Perfume Sample Wish – February Fairy Godmother

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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

It’s time for the February Perfume Sample 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 February 2013.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of March.

For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one thing that you are yearning for and can’t seem to get –  a perfume sample is the easiest wish to grant for me.  Or you can wish for a full bottle, decant, 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, like this – patty at perfumeposse dawtcawm (spelling the dotcom at the end that way prevents robots from finding it as easily). 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 you wind up doing 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 some 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. 

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

210 Comments
Emmalee February 19, 2013

Hello Fairy Godmothers! I am thinking ahead to spring and am dreaming of rhubarb pies and jams. Would anyone care to grant my wish of a sample of Jo Malone White Lilac and Rhubarb or Comme des Garcons Rhubarb? Thanks!

sujaan212 February 16, 2013

Dear lovely fairies, I would love to try some Slumberhouse Pear & Olive. There's been so much chatter about it. If anyone has even a drop, I'd love to discover what all the fuss has been about. Thank you!

Brenda February 16, 2013

Hola, i just found this site and i must say i love it!!! I wonder if Esperaza can dust off her wand and find a suitable replacement for a fragrance that i just can't live without. Alas it has been discontinued, The fragrance is Narciso Rodriguez Musc oil Parfume for her. If you are not familiar with this scent, it is a an experience not a scent. Soft, warm but not powdery, sensually musky but refined and elegant, florals are ylang ylang and Jasmine. It is absolutely narcotic. I miss it so! It always makes me feel good and it drives my boyfriend crazy. It stays close to the skin so it's a very intimate scent.

Nia February 13, 2013

Hello all.i'm Nia from malaysia,i'm new and i have these to swap.The decants are in spray bottles.I have: SJ Empress 50ml decant VS Vixen 50ml decant Nine West Love Fury 50ml decant Lulu Guiness 50ml decant Angel EDT 50ml decant Taylor Swift Wonderstruck 30ml decant Flowerbomb EDT 50ml decant CK Euphoria 100ml EDP 90% full Dior Escale a Portofino 125ml 95% full Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle 100ml 95% full Bulgari Omnia Green Jade 40ml BNIB Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger Cologne 30ml decant Loccitane Rose Confite 75ml 90% full Goutal Mandragore 100ml 90% full Bulgari Black 30ml decant The Balm Balmbini Palette BNIB (makeup) Any suggestions/proposals are welcomed!:) I am at selenia61 at yahoo dot com Nia

Aileen February 10, 2013

Dear Fairies, I am searching for any beautiful female perfumes from Guerlain, Juliet Has A Gun, Diptyque & Annick Goutal. Also the most talked about perfume lately, Bruno Acampora Musc & Coromandel ( a dab is super fine ). Maybe this wish is already late, as I've been too busy at work. I would just want to try if my wishes can still be granted... No pressures everyone. Thank you Fairest Fairies...

unseencenser February 9, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmothers All, Some dear fairy godmother could save me from a FB purchase I shouldn't do by sending me a decant of L'Ombre Fauve, for which I would gladly burn offerings of incense (or email money)! I am also wishing, really too hard wishing, to try Ambre Russe, which apparently is Da Bomb and which I have never smelled! Cheers, FGs!

Lori L February 8, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, please grant me a sample of Amouage Jubilation 25! Thanks so much and I greatly appreciate your generosity! :-)

Merlin February 7, 2013

Hi, all you Fragrant Fairy Godmothers! To begin with I live in South Africa, so some extra strong magic may be required. That being said, I would love to try Annick Goutals' Heure Exquise. And also (greedy greedy me) Ambre Precieux from Maitre Parfumeur... Promise not to lose my glass slipper xxxM.

Georgette Stout February 6, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, Love me some pineapple notes, but alas, my bottle of Balahe, and my bottle of Patou Forever are very near gone. Any interesting pineapple surprises would be welcomed.

Erik February 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I haven't had the privilege to test luxury (high end) perfumes. I am in grief now with the passing of my mom last January 21. I am missing her very much. I live many miles away from her & never made it back home. I wish your hugs of fragrance comfort. Will you please grant my wishes to experience the beauty, serenity & tranquility of Nasomatto, Guerlain, Creed & Bond no. 9 perfumes, especially Chinatown & Warhol Silver Factory. But any beautiful perfumes from those houses would be magical healing spells for me. I have no idea how their upper class perfumes, be classic & modern smells like. I will also be grateful to be blessed with any outside these houses that would help me be comforted, day by day, adapting from a sad reality that the youngest son failed to be with her mom, for the last time. Sorry for this long message. Thank you in advance dearest Fairies.

Undina February 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I'd be really greatful if you could grant my wish: a sample of Eau de Tommi Sooni II. I had a tiny vial of it, liked it but waited for too long and now it's gone from the Luckyscent's site. So before trying to hunt it down in Australia I'd love to try it a couple of times more.

