Natural Perfumes Blog

Natural Perfume With Vintage Patchouli

October 29th, 2014 by

People often ask me…which natural perfumes have patchouli in them?    I am delighted to share that many have my vintage patchouli oil.  It is smooth and rich…dark patchouli…What could be better?

Here is a list of my botanical fragrances with patchouli with links.  They are all available as samples also. They are great for fall and I know you will love them! Would love to see you add some sultry, smooth, vintage patchouli to your life!

French Collection


Natural Parfums and Eau de Toilettes

Sensual Embrace

Tetu – 25% patchouli in this one!

Limited Edition Collection





More Life  Collection


Royal Alchemy Collection

Sacred Frankincense 6

Royal Collection


JoAnne Bassett Etsy Shop

Smoldering Musk



Cool For Fall Discovery Set! Modern, Natural Perfumes To Enchant!

September 23rd, 2014 by

Cool for Fall Discovery Set

Put away your hot weather citrus and floral scents.  Bring out your heavy scents with ouds and floral orientals for those cool days and nights.  After the fall Equinox we need to get ready for the crisp autumn days and nights.
Try these fall scents in a 8 piece sample pack. It includes 1 ml glass vials of eau de parfums of :
1. Camille - An earthy, iris aroma which turns quickly into a fruity, leathery osmanthus. The jasmine and tuberose are sheer and not too exotic with an amber base. It is a great floral and friendly for work environments. A Chypre style.

Notes: Osmanthus, Iris Root from Italy, Mimosa, Tuberose, vintage Jasmine sambac, Lavender Seville, Galbanum, Ginger, Bergamot, and others

2. Colette - A gourmand with mushrooms and cognac. Great combo!

Notes: Cepes and White Cognac from France, various citrus essences, and others

3. Intimacy - Intimacy is a very old vintage type chypre (like the original Coty Chypre of 1917) with oakmoss, Italian bergamot, vintage grandifolium jasmine, vintage Mysore sandalwood, vintage iris root, vanilla absolute, vintage patchouli, natural musk, labdanum, Bulgarian damask rose otto, Rose de Mai, balsam, others

The true oakmoss lover’s consummate bliss. Vintage is rich and voluptuous.  This is dark, deep, complex and alluring. Intimacy eau de parfum is a 2013 Indie FiFi nominee!

4. Italian Smoke - Italian Smoke eau de parfum is created from tobacco, neroli – orange blossoms, orange, vintage jasmine grandifolium, vanilla absolute, and vintage Mysore sandalwood. This is my impression of an Italian Gentleman.

A golden tobacco note full of the Italian sun

5. Sensual Embrace - We all long for a sensual embrace. We yearn for a lover to hold us, to love us, and to accept us. This musky, sexy juice will fire up the lover within you. Your life will be forever changed and you will be held in an angelic breath of love. Sensual Embrace eau de perfume is a sultry, sexy musk 100% natural fragrance that sizzles with intrique. This stunning, mysterious, seductive blend captures the essence of a sensuous embrace. A unisex parfum.

Notes: citrus notes clementine, floral notes of Rose de Mai oil – the May rose of France, vintage jasmine, tuberose, orange blossoms, musky notes of ambrette seed, amber accord, smoky notes of tobacco, sensuous woody notes of smooth vintage Mysore sandalwood, dark patchouli, and others.

6. Timeless – It is an anointing oil with healing energy. Its purpose is to help you surrender.

This incense, balsamic, and woody parfum contains vetiver, cassie, balsam fir, spikenard, frankincense, Egyptian damask rose, angelica, and others. Sixteen oils made their way into my bottle.

7. Venus Amber - There are 25 distinctly different essential oils and absolutes that comprise this natural perfume.

It has a musky, spicy, amber accord. The soft powdery, drydown of the vanilla and benzoin gives way to the musky, ambrette seed and frankincense, cedarwood, cistus, and labdanum classic goodness. Bay rum plays with rosewood, sage, cinnamon, and cardamon…to create a spicy melange.

The citrus notes of bergamot, blood orange, lemon,and yuzu add that extra lift, zing, and sparkle. The wonderfully sensuous jasmine and rose de mai accord play with your heart. The other special oils form a bond that holds it all together.  Be touched by the love of Venus.  A unisex fragrance.

8. Vert - Vert is an herbal scent created from herbs from Provence. Marjoram, lavender, cypress, Bulgarian damask rose otto, vanilla, green mandarin, cistus, angelica, black currant, verbena, grapefruit, cocoa, balsam, others.

Provençal paradise, plus cocoa.

Cool for Fall sample pack $35.00,   Regular Price $48.00  
When you purchase $25.00 at JoAnne Bassett you qualify for 2 free samples.  You will receive 10 eau de parfum samples for $35.00 and shipping to the US is $5.00 with a total of $40.00!

