New York Times Perfume Critic, Chandler Burr, Publishes 'Deleted Scenes' from His New Book on

London, United Kingdom, January 18, 2008 --( The New York Times perfume critic, Chandler Burr, will be sharing some of his favorite extracts that didn't make the final edit of his forthcoming book, The Perfect Scent, with readers of the international online fragrance magazine,

The Perfect Scent, which is subtitled A Year Inside The Perfume Industry, tracks the evolution of two perfumes from concept to multi-million dollar launches. The book begins in Paris with Hermès' Jean-Claude Ellena, and the creation of Jardin sur le Nil. On the other side of the Atlantic, in a New York City skyscraper, Burr lunches with Sarah Jessica Parker and a team from Coty.

Over the next ten days will be publishing 'deleted scenes' from the book - the extracts that didn't make the final edit. "We are used to DVDs having out-takes and deleted scenes, which add value to the disc for the movie fan. With these extracts we hope to offer a similar experience for the perfume fan." said Grant Osborne.

Each extract will be accompanied by an introduction by Burr explaining the context and reason the extract didn't make the final cut. Visitors to will be able to discuss each extract in the Basenotes Community forums.

The Perfect Scent is available from 22 January 2008, published by Henry Holt.

About was launched as an online reference guide to the world of fragrances. The site features a fully searchable database of over 10,000 fragrances with over 30,000 consumer reviews.

The site is regularly updated with industry news, fragrance articles and interviews with members of the fragrance industry. Basenotes also boasts a lively discussion forum, where fragrance aficionados can discuss all aspects of the fragrance world.

Since Basenotes' launch in August 2000, it has grown to become the largest fragrance information resource on the internet, and has been featured in The New York Times, Elle, The Evening Standard, The Times, The Guardian, Men's Health, FHM, and trade magazines, Perfumer and Flavorist, Beauty Fashion and Cosmetics Magazine. The site also picked up the Best Broadcast Editorial Award at the Canadian Fragrance Awards.

Grant Osborne
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