Daniel February 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I live in New Zealand and samples/decants are hard to come by here. I would therefore like to, kindly, ask if anyone has any samples/decants of Oud Gourmet - M Micallef Vanille - Mona di Orio Mamluk - Xerjoff Portrait of a Laidy - Frederic Malle or any of CdG's Incense Series. I understand that shipping to New Zealand may be more expensive, but I am happy to compensate for the extra cost. Thank you, Daniel

chrissyinoz February 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, thanks once again for the opportunity to connect with such generous people. I had great fun granting & receiving wishes last month & this time around I'm desperately wanting to try Chanel 1932. I'm in Australia & here's hoping :-)

Shelly February 4, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love a decant of Portrait of a Lady or of the 7 Virtue's Noble Rose of Afghanistan. I am able to provide someone with decants of SL's Un Lys, Rahat Loukoum, Vitriol d' Oeillet or Botegga Veneta's Eau de Parfum if anyone is looking for any of those.

Jenny Katz February 4, 2013

I love these posts and I love this concept and I love how everything smells and I love all of you and I'm so glad to have fallen into this world. ~sigh.~

susan February 4, 2013

I'm looking for Oscar de la Renta's Essential Luxuries - samples of any or all. Will be back tonight to see what wishes I can grant. :)

Ines February 4, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, this month, I have a wish too. :) I got my hands on a sample of Arquiste Anima Dulcis and absolutely loved it so now I would very much like to sample anything else from Arquiste if anyone has a sample they would be willing to send...

Dina C. February 4, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I'd like to try Annick Goutal's Tubereuse edp, which is hard to find now. I've heard that it's a green tuberose, so I'm really curious to sniff it. Thanks.

Helen February 4, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I wish only for your advice. My beloved Calvin Klein 'Truth' has been discontinued. Our love affair was long, we were perfect for each other...but the time has come to move on. Please, can you offer me any advice on a replacement? Is there another chance for me to be happy? Thanking you in advance for a sprinkling of fairy dust.

Monica K. February 4, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, I would be ever so grateful to receive a sample of carnal flower or 31, rue cambon. I've heard raves about both yet have never smelled either one. Thank you in advance!

Helenviolette February 4, 2013

I would love to sample Vero Kern's Mito. And I would be happy to grant many wishes in return. I am hpetry on MUA.

Lisa D February 4, 2013

Fantastic Fairy Godmother, could you find your way to sending me a sample of Neela Vermeire's Trayee? Or any of the Vermeire line, really. All three sound fabulous - and I haven't managed to sniff any of them!

Mariekel February 4, 2013

Dear FG, Hello my dear Esperanza. Still hoping beyond hope for some Miller Harris Rose en Noir ... my little decant is perilously low. Otherwise, I would love to try Oliver Gincense: Luckyscent has been out of samples for many months now.

André February 4, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I have three perfume sample/small decant wishes that I hope you will be able to grant: Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, Guerlain Vol de Nuit in parfum concentration and Guerlain Mitsouko in parfum concentration. Any one of these would be greatly appreciated! I live in the US.

Elia February 3, 2013

Dear Esperanza, my wish is for a sample of Roja Dove’s Neroli extrait. I'm in the EU.

Sherri February 3, 2013

Hi all, My elusive sample of the month is Cartier L'heure Verteuse. I sent an inquiry to the manufacturer, but haven't heard back from them. If you have, or know where to get, a sample of this one it would be much appreciated!

Sherri February 3, 2013

I am looking for Solley, who was searching for Bal d'Afrique last month. Solley, I replied to your comments but did not receive an email from you. I still have your Bal d'Afrique...just send me your address. I'm at sherrimiller at me dot com. :-) Your fairy godmother

Lynne Marie February 3, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love a whiff of Les Nereides Musc de Samarkind. I love seeing all the joyous connections connections made here each month - this is so much fun!

Farouche February 3, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I have a fairly easy request (I think). I would like a smallish (2-4 ml) decant of Prada Candy. I live in the USA. Thanks!

KathyT February 3, 2013

I would love a sample of Birmane by Van Cleef and Arpel if anyone has some to spare. Thanks!

Civet February 3, 2013

Oh yay, perfume fairy godmother time! I've heard so much about Amouage Memoir Man. I'd love to try it if anyone can spare some!

Julie February 3, 2013

Hello all Fairy Godmothers! I really wish to try Miller Harris Coeur de Fleur. Anyone here who can help me out? I am in Europe.

