Natural Perfumes Blog

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.

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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
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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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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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New Year, New Perfume, New Life

December 29th, 2014 by

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The value I bring to your life with a JoAnne Bassett Custom Couture Perfume!
 
I give people their lives back!
The custom perfumes uplift, shift energy, raise consciousness, remove all blocks to success, love, happiness, joy, and more.
Release all negativity, shift DNA of the body, release addictive behaviors, shift energy fields and tendencies positively.
Release self sabotage and defeating behaviors. 
Lift depression and sadness.
Balance the body so the mind is working with the body and they can also connect with their Soul.  Balance body mind and Spirit.
Empower people by instilling confidence, courage, calm, self esteem and self worth.
Instill a sense of peace, grounding, and focused energy and emotional, physical and Spiritual support.
Create healthy boundaries and attract balanced, stable, and positive relationships.
Provides the solution you are looking for!
 
I don’t know anyone making natural perfumes with life changing properties!  
 
Order yours today!  Your new life is waiting for you!
 
Restore Passion, Prosperity, and Power in Your Life!

For more than 21 years I have been assisting women and men with their process. The results have been phenomenal! I have many testimonials and have watched people evolve and rapidly shift their lives. Bespoke Perfumes are one of a kind perfumes that work with a person’s energy to help them to be the best they can be! If you would like help opening up to all you can be give me a call today! This is my service to the world.

My phone number is 760.309.2571.  You do not have to be in California. These custom natural perfumes are just that. 100% natural perfumes that have rare and precious rose otto, vintage jasmine, vintage sandalwood, and many precious oils that resonate with your energy.

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Silver Custom Couture Parfum: A custom-made  ¼ oz. (8 ml) parfum in a French flacon inside a beaded, organdy bag.  Energetic, wild and organic essential oils and absolutes are the raw materials used. JoAnne uses a combination of alchemy and energy to create one-of-a-kind perfumes with magical significance and life-changing properties. Adorn yourself with your custom parfum and potentially be empowered™.

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Gold Custom Couture Parfum:  The crème de la crème!  A custom-made  1/2 oz. (15 ml) parfum in a blue bottle.  A 4 inch tall, hand blown glass perfume bottle is included in a gold foil box with a creamy silk bag and pillow. It comes with a dauber to apply it. Rare, precious,  and vintage essential oils and absolutes are the raw materials used. JoAnne uses a combination of alchemy and energy to create one-of-a-kind perfumes with magical significance and life-changing properties. Adorn yourself with your custom parfum and potentially be empowered™.  Many perfumes have been created only with your name and address.  Available for International Shipping. 

A super deluxe parfum that delivers a more complete result than the silver.

 


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Exquisite Hand Blown Glass Bottles with Natural Perfume

December 14th, 2014 by

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One of the most precious gift offerings available from JoAnne Bassett are natural perfumes with hand blown bottles.  These bottles are created one at a time by a Master Glassblower.  They are not made by a machine.  The artisanal perfumes are also created by hand in small batches in JoAnne’s perfume studio.

These beautiful bottles with glass daubers allow you to adorn yourself with your special parfum.  What luxury!  The exquisite botanical perfumes that come with them are available in the More Life CollectionLimited Edition Collection and the Luxury Natural Perfumes.  They are packaged in a gold gild box with a silk bags and pillow.

You can also receive one of these fabulous hand blown perfume bottles when you order a Gold Custom Couture Perfume. You can read more about the benefits and how valuable they are to the recipient.  Please call or email with any questions you may have.  Custom Perfumes are a rewarding gift for women and men.

There is still time to receive these gifts for the holidays.  Priority Mail, 2 day mail and overnight mail options are available.

 

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Bespoke Perfumes and Custom Perfume Potions©

December 5th, 2014 by

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I have created Custom Bespoke Perfumes for over 21 years. People are always asking me “How did you know that I love gardenia”? How did you know that I like ….fill in the blank. It is because I can tap into your energy field and receive the information I need to make your perfume that you will love! This is true for men and women.

There are two ways I work : The first is I create a perfume that is purely for your enjoyment! You love to wear it and feel very special doing so. It is your signature scent…no one else on the planet has one like this. It makes you feel confident and beautiful. The second is I create a bespoke perfume that will help you raise your vibration or energy, it helps removes the blocks that hold you stuck where you are, that can potentially ease any physical or emotional problems. It can potentially remove all blocks to your success! It may not smell perfect to you but you are able to wear it…and it will do what your body needs. It may have more resins or woody smells than what you are used to. This perfume can be worn at night or under clothes and be working with your chemistry. I don’t know anyone making natural perfumes with life changing properties!

So Unique Parfums© are uniquely for you!

 

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Make Your Own Natural Perfume Kits at 30% off

November 30th, 2014 by

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 The Perfume Kit

Make Your Own Natural Perfume Kit ©

The Oil Kit Contains – 36 – 3 ml bottles of natural essences and all of the supplies, and guides you will need. Do you have a perfumista in your life?  Would they love to create perfumes and have some fun? Why not get them a perfume kit for the holidays that will last all year?

Regular Price: $300.00  On Sale Now at 30% off  it is $210.00

Why fight the crowds at the mall when you can have your box delivered to your door!   We ship worldwide!

JoAnne Bassett is offering 30% off on the website www.joannebassett.com . The custom bespoke perfumes are not included in this sale. Please email your order to: joanne@joannebassett.com and I will send a paypal invoice. Include your country as we ship worldwide.  I rarely have sales so this is your chance!

Sale ends Monday, December 1 at midnight Pacific time!

I also teach Natural Perfume Workshops on Skype after you have purchased your kit.

