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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.



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Review of Sybarite eau de parfum

February 10th, 2015 by

FEBRUARY 10, 2015

From the CaFleurebon blog:

New Fragrance Review: JoAnne Bassett Perfumes Sybarite + A Voyage with Audrey Hepburn Draw

JoAnne Bassett  Natural perfumer

Photo courtesy of JoAnne Bassett

California luxury botanical perfumer, JoAnne Bassett has created an ultimatum; the aroma of a sybarite. The word is defined as, “someone dedicated to luxury and pleasure.”  Somewhat of an anthem for any perfume, JoAnne follows through in her work, using a stock of oils she collected in her global travels in the 80’s and 90’s. The name Sybarite arrived by coming across the term in Conde Nast magazine, and finding it fitting for herself, JoAnne naturally turned this term into an olfactory concept. While available in many options, JoAnne works with a local glass blower who makes artisan bottles for her collections, in this case a blue bottle the color of churning, bubbling seawater encased inside a book box complete with hand sewn pillow, involving yet another local artisan.

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Icon of Style Audrey Hepburn wearing a floral Hermes Scarf and carrying vintage Louis Vuitton bag and luggage

Not that I am overly familiar with such things, but somehow Sybarite is the inside of a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk- bought for Audrey Hepburn and ready to be filled for the voyage across the sea. There is a self-proclaiming sophistication about Sybarite’s opening, a body of Bulgarian rosa damascena v. alba purchased in 1999 (white rose otto-  JoAnne refers to this as the “flower of Light”) and Egyptian rose otto hobnob with neroli, orange blossom and osmanthus.  A botanical Hermes scarf with apricot osmanthus jam criss-crossing and encircling orange blossoms. Already, there can be no mistake- this is an aroma of refinement. While mellow and approachable- nothing has been spared Sybarite’s gilded presence.

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Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (r) and wearing  golden gown by Ceil Chapman photo by Richard Avedon 1952 for Harper’s Bazaar

Sybarites find ways to support their indulgences and the perfume supports itself upon, what else? More luxury. Poised upon botanical musk and oud, finally it’s revealed where the steam trunk illusion came from and it makes for a not quite leather but born to be spilled into fine leather handbags aroma. Oud is certainly carrying the osmanthus fruit hint and the musk is proof positive of worn clothes tossed casually for the jaunt. This expensive base accord gives Sybarite longevity and projection with a “look but don’t touch” perimeter. Cistus has been added to keep anything musk well-groomed and frankincense to remind one of good manners and a lightness which Sybarite carries.

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Sybarite natural perfume

A collection of notes which calls for beauty, Sybarite is the classic refinement which fulfills the homage of it’s name. Notes: Bulgarian white rose otto, orange blossom absolute, osmanthus absolute, neroli oil, Damask rose absolute (Egypt), hydro-distilled frankincense, oud-agarwood, natural musk, and cistus.

-Einsof, Natural Perfume Editor

disclosure: my sample was received from JoAnne Bassett for review.

Thanks to the kind generosity of JoAnne Bassett, we have a one ounce bottle of Sybarite valued at $190 for one US reader. To be eligible please leave a comment with what appeals to you about Sybarite and  what true luxury and indulgence means to you.  Draw closes 2/14/2015


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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?


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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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
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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Natural Perfumes With Authentic Oud by JoAnne Bassett

December 20th, 2014 by


Agarwood and oud fragrances have been all the rage for years.  A lot of people assume the oud being used in the niche brand is real and authentic oud from a tree.  That is not always the case.  Grant you some of the oud fragrances coming from the Middle East do contain real oud oil.

I sell oud oil and create my natural perfumes with oud oil.  And do you know what?  I have customers in Dubai and Oman and the region who purchase my oud natural perfumes with my authentic oud.  They are looking for high quality oud oil within a complex natural perfume.  Sounds like it should be easy to find…but it is not.

So why do you go looking for real oud in the designer brands when an artisan boutique company like myself has the real thing.

Please go now to my website oud page to see the oud for sale and the fragrances I offer with the real deal.  My 100% real oud perfumes come in eau de parfums and perfumes in organic jojoba oil.

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles

The Limited Edition Collection Bottles


 Sacred Frankincense 3 from the Royal Alchemy Collection

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Natural Perfume Stocking Stuffers from JoAnne Bassett-Part 2

December 13th, 2014 by

Natural Perfume Stocking Stuffers from JoAnne Bassett come in all shapes and sizes. A wonderful present for men and women is a package of eau de parfum samples that you can choose just for them. Individual natural perfume samples of the More Life Collection and the Limited Edition Collection are some of my favorites.

On the Samples page you can find all of the Collection Discovery Sets that are another great idea.


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Natural Perfume Stocking Stuffers from JoAnne Bassett

December 13th, 2014 by

 Travel Sprayers

A convenient, unbreakable 5 ml black with silver dots metal atomizer is a great way to carry your fragrance with you. This travel size spray has a glass bottle inside that can be refilled. The capacity of the glass bottle is 5 ml – 1/6 oz. Your travel size spray comes gift packaged in a black organza bag. They are available in all eau de toilette and eau de parfum scents. Go here for fragrance choices. 

Perfume Coffrets

Rose Kiss & Rose Smoke Coffret

A dab of exquisite perfume – especially when it is all natural and made from the world’s finest rose essences – attracts the senses to its delicate feminine power. In France, a coffret is a small perfume bottle of “anointing oil” meant for dressers, bathrooms, office drawers, travel bags and even purses. Some French men and women stock a collection of coffrets with their favorite scents for day, night or to create a certain mood. This duo opens the heart chakra.

JoAnne offers her collections, signature and custom scents in a gilded box with two coffrets (4 ml each) inside. The glass bottles with sparkling gold tops come inside creamy white silk bags with matching silk pillow. Coffrets are also sold individually.

There are many choices for your one, two or four bottle coffret.

4 ml Perfume Bottle Coffret

French Collection: Camille, Chantelle, Colette, Contessa

Royal Collection: Josephine, Madame Pompadour, Magie D’ Or, Malmaison, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Petit Trianon, Versailles

Royal Alchemy: Sacred Frankincense 1-6

JoAnne Bassett Collection: Le Voyage, Reveiller, Amazing, Dark Mistress, Indulgence, Sensual Embrace, Tetu, Venus Amber Bella Tuscany: bergamot, blood orange, ylang ylang, palmarosa, cardamon, and frankincense.

4 ml Parfums in organic jojoba oil.  Go here to purchase and for more choices.



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