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New Moon, New Beginnings, New You

February 17th, 2015 by

On the New Moon each month I choose to create Magic for my discerning clients. They insist on the finest ingredients, a one of a kind special Custom Couture Parfum just for them. My Gold Customs are created with my vintage essential oils and absolutes. These are rare and extremely precious, natural oils created from flowers and plants. You have never smelled any thing like them!

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You deserve to have the very finest and most opulent perfume available. You know you want it and now.  Why wait 6 months or more to have a Perfumer in France or elsewhere create a perfume with synthetic oils that are created in a laboratory?  They also charge $50,000 or more for them. They may use some natural raw materials but they specialize in synthetic perfumes.

I am a Custom Couture Perfumer and Master Perfumer creating magnificent perfumes that can be ready to use in approximately 2 weeks. Why wait?

Order your perfume today!  The New Moon is tomorrow and this is a splendid way to begin this new cycle.

Go here to read more

Send me an email or call me at 760.309.2571.  Please leave me a message if I don’t answer.

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Love, Self Love, and Self Care

February 12th, 2015 by
Temptress Parfum - More Life Collection

Temptress Parfum – Limited Edition Collection

Valentine’s Day speaks to me of love….romantic love, self love …indulging in your parfum, and self care …anointing yourself with parfum ..putting rose otto on your heart to open and heal it.

These beautiful hand blown glass bottles are the perfect shape to hold in your hand for your self care.  Do you want to feel more beautiful, more sexy, more alive?  Try on some Temptress parfum.

Do you want to feel love so deeply within yourself that you want to kiss everyone? You can bring about massive self love using my Luscious Roses parfum with 6 real roses ottos from 4 countries.  We are talking about expensive rose oil created from live rose petals.  Very indulgent and wonderful to adorn yourself with.

If you want to imagine yourself in your own Queen’s palace I suggest wearing Opulence parfum. It doesn’t get any better than this. With Neroli oil from orange blossoms for self esteem…it will raise you up and surround you with pleasure.

Do something special for yourself and your loved ones today!  Splurge on a bottle of natural perfume that makes you feel like the Queen you are!

If you prefer an eau de parfum in a spray bottle they are available also.  Go here to find your next high vibration fix.  www.JoAnneBassett.com

 

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 3rd, 2015 by

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I love Valentine’s Day!  Red hearts, happy smiles, and  great fragrant gifts to enchant your lover!

May I suggest Luscious Roses parfum in this gorgeous hand blown glass bottle. It is from the Limited Edition Collection as it contains precious vintage Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto and others.

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Another wonderful precious gift is Rose Kiss and/or Rose Smoke Anointing Oil in a beautiful coffret with creamy silk pillow. This glorious combination is for your lover and you to anoint each other with.  It is from the Perfume Coffret Collection. There are many other precious parfum choices there to pique your interest!

Let’s not forget I Love You natural perfume!  We all proclaim our love for each other.  Why not say I Love You with a botanical eau de parfum containing heart opening Rose Otto, natural gardenia, sandalwood and more.

Receive a complimentary Travel Sprayer (value $30) with every online order over $100.

Receive a complimentary Travel Sprayer (value $40) with every online order over $150.

Offer ends February 15, 2015.  Enter your choice in the comments section at checkout.

 

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Perfume Samples At Special Prices!

January 16th, 2015 by

Today I reduced the prices on all individual perfume samples, sample collections, and discovery kits.  Why did I do that?  I am selling 1 ml glass perfume vials and not the glass or plastic perfume sprayers.  This keeps the sample costs lower and I can pass that savings on to you.

If I were to package everything in a deluxe sprayer or deluxe sprayer sets you would pay much more.  Does it make sense to you to spend more for a sprayer?

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If you think you may want a larger sprayer size I have 5 ml travel sprayers available.  They have a glass refillable insert.  These sprayers are housed in a metal shell and can go anywhere and not break.

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Luscious Roses: A cure for the heart.

January 10th, 2015 by

Aldous posted this on Fragrance Daily.

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Luscious Roses: A cure for the heart.

“JoAnne” I asked, “My hearts broken. I know you blend scents that heal metaphysically. I read it on your website. Can you help me?”

“Why yes,” she said. “Of course. I have something called Luscious Roses. Put a little on your chest above your heart daily. I’ll send you a sample. I hope it helps.”

I have never believed in any of the nonsense people say about healing via metaphysical means. (Metaphysical: outside the realm of physical)

Until my heart shattered into a million pieces and all the medicine, and all the learning, philosophy, psychology, self help, ect in the world couldn’t help.