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JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes Review by Perfume – Smellin’ Things

November 6th, 2014 by

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Review of my Intimacy, I Love You, Malmaison, Opulence, Camille, Sybarite, Luscious Roses Natural Perfumes  by Donna for Perfume-Smellin’ Things Donna Hathaway wrote a marvelous review of my natural perfumes in Perfume – Smellin’ Things. She also included this glorious rose in the article.  I adore it!  I was very excited to read that she included 7 of my Natural Perfumes.  They are some of my favorite scents and she did them all justice. Thank you so much!

The subject was roses: Natural perfumes by JoAnne Bassett

By Donna
I have to admit that that one of my earliest exposures to the work of natural perfumer JoAnne Bassett was less than ideal – back in 2011 I was one of the bloggers reviewing submissions for Monica Miller’s Summer of Patchouli Love project, and JoAnne’s contribution (submitted anonymously as “Number 10” and later revealed with the name Têtu) was my least favorite of the group. As a former “patch phobe” I had a hard time with her full-on interpretation of the theme. However, having tried some of her creations since that time, it’s safe to say that my opinion of her work has reversed itself to the point where I would be more than happy to have her make me a custom perfume, which is one of the services she offers.
Let’s begin with Intimacy, a classic chypre in a decidedly vintage style, which is right in my sweet spot perfume-wise. It’s slinky, deep-voiced and really beautiful. Had I not known it was a modern fragrance I would have sworn it was the kind of classic mid-century feminine that was once the rule rather than the exception, and it’s even more impressive because it’s all natural. Some of its ingredients are actually vintage, and when these are aged properly, they take on a smooth and polished character that’s impossible to duplicate with new “raw” materials; vintage Jasmine, Mysore sandalwood, iris (orris) root and patchouli all lend their velvety qualities. It is enriched with Bulgarian rose and Rose de Mai, and of course real oakmoss, which is one of my very favorite things in perfume. The true chypre family has a worthy modern member; pardon me while I go change into my fringed flapper dress and rim my eyes with kohl. This is the real deal.
The ridiculously pretty I Love You is a perfect marriage of rose and gardenia that showcases the best of both flowers; I could not decide if it was a deliciously buttery rose or a sweet, rosy gardenia. It is made with tender Rose de Mai and delicate Tiare (Tahitian gardenia) so it is lilting and soft while still emanating the true essence of the dominant notes. It is a fairly bright scent, but not too highly pitched, which can be an issue with synthetic floral notes, of which there are none here. A subtle base of sandalwood enhances the florals. This would be an ideal wedding fragrance, as romantic a scent as one could wish for.
Malmaison is one of a collection of JoAnne’s perfumes that pay tribute to historic characters and places – of course this one is about the garden of Empress Josephine, she of the famous rose collection and even more famous husband. Roses are here but so are many other flowers, including lavender. This is more of a classic French bouquet fragrance than a rose scent, and it’s easy to imagine strolling through a sunny garden smelling each flower as you pass by. It is perhaps less complex than the others I have sampled but it’s very charming and easy to wear.
When a perfume is named Opulence it had better deliver on the promise, and this one does. Rich neroli and orange blossom are supported by rose otto, vintage Mysore sandalwood and real ambergris. It is rare to find a modern fragrance that contains ambergris, and what it does for a composition is hard to describe – it just makes it “more” of everything somehow, radiant even, richer and fuller. The rose in this is deep, wine-like and bold, and I picture it as being blood-red.
In sharp contrast, Camille is an oh-so-tender floral with osmanthus, iris root (orris) and mimosa, but oddly enough it is not cool and pale as one might expect; astringent and a little sharp at first, the osmanthus develops into a warm apricot that smells a bit like a fruit tart just coming out of the oven and the mimosa is lovely without the slightly chilly feeling it sometimes engenders. Even the iris root is more inviting than aloof in this composition. It lasts well considering that it’s both a natural and a floral. This one can go anywhere as it is sheer and subtle and very easy to wear.
The name alone would make me want to try Sybarite, and it more than lives up to its billing. The word itself has always been a favorite of mine; for me it does not mean decadence or debauchery, but just pure pleasure in all things beautiful, and everything about Sybarite the fragrance is gorgeous. I have a weakness for this classic style of floral blend where no one thing overwhelms the composition, it all just works in harmony. Roses, orange blossom, neroli, osmanthus, frankincense, oud and musk are some of the expensive materials in this perfume, and its longevity is very good. This may be my favorite so far, although it’s hard to pick just one. All of its notes are things I love and they all mesh gloriously together.
One of the most luxurious scents in the range is Luscious Roses, which is exactly that – rich, rounded, lush blooms. As with many natural rose perfumes, it takes a little while to get settled in on the skin, and was even a little sour on me at first, but once it does begin to develop, it just gets better and better. It is reminiscent of true antique garden roses with their dense, almost powdery character and voluptuous archetypal fragrance that cannot be mistaken for anything else. I would not call it “jammy” per se but there is a bit of purple fruitiness lurking about in addition to the intense damask rose character, made even more sensuous with tuberose and frankincense. JoAnne seems to have a special talent for working with various rose essences in her perfume making, and I were lucky enough to have someone create a bespoke fragrance for me I would ask her for a rose-centered one, in one of her stunning hand blown glass amphora bottles of course– or I could just wear Luscious Roses, since it’s hard to imagine how it could be improved.
All the fragrances mentioned in this review and many more, plus bath and body products and custom perfumes, are available via JoAnne Bassett’s Web site.
Image credits: Pink roses wallpaper from imgarcade.com. Amphora style perfume bottles from joannebassett.com, collage mine. Disclosure: The fragrance samples for this review were sent to me by JoAnne Bassett for testing.
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