Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2019 | Page 34

MEETINGS & EVENTS Fragrance Creators’ 2019 Spring Dinner On April 17, 2019, Fragrance Creators gathered members and industry leaders for its 2019 Spring Dinner at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey—its most popular event of the year. Fragrance professionals connected over cocktails and dinner, and heard from leadership about how the association is advancing fragrance and the fragrance industry among key demographics, including legislators, media, and consumers. The event capped off with the presentation of the 2019 Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award to the first-ever woman recipient, Laure Moutet Manheimer, who was introduced by her step daughter Karen Manheimer, Vice President, Kerry and a Member of the Fragrance Creators Board of Directors. Over four decades, Moutet 34 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2019 Manheimer served as Owner and President of JPM Imports, Inc., and Vice President of Sales at J. Manheimer Inc., and Kerry Ingredients & Flavors. In addition to numerous industry leadership roles, she served as the first female Board Member for Fragrance Creators (then called the Fragrance Materials Association). Moutet Manheimer addressed attendees, sharing wisdom and lessons learned from her illustrative career in fragrance. A native of France, in closing, she honored “our lady,” Notre-Dame de Paris, which had caught fire and sustained significant damage just days before, on April 15. “She is the image of resilience,” said Moutet Manheimer. “Through centuries of history, wars, and revolutions, she has survived. And she will rise up from the ashes again and be a beacon for future generations.” Fragrance Creators President & CEO Farah Ahmed 2019 Eric Bruell Award Recipient Laure Moutet-Manheimer (middle) joined by her family — from left, granddaughter Amelia Curley, son-in-law John Curley, husband Stephen Manheimer, Executive Vice President, Kerry, and step-daughter Karen Manheimer, Vice President, Kerry, and Secretary, Fragrance Creators’ Board