Past Event

Laure Moutet Manheimer – Essential Oils in Their Social and Geographical Environment: An Experience for the Senses

January 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

Speaker: Laure Moutet Manheimer, Perfumer and Flavorist

Laure Moutet Manheimer will “free essential oils from their dark brown bottles” by tracing plant extracts back to their source. Discover where the plants come from, who the people are that grow them, and learn how essential oils are extracted.

The journey will take the audience from the lavender fields of France to the hills of Morocco, where rosemary fills the fields after spring rains. From the shores of Indonesia we will travel to the land of patchouli, vetiver, and clove. In China, eucalyptus and citronella will be looked at, and one will be refreshed by the smell of citrus, coming from Brazil and Italy. As a final treat, the audience will be delighted by floral absolutes: jasmine, mimosa, and rose.

For those with allergies or sensitivity to fragrance, please note that fragrance tester strips will be handed out during the presentation for sampling of various essential oils.

Free and open to the public, no registration required.  For more details, please visit the NYBG website.

This event is sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden.