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Choosing a Natural Fragrance – Fragrance Classifications

August 21st, 2015 by

There are Fragrance Classifications that can help you choose what fragrance may be right for you. There are six distinct families for fragrance and then there are subcategories within the fragrant families. I added a few categories at the end. I have composed a listing of JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes within the categories.

Citrus Family – light, refreshing, uplifting

Sparkling Citrus

Citrus Aromatic – Collette, Reveiller, Versailles

Floral Family— romantic, and typically not too heavy

EcstasyI Love YouOpulenceCamille, Chantelle, Luscious Roses, Le Voyage, Sensual EmbraceMagie D’ Or, Malmaison

Floral Fruity – Temptress

Floral Green – Josephine, Petit Trianon

Floral Woody Musk – SybariteRose Smoke

Oriental Family—exotic, sensual earthy, sometimes heavy

Sacred Incense, Sacred Frankincense 1, Sacred Frankincense 4, Sacred Frankincense 6

Oriental Floral  – Amazing, Rose Kiss, Serendipity, Contessa, Enchant, Esoterica, Reflections, Indulgence, Tetu, Sacred Frankincense 2, Marie Antoinette

Oriental Spicy – Madame Pompadour

Oriental Woody – Venus Amber, Timeless, Dark Mistress , Sacred Frankincense 3, Sacred Frankincense 5

Chypre Family – forest, mossy notes with citrus—an outdoorsy smell

Chypre Floral – Intimacy

Fougere (Green) Family – green, grassy, herbal

Vert (Also Aromatic)

Leather Family – sexy, dirty, woodsy, animalic

The Leather Collection – Arabian, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish 

Other Categories

Aromatic – VertNapoleon

Gourmand Collette 


Woody Aromatic – Italian Smoke 


JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfume Sale!

August 1st, 2015 by

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JoAnne Bassett Blue Moon Special Celebration Sale. I am offering 15% off our entire website through August 15. Because sale codes are not available on my site, please email me on my contact page your order and I will send a paypal invoice. Be sure to include your paypal email address. I ship worldwide. Please list your country in your email. Please send any questions.

Custom Bespoke Perfume

You can also order online and then email to receive your refund through paypal. The shopping cart is set up for all countries.

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Custom Bespoke Perfumes are included in this sale…that rarely ever happens. Order yours today.

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This is a once in a blue moon opportunity!  Take advantage of it today!


What is in the smell of luxury?

July 14th, 2015 by

What is in the smell of luxury?


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JoAnne Bassett a Couture Natural Perfumer creates masterpieces from exotic oils and essences. Some of the magnificent raw materials she uses are 20 years old and are mellow and beautiful like vintage fine wine. Her style of perfumery and high quality natural oils is unheard of in mainstream and niche fragrance lines. In the late 1800’s synthetic fragrance oils were introduced that reduced the cost to produce fragrances. Most of the niche fragrance houses are using synthetic aroma chemicals that are created from petroleum and other la-boratory chemicals. These inexpensive chemicals comprise 90% of the perfume ingredients in a fragrance bottle available for sale today. Even the most expensive French houses use the chemical soup they call “fine fragrance”. The packaging is more costly than the ingredients and the juice inside of the bottle. This is a se-cret most of them do not want you to know. When the advertising lists ingredients like rose, sandalwood, jasmine, etc. they are really referring to synthetic aroma molecules. The rose they refer to is a chemical mix-ture created in the laboratory: ROSALVA (I) (9,DECEN-1-0L) – Floral, Aldehydic, Rose, Waxy Fresh, dewy rose note that sells for $9.50 for one ounce. Bulgarian Rose otto or oil that is steam distilled from the rosa dama-scena rose petals costs $500.00 for one ounce. This is a good illustration of the actual ingredient costs of the well known perfume houses. JoAnne uses real rose otto and only natural essences in her fine creations.

Natural perfume raw materials are created from live plants, flowers, trees, herbs, and grasses. They have the live plant energy and the deep complex smell of the essential oils and absolutes. These intense and absolute-ly stunning oils create exotic and amazing natural perfumes that really need to be experienced to understand them fully. When they are applied to the skin they blossom like the flowers they were created from. There is no comparison to a laboratory created oil and an oil or essence created from nature.

