Perfume Sample Want – January Perfume Fairy Godmother

perfume fairy godmother

Patty playing Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

It’s time for the January Perfume Fairy Godmother post.  You can post one thing you are  longing for – perfume sample or perfume decant or full bottle.

So here’s how it works – this post will be open for the entire month of January.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of February.

In comments you can list one thing that you are yearning for –  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 should note that  it’s more likely that a Fairy Godmother will happen along if you are a fairly regular commenter on The Posse and people recognize your name.

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. 

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)  

293 Comments
Patty January 26, 2013

Someone, I thought, made a wish to try the incense that comes with the Fornasetti thingies. I can't find it anywhere! But if someone was looking for that, I can hook you up. E-mail me at patty at perfume posse dotcom.

Lori Laws January 23, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I'm interested in Serge Lutens, Slumberhouse, or Amouage! There are many from these lines that I haven't smelled. I'm in the USA and thanks so much! :-)&

Anna January 22, 2013

I am dying to smell Lanvin Scandal. Any amount would be appreciated

Elia January 21, 2013

I'm in Cyprus (EU), and my wish is for a sample of Roja Dove's Neroli extrait.

Beata January 18, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, firstly - great idea!! I'm in London - and I'd love any amount of Amouage Opus V.

Roslyn January 18, 2013

I'm in Australia and would love a sample or small decant, of M.Micallef Note Vanillee if anyone has some to spare!

Irina January 16, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, please, I wish for a tiny sample of Monegal's "Cuirelle" Thank you...

stephanie grace January 16, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother/ Mistress of Magic Positions. Im in Australia and i am desperate to get hold of Azemour les Oranges as it was recommended to in my quest to find a summer frangrance i love as much as my beloved Tom Ford Tabacco and Vanille. Or if you have any other suggestions? :-)

Christine W January 16, 2013

Dear PP Godmother, I have been a very good 'sister Godmother' to several lovely PP godchildren already, so now it's time for me to make a wish! Some vintage fragrances that I've been curious about, but don't want to plunge into FB territory for w/o sampling first: 'My Melody Dreams' or 'Amun' by Muelhens; 'Moon Drops' by Revlon; or the original 'Lyra' by Alain Delon. I don't expect to get a sample of all of these, but I'm hoping that someone out there might have enough of one to share a dab of :-). I'm in Australia, by the way. Thanks!

Rena January 16, 2013

Hi Samantha, I have a. sample of Datura Noir if you want it--not sure how mucht since it comes in a black vial, but it sloshes, so there's at least some left. Email me at thegoddessrena at yahoo dot com

elise January 16, 2013

I don't have any Chanel 5! Can you believe it? I've tried it in stores but would like a sample to try for a few days!

Amelia Johnson (@ameliacjohnson) January 15, 2013

I've been a good fairy and fulfilled a couple of wishes from this list! Now I'm wishing to sniff Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee or Mon Parfum Cheri, par Camille. Thank you!

Joaquim January 15, 2013

(dot) es, not (dot) com! Sorry!!!

Natalia January 15, 2013

Also, if someone would throw a Seville a l'Aube sample at me I'd be very happy! Loving L'Artisan line, the reviews are amazing and I'm so tempted to buy the 100 ml unsniffed bottle...

Natalia January 15, 2013

Dear fairy godmother, I'm dying to try some Gourmand Coquin!

Jennifer Smith January 15, 2013

Dionne email me bookwyrmsmith at live dot com

Kari Civeta January 15, 2013

Dear fairy godmother, I would love to try Dior Hypnotic Poison Elixir. This sounds exactly right for me, but I think I should try before I buy!

Dionne January 15, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, M request is for samples of the discontinued Anne Klein and Anne Klein II, especially AKII. Years ago I owned both bottles but eventually gave them away (I'm still kicking myself about that.) I'd love to smell them again before I make the decision to go crazy on auction sites.

RuthF January 15, 2013

Hi MariaA I have a Amouage Dia manufacturers sample if you would like to try that? ruthfarrelly at gmail dot com

Gina Thompson January 15, 2013

Dear Perfumista Godmothers, I would dearly love to try Strange Invisible Perfume Black Rosette or Musc Botanique. Thanks to all the kind, generous participants.

MariaA January 14, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother I would like to try Amouage perfumes so any sample of any perfume of them would be most welcome as I am ashamed that I have not gotten my hands on any of them!

Lori L January 14, 2013

I would love a bottle or decant of Unlnown Pleasures by Kerosene! Thanks! :-)

odonata9 January 14, 2013

What a wonderful idea - and so much generosity! Love it! I would love to be able to try Byredo Bal D'Afrique, Ava Luxe Moroccan Mint Tea or Slumberhouse Pear & Olive. I'm in the US and am happy to swap as well (jasouza9 at MUA).

Samantha Lowry January 14, 2013

I recently had full bottles of both PG Bois Blond and CDG Kyoto, also a partial bottle of Datura Noir get thrown away out of sheer spite.. ....it was very hurtful to say the least! Family can be terrible sometimes. I would love any amount of any of the three..just to be able to smell them again! xo

brooke January 14, 2013

i would love some bois des iles or guerlain SDV, if anyone is still reading... i would be happy to pay for shipping too :)

fleurdelys January 14, 2013

I would love to have a sample, decant, unwanted bottle, of Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant. Please email me at patricialschneider at yahoo dot com.

Patty January 14, 2013

Can I just say how much I love you guys again? This post every month just makes me so happy. I was writing a guide this weekend, so haven't been checking in, ,but I'll be going through over the next couple of days to grant some wishes! xoxox

Rina January 13, 2013

Dear FG, I'd love to find some Donna Karan Black Cashmere if anyone has lost interest in it or has extras, any size. Tried the current incarnation at the boutique yesterday but would be very happy with old or new. I have quite an ecletic collection of vintage Chanels (not Exclusifs) Gucci Rush, Poison, modern Hermessences, Kilians and Jo Malones if anyone is interested. Thanks so much!!

Rina January 13, 2013

Katrin, I have some vintage #19 EDT but not pure perfume if you'd like. Not the same, I know...

Jennifer Smith January 13, 2013

look down at reply #63

ccm33140 January 13, 2013

Dear fairy godmother I would love a small decant or sample of Chanel Coromandel. Thank you!

Suzy Q January 13, 2013

My wish has been granted!

Jenae January 13, 2013

Wishing by Avon. I know it's discontinued but please...pretty please? :)

shaney January 13, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love to try samples of both Ormonde Woman and SL Bois et Violettes! I can't seem to get my hand on either! Thank you!

Jade January 13, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother I would like a sample of a Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Jardin Blanc. It just sounds so wonderful! Thank you

CarolynC January 13, 2013

Dearest Perfume Fairy Godmother, Being able to grant a few wishes last month was THE highlight of December for me. Found one wish that I hope to grant this month so far. I've had my head in the sand when it comes to sniffing most new fumes in 2012 so was hoping that perhaps I could get a taste of Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient (or anything from the Guerlain les Deserts d’Orient line). Many, many thanks for doing this on a monthly basis. It's so wonderful to start paying back all the kindnesses that were shown to me by experienced perfumistas when I started down this rabbit hole a few years ago!

Sherri January 13, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, Another longshot, but I have not been able to locate samples of Xray Profumo Delirium or Resurrextion and would love to swap for or purchase these.

JulieMM January 13, 2013

Fairy Godmother, I would love to try Bissoumine's Un Ange Passe, but I have not been able to hunt down a sample. Anyone who can help me out? I am in Europe, and can send other samples in return.

Merlin January 13, 2013

I cant get myself to type 'Fairy Godmother' but I can do: Dear Fairy Fumemother:) I love most Iris frags, but have never managed to sample the great Iris Silver Mist. If anyone has a spare sample or decant... I live in South Africa, so I'm not sure how difficult that makes it.

masha7 January 13, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love to finally try Serge Lutens de Profundis! I can send several samples of niche brands in return. I'm 2 years behind with my SLs sampling....

chrissyinoz January 13, 2013

Reposting this as I inadvertently posted incorrectly upthread....Dear Fairy Godmother, I’d love to try samples of Atelier Rose Anonyme & Mistral Patchouli, & SL Une Voix Noire. Thankyou for granting my wishes :-)

Lynley January 13, 2013

Hi Chris and Christine! I will send you both a reply now, thanks heaps for being my own special fairy godmothers :o)

Jennifer Smith January 13, 2013

Comment #63 for Eldarwen22 which for some reason decided to post down here instead of as a reply to her comment #20.

