Flowery New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr is stepping down from that job to become the "curator of olfactory art" at the Museum of Arts and Design. Is this the end of an era of scent-based pretension?

Burr's goals for the center are not shy: "To place olfactory art within in the mainstream of art history and to show that scent is a legitimate artistic medium, the equal of painting, sculpture, architecture and music," he said.