Chanel Parfumeur: Fragrance and music share the same language




“CHANEL N°5 has something to say; a part of it is quite contemporary. Reinventing the fragrance today says how relevant it is.”

With Chanel N°5 L’EAU, nose Olivier Polge has composed a contemporary variation of the original fragrance without losing any of its character and mystery.

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For Olivier Polge, fragrance runs in the family. In 2013, he succeeded his father as the nose of CHANEL. Three years later, he created a contemporary version of N°5 with N°5 L’EAU.

“A composer who translates notes into scents. An artisan who shapes an idea. An inventor who gives substance to an inspiration. A creator who tailors a fragrance like a garment. Olivier Polge is the nose who is sensitive to the times and to the spirit of CHANEL,” said the luxury Maison.

“When I was 20 years old, I started to learn the métier, and I discovered that music and fragrance share the same language. I realized that I had to compose and write formulas made of notes and harmonies.” – Olivier Polge

“I am a designer of couture. I want a fragrance that is a composition, like a dress.” Gabrielle Chanel.

Chanel N°5 L’EAU,


Chanel’s Fragrance Opus

In this new composition of N°5, a unique facet of the fragrance is highlighted. The focus is on citrus, especially orange and bergamot. The floral notes of Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang are amplified; they breathe. A woody, cedar facet infuses the fragrance with more energy and spontaneity. This olfactory opus can be enjoyed with “The Sound of CHANEL’ — the new monthly playlist by the luxury House. Now playing on

This month, Chanel unveiled “CHANEL, The Making of a Collection,” – a new illustrated book by Laetitia Cénac and Jean-Phillips Delhomme. The book unveils the making of the CHANEL collections imagined by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard, from the Studio to the show.

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