Chanel’s legendary fragrance creator, Jacques Polge, is apparently planning to retire and the search for his successor ended up very close to home: He will be succeeded by his son, Olivier.
Olivier Polge, who has been a perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances since 1998, will join Chanel Fragrances in September, working alongside his father and Christopher Sheldrake, a perfumer, notable fragrance creator and director of research and development at Chanel Fragrances Laboratory, where he has worked since 2005. There, Sheldrake has worked hand-in-hand with Jacques Polge. He is expected to continue running the laboratory while working in tandem with Olivier Polge.
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