Natural Perfumes Blog

Natural Perfume – Blooming Gardenias at JoAnne Bassett

July 27th, 2014 by

Blooming Gardenia flowers at JoAnne Bassett’s patio means, I will be creating gardenia tincture in organic grape alcohol from wine grapes for eau de perfumes, gardenia infusion and maceration into organic jojoba oil for natural perfumes, and gardenia powder enfleurage into body powder.  It is so fragrant when I walk out onto the deck with the creamy smell of gardenia.  I have several varieties and some of them are brand new plants.

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One of my natural botanical fragrances I use the gardenia in is Madame Pompadour from the Royal Collection. It is a luxury to experience the exquisite fragrance of 39 different essential oils, botanicals, and absolutes that are co mingled in this luscious romantic natural perfume.  I love that fragrance and so do my clients. It is available in this 5 ml travel sprayer that is great for your pocket, purse, brief case or desk.  The 1 oz spray bottle is great for the boudoir.

The sample sizes are great also for your purse so you can have an assortment of them for choices during the day and night.

Many florals, and citrus florals are available in my Natural Perfume Collections.  Also check out my Monthly Specials page for my Hot for Summer Discovery Set of samples on sale now.

 


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

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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
 

Happy Fragrant Summer Solstice

June 21st, 2014 by

In Southern California I think of Summer and going to the beach…not that you cannot go to the beach all year here.  Summers at the beach are also times for tourists, friends and family gatherings.  Bring your cooler, umbrella to shade you from the powerful rays of the sun, waterproof sun screen if you want to jump in the ocean, a good book, a blanket, sand chairs, music device of your choice, a frisbee and a smile.

The natural fragrant choices for summer tend to be citrus -y, light, florals, and  have a fresh clean feel.

Here are a few choices from my Collections

From the French Collection  I like Chantelle for those hot, sultry summer evenings. Some of the notes are tuberose, jasmine, white rose, bergamot, vanilla, balsam woods, and others. When the tuberose and jasmine heat up on your skin you will be irresistible!   The soft, white rose will start the dry down with the vanilla and woods..and the powder notes will develop. Heavenly.

I love the Royal Collection with many fabulous exotic florals.  Magie D’ Or is Gold Magic a spicy oriental parfum that has lovely citrus notes to give it lift and sparkle just like fine champagne. Notes: Tuberose, Neroli, Lime, Cinnamon bark, Clementine, Rose de Mai, Cistus, Pink Pepper, Vintage Jasmine absolute, Ylang Ylang, Lavender Seville, Frankincense, Patchouli,  Benzoin, and others.

1 oz bottles

I also love Josephine  with its fresh green scent. The notes are Verbena, lavender vera, litsea, green mandarin,  bergamot, cardamom, star aniseseed, ylang ylang, alba rose otto, galbanum, and others.

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All of my natural perfumes and eau de parfums come in travel sprayers. These are handy to carry in your pocket, purse, backpack, or suitcase.  They have a removable glass vial you can refill.

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See you at the beach!  Have fun and don’t forget to try some samples to discover your new natural perfume summer favorite!  Individual samples are available in eau de toilettes, eau de parfums, and parfums.

 


Natural Perfume – Descanso Gardens Rose Festival

May 27th, 2014 by

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I went to the Rose Festival on Sunday, May 25. What a delightful event! Floral artist Alison Franchi and make-up artist Jennifer Aspinall turned a model into a living piece of art decorated with roses, body paint and jewels. An homage to the gardens at Versailles. What a fabulous job!  This model would fit right in with my Royal Collection of natural perfumes.

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I was so enchanted with the rose garden, the California native gardens, the tall oaks, the rhodies and camelias blooming that I forgot to take photos. The natural perfume of the roses in the 80 degree afternoon sun was amazing.  The Boddy house was also interesting and the hike through the forest to get there was great.

Here is a link to their page: http://www.descansogardens.org/calendar/rose-festival/

 


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.

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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.


April Monthly Specials – Josephine eau de parfum/travel sprayers

March 27th, 2014 by

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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!
 
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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!
 
  

Valentine’s Day Special!

February 7th, 2014 by

Valentine’s Day Special!

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Be your own Valentine!

I am offering my sample sets on sale just for you…Show yourself some love and purchase them now!

Sale ends February 15! Annoint yourself with rose and more energetic oils and open your heart wide!