JoAnne Bassett Intimacy EDP Natural Perfume Review

Joanne Bassett Intimacy

You don’t smell perfumes like JoAnne Bassett Intimacy being made anymore. There’s a few reasons for that. Large companies want to  make things that sell. Classic smelling perfumes and chypres never do well in focus groups and this is where big companies get their “inspiration” from The other thing is that IFRA has banned real oakmoss. In a way we’re making the chypre go extinct. JoAnne Bassett has started the Chypre Preservation Program with Intimacy.

Intimacy opens with an “oily” citrus with vintage floral and a hint of fizzy root beer. The florals shine but you’ll notice the moss in this one from beginning to end. The florals mix with an aged sandalwood resulting in a warm, creamy bouquet. With time Intimacy becomes an absolutely gorgeous mossy amber with a subtle patchouli. Intimacy is incredibly vintage smelling in the best sense of  the word vintage.

Clara Bow

Notes listed include bergamot, vintage jasmine grandifolium, Bulgarian rose Damask otto, Rose de Mai, petitgrain, orris, vintage Mysore sandalwood, oakmoss, vanilla, patchouli, amber accord, natural musk, labdanum, & more. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – JoAnne Bassett

Give Intimacy a try if you like vintage perfumes or chypres. Or if you like perfumes like DSH Perfumes Pandora, Coty Chypre, Acqua di Parma Profumo, Clinique Aromatics Elixir and/or Tom Ford Arabian Wood. Intimacy is completely unisex and a must try for those that love chypres.

Intimacy has average projection and longevity. Of course, Intimacy smells wonderful by itself but I bet you could layer this one to add a richness to any floral or amber blend.

Intimacy comes in a few sizes. The 1 oz EDP retails for $150 at Joanne Bassett.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONDecadent, dark chypre. It’s gorgeous stuff.

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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. Clara Bow pic from

5 thoughts on “JoAnne Bassett Intimacy EDP Natural Perfume Review

  1. you don’t smell many perfumes like JoAnne’s
    PERIOD. 😉

    Often referred to as “a classic French perfumer”- her structure, choices of botanicals, intention and clear love for the art shine through in everything she does!

    indeed, one of my all time perfumers- blessedly an all natural one at that.

    (however, in her dedication to the art- her Extender is a mix of synths & naturals to increase longevity in those bothered by the joy of reapplication of so-called “fleeting” naturals!)


    1. That is true 🙂

      The first perfume that I ever tried of JoAnne’s was Tetu. It spoke to me in a way that other perfumes didn’t. And that one hangs around on the skin too!

  2. JoAnne’s parfums are exquisite. I have never tried anything like them. Ever. And I’m a professional lifestyles writer and reviewer!! As a journalist and fashionista, I get to try a lot of products but JoAnne’s are far above the rest in the power of the scent, the blending characteristics, the bottle and the quality of respect and care that goes into each bottle. Bravo JoAnne!

    1. I’m very happy that I have had a chance to try these. JoAnne uses the highest quality ingredients and you can smell it!

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