Looking outside the box for anything to heal me is how I came upon JoAnne Bassett and her perfumery.

Four days after my consultation I received my sample of Luscious Roses in the mail.

I put it on.

Just a tiny, tiny dab right above my heart.

It was so thick, oily, and there were flecks of . She doesn’t use perfumers alcohol, but instead Jojoba Oil. And I waited.

At first I was wondering where the rose was. Where was the scent? But it was cold, freezing in the winter and I figures that maybe the cold with the oil base was not allowing it to bloom so I decided to give it 30 minutes before I judged anything.

Fifteen minutes later with the heat of my heartbeat Luscious Roses started to bloom.  I could smell the deepness of several shades of rose. The white of rare Bulgarian Alba Rose, the Pink of Cabbage Roses and the deep red of Bulgarian Damask Rose. Not the clean, simple, synthetic rose I’m used to. Actual rose. Deep, sensual, multi faceted and evocative.

When I was very young I used to go out and play amongst the roses of my grandmother’s rose garden. My tiny fingers digging in the dirt underneath the petals. Marveling at the blooms, the thorns, the leaves. Such happy peaceful memories this scent evokes.

The next note you notice is the vintage patchouli JoAnne uses.

My mother is one of those crazy flower children from the sixties. Her forever scent has always been a patchouli oil.

When I was younger I remember her wearing this deep and complex scent of earth. It’s unique spiciness always in a hug, a kiss on forehead. Now a days it seems as though patchouli just isn’t the same.

Except in Luscious Roses. The first time, in a long time I’ve smelled yet another rare scent of my childhood.

I also get the clear water of frankincense. Spicy, silver ephemeral on the deep rose petals that bloom above my heart now.

And the vanilla, Oh, the vanilla below it all. So creamy smooth, holding the composition together.

JoAnne’ website, JoAnneBassett.com list tuberose as a note, but my nose fails to register it. It might just be the mastery and smoothness of the blending. I’m not sure.

Longevity is great. It lasted all day on me. Eight hours with a drop placed underneath my shirt. Sillage is very good, as long as you give it time for bloom, and some heat to help it along. This an oil base after all.

Altogether I rank it very high on my favorite roses. It’s actually masculine on me due to the earthiness of the patchouli and spiciness of the frankincense. Which is not what I was expecting. I was expecting something completely feminine.

And as for my heart, how does it feel now…

Happy. Peaceful and warm from the loving memories Luscious Roses has evoked.

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Warm for Winter Discovery Set by JoAnne Bassett

January 8th, 2015 by

Put away your hot weather citrus and floral scents.  Bring out your heavy scents with oud, amber, woods, resins and floral orientals for those crisp days and nights. We must  reach deeper into the rich amber (Venus Amber comes to mind) woods, incense  (Timeless) and greens (Vert),  Chypre (Intimacy) and all of the really intense fragrances become appropriate now! After the Winter Solstice we have short days and cold nights…revel in the woods and deep parfums.
  
Try these winter scents in a 8 piece sample pack. It includes 1 ml glass vials of eau de parfums of Camille, Colette,  Italian Smoke, Vert, Intimacy, Timeless, Venus Amber, and Sensual Embrace.
  
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
 
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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, othersThe 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.
 
 
8 Warm for Winter 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!

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New Year, New Natural Perfume

January 3rd, 2015 by

With a  new year comes a new attitude…and a new season.  What do you choose to smell like in the new year?

What are you fond of?  Fragrances with floral notes?  Fragrances that smell of wood, incense, or amber notes?

How about forest and fir needles, juniper, pine or more? Oakmoss and deep green notes are popular in the winter and cooler weather.  What do you want to revel in?

The best way to find a new fragrance is with a Discovery Kit or individual samples.

JoAnne Bassett offers  samples in eau de toilettes,  eau de parfums and parfums.

Find your new love today…and receive a discount on a full bottle!

Happy New Year!

 

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Interview With A Sage: JoAnne Bassett Couture Perfumer

December 30th, 2014 by

Interview With a Sage: JoAnne Bassett Couture Perfumer

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I recently had the great fortune of interviewing a wonderful friend of mine, Miss JoAnne Bassett. As an empathic person seeking the innefable in life I highly enjoy learning about people more in touch with those parts of the universe that cannot be touched by any regular means. Miss Bassett is one of these. Her interview below is beyond interesting and enlightening. I believe we all have these gifts if we only tap into them. I am most grateful for having such a unique and wonderful person on my facebook feed. She always has something enlightening to say and I cannot speak more highly of a person and their heart. JoAnne is a sweet, kind, intelligent and sage woman. I was grateful to be able interview her about her story, knowledge, passion and perfume.

