Chandler Burr is the Curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The former New York Times perfume critic, Burr is also author of the two definitive non-fiction books about the perfume industry. "The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris & New York" tells the two parallel stories of a year Burr spent for The New Yorker magazine behind the scenes at Herm?s, watching the creation of a fragrance and 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" is about a genius of biophysics and perfume. His novel, "You or Someone Like You," was published in 2009. Burr hosts interactive Scent Dinners around the world; these master-classes in gourmand scents are collaborations with the world's best chefs. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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