Meet Jacques Polge, The Perfume God

We made sure to take a extra-long shower and spritz ourselves with Chanel before we met this man as we were standing literally two feet away from him in his highly clandestine perfume labarotory in Paris. Jacques Polge's nose is worth gazillions in annual revenue to the Chanel Empire and we're not exaggerating.... The creator of Chanel perfumes since 1978 he is unquestionably one of the most powerful men in fragrance industry (nevermind that we always had the hots for older French gentlemen)

Our head was exploding from how majorly important he is but we preteneded to be completely at ease and mannerly--like Lady Amanda Harlech. Monsieur Polge's assistants (Christopher Sheldrake) were dipping tester strips into bottles with ingredients--jasmine, patchouli, vanilla, cut hay.....Patchouli=rich and earthy, jasmine=sweet and powdery... it all made us want to wear tweed jackets from Chanel Cruise collection and lunch at the Ritz....(and then we actually did have lunch the Ritz... don't hate!)

Now we have a feeling we'll never want to smell like anything but Chanel ever again.

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