Natural Perfumes Blog

Do you wear fragrance for yourself or others?

September 11th, 2014 by

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Being a natural perfumer I wear scent every day…sometimes I apply a different scent over the first one. That is called layering. I do it until I get the desired effect that pleases me.  Did you read that..that pleases me.

I wear scents both for myself, clients, friends, and others.  Do you have a wife, husband, partner or lover that comments how great you smell and they lean in to smell you deeper? Isn’t it great when you get a compliment at work or play …they say you really smell fab. What scent are you wearing and where can I get some?

Often I apply another natural perfume after I take a bath or am going to go out for the evening.  Then I choose another scent from my wardrobe…yes we have scent wardrobes.  Scents are just as important as clothes if not more so.

The benefits you receive from natural perfumes are the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils.  I am also a certified aromatherapist and fragrance therapist so I know how to create uplifting, grounding, centering, peaceful, joyful scents, and more. What benefits do you want to receive when you wear your scent? That is what is great about 100% natural fragrances created from botanicals. NO nature identicals, no isolates, no synthetic toxic chemicals that were created in a laboratory that give you a headache or a migraine for 2 days. Using essential oils, absolutes, tinctures, and macerations of plant material you can receive the plant energy.

I invite you to try some samples from my luxury collections.  They are available as a single sample on the collection pages or as sample sets. Eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, and parfums are available.

Try some new fragrances for fall…live a little…expand your horizons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Royal Alchemy Collection of Sacred Frankincense Natural Perfumes launches today!

September 9th, 2014 by

The Royal Alchemy Collection is a study in Frankincense – boswellia sacra – sacred frankincense steam distilled in Oman. Frankincense is calming, centering, grounding, and helps us to focus and is used for meditation.

Sacred Frankincense 1

A mysterious, floral with notes of apricot and soft rose and linden blossom weaves her magic spell

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, Morocco rose absolute – centifolia “cabbage rose”, elemi, Peru balsam, lavender hi altitude France, davana, yuzu, Roman chamomile, linden blossom absolute

Sacred Frankincense 2

A sharp, green citrus opening that swirls into a spicy, sacred elevation

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, champa attar – India, Turkey damask rose otto, butter co2, lemon, ginger – fresh hydrodistilled, rhododendron  - Nepal, galbanum

Sacred Frankincense 3

A sultry tuberose walk in the woods after dark with orange blossoms caressing your nose

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, attar of oud, Mysore sandalwood – heart wood, orange blossom absolute , guiacwood, copaiba balsam, clementine

Sacred Frankincense 4

Deep in the forest tall, majestic trees lure me into your incense temple

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, vintage frankincense hydrodistilled Oman – boswellia sacra, incense,  tulsi, vintage juniper berry – Corsica, petitgrain bigarade, geranium, black pepper, red mandarin, balsam fir

Sacred Frankincense 5

Sensuous, floral lover wrap me in your exotic spell and never let me go

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, rosewood, beeswax absolute – France, aglaia absolute, vanilla absolute  - France, blood orange, Bulgarian damask rose otto, night queen absolute – India (cestrum nocturnum)

Sacred Frankincense 6

Musky and dark you deepen my passions 

Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra steam distilled in Oman, ambrette, green spikenard,  vintage patchouli, bay rum, cistus, immortelle, black spruce


Natural Perfume Workshops in Irvine, CA on September 6, 7, 14

September 6th, 2014 by

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

“Fragrant Flights” for Women and Men

The Fragrant Flight is like a wine tasting experiencing and discussing the 100% essential oil and botanical notes. We go from light eau de parfums to heavy eau de parfums. It is 30 minutes and we experience 9 different fragrances.  The class is $50 per person.  A Discovery Kit containing all 9 fragrances in 1 ml sample sizes will be given to each student after the class.  This Discovery Sample Kit will be for feminine fragrances. I also offer classes for men only with masculine fragrances.  The cost of the kit will be more expensive if purchased outside of the class.  1 ml samples are from $5 to $7 each. Larger sizes of the fragrances will be available for purchase at the workshop. Please note we will be using only all natural fragrances and NO CHEAP AND TOXIC SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Fragrance Flight
Price: $50.00            
 
 
“Create Your Own Perfume” workshops for Women and Men

Custom Natural Perfume-Making workshops take guests on an Aromatic Journey learning about the essences and their properties in a perfume.  Top, middle, and base notes are discussed and the basic understanding about creating perfumes with the oils is taught.

