The making of Bleu de Chanel

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French fashion house Chanel is known for producing some of the olfactory world's most elegant fragrances. The latest offering from the century-old house "Bleu de Chanel" is an understated, masculine scent with notes of labdanum, nutmeg and ginger, created over a period of four years by Chanel's "Master Nose" Jacques Polge, alongside British nose Christopher Sheldrake.

Here, Polge talks us through the process by which he came to make Chanel's latest fragrance, and just what it is that marks it out from the crowd.