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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.

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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.

 

 

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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!

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Spring at JoAnne Bassett Natural Perfumes

March 20th, 2015 by

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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!

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Last Call for Warm for Winter Discovery Set of Natural Perfume

March 4th, 2015 by

Warm for Winter Discovery Set

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.  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.the woods and deep parfums.

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, others. The 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, dry down 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 $30.00.  That means you get 10 samples for $30.00!

To purchase.

Spring Sample Sets will be coming soon!  Spring Equinox is March 20.

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.

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Love, Self Love, and Self Care

February 12th, 2015 by
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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.  www.JoAnneBassett.com

 

 

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Review of Sybarite eau de parfum

February 10th, 2015 by

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From the CaFleurebon blog:

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

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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?

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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
 
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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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