Your wish is my command. Every month on the first day of the month, we will open a post where all of you can post one thing you are longing for – perfume sample or perfume decant or full bottle.
Then if any Fairy Godmother drops by and wants to help you get it – either through an outright gift or karma swap (where you get the wished-for thing, and you send something back that isn’t perfume) or trying to work out a swap of some sort, that would be amazing.
So here’s how it works – this post will be open for the entire month of December. At the end of December I’ll close it and start a new one.
In comments you can list one thing that you are yearning for. It can be a perfume sample of something you are dying to try, a full bottle, decant, or vintage perfume or discontinued perfume you can’t find. If someone has it and can help you out, they can reply to you in comments and then you can arrange to go offline through e-mail to work things out. Please don’t post e-mails in comments unless you spoof them somehow. Caveat Emptor and all that, don’t send people money, check out their references on MUA or Basenotes or the Facebook groups before you send something in a swap. If it’s a gift, send away.
I’ll also play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the list every month and grant at least 5 (or more) perfume sample wishes. I’ll pick from ones that nobody has been able to help with – I’ll spin my random.org wheel – and send them The Precious.
So what is it that your heart desires? (pulling out wand from the back of the closet and blowing off an inch of dust)
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I already got a wish granted! But since I found one to grant…here’s another just in case. Visiting London this weekend I fell in love with Le Labo Poivre 23. Would love to get my hands on some. Happy to swap as well!
Yay! Fairy Godmother or the perfumed powers-that-be added my beloved to the STC Xmas specials so I
could partake! Maybe if the godmothers are listening, 7 Billion Hearts could go in the next Christmas stocking sale?
I do have another wish which I have been searching for, a smell of Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea. Any fair godmothers out there who can assist?
My earlier wish was Nabucco’s Amytis.
I’m a bit late to the party here, but would like to add my perfume wish: I’d love to try Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant. If you have some you’re willing to share, please email me at patricialschneider at yahoo dot com.
Patty, If someone hasn’t already reached out to you, let me know. I can spare a small vial of Jungle L’Elephant. bogsc at aol dot com.
I’m dying to try Slumberhouse Pear + Olive. It sounds delicious! Thank you for running this wonderful blog, I love it.
I have a sample of this I can send you! My email is eward28 at hotmail dot com!
Fantastic, thank you! I just emailed you from jenniferjean2010 AT gmail dot com 🙂
If some lovely fairy godmother out there has any amount of Le Labo Iris 39 or Montale Jasmin Full to spare, I’ll kiss her feet and/or offer something nice as a swap. (P.S. I’ve been away from perfume blogs for several horribly stressful months, and this is such a heart-warmingly wonderful post to return to…)
Hi Natalie, I can send you some Le Labo 39 from my decant. Email me at pattor at rcn dot com.
Bal d’Afrique Byredo is what I’m longing to try. A sample would make me sooo happy.
Dina, if you see this, please try iansgirltammy AT gmail DOT com
Oh Perfume Fairy, I would love to try a sample of Memo Shams. It sounds so lovely but is impossible to find here in the US. Patty, thank you so much for all you do for us perfume freaks. You and this great perfume community are amazing.
Oh mercy, my dream is NOMBRE NOIR! shisheido 🙂
I have been looking everywhere: blogs, ebay, decanters and I simply can’t find samples of the Mugler coffret that came out when the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was released. I would LOVE to sample at least a few of these fragrances if not the whole shebang.
I’ve been looking for that tirelessly too, and only met one person who owned it (and he works for Mugler, natch)
Reposting because my first post was way back at the back..
Dear Perfume Fairies, my wish is for a decant of Cuir Venenum by Parfumerie Generale. I’ve been wanting more of it since my sample ran out.
Esperanza, you still here? Seems everybody left. I’m going to wish for the impossible, if that’s OK with you. I’m wishing for Mona di Orio’s Lux. Can you make that happen?
Hahaha, this is awesome, I was just salvaging my bottle of Lux (and its broken atomizer) last week. If you’re interested in either a sample or a 5ml decant, email me at heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂
What a great idea. I have a wish! I would love to test any of the new Gorilla/lush scents, but especially Sikkim Girls or Furze. I am in the US and they are not here yet. (just the UK)
Hi there – I could decant a tiny bit of Voice of Reason or The Devil’s Nightcap if you want but don’t have the other two…let me know!
That would be great! message me at: jen at tonapi dot com
Great! Glad to help out!
Since no-one seems to have GB Nuit au Desert, could I put in a request for another impossible-to-find love? I have also been searching high and low for some Coty Oeillet, my favourite soliflore of all time.
If I had a wish it would be more than a 1/4 ml sample of Ayala Moriel’s Guilt. Oh! and Encens Mythique D’Orient Guerlain. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Last, would be Amouage Epic for women (although I currently have two samples of it from two different sellers and only one smells delicious. Weird)
This is so much fun! My fairy Godmother fulfilled my wish AND gave me valuable advice. I will be opening those bottles from the 1920’s! We will see what we get. Thank you so much.
This is an absolutely wonderful idea! 🙂 And I managed to grant one wish – didn’t expect that to happen. 🙂
I see someone already asked for it and I would absolutely love even the tiniest amount of JAR Bolt of LIghtning – I tried it in Paris and was stunned to find the perfume I imagined after one warm spring storm shower.
I’ve put myself on hold for purchases but of course long for much. At the top of the list – Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. And I love this idea and only wish someone would name something i could hand over. But tastes here are quite sophisticated and alas I am a neophyte with only the beginnings of a collection
I can send you a decant of Ambre Sultan, no problem! Email me at tartufi (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll work out the details.
Thank you MIllicent. I have one SL perfume -Tubereuse Criminelle.
oops, didn’t finish the thought. Hopefully you are longing to try Tuberuse Criminelle and I can send you some of that as a thank you.
Dear Fairy Godmother, I wish I could sample Amouage Library Opus VI, I met it a week ago and it was just love at first sight… if that has not to happen I would be happy with Musc Ravageur. This is fun! ahah
Thanks Esperenza you wonderful FGM for giving me someone to give too…Yay to number 2 Andrea, I can give you a bit of musc ravageur…contact me at greenstn at netvigator.com
such fun, wonderful idea, Patty
Fairy Esperanza, please, please I would like to know how Opardu smells; even a tinny drop will do
thank you, fairy godmother…
Irina, I would be happy to send over what is left of my sample. It’s not much but it will hold for several applications I believe. 🙂 You can click on my name to find my email address.
many, many thanks
I’ll mail you
Wow, this is fun! Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I have been dying to try that new Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs – who ever thought that this house would bring out something that everyone seems to love? Would like at least a sample, if not a decant….and if anyone here is willing, i will swap for something special from my vintage stash, or?? I don’t have anything on anyone else’s list so far, but I do have other goodies! (U.S. only please, from my end.)
Hi! I have a 5 ml sample of the Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs that I can’t afford to get attached to. Email me at plinkplath at yahoo dot com and we’ll work it out!
Dear Perfume Fairy,
If you happen to find a bit of the long-discontinued Fresh Index Grape & Vine floating around out there, I’d be happy to give it a new home! I haven’t smelled it for years but think about it all the time.
Havent found anything to give yet:-((( but would be happy to be granted some Mona di Oria Vanilla, ambre…and a bit of 7 billion hearts…
You and I are on the same wavelength, hongkongmom. In my case it may be due to the vanilla guide Patty posted a couple of months ago that I just got around to reading (I was abroad for a month) and drooling over the smoky, incensy vanillas. I DID find something to give….doing a happy dance here. 🙂
It’s still early in the month … I am sure you’ll be able to find something to give.
Hi CC I love vanilla…just havent found the one. Love the strength of bois de vanille, but its too sweet! I did get some of the M di O in a swapamania a while back…but it went way too quickly and I need to try it in the winter. Hope I will find something,,,thanks for the positivity 🙂
I have a sample of this, email me jdotbirch12 at me dot com.
Pity I could not love this!..
Oh thank you so much! You are so kind..:-( you didn’t like it Anything you are wishing for?
I have a 1/4ml sample of 7 billion hearts absolute. email me at alexandra e smith 8 at gmail dot com if you are still interested
ooh – also dying for 7 billion. If this hasn’t been claimed, could I ask as well?
My five year old twin girls would be delighted that I am calling out to the fairy godmother of perfume. After being told something was pu stinky (me sampling Carnal Flower), might be time to change things up. I would love a tiny taste of Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule. Thanks
I have a small amount I can share. Just email me at pattor at rcn dot com.
I have been dying to try Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs forever!! I inhaled a spritz last month and it has been haunting me since!
Sweet perfume fairy – I’m dying for a sample of Tonkamande by Parfumerie Generale! Any amount, just want a good whiff!
Fabulous idea! I will peruse the list and see if I can grant anyone’s wish. My own rare-and-HTF wish is Guerlain Aroma Allegoria Exalting Aromaparfum. Dear Fragrance Fairy Godmother, pretty please??
Hi holly, wish granted:-) mozartmezzo AT gmail- although I’m just out of decant supplies, so it might just take a little while to get there.
Wow, thanks! That is so cool. I’m very happily surprised! No rush at all. 🙂
Oh fairy godmother, how I do so wish a sample, decant or bottle of Miller Harris L’Air Rien would magically appear in my mailbox… Do dreams really come true?
A 5ml sized dream can be yours! 🙂 Email me at heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail
This is such fun! If a perfume fairy could grant my wish, it would be for a tiny sample of one of those rare vintage Alyssa Ashley animalics which are priced way out of my league, particularly “Civet” – or failing that, the one called “Ambergris”. (But not “Musk”, as I’ve smelled that one already). I find it amazing to think that, as recently as the 1960s, women (presumably) were buying and wearing a perfume called “Civet”, and I’m dying to know what it smelled like!
I’m with you on that wishing! 🙂 I’ll put that in on my fairy wish list as well. 🙂 See, even I have them.
funny, my comment also dissapeared
I just want to say that is feel so great to see so much giving! Great idea for a post…and as always thanks for hosting. Havent found something to give tho:-( Will keep coming back to check! Also…i think I cannot get all of the comments…
Hey, I see both comments. i think Disqus has the most problems if you aren’t registered at all. They may not show up right away? I”m not sure, Disqus continues to confuse me sometimes. I”m trying to figure out if I can go back to our old system without losing nay comments!
Hey back! I also saw it, but both of them came in a different spot to where i posted them. I did register and got the emails for the first two comments…after that, the emails stopped coming. No worries about me, just info for u!
It has been a real joy to see so much giving.. Such a great idea for a post. I haven’t found anything to give yet:-( but will keep checking to see if I can….
Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him Oil!
Hey, Madcute, I can help you out with a small sample of that. patty at perfumeposse dot com
Dear Fairy Godmother, I sniffed DSH le smoking and la plus belle histoire d’amour ever so shortly from a friends samples, and loved them, but wanted to sample them properly before buying. Can anyone help, I wonder <3 I love this idea, but it looks like so far the people I could have helped already found they fragrance fairies. Maybe soon:-)
Wish I could help, but I never smelled those. I’m sure if you wait, someone will come along to help!
Thanks Patty,if I’m lucky:-)
My request disappeared too :(……. dearest Fairy Godmother, I really really want some Cuir Beluga, preferably a large sample. Or some Bois D’Armenie, since I love that one too. Pleeeeeaaaase?
I think I saw it down there, you have to click show more comments at the bottom of the post! I can send you some Cuir Beluga, like 2-3 ml spray. will that work? patty at perfumeposse dot com
Your sparkles are so shiny it blinded me!!!!!! Thank you! Sending you a message…..
Hi patty, i sent 2 emails, did you get the second one? Thanks!
If you still need that Bois d’Armenie, I have a smallish decant that is looking for a more appreciative home — drop me a line at: coe “dot” nat “at” gmail “dot” com.
Oh, I just love this idea! Dear Fairy Godmother, please send me a decant of Miel de Bois. Ever since my cat passed I’ve been missing the scent of the litter box…
If you are serious I have some I would be happy to share with you (fortunately, I don’t get the cat urine smell at all :-)). You can email me at lolabug at gmail dot com
I am serious and I do get the cat pee smell! Thank you so much. I will email you.
Dear Fragrance Fairy Godmother, I would love to have Serge Lutens Bois de Violette, and while I would prefer a bottle, I would also be happy with a decant. Thank you!
Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love to have a small amount of Givenchy Organza Indecence to sample. Thank you!
I have a sample I would be happy to send you. My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dot com
Hi Lynne Marie, That would be great! Am emailing you now.
This truly is a wonderful idea, thank you Patty! I hope I’m able to grant some wishes … It is what the holiday season is all about.
Must keep refreshing this post!
I am amazing at how many have been granted! I know the samples are a lot easier, and I think it’s so cool, and I seriously am like teary eyed every time I check this post.
All I would like Santa to bring is a bottle of Le Labo Gaiac 10. If he could pull that off… well, I would do a lot for Santa in such an instance. Certainly Santa would get my money. But since I have a small decant, I feel like I’m being greedy even wishing out loud for it, since I was too stupid to fall in love with it WHILE it was available from Luckyscent last year.
Oh, I feel you on the Gaiac 10. There’s a woman on basenotes based in Taiwan who does splits of all Le Labo perfumes–I got my 50ml decant of Gaiac 10 from her this past summer, and it was wonderful, straightforward and smooth (and at around $150, way cheaper than when stores in the US get it occasionally). That being said, I could also send you a 10 or 15ml decant from my big decant, if you’d like, though I realize that’s nothing like a full bottle of your own. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail, if you’re interested 🙂
Oh my goodness, Heather, that would be lovely! I have 5 mls but would love to be able to feel like I could spritz with abandon instead of having to hoard the stuff. I’ll email you right now! Probably from lemonprint, which is the address I do much perfume swapping with. 🙂 Happy holidays!