Em February 3, 2013

I'm still on my quest for the Perfect Orange Blossom, after sniffing wildly on both coasts. I wore the Lutens OB for my sister's wedding, but it is more of a cold-weather OB. LUSH's OB, Jo Malone's, and A Lab on Fire's Sweet Dreams 2003 are all lovely and near-perfect but too brief, while Seville a l'Aube and Azemour morphed uncomfortably, Now I am back in the South, far from places to sniff, and so this month I dream of a small spray of Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs or perhaps ELDO Divin'Enfant.

CarolynC February 3, 2013

Dearest Perfume Fairy Godmother, I've offered to grant 2 wishes and hope to be able to fulfill a few more before the month ends. Sharing perfume from my stash is one of my greatest joys! I've heard great things about Bruno Acampora Musc and would love to try some. Nothing like cuddling up with a comfort scent in the midst of winter!

Red February 3, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmothers, Please allow me to celebrate with great joy my Birthday with your rainfall of blessings this month, on Valentines Day. Shower me from your overflowing mystical fountains of your Chanel Coromandel, Guerlain Vol de Nuit, Serge Lutens Borneo, S. Lutens Santal Mysore, S. Lutens Tuberose Criminelle, Jo Malone Dark Amber & Histoires Tuberose Animale. Happy Love Day Fairies!!!

Katrin February 3, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love to sample PG's Querelle. Everything I know about it suggests that I might really like it. PS I am in Europe.

Emily S February 3, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I stumbled onto this page after reading your decant how-to (thank you for the advice!), and I think this is such a wonderful system. I am always thrilled in my heart to find such a wealth of beautiful, generous souls, on the internet no less! My first fairy godmother wish: Vintage Diorella! Take care you lovely perfumistas! -Emily

Suzy Q February 3, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, This month my wish is for a small amount of Slumberhouse Pear + Olive. I am in the US. Thank you in advance. Suzy Q

Rena February 3, 2013

As an extremely broke grad student, I really appreciate getting little goodies in the mail. This month I'd like Poeme or Tocade, preferably in sprayable form. Many thanks to all past and future Perfume fairy godmothers.

rosarita February 3, 2013

Hello, lovely Posse peeps! I just love this feature, both giving and getting! Dear fairy godmother, this month I am interested in samples from Parfumerie Generale, which is a line I haven't explored much. I'm esp wanting to try Tonkamande. Or if anyone has a decant of Chanel Coco Noir they'd be willing to part with....I have some goodies I could send their way. I'll check back here or contact me at opponatrix at gmail dot com. I'm in the US, thanks!

Nina Z February 3, 2013

A number of perfumista friends, knowing that I love carnation fragrances, recommend that I try Guerlain Metalys/Metallica. Of course, it's discontinued. So my wish this month is to have a chance to smell this one! (I haven't found a wish to grant yet, but will keep my eye pealed all weekend--and all month.)

tammy February 3, 2013

I am back in SoCal for a bit and made the trek to Scent Bar (every bit as fabulous as advertised, BTW!) and after my 3 hour visit there, I wandered the shops for a while and met the most delightful Persian lady, who smelled sooooo nice...but couldn't remember whether she was wearing Jacinthe et Rose or Un Air de Damas Rose. I wasn't familiar with either, and she was sweet enough to write the names down for me. Has anyone heard of either? I'd be happy to pay for samples and postage. I would happily have crawled up under her scarf, and since my husband's favorite on me is the Bvlgari rose, I'm hoping this might have the same effect on him!

RuthF February 3, 2013

I was so pleasantly overwhelmed by the kindness and generousity in the last Fairy godmother sample wish, thank you!! I would love to try anything by Bruno Acampora and I'd love to reciprocate. I'm in Australia, ruthfarrelly at gmail dot com

Sylvia February 3, 2013

Hi Fairy godmothers! I have samples of Hermes Elixer de Merevilles , Prada Candy, and about half a bottle of Pure White Linen that don't work for me; and I'd be happy to let someone else see if they're a fit! I would love to try Patricia d Nicolai Le temps de Une Fete, L'artisan Seville L'aube, or Annick Goutal Neroli. I am just so encouraged to see the sharing and I'm hoping I can help someone out!

Joy February 3, 2013

I'd love to try Art de Matiers [sp?] from Guerlain, as well as their middle east-exclusive scents. I have a 5ml Musc Tonkin split that doesn't work for me. It needs a good home.

Jackie b February 3, 2013

This is such a great idea, last month there were samples whizzing in and out of Perth, thanks all FGMs! I have never tried any Frederic Malle...would love Iris Poudre, wish wish.

FeralJasmine February 2, 2013

I would really love to try Portrait of a Lady or the Kenzo Jungle Elephant if anyone has a sample to spare.