Jennifer Smith January 13, 2013

Denevue boxed mini (slightly used) if you want it .Email me at bookwyrmsmith at live dot com. I found it at a local thrift shop last year it's lovely but not a HG for me so if you adore it it should find it's loving home with you . Perfume adoptions?

Katrin January 13, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother! I would love to sample some vintage Chanel No 19 in pure perfume form. Thank you!

Heather Wood January 13, 2013

Hi Patty and all Posse writers, I just want to say how much I enjoy reading the comments and seeing the generosity flow. I'm pretty new at this and, so far, can't do much to fulfill wishes , but I'll keep hoping (and buying!) until I can be a Godmother to somebody too.

Sylvia January 13, 2013

Dear Ms Fairy G, I'm a beginner who has been reading your wonder filled posts for about two years. I'm interested in trying any incense perfumes or Sonoma Scent Studios. Thanks for all the enjoyable posts! Sylvia

Erik January 13, 2013

Eau de Parfum's Samsara, Midnight in Paris & MDCI Rose Barbare, please spray me some decants my Fairy G. Huge thanks!!!!

NeenaJ January 13, 2013

If anyone has a sample or small decant of Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles or Amber Sultan, I'd be most appreciative! Will go through the list now and do the karmic thing. Thanks!

hajusuuri January 13, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love a spray sample of MDCI Peche Cardinal. Thank you.

Solley January 13, 2013

I would appreciate a small sample or decant of Bal d'Afrique by Byredo. This could make my month, let say so. :)

Farouche January 13, 2013

I would love to try some Slumberhouse Pear and Olive if anyone can spare a small amount.

rosiegreen62 January 13, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother. I would love to try a sample of the Lalique Encre Noir. It will save me from ordering a bottle unsniffed.

Georgette Stout January 13, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother . . . unemployed and have little cash, but would love a small decant of Montale Black Oudh. the description defies reality!

susan January 13, 2013

This might be a stretch, but I'd like to try any/all of the Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries collection...

AndreaSD January 12, 2013

Dear Fairies out there, you shame the hoarder in me...no wishes from me! Have fun.

Lynne Marie January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love someones unloved/unwanted decant of Guerlain's Gourmand Coquin. I have a serious lust issue with that lovely perfume and I promise to use its powers for good and never for evil.

RuthF January 12, 2013

Hi Evighetens I have some SSS samples I'd love to share! ruthfarrelly at gmail dot com

Poodle January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love to try some Nuit de Noel, current formulation is fine with me. Also I would love a sniff of Heeley Cardinal, Serge Lutens Chergui, or Slumberhouse Pear & Olive.

Alityke January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother I have just one wish,I would like to smell one thing again. Nikki Verfailles Grain de Sable. This was my wedding fragrance and I have searched the world to find it to no avail. If only one kind person in the scentasphere could help I would be eternally in their debt. To help with their loss and help pay my debt I have many, many samples including indie, niche and haute perfumery. I'm also happy to share from my full bottles including some vintage.

Mariekel January 12, 2013

My dear FG, So good to see you again! I would desperately love a decant, partial or full bottle Miller Harris Rose en Noir -- this saucy dark vixen is my all-time favourite rose scent!

Elisa Gabbert (@egabbert) January 12, 2013

I got such a lovely package from a fairy godmother last month! Now I am wishing for an unloved decant or partial bottle of Tea for Two .. if anyone has a stash of this lying around, I would be happy to make a swap offer for it.

Kathy Bible January 12, 2013

I am dying for a decant of Lutens Encens et lavande. I want to get to Barneys NYC to get the whole bell bottle but that's unlikely to happen but a decant would be lovely. thank you!! I love Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake- two geniuses combining to make ecstatic scents.

E.Lime January 12, 2013

I would love a small decant of Tilda Swinton Like This, if possible. And Flora, I don't know if you're reading this month, but I responded to your request for Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs last month with the offer of a 5 ml decant. I never heard from you and I'd love to get it to you! Plinkplath at yahoo dot com.

