Olivier Polge Receives the Prix International du Parfum {Fragrance News}



Yesterday night at the Chambre de Commerce de Versailles, perfumer Olivier Polge (left on the picture) was the recipient of the 10th Prix International du Parfum. The jury was composed of members of ISIPCA, a major (external) school of perfumery. The prize was handed to him by Baroque music conductor and founder of Les Arts Florissants William Christie (center of the picture)...

According to Le Parisien, Olivier Polge was preferred over 5 other candidates and was distinguished based on the merits of 5 of his creations in the past few years.

I am not sure if the following list includes those perfumes specifically but it is the one provided by the newspaper: Emporio White for Men d'Armani, Noa Perle de Cacharel, Kenzopower de Kenzo, Dior Homme pour Dior.

Polge said,

« Je suis évidemment très satisfait d'être ainsi honoré, a réagi le jeune homme. Notamment parce qu'il s'agit d'un des rares prix qui mette notre métier en lumière. »

"I derive of course much satisfaction from receiving such an honor, responded the young man. In particular because it is one of the rare prizes that put our profession in the limelight."

Olivier Polge is the son of Jacques Polge, the in-house perfumer for Chanel. He works for fragrance company IFF.

He has also composed on his own or co-created Armani Code for Her, Pure Poison, Azzaro Visit for Her, Davidoff Hot Water, Diesel Only The Brave, Cacharel Liberté, Salvatore Ferragamo F pour Homme, Kate Moss Vintage, KenzoPower Cologne and more...)

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