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Leather Collection of Natural Perfumes Launches Today!

May 15th, 2015 by
Leather Collection

Leather Collection

Leather Collection

The Leather Collection is my interpretation of leathers from around the world. They are natural perfumes in a base of organic golden jojoba oil and eau de parfums are in organic grape alcohol from wine grapes.

Arabian: This special leather combines oud and incense to create a fine leather that is timeless—attar of Oud Cambodia, frankincense carteri, frankincense freana, cedarwood, palo santo, cassie absolute

English: This unusual leather mixed with wood is a light variety that is easy to wear—copaiba balsam, benzoin, lavender wild France, guiacwood, incense cedar

Russian: A smoky leather that is rich and deep—birch tar, Bulgarian tobacco, cardamon, clary sage, St Johns wort

Spanish: The comforting smell of amber and leather is derived from the high quality cistus—Spanish sage – salvia lavendula, cistus, dark patchouli, ambrette seed, sandalwood

Tuscan: This sensuous leather is like a summer evening’s drive in a Bugatti with leather seats and jasmine and orange blossoms in the air—cistus, wild orange, vintage jasmine grandifolium, Bulgarian tobacco, light patchouli

Leather Collection Bottle

Leather Collection Bottle

This tall hand blown glass bottle is 1 ounce and about 4 inches tall. The colors are: Arabian is black, English is deep aqua, Russian is royal blue, Spanish is emerald green, and Tuscan is deep purple.

The color scheme on this bottle is the Reflections perfume bottle.

Because this is a hand blown glass bottle created one at a time not made in a machine the size may vary. The elegant tapered dauber extends to the bottom of the bottle.

All 1/4 ounce perfumes come with this precious 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. The parfum is packaged inside a gilt-edged “book box” lined with a plush creamy white silk pillow and enveloped in a creamy white silk bag. The parfum comes in a glass bottle.

 

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Exquisite Spring Fragrances At JoAnne Bassett!

May 12th, 2015 by

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Nothing says Spring more than a burst of citrus.  During Spring in Southern California we have citrus blooms exploding on the trees.  We have sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, lime, and more.

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My Le Voyage eau de toilette is a light, fresh, citrus floral that is perfect for those Spring days. Especially the days that are rainy, snowing, or Mother Nature brings earthquakes, a tornado, or other disasters. It is very uplifting and a happy and feel good scent.  Everyone can wear it and enjoy it. It is perfect for work.

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If you want to try out new fragrances but cannot decide what you want, I have put together a Spring Collection to make it easy for you.

Spring Discovery Set

Put away your heavy scents with oud, amber, woods, resins and floral orientals.  After the Spring Equinox we have longer days …and we lighten up our fragrances.  A citrus, light floral or floral oriental for evening is what we want to reach for.

Try these Spring scents in a 8 piece sample pack. It includes 1 ml glass vials of eau de parfums of Contessa, Josephine, Malmaison, Versailles, Petit Trianon, Sacred Frankincense 1, Temptress, and Ecstasy.

1. Contessa – A floral oriental style and a favorite of many. For confidence.
Notes: Rose de Mai from France, bergamot, vintage Jasmine sambac, Neroli, Cinnamon, Frankincense, vintage Mysore Sandalwood, and others
2. Josephine – A fresh, green light fragrance. Very joyful and uplifting.  
Floral Green – Notes: Verbena, Lavender vera, Litsea, Green Mandarin, Bergamot, Cardamon, Star Aniseed, Ylang Ylang, rare Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto, Galbanum and others
3. Malmaison – A French formal garden of many delights. An aphrodisiac. A beautiful, complex floral with amber notes.
Floral – Notes: Neroli, Tuberose, Rose de Mai, Ylang Ylang, Vintage Jasmine Sambac, Clementine, Lavender Seville, Cistus and others
4. Versailles – A gorgeous, sparkling bottle of citrus delight and spices. Men and women love this fantastic fragrance. Happy and uplifting.
Citrus Aromatic – Notes: Neroli, Tangerine, Lime, Pink Pepper Tree, Cinnamon Bark, St John’s Wort, Frankincense, Patchouli, Benzoin, and others
5. Petit Trianon – An oriental, musky fragrance that is grounding and centering.
Floral Green – Notes: Orange Blossom absolute, Neroli, Ginger, Frankincense, Vintage Jasmine Sambac, Ambrette seed, Lavender Vera, Black Spruce and others
6. Sacred Frankincense 1 – A mysterious, floral with notes of apricot and soft rose and linden blossom weaves her magic spell.  Incense can be tender. 
Oriental – Notes: Frankincense – boswellia sacra hydrodistilled in Oman, Morocco rose absolute – centifolia “cabbage rose”, elemi, Peru balsam, lavender hi altitude France, davana, yuzu, Roman chamomile, linden blossom absolute
7. Temptress  – Temptress comes on strong, captures you, and leaves you wanting more…Temptress perfume opens the heart chakra and balances female and male energies.
Floral Fruity – Boasting damask rose from Egypt and vintage jasmine sambac and vintage jasmine grandifolium from India..she goes right to your senses.  A calliope of scent fills your space and you are drawn in. Citrus notes of red mandarin and pink grapefruit sparkle and evolve into lavender, and spices of sage, celery seed, black pepper, and basil. To balance you, geranium roseum steps in and then you are tempted with sweet vanilla. With a green note and lemon verbena boosting the female rapture we are mesmerized. Frankincense and smooth, vintage patchouli does a sultry dance and you are left breathless.
8. Ecstasy  – The feeling is overwhelmingly pastoral, a delight
Floral – Rare and exclusive vintage Bulgarian white rose otto – the “flower of light”, vintage jasmine sambac, sweet orange, clary sage, red mandarin, wild lavender, vanilla absolute, balsam, and amber. This essence is a floral with a warm vanilla and balsam finish.
 