Evighetens January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love to try a lot of things, but something of the Sonoma Scent Studio line or Bruno Acampora's (the samples of this aren't a common thing!) would be just perfect! Thank you!!!!!

50_Roses January 12, 2013

I would love a sample or decant of Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin. I meant to order a bottle while it was available briefly at Lucky Scent, thinking I could always split or swap it away if I didn't like it, but then my life got crazy busy so I forgot about it, and my sniffer got out of whack from a respiratory virus, so I wasn't buying or testing new perfume anyway, and by the time things settled down and I remembered it, it was sold out.

tammy January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love some Aqua di Parma Profumo, should any be lying about in Perfumeville! Many thanks, and can I just say this is such a heartwarming thing to be a part of...

RuthF January 12, 2013

sfsassy, I can send you a small decant of Memoir Woman. Email me, ruthfarrelly at gmail dot com

Aileen Bugnot January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, Grant me, oh grant me this wishes... Please wave your wand upon me and grant me magic potions of Cartier Le Baiser Du Dragon, Jayne Ormonde Man/Woman, M7, What we do in Paris and any of your great but unwanted "oud" niche perfumes from your overflowing fountain of fragrances. Shower on me your sweet kindness. Your selfless immortal heart will be a great unto me. Thank you.

Lynley January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, who maketh scented dreams come true, As I am allowed only one wish per month (and rightly so when it's sooo easy to be greedy when it comes to this addictive juice!), it would make me very happy to experience Kenzo Jungle Le Tigre. Any amount of this almost extinct animal would be greatly appreciated. And it is my birthday in a few days ;-) I live in Australia

Rena January 12, 2013

I'd like a decant of the original Sacrebleu so I can compare it against the intense version.

Nina Z January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I wish for a sample of Mito by Vero Kern. All the "best of" lists got me extremely curious about that one. For that matter, would love samples of any Vero Kern fragrance.

LaurenW January 12, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, I would like a few drops of Parfum Sacre in the extrait form. I received a bottle of Parfum Sacre Edt from the last Swapmania and I love it.

Ann January 12, 2013

Hi, everyone! If you are trying to grant someone's wish, please be sure to hit the black "reply" button directly under his or her comment to do so. Some folks have been answering in a new comment, and there's a chance the recipient may not see it. Thanks so much!

ojaddicte January 12, 2013

Patty Pong, I would be happy to send you some Midnight in Paris edp. Contact me at [email protected] I would love to try Vero Profumo Rubj...

Martha January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother - Thank you for doing this again. Last month I participated and it renewed my faith in human-kind, with an emphasis on "kind". Seriously. My fairy godmother sent me 2 extra samples in addition to the one I wanted. How kind was that? VERY. This month I am interested in either Mohur by Neela Vermeire or Wild Roses by Aftelier. Thanks again, you wonderful Fairy Godmother!

Ann January 12, 2013

What a treat this is, darling Fairy Godmother Esperanza -- thank you so much! I would love to try Neela Vermeire's Bombay Bling, if anyone has any extra to share. Thanks!

Spiker January 12, 2013

I'm pretty new and havent built up much perfume karma yet. But I am loving getting to play with all the lovely scents. I've been testing out some of the classics ( mitsouko, l'heure bleu), but I haven't tried Jicky yet and would love to do so. If the fairy godmother would send a sample, I'd be truly grateful.

Patty Pong January 12, 2013

Dear Esmerelda...there is no fragrance request you can't make happen...my first wish for 2013 would be Midnight in Paris, EDP. Please grant this wish!!!!!!!

Jenny Katz January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I am completely new to this whole world (just received my very first samples from Surrender to Chance yesterday! Tried Rubj right away, and thought I would never have to try anything else. But today is a new day :) and would love to try some Aftelier Tango, L'Heure Vertueuse, Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau, or Guerlain Mitsouko… ~sigh~

Devon H January 12, 2013

Darling Fairy Godmother, I am so longing for a sample of old vintage Caron Nuit de Noel edp or Parfum. I finally got a bottle of the edt for Christmas, not the current version but the one before that, and I would so love to smell the original and compare. Thank you fairy godmother! :-D

Devon H January 12, 2013

EchoCharlie, I can grant your wish! I have a sample of Une Rose Chypre from LuckyScent I can send you with one or two other Tauer samples :-) email me dlh0613 (at) aol dot com.

kalima123 January 12, 2013

Dear esteemed Fairy Godmother, was very good last year and collected a ton of high end samples that need new homes. In exchange, am looking for samples of: Roja Dove Fetish, Frederic Malle Eau de Cassie and L'Eau D'Hiver, Grossmith London Saffron Rose, and Kerosene Copper Skies. If you come across any of these, will be eternally in your debt!!!

