Chandler Burr is the former New York Times scent critic, writing the Times’ Scent Notes column. He is author of two non-fiction books, The Emperor of Scent and The Perfect Scent. The latter began as an article Burr wrote for The New Yorker called “The Scent of the Nile.

Burr founded the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. His first exhibition as Department curator was The Art of Scent 1889-2012.

He is author of the novel You Or Someone Like You.

Burr lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their three sons.