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JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfume Workshops for August in Irvine, CA

July 15th, 2014 by

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

“Fragrant Flights” for Women and Men

The Fragrant Flight that is like a wine tasting experiencing and discussing the essential oil notes. We go from light eau de parfums to heavy eau de parfums. It is usually 30 to 45 minutes and we experience 9 different fragrances.  The class is $50 per person.  A Discovery Kit containing all 9 fragrances in 1 ml sample sizes will be given to each student after the class.  This Discovery Sample Kit will be for feminine fragrances. I also offer classes for men only with masculine fragrances.  The cost of the kit will be more expensive if purchased outside of the class.  1 ml samples are from $5 to $7 each. Larger sizes of the fragrances will be available for purchase at the workshop. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Fragrance Flight
Price: $50.00

“Create Your Own Perfume” workshops for Women and Men

Custom Natural Perfume-Making workshops take guests on an Aromatic Journey learning about the essences and their properties in a perfume.  Top, middle, and base notes are discussed and the basic understanding about creating perfumes with the oils is taught.

You will come away from these highly educational workshops with a better understanding of natural vs. synthetic perfumes as well as a custom-made bottle of perfume. You will name your scent, go home with your own “fragrance formula,” which you can re-order anytime. These perfumes are created with organic jojoba oil base and not alcohol. An organdy bag to hold the perfume is included.

The cost for each workshop is $125 for a 5 ml perfume, 1 hour and 30 minutes class, and 12 choices of essential oils/ and or accords with more expensive oils used. Please list the date and time of the workshop you want in the comments section.

Price: $125.00

 Sunday August 3, 1 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid, 3 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  4 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.

Evening classes are Friday, August 8, 7 pm Create Your Own Perfume workshop $125.00 prepaid,

8:30 pm Fragrance Flight for feminine fragrances $50.00 prepaid,  9 pm Fragrance Flight for masculine or unisex fragrances $50.00 prepaid.  Please inquire for an evening class or another day if these days do not work. I am able to also teach these during the week days if there is  enough interest.

I offer Custom Couture Bespoke Parfums and they can be ordered at an event  with a short consultation. I am available for birthday parties, private events, or corporate events please inquire. I do fundraisers and can donate a % of the fee.  I also sell hand blown glass bottles with perfume in special presentations. There will be a few of these available to purchase.

These classes repeats Saturday August 9, Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23 at the same times.  

The Irvine office location will be emailed to you upon your payment.       Phone 760.309.2571


Happy Bastille Day! Natural Perfume from my Royal Collection

July 14th, 2014 by

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With a name like JoAnne Bassett it is not hard to imagine that I am a Francophile with French origins in Paris.

In my genealogy are French royalty with kings and queens going all the way back to Charlemagne.


Today for my scent of the day I was reaching for Marie Antoinette eau de parfum


On second thought I felt this was not the day to wear it..Even though she was their Queen she was executed.

I chose the exquisite Madame Pompadour eau de parfum from my Royal Collection

It is an enchanting, costly, parfum with many precious floral notes.

Notes: Fresh Gardenia flower infusion, Neroli, Champa, rare Bulgarian Alba Rose Otto, Vintage Jasmine Sambac, Clementine, Vanilla, Wild Verbena, Vintage Mysore Sandalwood, and others. 39 magnificent natural oils in this precious fragrance

Celebrate with aioli and baguettes…and cleanse your system…pour a good French wine and toast to all things French.  Sante!



Hot For Summer Discovery Set

June 22nd, 2014 by

Hot for Summer Discovery Set

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

Natural Perfume and Corporate Charity Events

June 6th, 2014 by


This photo is from May 15, 2003 in Beverly Hills for the American Heart Association charity event. I had a table selling JoAnne Bassett natural perfumes.

I have participated in my charity events with silent auctions and also with a table of my perfumes for sale. I am also available for consultations for Custom Couture Bespoke natural perfumes for the guests.

A few of the charities I have worked with are the American Heart Association, Del Mar Auxiliary “Hats off to Children”, Orange County Cancer Association, and the American Liver Foundation.

I have also participated in various churches, garden clubs, fundraisers, and private charity events. Send me an email if you would like me to participate.  A percentage of my perfume sales is donated to the cause.


Create Your Own Perfume Workshop

May 15th, 2014 by

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It was a great time at Lauren Solomon’s birthday party in Newport Beach, California.  Last night there were 18 guests that had the experience of food, fashion, fragrance, and fun.

"Create Your Own Perfume" workshop

During my “Create Your Own Perfume” Workshop everyone was able to learn about the top, middle, and base notes.   I led an “Aromatic Journey” with the essential oils, absolutes, and accords and explained how long they last on the body and the attributes of the oils. Then everyone went into a creative mode and  designed their own natural perfume.

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A festive evening ended with many smiles and laughter filling the room.  

I am available for birthday parties, fund raisers, corporate events, bridal parties, etc. Women and men enjoy the experience of mixing their own fragrances. Please call or send an email to inquire for pricing and availability.



Happy Mother’s Day!

May 2nd, 2014 by

Would you love an exotic parfum in a hand blown glass bottle for Mother’s Day?

Take a look at our More Life Collection parfums

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles

or our Limited Edition Collection parfums.

1 oz bottles

Perhaps you would like an eau de parfum to  spritz on when you are getting dressed.  We have a number of collections to choose from depending on your tastes…classic florals, florientals, modern botanicals, sensuous florals, and incense resins.

Every fragrance classification is addressed in our collections.  Do you like vintage oils…and fragrances that use the raw materials that were once in the classic dept. store fragrances of yester year? Try the Intimacy from the More Life Collection and the Camille from the French Collection for the classic chypre style fragrance.  My perfumes have a French classic feel to them and you will sense you have gone back to the hey day of Paris.  Try the Royal and French Collection eau de parfums under the Collections tab.

French Flacon

If you love the French flacons with the dauber that held Chanel 5, try the parfum version with the organic jojoba oil base.  You will not be disappointed.

Enjoy your Mother’s Day!  You deserve it!  Free samples are included with every order.

Do you want more bliss and passion in your life?

March 29th, 2014 by

Check out my monthly special to receive more bliss and passion in your life…Bliss and Passion fragrances are on Closeout Sale right here!  $50.00 for a 1 oz bottle …unheard of for 100% natural botanical fragrance.


Also check out further reductions on Le Voyage eau de toilette and parfum.  This will sell out soon!

Le Voyage edt

Limited availability on all closeouts!



April Monthly Specials – Josephine eau de parfum/travel sprayers

March 27th, 2014 by


Josephine eau de parfum

A lovely green delight that is fresh and inviting.  This citrusy light scent is one of my favorite fragrances.  My clients love it also!

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

1 oz atomizer – Josephine eau de parfum in organic grape alcohol $125.00 normally $170.00  
5 ml travel sprayer - Josephine eau de parfum in organic grape alcohol $30.00 normally $40.00  
Get them here!
Also on special this month are the 5 ml travel sprays..they are great to carry in your pocket, purse or briefcase…I like to keep one in my desk drawer. They have a refillable glass vial inside. The JoAnne Bassett Collection is on sale.  They are normally $40.00 and now this month they are $30.00.  Please list in the comments section your choice from this collection. 
Get it here!