EchoCharlie February 2, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, I would so love to have a bit of Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. I tried it once..but I feel like I need to get to know it a bit more. I look on here everyday in the hopes that I can once again help someone else with their wish. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It is lovely to be able to give someone something they desire..even if it is very small. :)

Jenny Katz February 2, 2013

Ojaddicte! I'm typing on my phone and can't seem to reply directly to you, but I can send you Vero Kern's Kiki. Email me at jennykatzmusic at gmail dot com! So happy to be able to grant a wish!

Connie February 2, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, This will be my first month granting a wish and my first time making a wish. I would be eternally grateful to have a sample of Ormonde Woman for my Mom, who has been making eyes at it for a few months.

ojaddicte February 2, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, If I could please try any of the Vero Kerns or Agent Provocateur, I would be eternally grateful! Thank you :D

Jenny Katz February 2, 2013

Glorious fairy fragmothers! I wonder if anyone has any Secret Garden by Aftelier? I am one month into learning to be a perfumista and last month two people were very kind to me, but I didn't have anything to send them back. I ordered so many samples last month (oops) that I might even have something to trade this time! I would also just be interested in people's RESPONSES to Secret Garden... You're all so inspiring! I have started a story/album about a perfumer… the plot is basically done and I've written the first song... xox Jenny

Patty Pong February 2, 2013

Esme? if I may call you that. Would you be kind enough to grant my wish of trying a bit of Guerlain Tonka Imperiale? I just ask you do your best... =o|

hajusuuri February 2, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I was a good fairy last month and will likely be one again this month. My wish is for a group of perfumes but even getting one of them would be fantastic: Histoires de Parfums Veni, Vidi, Vici. If I can only have one, my order of preference would be Veni, Vici, Vidi. I am crediting (blaming?) Lucas from Chemist in the Bottle for making these bubble up to the top of my wish list. Thank you.

oohlily February 2, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I'd love to try Stella McCartney's L.I.L.Y or PARFUMS DE NICOLAI Odalisque. I haven't been able to grant any wishes yet, but I'd love to get the chance to surprise you with something!

Amy K February 2, 2013

Thanks, Fairy Godmother! I would love to find any amount of BPAL Gluhwein to sample. I love drinking gluhwein, so I think I'd like to smell it too.

odonata9 February 2, 2013

I do love these posts, and hope to be able to help someone out (the person who was looking for PG Bois Blond - I still have a small decant if you're interested! jasouza9 at hotmail dot com). I'd love a sample of Diptyque Volutes, EDT or EDP - haven't tried either! Or perhaps a sample of Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee? Thanks!

Heather F February 2, 2013

These posts are so awesome, and not just because I get to indulge my inner-only-child (I want the samples...ALL the samples :-), but because I've gotten to know so many awesome perfumistas over the last two months doing this [waves at new friends]. This month I would love a sample of FM's Iris Poudre, Un Fleur de Cassie, Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant, or SSS Cocoa Sandalwood--if anyone has one of those to spare! (I have lots of samples and tea to swap in return.) Thanks!

Poodle February 2, 2013

Oh dearest Esperanza, you were so good to me last month that I'm not going to ask for a thing this time around. I just want to say that fairy godmother's are fabulous. At least mine have been.

Tatiana February 2, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother- I would love to try a sample or small spray decant of Carner Barcelona Rima XI. Thanks!

yin February 2, 2013

dear perfume fairy godmother, would love to be able to sample the (older) apres l'ondee in any concentration... i was thinking of purchasing it, but apparently it has been reformulated quite recently so it's almost all iris, according to luca turin... which makes me sad. i am new here, but i hope to be able to grant some wishes, as well :)

Martha February 2, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother - I am longing for some L'Heure Bleue parfum or EDP. Thank you, and thanks for doing this.

50_Roses February 2, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love samples of any of the Roja Dove perfumes. I would love to try them in person, but it is such a long way across the pond to get to them. You were so kind to grant my wish last month and I hope I will be able to help you fulfill some wishes this month.

Jan Last February 2, 2013

Ah, Perfume Fairy Godmother, my Valentine's Day birthday approaches and the older I get, the less I seem to want EXCEPT a little perfume surprise. iColoniali Seductive Elixir Sensual Silk, to be exact. I was very fortunate to have gotten a lovely sample last time, so I will understand if my wish is not granted. I love granting wishes, too, and will be following this with interest. Thanks for letting a little light shine in on my laundry day.

lucasai February 2, 2013

Good afternoon (morning, depending on the time zone) dear and beloved perfumed Fairy Godmother. You granted my January wishes. I had a pretty busy January because of the exams (which are scheduled until mid February), during this month few new perfume wishes appeared, hope you'll be able to grant my wish. Wish upon a star, I would like a sample of Chanel 1932 to fall from the sky on my lap. I would go and get it, but believe it - Chanel has no boutiques in Poland. Secondly I would like to try Amouage Beloved Woman and Man, as well as some Le Labos (I only know Iris 39)