][3] After university, Jacques Polge began a traditional apprenticeship in Grasse under the guidance of Jean Carles.[1]


Egoïste is a very conservative masculine fragrance composed of spice, wood and vanilla notes. The notes include Bulgarian rose, carnation and warm cinnamon in its heart, rosewood, lavender, musk and coriander.

His creations at Chanel included:

  • Antaeus (1981)
  • Coco (1984) – A perfume inspired by the Parisian home of Coco Chanel[4]
  • Égoïste (1990) – Originally launched as a limited edition scent under the name "Bois Noir"' in 1987, the fragrance was eventually relaunched to the general perfume market under the present name. Égoïste is the favourite perfume work of Jacques Polge of his own creation [5]
  • Allure (1996)
  • Allure Homme (1999)
  • Allure Homme Sport
  • Allure Homme Sport Cologne
  • Allure Homme Sport Extreme
  • Allure Homme Edition Blanche
  • Coco Mademoiselle (2001) – winner of FiFi Award for Best National Advertising Campaign / TV in 2008
  • Coco Noir (2012) (with Christopher Sheldrake)
  • Chance (2002)
  • Bleu de Chanel (2010)
  • Les Exclusifs de Chanel lines notably Coromandel and Sycomore (with Christopher Sheldrake)


  1. ^ a b KERR, ALISON (2006-04-01), "Channelling chanel", scotsman.com (Johnston Press Digital Publishing) 
  2. ^ Grinnell, SunHee (2008-09-28), "Chanel "Nose" Jacques Polge", VF Daily (Vanity Fair) 
  3. ^ Jacques Polge:Interview, The Fragrance Foundation 
  4. ^ "Coco Chanel, parfum mythique pour femme". Vogue Paris (Condé Nast). 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Gaboué, Stéphane (2010-09-02), "Q&A with Legendary Chanel Perfumer Jacques Polge", Hint (Hint Fashion Magazine)