Olivier Polge :: Perfumers

Olivier Polge

Olivier Polge is a native of Grasse, and the son of perfumer Jacques Polge. He studied art history before taking training courses at Charabot and ACM; Polge joined International Flavors & Fragrances as a trainee perfumer in 1998.

Olivier Polge won the 2009 International Fragrance Prize / Prix International du Parfum for artistic achievements in the field of perfumery.

In 2013, Chanel announced that Polge would become house perfumer on the retirement of his father, Jacques Polge.

Fragrances developed by Olivier Polge

Azzaro Visit for Women (with Domitille Bertier)
Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris (2010)
Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris L'Eau Rose (2013, with Domitille Bertier)
Balenciaga Balenciaga Paris L'Essence (2011)
Balenciaga Florabotanica (2012, with Jean-Christophe Hérault)
Balenciaga Rosabotanica (2013, with Jean-Christophe Hérault)
Blumarine Innamorata (2012)
Breil Breil for Women (2006)
Burberry Brit Rhythm (2013, with Anne Flipo & Dominique Ropion)
Burberry Burberry Sport for Women (2010, with Beatrice Piquet)
Burberry The Beat (2008, with Dominique Ropion & Beatrice Piquet)
Burberry The Beat For Men (2008, with Domitille Bertier)
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge (2005)
Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir (2011, with Sophie Labbé)
Cacharel Liberte (2007, with Domitille Bertier)
Cacharel Noa Perle (2006, with Domitille Bertier)
Chanel Boy Chanel (2016, with Christopher Sheldrake)
Chanel Chance Eau Vive (2015)
Chanel Misia (2015)
Chanel No. 5 L'Eau (2016)
Chopard 1000 Miglia (2013, with Bruno Jovanovic)
Chopard Enchanted Midnight Spell (2014, with Veronique Nyberg)
Christian Dior Pure Poison (2004, with Dominique Ropion & Carlos Benaïm)
Christian Dior Homme (2005)
Davidoff Hot Water (2009, with Domitille Bertier)
Diesel Only The Brave (2009, with Alienor Massenet & Pierre Wargnye)
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (2008)
Emanuel Ungaro Apparition for men (2005)
Emaneul Ungaro Apparition Homme Intense (2007)
Gianfranco Ferré Black (2015)
Gianfranco Ferré In The Mood For Love Man (2011)
Giorgio Armani Armani Code for women (2006, with Dominique Ropion & Carlos Benaïm)
Guerlain Cuir Beluga (2005)
J Del Pozo Halloween Fleur (2013, with Carlos Benaim & Nicolas Beaulieu)
Jil Sander Eve (2011)
Jil Sander Evergreen (2014, with Céline Barel)
Jil Sander Jil (2009, with Bruno Jovanovic)
Jil Sander Sensual Jil (2010)
Jimmy Choo by Jimmy Choo (2010)
Joop! Miss Wild (2013, with Veronique Nyberg)
Kate Moss Vintage (2009)
Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Boisée (2010)
Kenzo Power (2008)
Lancome La Vie Est Belle (2012, with Dominique Ropion & Anne Flipo)
Lancôme Miracle Forever (2006, with Dominique Ropion)
La Perla Blue
Liz Claiborne Bora Bora
Longwood Gardens Always in Bloom (2010)
Moschino Friends Men (2005)
Repetto Le Parfum (2013)
Roberto Verino Gold (2009)
Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme (2007)
Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Black (2009)
Salvatore Ferragamo F by Ferragamo Pour Homme Free Time (2011)
Salvatore Ferragamo F for Fascinating (2007)
Salvatore Ferragamo F for Fascinating Night (2009)
Valentino Uomo (2014)
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris Pour Homme (2010, with Domitille Bertier)
Viktor & Rolf Eau Mega (2009, with Carlos Benaïm)
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (2005, with Carlos Benaïm and Domitille Bertier)
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (2012)
Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre Cologne Tonic (2013)

Selected quotes

In a fragrance, there is nothing worse than useless ingredients. — From The Malay Mail, 1/17/2008, discussing Lancôme Miracle Forever.

I think it's dangerous to be satisfied with yourself. — From "New fragrance is classical not retro" at The Star, discussing Balenciaga Paris (link no longer active, sorry).

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