MADCUTE (@getmadcute) January 12, 2013

Musc Ravageur Oil!

Joaquim January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, there are tons of perfume I've never tried, but the few things I smelled from the CBIHP line were just awesome (a very gentle person provided me with some samples, thanks to one Fairy Godmother post), can anyone give me some drops of CB MUSK or Black March? I'll be eternally grateful (I'm in Europe).

d3m0lici0n January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother I would like to try the new Arquiste Boutoniere No 7.

eldarwen22 January 12, 2013

I'm waiting for the fairy godmother to drop Diorling in my lap or Deneuve. I would love Diorling to be available in EDP form but don't see it happening anytime soon.

Suzy Q January 12, 2013

I am looking for a sample or small decant of Neela Vermeire Trayee. Please grant my wish dear Fairy G.

rosarita January 12, 2013

Dearest perfume fairy godmother, I live in the US, and my request is a decant or bottle or any amount of Thierry Mugler's Angel that comes in a spray-able form. I have a mini that I can dab on to be out in public, but in the privacy of my own home I often like to waft enormous clouds of fragrance after a hard day. Shalimar is my usual wafter, but I would like to experience the narcotic buzz of Angel at full velocity. Don't judge. Thank you. fg!!

EchoCharlie January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother...I would so love to try Tauer Une Rose Chypree....I have never had the opportunity to try any of this line and this is the one I believe I will love. I have a BIG birthday coming this year and I want to find the scent that will knock my socks off! :) Thanks darling Fairy Godmother!!

sfsassy January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother. Happy New Year. Glad you are back. I am looking for a sample of Amouge Interlude. I can not find it in my town to sniff it. Memoir would be nice to test too. USA

masha7 January 12, 2013

I've been wanting to try Azemour by Parfum d'Empire since it came out, but have had no luck. I love chypre's and I love orange, and I've read this one is more bitter than sweet, which sounds lovely.

Asali January 12, 2013

Dear perfume Fairy Godmother. I would love to try Opus VI, any chance you can wave your wand over my wish? <3

Adrienne January 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy, I would be so happy to have a smidgen of Guerlain Djedi. Will trade, sell my soul, you know the lengths.

Illdone January 12, 2013

There is only one perfume that I will probably never be able to buy or try. I needn't posses it or have a large quantity ; half an ml or a quarter would do. STC doesn't have it nor do the other decant houses. I just want to be able to live it for a day. Let's call it a "one-day-fly" experience. I know it's possible to go to the Osmothèque in France and ask to smell it but that wouldn't be living with it for a day I guess. SO ...anyone who could find 1/2 or 1/4 ml of Iris Gris by J. Fath can be granted another wish. I have most anything Vintage and a lot of today's scents - I always start to apologize for this remark but I've been collecting perfume for decades - no expensive trips or fancy restaurants for me just.. perfume. After trying Iris Gris I will console myself that it was much- ado- about- nothing or cry my eyes out.. Hoping it's the first option, Thanks!!

molly January 12, 2013

Hello! I'd like to try Tea Rose from the perfumer's workshop, canot get it in Ireland :(

lucasai January 12, 2013

Fairy Godmother, I've been a good perfumista boy last year and I'm doing my best this year too. If possible I would like you to sprinke some shining magic powder over some Opus II for me. I know it's an expensive treat. Ann Gerard Cuir de Nacree or Dior New Look 1947 would do too. I have no access to them. Pretty please!?

Red C. January 12, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I am dying to try some decants of which I cannot afford. I would love to review them. I hope & dream that your magical wand would reach me here in Canada with my wishes such as Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Nasomatto Pardon, Vol de Nuit, Nasomatto Absynthe, Bond no. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory, Decennial Lys Du Desert & Hermes Ambre Narguile. Any of these would a dream come true, my wishes upon a star... Thank you...