You will come away from these highly educational workshops with a better understanding of natural vs. synthetic perfumes as well as a custom-made bottle of perfume. You will name your scent, go home with your own “fragrance formula,” which you can re-order anytime. These perfumes are created with organic jojoba oil base and not alcohol. An organdy bag to hold the perfume is included. Please note we will be using only all natural botanical essences and NO CHEAP AND TOXIC SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils.

The cost for each workshop is $125 for a 6 ml perfume, 1 hour and 30 minutes class, and 12 choices of essential oils/ and or accords. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Create Your Own Perfume Workshop
Price: $125.00
 
 
Saturday, September 6 or September 20:

3 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 5 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  6 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Sunday, September 7 or September 21:

1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.
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NATURAL PERFUME WORKSHOP
Are you ready for a new natural fragrance without all of the toxic synthetic chemicals? Join me for a Natural Perfume workshop that will change the way you look at fragrance.

During this class we will explore the essential oils and absolutes on a blotter paper and discuss the scent classification, the attributes of each essence, and the benefits of the oils. We will build accords, discuss blending a scent for a purpose or a themed essence. In this fun workshop we will delve deeper into making accords. Top note, heart note, and base accords and all accord combinations will be created. We will discuss creating the scent drop by drop and the bases that can be used. There will be question and answers throughout the process. Includes: Scent Classification sheet, Oil Classification Guide, and Fragrance Family Classification sheet.  A 1/8 oz – 3.75 mls of perfume you create in class to be taken home. 4 hour Workshop $400.00 Prepaid only.  Please email and prepay to hold your space.

Price $400.00

Sunday, September 14 from 2 to 6 pm.This Natural Perfume Workshop will be held  in Irvine, CA in Orange County from 2 pm to 6 pm. If you cannot attend on this date please send an email or call to arrange another date and time.
The Perfume Kit that contains essential oils and absolutes, supplies, and instructions and is required to purchase the workshop.  We will be using this kit in the class. Please call 760.309.2571 for more information.

The Irvine Spectrum office location will be emailed to you upon your payment. 

wwwJoAnneBassett.com       Phone 760.309.2571      joanne@joannebassett.com

 


JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfume Workshops for September in Irvine, CA

August 22nd, 2014 by

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

“Fragrant Flights” for Women and Men

The Fragrant Flight is like a wine tasting experiencing and discussing the 100% essential oil and botanical notes. We go from light eau de parfums to heavy eau de parfums. It is 30 minutes and we experience 9 different fragrances.  The class is $50 per person.  A Discovery Kit containing all 9 fragrances in 1 ml sample sizes will be given to each student after the class.  This Discovery Sample Kit will be for feminine fragrances. I also offer classes for men only with masculine fragrances.  The cost of the kit will be more expensive if purchased outside of the class.  1 ml samples are from $5 to $7 each. Larger sizes of the fragrances will be available for purchase at the workshop. Please note we will be using only all natural fragrances and NO CHEAP AND TOXIC SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils . Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Fragrance Flight
Price: $50.00            
 
 
“Create Your Own Perfume” workshops for Women and Men

Custom Natural Perfume-Making workshops take guests on an Aromatic Journey learning about the essences and their properties in a perfume.  Top, middle, and base notes are discussed and the basic understanding about creating perfumes with the oils is taught.

You will come away from these highly educational workshops with a better understanding of natural vs. synthetic perfumes as well as a custom-made bottle of perfume. You will name your scent, go home with your own “fragrance formula,” which you can re-order anytime. These perfumes are created with organic jojoba oil base and not alcohol. An organdy bag to hold the perfume is included. Please note we will be using only all natural botanical essences and NO CHEAP AND TOXIC SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils.

The cost for each workshop is $125 for a 6 ml perfume, 1 hour and 30 minutes class, and 12 choices of essential oils/ and or accords. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Create Your Own Perfume Workshop
Price: $125.00
 
 
 Friday, September 5 or Sept 19:

7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work.

Saturday, September 6 or September 20:

3 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 5 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  6 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Sunday, September 7 or September 21:

1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Tuesday, September 23, 1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid. 4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.
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NATURAL PERFUME WORKSHOP
Are you ready for a new natural fragrance without all of the toxic synthetic chemicals? Join me for a Natural Perfume workshop that will change the way you look at fragrance.

During this class we will explore the essential oils and absolutes on a blotter paper and discuss the scent classification, the attributes of each essence, and the benefits of the oils. We will build accords, discuss blending a scent for a purpose or a themed essence. In this fun workshop we will delve deeper into making accords. Top note, heart note, and base accords and all accord combinations will be created. We will discuss creating the scent drop by drop and the bases that can be used. There will be question and answers throughout the process. Includes: Scent Classification sheet, Oil Classification Guide, and Fragrance Family Classification sheet.  A 1/8 oz – 3.75 mls of perfume you create in class to be taken home. 4 hour Workshop $400.00 Prepaid only.  Please email and prepay to hold your space.