Would love a sample (1/2ml would do!) of vintage Schiaparelli Shocking.
Mals, did you see the Cyber Monday sale at Another Perfume Blog? Not sure if it’s the right vintage but Natalie has a Shocking mini listed.
I have some of this vintage vixen that I will throw into your swapmania package. Be prepared: this gal takes no prisoners!
Oooooh, thanks very much! I should be sending yours out this week.
Mals, I’m not sure how good my mini is (I haven’t smelled any other versions) but I’ll send you a sample from it.
Patty, what a great idea – as said, perfectly in the spirit of the season! I am looking for samples of what I have dubbed “the run-on twins”: Superworldunknown by LUSH or Moslbuddjewchristhindao by Etterhaus. Anyone?
Oh, hey! I’d put that on my list! I had no idea when I opened my last concrete outter wrapped that that thing would disappear! They keep telling me, when I e-mail them once every six months, that they plan to bring it back, but no go. I LOVED that incense, it was Buxton’s best work, despite the screwy name.
What a wonderful idea! I love its holiday spirit!
I would love to be able to get a tiny sample (0.25 – 0.5 ml) of the vintage Guerlain Vol de Nuit extrait.
I have a small decant I got in a previous swap (I can’t specify the vintage though, just that it is *vintage*), and I’d be happy to send you a sample 🙂 My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail
I would love a sample of Ramon Monegal’s Impossible Iris, just enough to test it. And despite being in Dubai I have a US mailing address as well if that helps :-).
I think I can help you out on this. patty at perfumeposse dot com!
I’d love a decant of the discontinued Soivohle Ankhara. All I had was a sample and then I drained it. I do have perfume to swap as well.
Hi Colleen – I have a small bottle of Ankhara that I could decant 5 ml out of for you. Send me a note at lisadarty at hot mail dot com.
E-mail sent. Thank you Lisa!
All I want is a decent sample/decant of Amouage Interlude Man.
Hi Hunter, I can send you either a carded sample (2ml spray) or a decant. Email me at lolabug at gmail dot com
Always happy to share the joy of one of my favorite scents!
Dubaiscents, that would be amazing! I’ll email you later.
So funny, My wish disappeared! I wonder what that means? Well, if I were wishing on a perfume star, I would wish for Lonestar Memories. Or Amouage Opus II. Those are the two where I use sample after sample–the installment plan! But thank you Patty, for this beautiful idea!
Well, doggone it, would Opus 1 interest you at all? I have a half a sample….
done, sweetie, on the Opus II. email me.
Hi Mary, I have an almost full 1.5 ml sample of Lonestar Memories – if you want one more sample of it 😉 mail me puma144 at gmail dot com.
I would love to have some more DSH Bois du Chocolat and/or Ava-Luxe Olibanum if anyone has some sitting around 🙂
I can grant this one! I freaked out and bought a lifetime’s supply when it was discontinued – as though I were going to wear it every day! Now I’m afraid it’s going to go bad even sitting in a protected box in my closet, and would rather it were enjoyed. Will the oil in a rollerball be OK for you? Email me! This username at thisusername.com.
uh… if that wasn’t clear, it’s probably easiest just to use lemonprint. at, you know, gmail.
Thank you!! I will email you. I am at kdtisdale14 at gmail.
OH, plunk your magic twanger froggy! I would love a little Serge Lutens Douce Amere, and will sit patiently on my lily pad, and will be happy to fulfill any wishes I am able to fill.
Hey Martha. I can help you with the Douce Amere. E-mail me at bogsc at aol dot com.
Sorry, bogsc, your reply wasn’t visible to me when I was posting (I’ve got to remember to refresh, load more comments, and filter with Newest first!), or I would have refrained from replying to Jannie. Take it away!
No problem Lisa. My computer doing wierd things today on this website as well. Jannie, look forward to hearing from you.
Jannie, no need to wait too long – I’ve got a little Douce Amere to spare. Send me a note at lisadarty at hot mail dot com.
Dear Fairy Godmother! I wish someone could help me with some more mililiters of discontinued Iris Pallida. If that won’t work I would love 1725 from Histoires de Parfums instead. I’m holding a split of it at the moment but there are not enough participants to complete the split – I’m so saad 🙁
I do have a little Iris Pallida, I think, if you don’t want but a ml or 2. the 1725, i wish I could help, I went through all of my stuff and foudn 1720, but not that one. 🙁 You know HdP does that three-pack thingie. Maybe someone would want the other two small bottles of something else and you could get your bit of the 1725!