To put this into perspective, in the times of Catherine de’ Medici, an Italian noblewoman and Queen of France, some of the finest materials were used to create her luxury all natural perfumes. Orange blossoms, rose petals, jasmine flowers, all were picked by hand and processed for her use. She demanded the most ele-gant perfumes and her private perfumer spared no costs in procuring the materials needed. Royal perfume ingredients create perfumes for royalty or wealthy patrons. She would not have been happy with synthetic, cheap materials and why would you? This natural trend continued and the French royal court of Marie An-toinette also were endowed with exclusive natural perfumes. Others including noble men enjoyed this ex-treme luxury. No costs were spared and they had a large assortment of perfumes created just for them.

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JoAnne continues this tradition with using rare and precious oils from nature in her Custom Bespoke Per-fumes and in her Collections. These custom one of a kind creations are enjoyed by women and men with im-peccable taste. For 22 years she has created these gems and has clients from all over the world. People with discerning taste seek her out and have bespoke perfumes created for their families. She is able to do this without meeting individuals in person. A phone consultation and her ability to read people has resulted in marvelous custom perfumes. People return to her year after year and commission her to create a new one and to also reorder previous formulas. An in person consultation with an Aromatic Journey is available by appointment.

JoAnne is meticulous in her ability to create complex 100% natural perfumes. Her perfumes have the ability to uplift and support with the aromatherapy benefits the natural oils are known for. These unique combina-tions of essences are created in her perfume room one at a time. Her collections are born with her ability to turn an idea or experience into scented form. The whole process from the idea, to the actual mixing of the natural essential oils and absolutes to create formulas, the dermal testing, the evaluation, the alchemy that she performs, the maturing of the bases, and the bottling and labeling take place in her perfume room.

The artisan process also may include tinctures and macerations of raw materials such as live gardenias, heli-otrope, roses, jasmine and uncommon flowers such as Parma violets that you would not normally be able to experience in their natural state. Todays niche fragrances are created with chemicals that imitate the ac-tual flower using head space technology. The whole purpose of the use of these chemicals is to reduce the costs. Unfortunately the actual juice may be worth 25 cents and the remaining expense of the fragrance consists of the bottle, box and advertising costs. Millions of dollars are spent on promotion of the fragrance during the launch and afterward to keep the inventory moving.

JoAnne spares no costs in her juice which is the actual fragrance. She uses vintage oils and essences that are difficult to procure and are often no longer available. Bulgarian white rose otto is an extremely gor-geous and precious material and is used is some of her floral perfumes. They call it the “flower of light” for the ecstatic energy it provides in the perfume. This very costly vintage material is priceless. Her gold be-spoke perfumes are created with her top of the line oils and are the crème de la crème!

Her Custom Bespoke Perfumes are available in a very special hand blown glass bottle that is complete with a dauber to apply it. The bottle can be ordered in your favorite color choice. Men and women indulge in a custom for themselves. Couture gowns, bespoke suits and shoes, and custom jewelry are available. There is no reason you need to smell like 90% of the population. Why not order your own signature scent? Your very own scent is one that really speaks to you and is your essence. Wear it with confidence.  I personally have tried her luxurious creations.  I think it is a wonderful personal branding opportunity, where we can embrace the traditions of an ancient art form.

JoAnne resides in Orange County in sunny Southern California near the ocean. The Gold Coast sparks her creativity and she is surrounded with lush raw materials to pique her curiosity for new scents. Experiencing the intoxicating jasmine and rose flowers that bloom locally help her with new exquisite combinations for her fragrance collections. The opulent and decadent oils she immaculately and masterfully blends together are pure luxury and one not to be missed. Her natural fragrance collections are remarkably elegant with classic nuances and are extravagantly irresistible.

Visit her online at and peruse her collections. Send an inquiry email to receive Custom Bespoke Perfume information and to receive a discovery session regarding your fragrance prefer-ences.
Contact:  JoAnne Bassett, P O Box 10352, Newport Beach, California 92658 Phone 760.309.2571


This blog post is taken from Lorre White – the Luxury Guru

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Review of Sensual Embrace Eau De Perfume by JoAnne Bassett

June 30th, 2015 by

Joseph Sagona wrote: SOTD Sensual Embrace EDP by JoAnne Bassett (Sample) New (Review) this is classified as a Floral, the notes are Jasmine, African Orange Flower, Tuberose, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Clementine, Tobacco, Rose and Ambrette (musk mallow).

