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.
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- 1970 - Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
- 1982 - Diva, Emanuel Ungaro
- 1987 - Senso, Emanuel Ungaro
- 1989 - Tiffany for Men, Tiffany
Polge's perfumes at Chanel include:
- 1990 - Égoïste
- originally launched as a limited edition scent named "Bois Noir"' in 1987, the fragrance was eventually relaunched to the general market under the name Égoïste. Jacques Polge has said Égoïste is his favourite creation.
- 1996 - Allure
- 1999 - Allure Homme
- including flankers Allure Homme Sport, Allure Homme Sport Cologne, Allure Homme Sport Extreme, Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
- 2001 - Coco Mademoiselle
- winner of FiFi Award for Best National Advertising Campaign / TV in 2008
- 2012 - Coco Noir
- created with Christopher Sheldrake
- 2002 - Chance
- 2010 - Bleu de Chanel
- Les Exclusifs de Chanel fragrances notably Coromandel and Sycomore created with Christopher Sheldrake.
- KERR, ALISON (2006-04-01), "Channelling chanel", scotsman.com, Johnston Press Digital Publishing
- Grinnell, SunHee (2008-09-28), "Chanel "Nose" Jacques Polge", VF Daily, Vanity Fair
- Jacques Polge:Interview, The Fragrance Foundation
- "Coco Chanel, parfum mythique pour femme". Vogue Paris. Condé Nast. 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Gaboué, Stéphane (2010-09-02), "Q&A with Legendary Chanel Perfumer Jacques Polge", Hint, Hint Fashion Magazine
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