-Aldous

Aldous: JoAnne, could you please tell me a little bit about yourself. What did you
do before perfuming?

JoAnne: It seems like lifetimes ago now, but I was a Corporate Tax Accountant for a large corporation in Minnesota. Then I was downsized when the
corporation began to spin off the 50 divisions.  I became a stockbroker
and did that for 5 years.  After the crash of 1987 it changed so much so I
helped someone open a health food store. In 1989 I moved to Seattle and
didn’t work for years.  I traveled to 43 countries and became a Certified
Aromatherapist which led me to natural perfumery.

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Aldous:What inspired you to become a perfumer in the first place? Did you have a dream and follow it?

JoAnne: My book “Sacred Scents” was written to answer the question of how I became a perfumer. It is a fun read. It is available as an ebook, in print and
audible on Amazon.

 

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Aldous: What is it about perfume that calls to you?

JoAnne: There are many facets of natural perfumes I enjoy. The essential oils
themselves, the energy of the oils and working with the nature spirits and
plant devas. The combinations and synergies that are created for
aromatherapy and healing purposes. The unique formulas that can be created
that smell out of this world.  It is a daily discovery of new things.
Working with the vibrations of the oils combined with intention to create
change in the world through people wearing the perfume.

Aldous: How did you learn to perfume?

JoAnne: I am self taught.  I took a blending class years ago that was a part of an
aromatherapy class. After I created aromatherapy potions for people using
essential oils I expanded my collection to include absolutes and more
precious oils. I had become chemically sensitive to synthetic perfumes in
the 1980’s so I created my own fragrances to wear.

I contributed a chapter in a book “Amazing Woman What Is Your Story” by
Marsh Engle.  My chapter was entitled “The Power of Innate Wisdom”. It all
makes sense after you read my book.  It was inside of me waiting to come
out.

Adous: What is your life philosophy?

JoAnne: I believe we need to leave the world a better place than how we found it.
I could wax poetic for hours but I will give you a brief answer here;

I believe we need to leave the world a better place than how we found it.
My mission with my natural perfumes is revealed in these lines.

“JoAnne uses fragrance as a tool to reach people and tap into nature’s power.
My perfumes awaken the beauty within™.
My purpose is to Uplift Humanity’s Consciousness Through Botanical
Fragrances™.
My Soul Purpose is to raise the vibration with my Natural Perfumes™.

I have a Noble Goal and I will be leaving a legacy supporting various
causes to be revealed at a later time. It is a well thought out and worthy
goal.”

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Aldous: On your website you talk about tapping into people’s energy fields and
being able to read them. I completely believe in that. Were you born with
that gift, did you develop it? How does it work for you and how do you
apply it to perfuming?

JoAnne: I was born clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, claircognisant, etc.
When I do an intuitive reading I get full on movies with sound, color,
etc. I am a medium and can channel the Divine energies and your angels,
guides, your loved ones and more. Being empathic and intuitive makes me
very sensitive and I am able to read a person’s energy just from the
spelling of their name. It is no different for me if they are standing
beside me or if they are on the other side of the world.  It is an
automatic process for me.  It is very useful when I go to create a custom
perfume.  I already know if you like roses or not or gardenias or
whatever.  The information about you is in your energy field.  I can use
that information to give you an intuitive reading or create a bespoke
perfume that can support you.  Also I am a medical intuitive so I get
information regarding which essential oils to use for aromatherapy
purposes. I do not know anyone creating custom perfumes like this. My
bespoke perfumes are beautiful and complex not your usual 5 note
aromatherapy blends. They may have 30 or more different oils and absolutes
in them with some of them being rare and precious.

Aldous: Your custom perfumes, they sound healing. You say that they can help yourenergy flow. How so?

JoAnne: When I tap into your energy fieldyour aura gives me information.  I can determine the blockages and use the essential oils that will help you to
free up this energy so you are in “flow”. The chi is moving and your
chakras are open.

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Aldous: Miss Bassett in your opinion is it possible to read energy at a distance and design a perfume accordingly?

JoAnne: Yes I can scan your name, address, phone number and get a “fix” on you. I can read your energy field and determine your needs and create a perfume
to support and empower you. This is a very special gift I am able to do as
an intuitive healer.

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Aldous: What is your favorite perfume? Do you wear your own, or do you wear others?

