JoAnne Bassett Vert EDP Natural Perfume Review

JoAnne Bassett Vert

Joanne Bassett Vert is a perfume in the More Life Collection. Vert is a nice alternative for those that are looking for a natural fougère with a twist.

Vert opens with herbs and a sharp lavender.  It’s a refreshing “green” fragrance with dazzling citrus. Vert gets sweeter with wear. It’s not like dessert-sweet but it’s a balsamic vanilla that is a pleasant contrast to the bitter green citrus. Vert wears as herbal sweet. The dry-down is a boozy tonka-vanilla with cocoa powder.

If you like classic masculines, you may be interested in Vert. It has that classic lavender and citrus “eau de cologne” opening and dries down to a “fougère” tonka bean. I also think it is a good, “unexpected” choice for warm weather.

Harold Lloyd and bulldog

Notes listed include sweet marjoram, French lavender, cypress, rose, green mandarin, vanilla, cistus, angelica root, black currant, balsam, pink grapefruit, cocoa, lemon verbena, and white cognac. PERFUMER – Joanne Bassett

Give Vert a try if you like bitter/sweet perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, Phoenix Botanicals Lavender Noir, Banana Republic Wildblue Noir, Penhaligon’s Endymion and/or Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron. Vert is unisex but I think it leans more masculine. In comparison to the others I listed, Vert does smell more natural.

Projection and longevity are below average which is rather common for all-natural perfumes.

Vert comes in a few sizes and different bottles, including the art bottle featured above. The 1 oz EDP retails for $190 at Joanne Bassett Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONBitter herbs with sweetness. I think this would make a nice masculine scent for summer.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by JoAnne Bassett perfumes. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Joanne Bassett Perfumes. Harold Lloyd (without his glasses) relaxing with what looks like Frink the Frug from www.fanpix.net.

7 thoughts on “JoAnne Bassett Vert EDP Natural Perfume Review

  1. YAY!!

    ok, admittedly, i have not had the pleasure of trying Vert yet… but it sounds very classic AND it’s by one of my favorite perfumers!

    JoAnne has a classic approach and a signature style, incredibly talented; these perfumes are handmade. This is art, not some factory conveyor belt concoctions. (even that bottle is hand blown by a local to JoAnne artist.)

    ok, admittedly, i am biased toward natural perfumery anyway, and in that i am saying this is some of the cream of that crop. the complaints concerning natural perfumery in general have validity and for that JoAnne has created a mixed media extender (it’s called Extender) to help with longevity (i have not tried it either, so i’m not sure about sillage.)

    oh. sorry. i sound like a salesman. *laugh* um…. i like Joanne Bassett. end of story.

    • Vert is one of those that if you (well, anyone) wears stuff like Caron Pour Une Homme, they should really like this one. It is “old-school” (which I think is a good thing).

      My only issue with this one, is that if I were to buy it, I’d overuse it. I’d want it in a splash because of the old-school masculine character that it has.

      I saw the Extender on the site and didn’t know what it was. Very cool.

      And you’re not a salesman, you’re just enthusiastic! And I love that 🙂

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