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Burr's SE0205 now available at LuckyScent

06th October, 2014

Last week saw the latest fragrance in Chandler Burr's Untitled Series at LuckyScent : S02E05. Burr says "S02E05 has strangely fallen through the cracks. It belongs to one of the most significant collections in the world , and was created by two indisputably world-class perfumers, one of whom I think is similarly under appreciated. It is a…

Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03 Available now!

23rd July, 2014

For those of you taking part in Chandler Burr's Untitled Series, the third fragrance in series two is now available. As the last scent in the series sold out in less than six hours, you may wish to head on over to LuckyScent now...Chandler Burr says of S02E03:”I'm particularly interested in S02E03 because of its progenitor's impact, vaste…

Aroma Chemicals and the Indie Perfumer, an Interview with Chris Bartlett of Pell Wall Perfumes.

by Clare Wood, 02nd July, 2014

Clare Wood speaks to Indie Perfumer and regular forum contributor Chris Bartlett of Pell Wall Perfumes about aroma chemicals, Sophia Grosjman, Jean Claude Ellena and how to become a perfumer. Yes, of course. Sophia Grojsman of course and Jean Claude Ellena because one of the things that he has done is this kind of minimalist thing and …

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Untitled S02E02 revealed as Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermès

26th June, 2014

Chandler Burr has revealed the second fragrance in the second series of his Untitled Project: Jean-Claude Ellena's Un Jardin sur Le Nil by Hermès. The fragrance was one of the subjects of Burr's The Perfect Scent. On LuckyScent, where the series is hosted, Burr said of the fragrance :...The fact is that it is also one of the seminal works…

Burr's Untitled S02E02 sold out in six hours

05th June, 2014

As previously announced, Chandler Burr's Untitled series has begun again, this time in partnership with Lucky Scent. The first perfume in series two was launched earlier this year – and the second (S02E02), launched earlier this week, sold out in six hours.Chandler Burr: The Untitled Series is a series for people to experience perfumes wi…

Burr to relaunch Untitled project with Lucky Scent next year

29th November, 2013

Chandler Burr's Untitled perfume project, which was launched in a partnership with OpenSky last year is to be relaunched in 2014 in partnership with LuckyScent. The project allows consumers to experience a currently available fragrance without the baggage of branding, packaging and other prior knowledge. Burr says of the relaunch:We think…

Chandler Burr in conversation at the Illuminum Fragrance Lounge next week

07th November, 2013

Next Wednesday (13th November), as part of a season of installations and exhibitions on Perfume as Art, the Illuminum Fragrance Lounge on London's Dover Street hosts a unique salon discussion with former New York Times scent critic Chandler Burr on the subject of ‘Scent as an Art Medium’.Burr is an American journalist, author and museum c…

Everything's Coming Up Roses Event Report from Perfume Lovers London

by Lila Das Gupta, 15th May, 2013

This event was presented by Andy Bradshaw with assistance from Lila Das Gupta. The evening started with Andy reciting a poem called 'Roses' by George Eliot:You love the roses - so do I. I wish The sky would rain down roses, as they rain From off the shaken bush. Why will it not? Then all the valley would be pink and white And soft to trea…

Chandler Burr speaks with Laurent Le Guernec and Iain Stevenson about Design and Structure in Olfactory Art [VIDEO]

11th March, 2013

In this video, which is one of the presentation’s from Chandler Burr’s Olfactory Art exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, Burr talks to IFF perfumer Laurent Le Guernec and P&G Prestige Creative Director Iain Stevenson about Design and Structure in Olfactory Art. …

Travel by nose

by Danielle Cooper, 29th December, 2012

As the year draws to a close, my thoughts wander to holidays and trips that have taken me into foreign climates in the past year or two. As the nose bracing chill of January looms up ahead and everywhere the damp, mushy odour of rain soaked vegetation litters my local journeys, I try to recapture the warm, mellow smells of a sunshine soak…

Video Interview: Burr on Every Bottle of Perfume Contains a World

by Lila Das Gupta, 15th September, 2012

The 10th Pitti Imagine Fragranze Fair opened in Florence this morning with a spectacular exhibition curated by Chandler Burr, entitled ‘Every Bottle of Perfume Contains A World’. Visitors were left to explore the bottles for themselves: exquisite, rooty Orris Absolute from Italy, (which sells at 100,000 Euros per kilo), Tonka Bean Abs fro…

Coverage from Pitti Immagine Fragranze 10

14th September, 2012

This year is the tenth Pitti Immagine Fragranze, and Basenotes is here in Florence to cover the event. The fair is a showcase for niche and artisanal perfumery and brands such as Tauer Perfumes, Creed and Parfumerie Generale will be in attendance. Guests include Chandler Burr, who will be holding a lecture on the art of Jean-Claude Ellena…