I get the clementine, rose, tobacco, tuberose, patchouli and amber, it starts off with some clementine and tuberose, making it sweet, juicy and creamy, the clementine is strong, the tuberose is mild.

The opening of Sensual Embrace is quite beautiful, especially the clementine note, tuberose in most fragrances I have experienced is usually very heady and almost has a meat smell, in this it is blended perfectly.

Then after about thirty minutes the clementine dissipates, the tuberose softens and remains, in comes he rose and tobacco, making it dry, fresh and a touch soapy, the tobacco is mild, the rose is soft.

Then after about two hours the tuberose dissipates along with the rose in comes the patchouli and amber, making it green, earthy and a touch powdery, when the fragrance develops to this point I get a soft honey smell that lasts about thirty minutes.

Sensual Embrace reminds me of Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 3 Animale and House Of Cherry Bomb Tuberose Tobacco, Tubereuse 3 Animale is sweeter and softer, Tuberose Tobacco comes off boozy and much more musky, they all have similar floral and tobacco notes.

What I love most about Sensual Embrace is that with those mix of notes you would think the fragrance would be very haphazard, not at all, it’s very smooth.

This is a really strong yet soft, citrusy, smoky, complex, with soft woody, animalic and musky undertones Floral fragrance, this is unisex but leans more towards the feminine side, great for ages twenty five and above.
This would can be worn all year ’round, it would be perfect for the fall and winter, I get good projection and average longevity, this is another winner for me, great fragrance JoAnne Bassett,  4/5 Stars

You can purchase this in a 1 ML sample for $6.00, 30 ML spray for $170.00, a travel size spray for $30.00 and a 1/4 oz in jojoba oil in a French Flacon for $200.00.


Dark Mistress Eau de Parfum Review

June 24th, 2015 by

Custom Bespoke Perfume

Dark Mistress Eau de Parfum Review by Joseph Sagona

SOTD: Dark Mistress EDP by JoAnne Bassett (Sample) New (Review) , this is classified as an Oriental Woody, the notes are Jasmine, Rose, Yuzu, Tuberose, Tulsi, Champaca, Violet Leaf, Ylang-Ylang, Clove, Rhododendron, Peru Balsam, Olibanum, Brazilian Rosewood and Neroli.

I keep noticing the more I explore Indie perfumes the more I love them, more so over the last year, the perfumers seem to take their time and put their love, heart and soul into each and everyone of their creations, their perfumes are a reflection of their character.

Each oil they use, every minute, hour and day they spend putting together something perfect, magical and exquisite, not only for them but mostly for you, Dark Mistress is no exception, so come, take a journey with me and experience JoAnne Bassett’s alluring and mystical dark side.

I get the Jasmine, Tuberose, Clove, Violet Leaf, Olibanum and Brazilian Rosewood, it starts of with some jasmine and tuberose making it creamy, bitter with a touch of soapiness, the opening of this the floral notes are very heady, it does taper off within fifteen minutes, the jasmine is strong the tuberose is mild.

Then after about thirty minutes the tuberose dissipates along with the bitterness and soapiness, the tuberose softens and remains, in comes the clove and violet leaf, making it green, fresh and dry, the clove is strong, the violet leaf is soft, when the fragrance develops to this point I get a soft animalic smell that lasts about thirty minutes.

Then after about two hours the jasmine dissipates, along with the violet leaf, the clove softens and remains, in comes the Brazilian rosewood and olibanum making it resinous, spicy and incensed. the Brazilian rosewood and olibanum are mild.

Dark Mistress reminds me of Serge Lutens A La Nuit and Tubereuse Criminelle, A La Nuit is sweeter and softer, Tubereuse Criminelle comes off more animalic and bitter, they all have similar floral and spicy notes.
I can see someone like Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe wearing this, they’re rough, brash and fierce, yet mysterious, glamorous and beautiful style icons, Dark Mistress is just that.