Price $400.00

Sunday, September 14 from 2 to 6 pm.This Natural Perfume Workshop will be held  in Irvine, CA in Orange County from 2 pm to 6 pm. If you cannot attend on this date please send an email or call to arrange another date and time.
The Perfume Kit that contains essential oils and absolutes, supplies, and instructions and is required to purchase the workshop.  We will be using this kit in the class. Please call 760.309.2571 for more information.

The Irvine Spectrum office location will be emailed to you upon your payment. 

wwwJoAnneBassett.com       Phone 760.309.2571      joanne@joannebassett.com

 


JoAnne Bassett “Fragrant Flight” Workshops for August in Irvine, CA

August 6th, 2014 by

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

“Fragrant Flights” for Women and Men

The Fragrant Flight is like a wine tasting experiencing and discussing the 100% essential oil and botanical notes. We go from light eau de parfums to heavy eau de parfums. It is usually 30 to 45 minutes and we experience 9 different fragrances.  The class is $50 per person.  A Discovery Kit containing all 9 fragrances in 1 ml sample sizes will be given to each student after the class.  This Discovery Sample Kit will be for feminine fragrances. I also offer classes for men only with masculine fragrances.  The cost of the kit will be more expensive if purchased outside of the class.  1 ml samples are from $5 to $7 each. Larger sizes of the fragrances will be available for purchase at the workshop. Please note we will be using only all natural fragrances and NO CHEAP SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils . Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Fragrance Flight
Price: $50.00  

“Create Your Own Perfume” workshops for Women and Men

Custom Natural Perfume-Making workshops take guests on an Aromatic Journey learning about the essences and their properties in a perfume.  Top, middle, and base notes are discussed and the basic understanding about creating perfumes with the oils is taught.

You will come away from these highly educational workshops with a better understanding of natural vs. synthetic perfumes as well as a custom-made bottle of perfume. You will name your scent, go home with your own “fragrance formula,” which you can re-order anytime. These perfumes are created with organic jojoba oil base and not alcohol. An organdy bag to hold the perfume is included. Please note we will be using only all natural botanical essences and NO CHEAP SYNTHETIC Fragrance Oils.

The cost for each workshop is $125 for a 6 ml perfume, 1 hour and 30 minutes class, and 12 choices of essential oils/ and or accords. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

CreateYourPerfume
Price: $125.00
 

Evening classes are Friday, August 8, 7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid,

8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work.

I offer Custom Couture Bespoke Parfums and they can be ordered at an event  with a short consultation. I am available for birthday parties, private events, or corporate events please inquire. I do fundraisers and can donate a % of the fee.  I also sell hand blown glass bottles with perfume in special presentations. There will be a few of these available to purchase.

Saturday August 9, 1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Tuesday, August 19, 1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid. 4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Friday, August 22,  7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid,

8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work. I am able to also teach these during the week days if there is  enough interest.

Saturday, August 23, 1 pm  Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

I offer Custom Couture Bespoke Parfums and they can be ordered at an event  with a short consultation. I am available for birthday parties, private events, or corporate events please inquire. I do fundraisers and can donate a % of the fee.  I also sell hand blown glass bottles with perfume in special presentations. There will be a few of these available to purchase.

The Irvine Spectrum office location will be emailed to you upon your payment. 

wwwJoAnneBassett.com       Phone 760.309.2571      joanne@joannebassett.com

 


Natural Perfumes on Summer Special!

August 4th, 2014 by

JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes range from classic French style perfumes to fun and modern botanical fragrances. There are many fragrances to choose from. Go to the Collections page to view.

Perhaps you would like an eau de parfum to spritz on when you are getting dressed. We have a number of collections to choose from depending on your tastes…classic florals, florientals, modern botanicals, sensuous florals, and incense resins. Every fragrance classification is addressed in our collections. Do you like vintage oils…and fragrances that use the raw materials that were once in the classic dept. store fragrances of yester year? Try the Intimacy from the More Life Collection and the Camille from the French Collection for the classic chypre style fragrance. My perfumes have a French classic feel to them and you will sense you have gone back to the hey day of Paris. Try the Royal and French Collection eau de parfums under the Collections tab.

When you purchase any 1 oz eau de parfum or 1 oz eau de toilette you will receive a 5 ml travel sprayer of eau de parfum of your choice.  A $40.00 value!  Please choose your fragrance from the $40.00 travel sprayers and list it in the comments section at check out.