Thanks Patty for your offer, but in terms of Iris Pallida – I’m craving for more (quite impossible I think) so please keep it and enjoy this sample.
HdP 1725 problem has just been solved, found the remaining people for split
I wish… I wish…. I wish… I could have a chance to smell vintage Coty Chypre! (Now I will scurry down the list and see whose wish I can make come true!)
I can send you a decant of the Chypre. I am not sure just how vintage it is; I got the bottle from eBay. The bottle is rectangular with rounded shoulders, with a metal cap over the sprayer. If you are interested, contact me at roses_50 at yahoo period com.
That’s the refo, I think. Still worth smelling, but not THE vintage. (I got my sample from Patty at StC, but it’s rare as lizard feathers and accordingly ‘spensive.)
How thoughtful, Mals89! I’d love a sniff, if it works out. (You know me under my full name from FBP, by the way.)
Sure do. 🙂
Hey, Mals, do let us know how it turned out (what vintage, etc.) when you get it, OK? Thanks!
Thank you, dear PFG! I have emailed you.
If you want a little dab of the vintage vintage parfum, patty at perfume posse dot com, and you shall get a wee bit to smell.
I am really wanting a decant of that Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient… I went through my eensy weensy dabber and I want to see how it does sprayed. I think it’s SO beautiful, but dabbing is not enough for me to really get a complete feel for how the perfume wears.
I have about 2-3 ml in a spray vial. Lmk if you want it. xo
I would love a decant of Neela Vermeire Mohur. I received a set of samples of the NV scents in a swap, and Mohur is the only one that really appealed to me. I love it, but I don’t need a FB; one of the 10 ml bottles from the discovery set would be perfect, or a similar sized decant. If someone out there has some they don’t need, I do have some very nice things I could swap for it.
Mohur is beautiful. I have a lot of it. I wear it a lot. I also have a 10ml that is barely used. Your Fairy Wish just came true! gmail me at evilauntieanita with your deets
Would love Comme des Garcons Kyoto in any size (or even just the opportunity to smell it!). Living in Kyoto was one of the happiest times of my life, and I’ve always been curious about how the perfume pays tribute to the city.
I have a 0.7ml dab sample that I’d be happy to send you. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂
Patty, I’m getting all teary-eyed as well seeing such wonderful generosity, although I’m not surprised: Perfume folks are the loveliest, most giving people around. Hope it’s OK if I list my wish, too. I’ve been dying to try a bit of Neela Vermeire’s Trayee. Thanks!
Agree. Absolutely you can, Ann!
Thanks, sweet Patty!
I have a spray sample of Trayee that you can have. I am not sure how much is left in it (the vial is opaque black) but it should be enough to at least try it out. Email me at roses_50 at yahoo period com.
Thanks so much! Am e-mailing you now …
This is such fun, Patty. Great idea. I would like a decant of Kurkdjian’s Amyris Femme. I think it may be the first iris I really love.
Bizarre coincidence. We seem to have the same user name. That’s a first!
OMG, you guys, I’m all teary. First, this wasn’t my idea. I can’t remember who suggested it and someone who seconded it, but I’m just sending out a great big hug to you now. And I really love you all because you are so generous and helpful. And I can’t believe someone turned up the Command Performance. I’d never even heard of that! I’ll probably roll through in a week and do some granting, but my wish granting will just be samples only. I’ll make a category for this at the top of the page so you all can find it easily. xoxoxoxoxo
Oh Patty. What a fabulous idea. When I first started down this rabbit hole the perfumista community was incredibly generous with me so I love the idea of being able to give back by becoming a perfume fairy godmother myself! What I’d love to try even a smidge of is Shiseido’s discontinued Inoui, which I’ve heard much about but never sampled. Now I’m gonna run through comments and see what wishes *I* can grant.
I have a small decant of Inoui. I’d be happy to share. Email melisand61 at gmail dot com.
Oh Fairy Godmother, could I please try a bit of vtg. Weil Secret de Venus?
Hi Michelle, I can spare a small amount for you to try! Please contact me at cwest9 at gmail dot com
Fairy Godmother, I am feeling very empty inside without a large decant or bottle of Cuir Beluga. My world would feel more complete with one.
What a great idea! Thank you for this amazing post!
I never tried anything from CB I Hate Perfume because of the price! 12$ for a sample? I know there are 2ml but it’s just a sample, I can do with 1ml or even 0,5 ml, I don’t need 2ml of absolute. But all the reviews are driving me crazy.
Since I loved MdO’s Vainille, CB’s 7 billion hearts is THE perfume I want to try, I know this is a expensive wish but…you know, it’s a wish
Thank you for the draw!