What I love most about Dark Mistress is has a vintage feel and smell, but it’s very timeless at the same time, even though it has quite a few notes, it’s very smooth and refined, it’s very well blended, the notes flow together seamlessly.

Dark Mistress is a very classy, elegant, sophisticated, smoky, bright yet dark, strong, with soft touches of citrus and woody undertones Oriental Woody fragrance, this is unisex and mature, perfect for ages thirty and above.

This can be worn all year round; it would be perfect for the fall and winter, I get average projection and average longevity, this fragrance is a beautiful Dark Mistress indeed, wonderful JoAnne 4/5 Stars.

You can purchase this in a 1 ML sample for $6.00, 5 ml Travel Size Spray for $30.00, 30 ML EDP $170.00 and a Parfum in Jojoba oil 1/4 oz French Flacon $200.00.

To purchase Dark Mistress

Exquisite Summer Fragrances At JoAnne Bassett!

June 20th, 2015 by

Summer Solstice here and with that Summer begins in earnest. The longest day of the year. Days at the beach, going on vacation to exotic places or having a stay-cation and working on your garden, yard or home. Exploring your own state and local places of interest is also a fun thing to do. Being outdoors is the main focus…whether you are having iced tea, wine or lemonade in the yard, a barbeque, a concert in the park or a picnic at the beach, your fragrance goes with you.

In the warmer months it is great to have a light citrus and refreshing scent that will not overpower those around you. The sun will heat up your skin and you will become a living diffuser. Here are my Summer ready JoAnne Bassett 100% natural fragrances for you to enjoy now!

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1. My Le Voyage eau de toilette is a light, fresh, citrus floral that is perfect for those Summer days. It is a special treat to put the bottle in the refrigerator and spray it on when it is chilled.  Ooh la la.  This feels great on a hot and dry day.

2. Reveiller eau de toilette is a great light scent. Reveiller means to awaken. Spray on this herbal renewal and feel your body come alive.

Citrus Aromatic – Reveiller is an herbal, fresh, and woodsy natural fragrance with the feel good St John’s Wort essential oil. Lovely floral essences and woods combine to dance together. Try this joyful fragrance that helps with depression.

3. Josephine eau de parfum is a fresh, green and light fragrance that is joyful and uplifting.

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

4. Versailles is 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.  Malmaison eau de parfum is perfect for summer. A French formal garden of many floral 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

6. Opulence eau de parfum is a very beautiful orange blossom delight.  It is a very extravagant perfume.

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. Non-vegan

Opulence lives up to its name:  We are spoiled rotten with “Only The Best There Is”.

7.  Amazing eau de parfum  contains 32 “outlaw” essential oils and absolutes. When I finished the formula I said…Truly Amazing. Hence the name. It was one afternoon of blending and no tweaks since. It is a citrus, floral chypre and oriental floral. It makes you happy!

Notes: Bergamot, Oakmoss abs, Cassie abs, Cinnamon, Vintage Jasmine grand., Lemon Verbena, Rose Damask Otto, Centifolia Rose abs, Muhuhu, Ginger, Yuzu, Rhododendron, Benzoin, Violet Leaf, Galbanum,  more citrus, and spice and 19 others

Amazing eau de parfum is a fragrance you may wear in the will surprise and delight you.

Summer Fragrance Discovery Set

7 Summer Discovery Set sample pack $35.00    

The Leather Collection Reviewed at CaFleurebon

June 17th, 2015 by


JoAnne Bassett is known as The Queen of Roses, but in her new Leather Collection for JoAnne Bassett Perfumes we think she is the princess of Punk. Einsof Olfaction creative review of the collection Cafleurebon.


Sample Sprayers at JoAnne Bassett Luxury, Artisanal Natural Perfumes

June 13th, 2015 by

Do you like convenient small sprayers to test natural eau de perfumes?  JoAnne Bassett natural perfumes provides them in a 2 ml option for your on the go lifestyle.

Glass vials hold the precious 100% natural eau de parfums in organic grape alcohol.  These small sprayers fit in your pocket, purse, brief case or tote.

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They are available in eau de perfumes the The Royal Alchemy Collection, The Leather Collection, The Limited Edition Collection, The More Life Collection, and The Luxury Natural Perfumes Collection.

They are available under the Sample Sprayers tab.