8 Spring Discovery Set sample pack $30.00.  That means you get 10 samples for $30.00!

To purchase.

When you purchase fragrances on JoAnne Bassett:

Purchase $10.00 you get 1 free sample, spend $25.00 you get 2 free samples, spend $50.00 you get 3 free samples.


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.

ETHICAL COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN OUR PERFUMES

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

WHAT I USE IN MY PERFUMES
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
Water

WHAT I DO NOT USE IN MY PERFUMES

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.
Water
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

citral

eugenol

geraniol

hydroxycitronellal

isoeugenol

anisic alcohol

benzyl benzoate

benzyl cinnamate

citronellol

d- limonene

cynnamaldehyde

farnesol

linalool

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”.

 


Happy Mother’s Day Special Offerings

April 17th, 2015 by

Do you have a Mother you would love to honor on this special Mother’s Day?  Do you know a Mother or do you have a daughter or daughter in law that you would like to honor? Perhaps you have a pet cat, dog, bird or other pet…(gold fish count) so you are in fact a Mother or caregiver.

Looking at some of my best selling botanical fragrances I am making a special offer.

My coffret boxes with 2 ml perfumes in organic jojoba oil will be $50.00.  These glorious boxes have a silk pillow for the precious bottle to rest on.  They are available in these 4 scents and more. The photo shows 4 mls in the bottle.

Indulgence – A one of a kind experience you give yourself. It opens your heart chakra and restores confidence.

Indulgence eau de perfume is a beautiful, feminine floral with subtle spicy overtones. A complex fragrance that has character and sophistication.

Oriental Floral – Top Notes: citrus notes of lime, blood orange, clementine, and high altitude French lavender Middle Notes: floral notes of cabbage rose otto, tuberose, neroli – orange blossoms, ylang ylang, palmarosa and spicy notes of nutmeg and cardamom Base Notes: frankincense, vintage Mysore sandalwood, and vanilla absolute

Josephine – a Spring and Summer scent just chosen one of ten fragrances for Spring by CaFleurebon.

A fresh, green light fragrance. Very joyful and uplifting.

Floral Green – Notes: Verbena, Lavender vera, Litsea, Green Mandarin, Bergamot, Cardamon, Star Aniseed, Ylang Ylang, rare Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto, Galbanum and others

Le Voyage – This delightful citrus burst will uplift and soothe. The rare, vintage Bulgarian alba (white) rose otto (the flower of light), vintage jasmine, linden blossom and vintage Mysore sandalwood accord will take you to a place of no return. Enjoy the journey.

A gorgeous floral. Le Voyage™ means the journey in French. The journey begins with a citrus burst and then warms into a lovely, vintage jasmine sambac, rare, vintage Bulgarian white rose otto, and vintage pink lotus hydro distilled oil heart. The dry down has a frankincense and rare, vintage Mysore sandalwood warmth.

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. Sensual Embrace eau de perfume is a sultry, sexy musk 100% natural fragrance that sizzles with intrigue. This stunning, mysterious, seductive blend captures the essence of a sensuous embrace. A unisex parfum.

Floral – 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.

Make your selection in the comments section. This is also available in the French Collection, Royal Collection  and Natural Parfums

Price $50.00


Spring Discovery Set

Put away your heavy scents with oud, amber, woods, resins and floral orientals.  After the Spring Equinox we have longer days and we can lighten up our fragrances.  A citrus, light floral or floral oriental for evening is what we want to reach for.

8 Spring Discovery Set sample pack  $30.00    


One of my best sellers are my travel sprayers.  They are available in eau de parfums. They are $30 and $40.

Gardenia with travel sprayer

When you purchase fragrances on JoAnne Bassett:

Purchase $10.00 you get 1 free sample, spend $25.00 you get 2 free samples, spend $50.00 you get 3 free samples.


Josephine Natural Perfume Chosen -Top 10 Spring Scents

April 14th, 2015 by

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This lovely green refreshing eau de parfum made the top 10 in CaFleurebon’s best fragrances to wear for Spring!  How exciting is that?

Josephine eau de parfum from the Royal Collection is a fresh, green, and light fragrance that is very joyful and uplifting. This is a unisex scent.

This is a Floral Green scent.  With notes of  Lemon Verbena, Lavender vera, Litsea, Green Mandarin, Bergamot, Cardamon, Star Aniseed, Ylang Ylang, rare Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto, Galbanum and others.

