Monday, April 2, 2012

CHANDLER BURR opens the season with a very special Scent Dinner

I've just received great wonderful news from Chandler Burr that I want to share with you!
I know that Chandler needs no introduction, but  for the new readers that are just joining the perfumistas' community, let's give a quick look at his BIO:

Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic from 2006-2010, is currently involved in a fantastic groundbreaking project as the Director and Curator of the Center of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Burr is also the author of the two incredible books about the perfume industry: "The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York" (2007) tells two parallel stories, the first a year Burr spent for The New Yorker magazine behind the scenes at Hermès watching legendary perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena create an Hermès fragrance, the second a year inside Coty with Sarah Jessica Parker as she directed the making of her first perfume. "The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses" (2003) is about a genius of biophysics and perfume.
His special dinners: Burr hosts interactive Scent Dinners around the world; these master classes in gourmand scents are collaborations with the world’s best chefs.

MAD NYC - The Museum of Arts and Design

He is finally opening the fragrant season with 02 special events that we all have been expecting with great enthusiasm! 

The official announcement of opening of the Exhibition The Art of Scent  to be held from November,13 (2012) to January, 13 (2013). It is crucial for all of you to understand that this is not a permanent exhibition. It will be opened for the public at MAD for two months only, so I suggest you all start to plan the visit to NYC in order not to miss this one of a kind event. 
In the same opportunity Chandler Burr is inviting/hosting all of us to a very fragrant evening: A Scent Gala Dinner!

Here are all the details straight for Burr's PR Office: 

The Museum of Arts and Design’s Visionaries!  2012 Scent Gala
Monday, November 12th, Mandarin Oriental, New York City

Please save the date of Monday, November 12, 2012 and plan to join Chandler Burr, Curator of Olfactory Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design for a scent dinner in conjunction with MAD’s annual Visionaries! Gala. Each year, the Visionaries! Gala celebrates outstanding individuals in the arts and industry. In celebration of MAD’s inaugural scent exhibition, it is only fitting that many of this year’s honorees are leaders in the scent industry.

The Mandarin Oriental Ballroom

Held this year at the Mandarin Oriental, New York City, Visionaries! begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by an awards ceremony and scent dinner lead by Chandler Burr.

The Visionaries! Gala is the Museum’s most important annual fundraiser supporting MAD’s exhibitions and educational programs. A silent auction will include travel and dining packages, exceptional experiences, design items, luxury goods, and jewelry. Each year, more than 500 guests, including arts patrons, artists, designers and noted corporate and civic leaders, attend the event. Ticket prices for the gala range from $1,250–$2,500; tables are priced from $10,000–$25,000. 
For more information, please call 212.299.7729 or email

Click on the name for the link: The Museum of Arts and Design

Chandler Burr is really whiffing perfume expertise worldwide. He will also share his vast knowledge in perfumery, as a special guest at the PITTI FRAGRANZE 2012, from September 14 to 16, in Florence - Italy - at the Stazione Leopolda. (I will keep you all posted for more details as the date approaches).

The contribution of Chandler Burr so Perfumery will finally be considered officially as ART is crucial to all of us. I hope you can all attend to his events, so for all of you outside the NYC area, start to plan for this amazing fragrant trip!!!


M said...

Dear Simone -- so cool to see you profiling Chandler. First of all, your own blog is the best place to learn of fragrance news. And second of all, Chandler's books and general activity in the perfume realm are always worthy of reporting on. (Have you been able to make it to any of his perfume talks? I'd love to see him in person sometime; I'll have to check his schedule at some point and see when he'll be over here Europe next. Who knows, maybe he'll be in Paris or Mykonos or Florence while I'm there, too!)

And how have YOU been? Hopefully in wonderful spirits. (We'll have to exchange e-mails again; more personal than here on your blog.)

+ Q Perfume Blog said...

Dear Michael,

i thought i have lost you in one of those islands...
he will be in Florence. I can set a meeting if you like!!!

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