Friday, October 31, 2008

Chandler Burr Lecture

On Monday, December the 8th, Chandler Burr will be giving one of the New York Times' TimesTalks in the new 400-seat presentation/performance space in the Times building. The subject will be “A Brief History of Perfume” - a critical interactive tour of perfume masterpieces and The Art History of Perfume from 1889 to 2008.

Perfumes are classic holiday gifts. But perfume is also one the world’s great art forms. Discover both aspects of scent in this fascinating interactive guided tour of some of the world’s fragrance masterpieces, led by Chandler Burr, fragrance critic for The New York Times Style Magazine and author of “The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York.” You will smell jasmine from Grasse, pink peppercorn absolutes and tuberose from Peru and India, and masterpieces of scent art both classic and new for men and women. Discussion followed by book sale and signing.


The event will comence at 6.30 and is expected to last until 8.30. The Times Center Stage can be reached via the West 41st Street entry of the new Times tower (620 8th Avenue) and general admission costs $30. It is at times like this that I wish I lived in New York city, because this is one event I would love to attend! For all you lucky NY city residents and visitors who are thinking of attending, my advice is to make a decision soon, because tickets are already half sold and the event is expected to sell out. For ticket purchase and details, you may take a look here.


3 comments:

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Divina- I would love to attend this- hopefully he'll make his way to LA... just finished his book "The Perfect Scent" last month and truly enjoyed it...

Jenavira13 said...

Why does all the cool perfume stuff happen in New York and LA; doesn't SF count? :-)

maisqueperfume said...

remind me to tell you something Chandler Burr told me when i asked him about something he wrote in his book....

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