Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New York Times' TimesTalks: "A Brief History of Perfume" with Chandler Burr

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 masterpieces of scent art both classic and new for men and women. Discussion followed by book sale and signing.
What's this all about, you ask. Simple: Chandler Burr mailed me with info on an upcoming New York Times Talk which looks like serious fun.
"I'm going to be giving one of the New York Times' TimesTalks on Dec 8 at 6:30pm, in the beautiful new presentation/ performance space in the Times building. The subject "A Brief History of Perfume." The details, including the ticket purchase page on the Times site, are in the below announcement that The Times just issued. The tickets are already half sold, and it's still October, so we do expect to sell out. Many of the brands have already bought blocks of tickets, and that's wonderful, but I'd love for individuals to get a chance to see the show as well."
Don't you just love it when the humble perfumephile is included and not just the usual suspects from the industry and media?

The event is a critical interactive tour of perfume masterpieces and The Art History of Perfume: 1889 to 2008 held on Monday Dec 8th at 6:30 - 8:30PM at the 400-seat TimesCenter Stage via the West 41st Street entry of the new Times tower (620 8th Avenue). Google map can be seen here.
A,C,E,1,2,3,N,Q,R,W,7,S to 42nd Street – Times Square
M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, M27, M42 and M104 buses all stop within 4 blocks of TheTimesCenter
Doors open 30 minutes prior to event start time.

You can order your tickets here (price: $30) and see the NYT Talks site here. For questions related to tickets, call 1.888.NYT.1870 and dial 1 for the TicketWeb operators


  1. I just found out about this and there are no tickets left. If anyone has two to spare I would buy them....

  2. That successful, huh? I hope someone sees this and assists you!


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