Natural Perfumes Blog

Vintage Mysore Sandalwood – 16 years + for Sale

May 27th, 2015 by

In 1993 I started my company Bassett Aromatherapy. From this photo you can see that Mysore Sandalwood was a regular offering in my line of essential oils.  I had wooden racks of oils that were sold to spas, and stores.  The individual essential oils were sold on my website AromaWorld.

Today marks an end of an era. For years I have been using my Vintage Mysore Sandalwood in my precious natural perfumes, eau de parfums, and eau de toilettes.  My Custom Bespoke clients reveled in it. I will reserve some of this precious oil for my Bespoke clients.

My perfumes that are in stock that contain Vintage Mysore Sandalwood will be sold.  When I go to create more I will use Mysore Sandalwood from the heart wood that I have in stock…not vintage.

If you appreciate the creamy, smooth and rich authentic East Indian Mysore sandalwood I suggest you purchase some of my stock perfumes.  I also am selling small quantities of the vintage oil. We will not be seeing any mature harvests of pure santalum album from the Mysore region for quite some time!

Looking at the prices online of 5 year old and 10 year old small vials of Mysore sandalwood I am amazed how I have been offering this rare and precious oil in my perfumes for years.

If you want to sample what real authentic vintage Mysore Sandalwood that is 16 years and older.  Today is your lucky day…Limited Supplies available.

1 ml in a amber glass bottle with a cone cap $150.00


ECLIP of “JoAnne Bassett – Natural Perfumes”

May 7th, 2015 by

ECLIP of “JoAnne Bassett -Natural Perfumes”

We certify that our fragrances are produced exclusively with natural essential oils and absolutes as stated in the international norm ISO 9235.1997 (Aromatic Natural Raw Materials – Definition – Vocabulary).

For perfumery products we do NOT use denaturated 96° alcohol.


The Aromatic natural raw materials vocabulary given by ISO 9235 standard can be purchased on the ISO site.

Absolute as defined by ISO 9235
Alcohol natural – from organic wine grapes
Animal Extracts and tinctures: (Civet, Castoreum, Hyraceum, Ambergris, Honey bee).
Concrete: as defined by by ISO 9235
Essential oils: as defined by ISO. 9235
Extracts: as defined by ISO 9235
Resinoids: as defined by ISO 9235
Tinctures: as defined by ISO 9235


Synthetic Alcohol
Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of petroleum derivatives.
Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of natural raw materials
Denaturant for alcohol
Natural molecules (Isolates) from bio technology
Natural molecules isolates obtained from essential oils
GMO ingredients
Oil Mineral (paraffins)
Oil Vegetable
PG and DPG (Propylen Glicole, Dipropylen Glicole)
Preservatives (natural) ex. wheat germ oil
Preservatives (synthetic) ex. vitamin C
Wax  from bees (for solid perfumes)
Wax from petroleum (for solid perfumes)

Definition of the products listed on ECLIP

Absolute: extracted with ethanol from concrete or resinoides. Ethanol is then removed.
Alcohol natural: obtained from natural raw material source (grain, corn, cane) by fermentation then distillation.
Alcohol synthetic: synthetic ethanol is obtained by mixing ethylene (gas obtained from petroleum or fossil gases) with steam at a temperature of 300° Celsius.
Animal Extracts and tinctures: obtained by treating animal raw material with ethanol. To obtain the Extract the solvent is removed (es. civet, Castoreum, Hyraceum, Ambergris, Honey bee).
Aroma chemicals from chemical synthesis of petroleum derivatives.
Aroma chemicals from natural raw materials (acetate vetyveryle, acetate cedryle ecc…): Single molecules obtained from chemical reaction of natural raw materials with acids to obtain acetates, cinnamates, brassylates etc.
Antioxidants (natural) es. wheat germ oil
Antioxidants (synthetic) es. vitamin C or E
Concrete: obtained from botanical raw material usually extracted with solvent (hexane, supercritical CO2) then the solvent is removed.
Denaturant: in perfumery the combination of 2 chemical products is used in order to render it improper to human consumption. In Europe the chemicals used for denaturation are either Terbutyl alcohol (class A) or Di Ethyl Phtalate, the mother of all Phtalates (class B), in combination with Bitrex.
Essential oils: obtained by steam distillation of natural raw material or cold press in the case of citruses.
Essential oils which significantly change in composition (folded essential oils, fractioned essential oils , x-less essential oil, molecular distillation). materials which has been eliminated reduced by re-distillation
Extracts: obtained by treating natural raw material with volative solvent which is then removed or non volatile solvent that is not removed at the end.
Natural molecules (So called) or Isolates, from bio technology obtained from microbiological synthesis. This is the new gold mine of the flavour and fragrance industry. The problem with these products is the secrecy that producers keep on the origin material with the excuse of patent propriety and confidentiality, and the undisclosed use of patented GMO bacteries.
Natural molecules (isolates) obtained from essential oils by distillation. Mostly obtained from fractional distillation of natural essential essential oils.
GMO ingredients any ingredient genetically modificated or obtained from genetically modificated raw material or obtained through the use of genetically modificated microrganisms.
Oil mineral (paraffins) derived from petroleum. obtained from crude distillation of the same.
Oils vegetable (jojoba, mandorle ecc) from natural source obtained from cold pression without solvents
Preservatives (natural) ex. wheat germ oil, used to prevent the deterioration by oxidation
Preservatives (synthetic) ex. vitamin C, used to prevent the deterioration by oxidation
PG and DPG (Propylen Glicole, Dipropylen Glicole) synthetic solvent from petroleum used to obtain extracts from natural raw materials: PG is used mainly to obtain cocoa extract: the PG is NOT removed from the extract when used in the perfume.
Resinoids: obtained from dry botanical raw material extracted usually with ethanol, that is then removed.
Tinctures: obtained from ethanol maceration of raw material (also called infusion in perfumery); the exhausted raw material is filtered off.
Wax  from bees (for solid perfumes)
Wax from petroleum (for solid perfumes)

