Olivier Polge

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Olivier Polge
Born (1974-07-30) 30 July 1974 (age 49)
Grasse, France
EmployerChanel (2013-present)

Olivier Polge (born 1974) is a French perfumer. He is the house perfumer for Chanel and has created fragrances including Misia, Boy, and Chanel's No. 5 L’eau.[1][2][3][4][5]

Polge's father is perfumer Jacques Polge, who served as Chanel's perfumer for 37 years.[6] When Polge was a child, he wanted to be a classical music pianist, but was not a "good pianist."[7] Polge became an intern at Chanel while studying art history. He worked for International Flavours and Fragrances, where he co-created Dior Homme and Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb. In 2013, Polge became a perfumer at Chanel. His father retired in 2015, and Polge took over as head perfumer.[6][7]

In 2022 Polge created a new fragrance for men Bleu de Chanel.[8]


  1. ^ Bischof, Felix (28 February 2019). "Olivier Polge: a conversation with Chanel's master of scent". The Week. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  2. ^ Williamson, Nicole (14 August 2019). "BEAUTY: How House of Chanel's perfumer-creator reimagined the brand's latest scent". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Laura (4 February 2019). "1957: Chanel's new fragrance is as subversive as Coco herself". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ March, Bridget (17 October 2019). "From flower to fragrance: the craftsmanship of a Chanel perfume". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  5. ^ Tuschman, Sari Anne (13 October 2016). "Olivier Polge devises a light, modern companion to the classic Chanel No. 5". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Venison, Alexandra (24 July 2019). "Discover the Story of Chanel Perfumer Olivier Polge". Vogue. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  7. ^ a b Shapiro, Bee (5 February 2015). "Meet Olivier Polge, Chanel's New Fragrance Creator". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Blue Inside: a journey in the Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutique". Zoe Magazine. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2022.