Joaquim, I can help you out with this. Please e-mail me at bogsc at aol dot com.
Dear Fairy Godmother –
I would love to try some CDG Avignon. Thank you very much. I’m a little obsessed with incense at the moment.
Martha, I could swear I have a decant of this somewhere but I can’t find it. I do have about a half ml sample; hardly enough to mess with, but enough to try it, anyway. If you’re interested, email me at opponatrix at gmail dot com.
You’re on, Rosarita. Email coming at you!
Wonderful “juice fairies”, I am truly lemming a large decant/bottle of Parfums Delrae Bois de Paradis. Yes, its a lot to ask but am very generous and have lots to offer in return!
Lara, wish granted! Due to a very generous fellow swapper here at the posse, I have BdP to spare. Get in touch with me at lisadarty at hot mail dot com……
I realise that I am wishing upon a star, but I fell in love with 3 as 4, a limited edition by Colette Store in Paris, a few years ago now.
Does anyone have some that they don’t want??
I do! I’d be happy to send some to you if you aren’t in a hurry… email me at kdtisdale14 at gmail dot com
What a marvelous post!!! O, I wish I could obtain a bottle of (I know this is just so unrealistic) Quand Vient La Pluie!
I wish I could help. I know within the last year they still had some EDP bottles at some Guerlain boutiques. I heard that the Disneyworld Guerlain boutique had a few left. Not sure if they are still around.
Thank you so much, Patty, for your supportive commentary. I know my wish is very unlikely to come true. I am not planning on a trip to the US any time soon unfortunately, and even a trip to Paris is the stuff of dreams at the moment. But at least I could share my dream with someone and that is already a big help!
Dear Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother, I wish for the impossible – a sample of Serge Lutens/Shiseido Nombre Noir. As dark as my love…
I can help you out there. 🙂 Patty at perfumeposse dot com
Most excellent! Hope to grant some others on here this month…
Oh dear Lady Esperanza, I’d love a little sample of Mon Précieux Nectar. I can’t tell you how much I’m loving this blog at the moment, you guys are the best by miles ! xxx
Kirsten, I have some. Send me an email at melisand61 at gmail dot com.
Thanks Melissa! Email on its way to you shortly, hope I can return the favour… 🙂
Oh wow! Then I guess I’ll have to go for the
Givenchy Amarige Mimosa 2007 harvest.
Had a small decant I saved for the times then I wanted to have a little special in my everyday. Emptied it to the last drop and I sometimes just pick up the decant bottle to get a whiff of it. I was so in love with this one!
Linn, send me your address at undina at myway dot com and a 5 ml decant will be on its way to you.
This is a great idea! My wish list: I am not expecting miracles, but I have been longing to try JAR’s Bolt of Lightning. I know it’s a long shot…
Wish granted. Patty at perfume posse dot com I figure I better grab some of these harder ones or I won’t have any at all to help with.
What fun! I wouldn’t mind getting some Angelique Noire! There might be some Frans salted caramels for the Perfume Fairy Godmother 🙂
Oooh…salted caramels…contact me at sherrimiller at me dot com!
I would like any amount of vintage Chantilly. Any amount. Have Le FEu d´Issey 20 ml. alica at cleis dot net
Alica, I can grant that wish. Will e-mail
I replied on your e-mail
I wish I had a sample of Norma Kamali Incense, since my recent and expensive sample venture into incense perfumes was so disappointing, and somehow I’ve convinced myself that this — THIS! — would be the ideal.
Not that it would help me if I did and it was, since it’s apparently been discontinued. But at least I would KNOW.
I wish I could help with this one. Let me ask around and see if I can find someone with it.
Dearest Patty/Esperanza FG … Quick question, if you don’t mind. I will be granting Katherine’s Norma Kamali Incense wish. Hypothetically, of course, is there anything I should, um, fib about to our local (US) post office regarding shipping to Canada? I know there are certain rules we are supposed to go by when shipping internationally but didn’t know if Canada was in the same category. Again, hypothetically speaking, of course. 😉
Or if anyone else wishes to chime in with info I would be most grateful. Merci.
My experience in mailing perfume both domestically and internationally is that all you have to do is tell them it’s perfume; the only thing that changes is that it can’t go by plane, so it’ll take longer to get there.
Thanks so much, Tammy!
I don’t tell them anything really. I just put gift on the customs form and if they ask tell them it’s scented lotion samples. 🙂
BTW, do NOT put perfume on a customs form going to Canada. They will confiscate it in customs. Perfume is on some weird terrorist list for Canadian customs, and none of it is suffered to live if they know it’s that. Germany and Canada are the freaks in this category. Oh, and make sure you don’t put more than like $12 as the value on the customs form. I usually put an odd amount like $9.37.