In all my fragrances are present the 16 so called “natural allergens” contained in most essential oils, they are:

cynnamic alcohol

hexil cinnamal






anisic alcohol

benzyl benzoate

benzyl cinnamate


d- limonene




evernia prunastri extract

Animal ingredients
The presence of ingredients from animal origin is easily verified for each perfume. at the bottom of the product page of each fragrance.

Our fragrances are 100% botanical and are “ VEGAN”.
Those that contain products of animal origin are marked as “NON VEGAN”.


Custom Couture Bespoke Perfumes Available at JoAnne Bassett

May 5th, 2015 by

Mother’s Day is Sunday! I create Couture Natural Perfumes from rare and precious materials that are exquisite, opulent and over the top! Bespoke parfums are available for discerning clientele who want to distinguish themselves and have something that is uniquely theirs. Is this you or someone you know?

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I have a variety of hand blown glass bottles to choose from in different colors.


Amphora hand blown glass

blown glass purple

Spring at JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes

March 20th, 2015 by


A refreshing spray of Le Voyage eau de toilette will take you on a journey. Float away on a cloud of citrus and revel in the white rose heart. Start your creative juices with the pink lotus hydro distilled essential oil…and dive deep. Frolic in the jasmine sambac and linden blossom. Play all out and then go inside yourself…with the frankincense and vintage Mysore sandalwood powder…softening. You will be transported!

Do you love the smell of orange blossoms?  Walking under the trees when the sun is shining bright and the breeze picks up? It is heavenly. My Opulence parfum feels like that to me. Take the dauber and anoint yourself with a drop of this parfum… your reward is the immediate blossom of the neroli and orange blossom absolute.  It quickly morphs into a plethora of soft roses, moving through a distinct note of ambergris. The powdery dry down of the vintage Mysore sandalwood make you want to swoon. Be prepared to smile and melt into its floral goodness.

Floral – A beautiful floral created from neroli, Vintage Bulgarian white rose otto -“the flower of light”, vintage Mysore sandalwood, orange blossom absolute, Bulgarian rose damask concrete, rare ambergris, and others.

If the parfum in organic jojoba oil is not your style…a spray of the Opulence eau de parfum will create a light cloud around you that will uplift you.  Enjoy!

Walk through fields of flowers with JoAnne’s 100% natural perfumes.  You will be glad you did!

New Moon, New Energy, New Custom Perfume

March 16th, 2015 by

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This week is one big ball of Energy…Vernal or Spring Equinox, New Moon in Pisces, and an Eclipse. With Spring comes new beginnings and new opportunities.

This amazing new energy is the perfect time for me to create your new Custom Bespoke Perfume. It will be filled with supporting and transforming energy from my alchemy.  Are you ready to experience increased abundance, passion, creativity, love, peace, confidence and more?

My Perfume Potions are a way to experience my work with one intention.  The choices are abundance, healing, inner peace, joy, self love, and protection.

I will be busy creating new perfumes on March 20 so please get your order in today so I can get you on the list.

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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!

Luscious Roses hi res

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.

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.

French Flacon

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.


Exquisite Hand Blown Glass Bottles with Natural Perfume

December 14th, 2014 by


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.