All Limited Edition Collection  or More Life Collection  1/4 oz perfumes come with a precious 4 inch tall, hand blown, glass bottle including a lovely, clear glass dauber to apply the perfume. Turning the dauber to the right locks the bottle and makes the seal airtight.  The artist uses no molds, making each perfume bottle a unique handmade creation. Each piece is signed and dated and are collectibles.  A gold foil, luxury patterned box holds this precious bottle.

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles


Limited Edition Perfume – 1/4 oz  parfum / hand – blown glass bottle
Please leave your choice of Timeless, Temptress, Enchant, Esoterica, Reflections in the comments section



More Life Perfume – 1/4 oz parfum / hand – blown glass bottle
Please leave your choice of  Ecstasy, Vert, Opulence, Intimacy, Serendipity, Italian Smoke  in the comments section

Regular Price $500.00   Now $400.00   –  20% off  

1/4 oz parfum with hand blown glass bottle

These Summer Specials will end Saturday, August 9 at midnight Pacific time.

JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfume Workshops in Irvine, CA

July 15th, 2014 by

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

“Fragrant Flights” for Women and Men

The Fragrant Flight that is like a wine tasting experiencing and discussing the essential oil notes. We go from light eau de parfums to heavy eau de parfums. It is usually 30 to 45 minutes and we experience 9 different fragrances.  The class is $50 per person.  A Discovery Kit containing all 9 fragrances in 1 ml sample sizes will be given to each student after the class.  This Discovery Sample Kit will be for feminine fragrances. I also offer classes for men only with masculine fragrances.  The cost of the kit will be more expensive if purchased outside of the class.  1 ml samples are from $5 to $7 each. Larger sizes of the fragrances will be available for purchase at the workshop. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Fragrance Flight
Price: $50.00
 
           

“Create Your Own Perfume” workshops for Women and Men

Custom Natural Perfume-Making workshops take guests on an Aromatic Journey learning about the essences and their properties in a perfume.  Top, middle, and base notes are discussed and the basic understanding about creating perfumes with the oils is taught.

You will come away from these highly educational workshops with a better understanding of natural vs. synthetic perfumes as well as a custom-made bottle of perfume. You will name your scent, go home with your own “fragrance formula,” which you can re-order anytime. These perfumes are created with organic jojoba oil base and not alcohol. An organdy bag to hold the perfume is included.

The cost for each workshop is $125 for a 5 ml perfume, 1 hour and 30 minutes class, and 12 choices of essential oils/ and or accords. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

CreateYourPerfume
Price: $125.00
 

Evening classes are Friday, September 5,  7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid,

8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work.

I offer Custom Couture Bespoke Parfums and they can be ordered at an event  with a short consultation. I am available for birthday parties, private events, or corporate events please inquire. I do fundraisers and can donate a % of the fee.  I also sell hand blown glass bottles with perfume in special presentations. There will be a few of these available to purchase.

Saturday September 6,  1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Tuesday, September 16,  1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid. 4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Friday, August 22,  7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid,

8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work. I am able to also teach these during the week days if there is  enough interest.

Saturday, August 23,  1 pm  Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

I offer Custom Couture Bespoke Parfums and they can be ordered at an event  with a short consultation. I am available for birthday parties, private events, or corporate events please inquire. I do fundraisers and can donate a % of the fee.  I also sell hand blown glass bottles with perfume in special presentations. There will be a few of these available to purchase.

The Irvine Spectrum office location will be emailed to you upon your payment. 

wwwJoAnneBassett.com       Phone 760.309.2571      joanne@joannebassett.com

 


Happy Bastille Day! Natural Perfume from my Royal Collection

July 14th, 2014 by

Bastille day

With a name like JoAnne Bassett it is not hard to imagine that I am a Francophile with French origins in Paris.

In my genealogy are French royalty with kings and queens going all the way back to Charlemagne.

 

Today for my scent of the day I was reaching for Marie Antoinette eau de parfum

MarieAntoinettephoto&bottle

On second thought I felt this was not the day to wear it..Even though she was their Queen she was executed.

I chose the exquisite Madame Pompadour eau de parfum from my Royal Collection

It is an enchanting, costly, parfum with many precious floral notes.

Notes: Fresh Gardenia flower infusion, Neroli, Champa, rare Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto, Vintage Jasmine Sambac, Clementine, Vanilla, Wild Verbena, Vintage Mysore Sandalwood, and others. 39 magnificent natural oils in this precious fragrance

Celebrate with aioli and baguettes…and cleanse your system…pour a good French wine and toast to all things French.  Sante!