I knew there was a caveat! Thanks for the info, Patty! And have a magical day. 🙂
Wish granted!! Yay, my first wish granted! Katherine, I have a sample of Norma Kamali Incense. Except for testing it once and only the teensiest bit (way too strong for my pedestrian palate, evidently) it is how I received it. I think it’s probably close to 1ml, maybe just a tad under and should be more than enough to see if it is The One. If interested email me at ccm33140 at gmail.
Oo! You have some? Everyone on the Internet keeps saying, “oh, Norma Kamali Incense, it is the ne plus ultra of incense but of course you can’t get it!” and since Avignon just doesn’t quite pack the punch that I dream of, and Messe de Minuit in the new formula smells like expensive French soap on me, and NK supposedly has copal, which is my favourite of all incense resins… I’m almost afraid to write back, in case it is. But sending an email now. Thank you so much!
My dear Fairygodmother– can I call you FG for short?– while there are many perfumes I would love, the lack of only one breaks my heart….
I would just about sacrifice my entire perfumer repository for one bottle — even used — of Gobin-Daude Nuit au Desert. Sigh. Even heavier sigh.
Oh, I share your pain. It’s so,so lovely, and all I have is an empty sample vial. 🙁
Wish I could help. 🙁 That is one that eluded me completely.
Thanks, sweetie — someday! Someone outbid me a few month ago on Ebay for a 2/3 filled bottle. I was crestfallen.
How fun! I made a lot of great swaps in the recent Swapmania, but didn’t manage to get my hands on what I really wanted – some Comme des Garcons Jaisalmer. I’d love to have a decant!
PING! Wish granted! Jaisalmer is lovely, I’d be happy to share. Send me your details. aimtx at austin dot rr dot com
Will do – thanks, my Glinda!
Email sent, Style Spy – look forward to hearing back from you!
Patty, what a lovely idea! My wish is a strange one, but it would make my aged mother very happy. She used to use a Helena Rubenstein scent called Command Performance, and she is sure that no other perfume will ever satisfy her (trust me, I’ve tried everything else sandalwoody on her.) If anybody has some at the back of their closet, I’d give I-don’t know-what to present her with some of it.
I’ve got a vintage spray bottle of this one – happy to spare a few mls for your mum! Contact me via cwest9 at gmail dot com
OMG! I didn’t think there was any Command Performance left on the planet. I have emailed you about this. This will make my mother’s month. Thanks!
Holy cats and crackers! That is TOO COOL! Congratulations!
I know, I still can’t believe it. My only reservation is that I’m a perfume neophyte and can’t find anybody on the list with a wish that I could fulfill. I guess with time and overbuying, I’ll end up with some things that the more experienced perfumistas might actually want ; ).
Oh, don’t worry about it, Heather. The cool thing about perfume is at the beginning, you are the recipient of some very amazing acts of kindness. later on, you’ll have stuff, and you’ll wind up passing it along. It’s just the way perfume seems to work, we love it most when we can share it.
Hi, sweet Heather! Patty’s so right — this hobby turns out to be a wonderful perfumed Jacob’s ladder. And you certainly filled my (unasked) wish with the tea — so you’re a fairy godmother, too! Thanks again!!
What a fantastic idea! My heart desires Nabucco’s Amytis Parfum. Luxury in a bottle and smells devine! I’d love to own my own bottle some day but a sample would be treasured.
Okay. I have never heard of this. Where in the world would one find it? Now I’m flat out curious! 🙂
Oh, I found it on First in Fragrance! Eeek, I understand why you want it, it sound gorgeous, but that price tag! I hope someone can help you!
What I would love the most is a full bottle of either Amouage Gold or Lyric for women because I keep draining my decants of those.
I’d love to sample Annick Goutal’s Ambre Fetiche…
Hi fearsmice – please email me your address to cazaubon at me dot com!
Tara, thank you! Sending you the email now…
Incense Pure by SSS. I am adoring incense lately!
I have a 2.5ml spray sample from SSS that’s yours if you’d like. Email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂
Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother,
VC&A Bois d’Iris has been on my lemming wish list ever since it was released in 2009. Sigh. I’ve gone through at least four samples of it. I’d love a decant. 🙂 I’ve also searched high and low to find a bottle of LE Guerlain Vol de Nuit Evasion, but it apparently can’t be found anywhere.
Dina, are you in Europe? If so I think we could talk about swapping some of my Bois d’Iris for something interesting for me.
Sorry, no I’m in the US. Still interested?