To purchase this gem! JoAnne Bassett loves citrus and floral scents so check out her vast inventory of over 50 different choices. The Perfumes Past category are still available.

I also suggest my Spring Discovery Set with 8 eau de parfums for $30.00.


Dark Mistress – The Night Queen Natural Perfume

April 9th, 2015 by

This morning I received a wonderful review from a client.   She loves my Dark Mistress eau de parfum.  Here is what she said:

Georgette Villareal – Scent Of The Day : Dark Mistress by JoAnne Bassett. JoAnne has a unique talent to create fragrances that capture the nostalgic beauty, sophistication and elegance of classic scents. This fragrance was inspired by the mystical beauty of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the intrigue of the night. It is a gorgeous floral, rich with exquisite jasmine, tuberose, and rosewood. It has a spicy depth of frankincense and cloves, and a lush greenness with violet leaf. It feels timeless, beautiful and mysterious. I feel elegant and beautiful wearing this scent. I love this sample!!

She made my day!  Now I have to announce that there is a small supply of this fragrance left.  I can no longer get the night queen jasmine from India that makes this perfume special.  So when my supply runs out…I will either use another jasmine or discontinue this scent.
If you like this version of Night Queen I would suggest you stock up on it now.  It is was of my favorites also.
To purchase: http://joannebassett.com/natural_perfumes/collection/natural-parfums-and-eau-de-toilettes/

Violet Flower, Tuberose, Gardenia, Millefleurs Natural Perfume

March 27th, 2015 by

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I am prepared to make a VERY limited edition of violet eau de perfume from my parma violets..and my sweet violets..in organic grape alcohol. It will take a few months for the violets to fully tincture and give off their odor. The perfume will be centered around violet – a soliflore…and the other floral components will not overwhelm the violet…The violet scent is delicate and requires many blooms and recharges…It will contain a Mysore sandalwood base… If you are interested it will have to be pre ordered…I also regularly tincture gardenia..roses, heliotropes, both purple and white, tuberose, honeysuckle, citrus blooms, lilies, etc.

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I am offering perfumes based on 1 scent…soliflores..and millefleur

1. Violet  2. Gardenia  3. Tuberose  4. Millefleur – Natural Perfume created from botanicals. Millefleurs is created from my fresh flowers I grow or buy from the market. It contains gardenia, jasmine sambac, Arabian jasmine, star jasmine, jasmine grandifolium, lilies, white and purple heliotrope, and hybrid tea roses, honeysuckles and others.

Gardenia

 

These will be 1 oz eau de parfum atomizers with organic grape alcohol and will be $225.00 each. This is a very special offering. Because of the amount of the material it takes to create the scent a few months of blooms are required. Your order will be shipped when they are ready.

1 ounce atomizer of eau de parfum

 

To pre order:

I will accept PayPal friends & family at www.paypal.com to joanne@joannebassett.com

I will be able to determine how many bottles I will need to make. Please get your orders in soon. Please list your choice or choices with your payment.This will ship worldwide. Please add $5.00 shipping for US and $10.00 for worldwide.

Last summer I made homemade body powders with many flowers. It is a very time consuming process and I will dedicate many hours and blossoms to completing this labor of love.

 

 


March 21 is National Fragrance Day

March 21st, 2015 by

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I love this weekend!  We have just experienced an eclipse, Vernal Equinox – the First Day of Spring, and a New Moon.  The fun continues…today is National Fragrance Day!  Where would we be without fragrance in our lives?

For most of us our day begins with a scented soap in the shower, fragrance in our shampoo and conditioner, and scented lotion and body oil.  Then we apply or anoint ourselves with a natural parfum or spray on a eau de toilette or eau de parfum. We are surrounded by the scents we have applied. It is so very important that our fragrance smells good to us…and if it has benefits that is so much better.

JoAnne Bassett natural perfumes have aromatherapy benefits…uplifting, centering, grounding, raising self esteem, supporting on many levels, emotional and physical.  You can feel more confident, more alive, energized…and on and on.  Would you like your fragrance to support you in addition to smelling good?

I use the most energetic and expensive raw materials I can find.  It is really about the quality and how it makes you feel. When people come into “your space” 2 to 3 feet away from you they can smell you.

Too many people have asthma, allergies, or are chemically sensitive due to the cheap synthetic chemicals found in department store and mainstream fragrances.  Some artisan perfumers choose to use chemicals derived from petroleum and others.

Make a healthy choice.  Your natural perfume can last 6 hours or more with one application.  Reapplying your perfume is a ritual even with a synthetic niche fragrance.

Enjoy your fragrance today..and be aware of what you are using on your largest organ of your body…your skin. You eat organic food and would not eat GMO’s if you were aware they are in your food and drink.  Why would you put harmful chemicals on your skin?  It does not make sense.

I invite you to read over the ingredients used in my 100% natural perfumes.  Make a healthy choice today and purchase a sample pack of JoAnne Bassett natural fragrances.  Do it for yourself and your loved ones.  They will thank you and their nose will thank you.  Enjoy!