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Elise Vernon Pearlstine Pt 2

August 22, 2022

On this episode of Inquiry, we welcome back ELISE VERNON PEARLSTINE. She had a 17-year career in wildlife biology, and now has a second career as a natural perfumer, consultant, and educator on the biology, artistry, and history of perfume ingredients. Her new book describes the history, anthropology, and ecology of the plants and trees that have supplied humankind with some of the most important fragrances: SCENT: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FRAGRANCE. Tonight on Part Two we will talk about scents that come animals: civet, musk, and ambergris.