Sorry, but at the moment I can only ship to Europe and UK. Ya know, restrictions. Usually it’s not a problem but before christmas packages are being checked more intensively.
Dina, you are very welcome to my sample…I know it’s not much, but every little but helps, I hope??
tlschuster AT msn DOT com
Have just sent you an email. 🙂 Thanks!
Dina, I haven’t gotten your email yet….no worries if you haven’t sent it, but if you have, please resend it again. It hs been rather hit and miss since I moved! tlschuster AT msn DOT com
I’ve tried emailing you twice now, but it got bounced back both times. 🙁 Thanks anyway.
Dina, try iansgirltammy AT gmail DOT com!
This is such an awesome idea. I would absolutely love a sample of Mona di Orio’s Ambre. Her others are hit-or-miss for me, but I haven’t managed to get ahold of any of this yet.
Ta-da! Wish granted! I have a sample of this for you (I really like it as well). E-mail me at perfumeannie at g mail dot com
Ooohhh… I’m wishing for a spray decant of Lubin Idole. I have two tiny samples, but they’re too small — a dab here or there just isn’t enough to get through a whole day!
Hi Millicent. I have some of the edp. I could share a small decant. Email me at melisand61 at gmail dot com.
This is your lucky day, as I have a 10 ml decant I don’t use. Email me at nina at wanderingmind dot com. (And, hello, Melissa!)
Just wrote to you, thank you!
Oh fun! I’ve been dying to sample serge lutens rose de nuit…
I have a small (like .4ml) sample that I’d be happy to send, if you like. 🙂 My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail.
Oh thank you! Off to email!
ooohh… I’m gonna have to think about this.. my “want to try” list is really long
Jennifer, you might want to post again. I don’t have any of this, i wish I could help, though! I searched everywhere, thinking I had it somewhere.
Oh, how FUN, thank you! I absolutely believe all our wishes will be granted, too.
As for me…my kingdom for some…Kingdom! I have been dying to try this forever! It sounds fantastic!
I think I have a carded sample for you, if you like! Will check at home!
Oh, thank you!
Found the sample! No card, but intact. I will email you shortly.
If you find it, my email is tlschuster AT msn DOT com. Please email me regardless, I’d like to thank you properly!
WOW, what a great idea for a post/series! I love it. My wish would be for a sample of Mona di Orio Musk — I tried it at MiN last week and found it utterly beguiling, surprisingly not animalic at all, but instead a soft, powdery floral. Would love to try it a few more times before investing in a decant….have fun, y’all!
Hi Elisa, I have some MdO Musk I’d be happy to send to you…contact me at sherrimiller at me dot com
What a fun idea! I’ve read intriguing things about the discontinued Theorerma, would love to try it someday.
I came into a bottle of Theorema (which is truly beautiful) in a recent swap. I could send you a sample! Email me at elisagabbert at gmail if you’re in the US and I’d be happy to send a wee bit your way.
Well, all right then! What a great idea. I am seriously lemming a sample, decant, bottle whatever amount of Parfum d’Empire Azemour. I’m just throwing it out there, universe 🙂
Y’know, that one was in a GWP i just received yesterday! It’s a 1.6 ml mfgr. spray sample. You’re more than welcome to it. Contact me at sherrimiller at me dot com
Oh, thank you so much! Emailing you now.
Hi, lady — I can help you out with that also. I’ll e-mail you …
I’m on a post-Sniffa “no new decants/bottles/etc” while I save to replace my about-to-die car at the end of the year, and the ONLY thing that has made me itch to cave is Arquiste’s Anima Dulcis, which I’ve been doling out Very Carefully from a happenstance vial I was given by the good folks at Osswald after an hour’s discussion of the history of smells (my current research AND geekery). I wear all my other Cozy Sweater things as the craziness of work gets ever nuttier, but nothing compares!
I’ve got a bottle and i can decant……audreypatchett at gmail dot com.
Montale Aoud Oeillet d’Indes
Are you in the US? I have a decant I could send you. My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dot com
What a great idea!! I would like some Lostmarc’h Lann-ael. I fell hard for this line and I am wishing hard for some of it’s comfort fragrance, Lann-ael. Please. 🙂
Shiloh, I’ve got some Lann-ael – would be happy to send you a decant. You can email me at lisadarty at hot mail dot com!
Oh..Perfume Fairy Godmother…I wish I could have some Puro by Nejma…its cozy tobacco would wrap around me like a purple cashmere sweater through this stressful holiday season! 🙂
I hope someone finds you down here at the beginning, or you might want to post further up! I’m going to look through my sample box and ee if I have any of this. I don’t recall it, but you never know!
Thanks Patty! I have been hoping someone would see my little post down here! 🙂