JoAnne: I have been wearing fragrances since I was 5 years old. A favorite for
years was Chanel no 5. I wore many different fragrances up until the late
1980’s when I developed chemical sensitivities.  I would have allergy like
reactions to wearing synthetic department store perfume.  My eyes would
water, my nose would run or get stuffed up and I would get a headache or
migraine. That is how it goes today and I cannot attend many trade shows
with mixed media perfumes. I get a migraine within 30 minutes. So since I
have created my own natural perfumes I only wear my own.  That way I am
assured of the quality of the ingredients and it can be exactly what I
want to wear.  I find just because the label says natural does not make it
so and I do not want to have a headache wearing it.

Aldous: Have you designed a custom perfume for yourself?

JoAnne: Custom couture perfumes are something I create for myself often. On new moons, solstice, equinox, and other special holidays I enjoy making a new one for me.  Any time I have a new intention or want to create something
new in my life I create one.  Recently I created a rose, neroli, jasmine,
vanilla absolute, vintage Mysore sandalwood and more bespoke perfume. It
is very feminine and makes me happy.

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Aldous: Miss Bassett, can you tell us about your different lines?

JoAnne: The collections I currently have on my website were all created since
2000. All lines and collections before that are no longer on my website
www.JoAnneBassett.com Le Voyage and Reveiller eau de toilette and parfum were the first 2 fragrances I had on my Bassett Aromatherapy and
AromaWorld website in 2000. In 2005 I opened Le Bijou a perfume boutique
in La Jolla, California and I created The Divine Collection – A sense of
the Divine, the French collection and the Royal Collection.  Since then I
have created natural perfumes for the Natural Perfumers Guild projects, or
other projects.  I have created the Limited Edition, the More Life
Collection, Royal Alchemy and the Luxury Perfume Collection to sell hand
blown glass perfume bottles with parfums created from vintage and rare
essential oils and absolutes.  Some of these precious oils are 20 years
old and no longer available. These are some of my most favorites of all.

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Aldous:Can you tell me about the ingredients you use in your perfumes? What makes them special? What are your favorite notes to use?

JoAnne: I am really a French classical style of perfumer.  My roots are French on my Father’s side and I love to create with rose, jasmine, and sandalwood.
I love over the top florals. I have traveled to over 40 countries sourcing
the most exquisite oils and raw materials. I use the old methods of
tinctures, and macerations and I use fresh gardenias, roses, jasmines, and
other botanicals for my special perfumes. I have a good supply of vintage
essential oils and absolutes because I imported and exported oils for
years in my aromatherapy company. You can no longer purchase many of the
oils in my collection and I offer them in my high end parfums.

Aldous: What is the chief difference in your perfumes that set you apart from
everyone else?

JoAnne: As a Royal Alchemist I use energy and intention in my perfumes. I create all of my own perfumes, the formulas, and I create them all by hand in my
perfume studio. The maturation process and all is done there. The magical
processes I use to create high vibration, energetic fragrances that will
shift people is something I do for all of my artisan natural fragrances. I
use only 100% natural essential oils and create amazing complex perfumes
that people compare to the French perfume houses. I sell to the Royals and
wealthy around the world.

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Aldous: What perfume are you most proud of creating?

JoAnne: There is not one perfume I am most proud of. Luscious Roses parfum with six roses from four countries is one of my favorites I wear to open my heart
chakra.  It makes me feel wonderful and joyful. I reach for it often and I
love to apply it from the red hand blown bottle with glass dauber.  It
feels so elegant.

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Aldous: Can you tell me about your next release? What are you really working on?

JoAnne: I do not have any new release to speak of at the moment. I get an
intuitive hit that I need to create a perfume.  It may come to me because
of a new ingredient…a feeling I have…an experience.  A thought comes
to me and it wants to be expressed as a couture perfume.  That is how it
works for me. I cannot explain it.  Unless I am a part of a project the
creative mind or my muses dictate the timing. You can follow my blog where
I announce my new offerings. Natural Perfumes Blog

Aldous: You have famous clientele, all over the world. How does that feel to help
and create for that many people?

JoAnne: It feels wonderful…I so appreciate all of them and I am grateful for my
ability to create masterpieces that help people, that smell exquisite and
they enjoy wearing them and come back for more. All a person has to do is
apply my perfume to receive a benefit…it can be uplifting, joyful and a
feeling of connection. This is my dharma and I am blessed to serve.

Aldous: And finally, do you have a piece of wisdom that you would like to share
with my readers?

JoAnne: Experiment and do not be afraid of trying new things and going to new
places. Stretch, get out of your comfort zone.  You never know when your
left brain will be tweaked and you will become a perfumer – artist.

I invite your readers to come to my website and try some perfume samples
and feel the energy for yourself. They are so much more than perfume!

JoAnne Bassett, Couture Natural Perfumer, Author, Speaker

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