The Perfume Sample I’m Looking For… Your Perfume Wish List

perfume fairy godmother

Patty playing Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

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 wheel  – and send them The Precious. 

perfume sample magic wand
So what is it that your heart desires?  (pulling out wand from the back of the closet and blowing off an inch of dust)  

R_UN December 11, 2012

I already got a wish granted! But since I found one to'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!

Lexi December 8, 2012

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.

Patty Schneider December 6, 2012

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.

Jennifer L December 6, 2012

I'm dying to try Slumberhouse Pear + Olive. It sounds delicious! Thank you for running this wonderful blog, I love it.

Natalie December 6, 2012

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...)

Solley Eaton December 6, 2012

Bal d'Afrique Byredo is what I'm longing to try. A sample would make me sooo happy.

tammy December 5, 2012

Dina, if you see this, please try iansgirltammy AT gmail DOT com

Tara Monteleone December 5, 2012

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.

Jeanette December 5, 2012

Oh mercy, my dream is NOMBRE NOIR! shisheido :)

BombshellBetsy December 4, 2012

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.

Jennifer Counts December 4, 2012

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.

Patty Pong December 4, 2012

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?

sfsassy December 3, 2012

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)

Mariekel December 3, 2012

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.

kerry anderson December 3, 2012

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)

Janlast December 3, 2012

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.

Ines Stefanovi? December 3, 2012

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.

mridula December 3, 2012

Dear fairygodmother, 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

Andrea December 3, 2012

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

Irina December 3, 2012

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...

Flora December 3, 2012

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.)

ponderous December 3, 2012

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.

hongkongmom December 2, 2012

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...

Liane December 2, 2012

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

Vicki December 2, 2012

I have been dying to try Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs forever!! I inhaled a spritz last month and it has been haunting me since!

Ali December 2, 2012

Sweet perfume fairy - I'm dying for a sample of Tonkamande by Parfumerie Generale! Any amount, just want a good whiff!

Holly F. December 2, 2012

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??

Gramma Harlan Knowing Looks December 2, 2012

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?

Christine West December 2, 2012

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!

hongkongmom December 2, 2012

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...

hongkongmom December 2, 2012

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....

MADCUTE December 2, 2012

Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him Oil!

Asali December 1, 2012

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:-)

audrey December 1, 2012

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?

Civet December 1, 2012

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...

shaney December 1, 2012

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!

Farouche December 1, 2012

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love to have a small amount of Givenchy Organza Indecence to sample. Thank you!

CC_says December 1, 2012

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!

unseencenser December 1, 2012

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.

Mals86 December 1, 2012

Would love a sample (1/2ml would do!) of vintage Schiaparelli Shocking.

Lynne Marie December 1, 2012

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?

Undina Ne Skazhu December 1, 2012

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.

Dubaiscents December 1, 2012

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 :-).

Colleen Grasher December 1, 2012

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.

Hunter December 1, 2012

All I want is a decent sample/decant of Amouage Interlude Man.

mary December 1, 2012

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!

KathyT December 1, 2012

I would love to have some more DSH Bois du Chocolat and/or Ava-Luxe Olibanum if anyone has some sitting around :-)

Jannie December 1, 2012

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.

Lucas December 1, 2012

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 :(

Nina Z December 1, 2012

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!)

breathesgelatin December 1, 2012

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.

50_Roses December 1, 2012

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.

CP December 1, 2012

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.

Ann December 1, 2012

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!

Aimtx December 1, 2012

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.

Patty White December 1, 2012

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

bogsc December 1, 2012

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.

Michelle December 1, 2012

Oh Fairy Godmother, could I please try a bit of vtg. Weil Secret de Venus?

Audreylicious December 1, 2012

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.

Joaquim December 1, 2012

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 know, it's a wish Thank you for the draw!

Martha December 1, 2012

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.

Lara December 1, 2012

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!

Jackie b December 1, 2012

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?? Wish wish...

Katrin December 1, 2012

What a marvelous post!!! O, I wish I could obtain a bottle of (I know this is just so unrealistic) Quand Vient La Pluie!

R_UN December 1, 2012

Dear Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother, I wish for the impossible - a sample of Serge Lutens/Shiseido Nombre Noir. As dark as my love...

Kirsten D December 1, 2012

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

Linn Blomberg December 1, 2012

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!

Scottie December 1, 2012

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...

ElizabethC December 1, 2012

What fun! I wouldn't mind getting some Angelique Noire! There might be some Frans salted caramels for the Perfume Fairy Godmother :)

Alica December 1, 2012

I would like any amount of vintage Chantilly. Any amount. Have Le FEu d´Issey 20 ml. alica at cleis dot net

Katharine December 1, 2012

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.

Mariekel December 1, 2012

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.

Lisa D December 1, 2012

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!

Heather Wood December 1, 2012

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.

Lexi December 1, 2012

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.

Sandstorm936 December 1, 2012

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.

FearsMice December 1, 2012

I'd love to sample Annick Goutal's Ambre Fetiche...

Janet Hoover December 1, 2012

Incense Pure by SSS. I am adoring incense lately!

Dina C. December 1, 2012

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.

Heather F December 1, 2012

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.

Millicent November 30, 2012

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!

hd November 30, 2012

Oh fun! I've been dying to sample serge lutens rose de nuit...

Jennifer Counts November 30, 2012

ooohh... I'm gonna have to think about this.. my "want to try" list is really long

tammy November 30, 2012

Oh, how FUN, thank you! I absolutely believe all our wishes will be granted, too. As for kingdom for some...Kingdom! I have been dying to try this forever! It sounds fantastic!

Elisa Gabbert November 30, 2012

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!

Farawayspices November 30, 2012

What a fun idea! I've read intriguing things about the discontinued Theorerma, would love to try it someday.

rosarita November 30, 2012

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 :)

Emily Friedman November 30, 2012

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!

Rena November 30, 2012

Montale Aoud Oeillet d'Indes

Shiloh Woodard November 30, 2012

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. :)

EchoCharlie November 30, 2012

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! :)