Luxury Natural Perfume Travel Sprayers

September 18th, 2014 by

Do you like to refresh your fragrance during the day?  Do you need a reliable sprayer that does not leak or break?

This sprayer is a convenient, 5 ml black with silver dots metal atomizer.  A great way to carry your fragrance with you. This travel size spray has a glass bottle inside that can be refilled. The capacity of the glass bottle is 5 ml – 1/6 oz. Your travel size spray comes gift packaged in a black organza bag.  This elegant and luxurious sprayer looks great in your pocket or evening bag.  Put a few of these in your desk,  brief case, or gym bag so you are always ready to change your fragrance wardrobe along with your clothes!

They are available in all eau de toilette and eau de parfum scents. 100% natural perfume in an organic grape alcohol base. The eau de perfume fragrance concentration is French salon strength. All of the scents are for women and men.

I recently changed the prices on the travel sprayers.

Please see the individual pages for the:

French Collection   $30.00 each

Royal Collection   $30.00 each 

Natural Parfums and Eau de Toilettes   $30.00 each

The Limited Edition Collection   $40.00 each

The More Life Collection   $40.00 each

Royal Alchemy   $40.00 each

Luxury Natural Perfumes   $40.00 each

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.

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


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!



Hot For Summer Discovery Set

June 22nd, 2014 by

Hot for Summer Discovery Set

Put away your heavy scents and bring out your hot weather citrus and floral scents. Light, herbal, fresh, citrus and green are the keys for summer fun. No heavy ouds and floral orientals for those steamy days and nights.
Try these summer scents and my 2 new releases in a 10 piece sample pack. It includes 1 ml glass vials of eau de parfums of Amazing, Bliss, Josephine Opulence, Passion and Versailles.  Also 1 ml glass vials of Le Voyage eau de toilette and Reveiller eau de toilette.
Also included are my new releases of I Love You eau de parfum and Sybarite eau de parfum. 
Please go to Collections to read the descriptions of the natural fragrances.
$35.00 Regular Price $56.00
10 Hot for Summer sample pack $35.00

Happy Fragrant Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2014 by

In Southern California I think of Summer and going to the beach…not that you cannot go to the beach all year here.  Summers at the beach are also times for tourists, friends and family gatherings.  Bring your cooler, umbrella to shade you from the powerful rays of the sun, waterproof sun screen if you want to jump in the ocean, a good book, a blanket, sand chairs, music device of your choice, a frisbee and a smile.

The natural fragrant choices for summer tend to be citrus -y, light, florals, and  have a fresh clean feel.

Here are a few choices from my Collections

From the French Collection  I like Chantelle for those hot, sultry summer evenings. Some of the notes are tuberose, jasmine, white rose, bergamot, vanilla, balsam woods, and others. When the tuberose and jasmine heat up on your skin you will be irresistible!   The soft, white rose will start the dry down with the vanilla and woods..and the powder notes will develop. Heavenly.

I love the Royal Collection with many fabulous exotic florals.  Magie D’ Or is Gold Magic a spicy oriental parfum that has lovely citrus notes to give it lift and sparkle just like fine champagne. Notes: Tuberose, Neroli, Lime, Cinnamon bark, Clementine, Rose de Mai, Cistus, Pink Pepper, Vintage Jasmine absolute, Ylang Ylang, Lavender Seville, Frankincense, Patchouli,  Benzoin, and others.

1 oz bottles

I also love Josephine  with its fresh green scent. The notes are Verbena, lavender vera, litsea, green mandarin,  bergamot, cardamom, star aniseseed, ylang ylang, alba rose otto, galbanum, and others.


All of my natural perfumes and eau de parfums come in travel sprayers. These are handy to carry in your pocket, purse, backpack, or suitcase.  They have a removable glass vial you can refill.

Travel spray -small

See you at the beach!  Have fun and don’t forget to try some samples to discover your new natural perfume summer favorite!  Individual samples are available in eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, and parfums.


Natural Perfume – Descanso Gardens Rose Festival

May 27th, 2014 by


I went to the Rose Festival on Sunday, May 25. What a delightful event! Floral artist Alison Franchi and make-up artist Jennifer Aspinall turned a model into a living piece of art decorated with roses, body paint and jewels. An homage to the gardens at Versailles. What a fabulous job!  This model would fit right in with my Royal Collection of natural perfumes.

girl 1

I was so enchanted with the rose garden, the California native gardens, the tall oaks, the rhodies and camelias blooming that I forgot to take photos. The natural perfume of the roses in the 80 degree afternoon sun was amazing.  The Boddy house was also interesting and the hike through the forest to get there was great.

Here is a link to their page: