Chanel revela un nuevo capítulo en una serie de películas dedicadas a su experiencia en perfumes. Después de sentar las bases de la creación de Fragancias CHANEL, La Casa se lo entrega al Perfumista-Creador, Olivier Polge. En este segundo capítulo, "YO SOY LA NARIZ", Olivier Polge cuenta los recuerdos de su infancia y revela su deseo de "componer y escribir fórmulas hechas de notas y acuerdos".
I AM A NOSE
Fragrance has a family history for me. My parents met at a perfumery school and I was four years old when my father became the Chanel nose.
Even though I grew up in Paris, the scents of my childhood are tied to Provence. I remember the smell of the damp stones of my grandparents’ house and the scents of the sunbaked shrubland in the hills beyond.
My parents loved painting, and I remember the smell of turpentine in their friends’ art studios. But more than perfume or painting, music was my first passion.
When I was 20, I started learning the craft, and I discovered that music and fragrance spoke the same language. I would have to compose and write formulas made of notes and accords.
I remember the day I told my father I wanted to follow in his footsteps. He told me it was a bad idea.
I remember when I first saw the weighing of the harvests and my first trips—bergamot in Calabria, lemons in Syracuse and jasmine in Grasse.
And then I remember one day, Chanel asked me to rewrite a contemporary version of N°5 without losing any of its character or mystery.
I had become the Chanel nose.