August Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother post for August!    

So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of August 2013.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of September.  

For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one-two things 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.  We have some amazing Fairy Godmothers that show up every month, granting wishes right and left. If you’ve be a recipient of some kindness, do give back when you can. I know people that have gotten wishes granted, and every month they comb through the posts trying to find one or two people they can help out, and it just makes my heart happy.

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 some months and grant some perfume sample wishes (this varies by time, etc.). 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)  

218 Comments
Periwinkle77 August 24, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother and perfume posse, I need your help. Becoming a full-fledged adult in 5 days. Time to change my perfume! Despite, being a woman, I love Dior Homme on myself. I also love the sweetness of Vera Wang's Glam Princess, Rodkins' Gothic I, and Tokyo Milk Excess. Do you know of any alternative to these perfumes and what is my scent-type? Thanks a bunch!

patriciaC August 21, 2013

Reverse perfume fairy Godmother-i have meager offerings but want to join in the giving and pay-it-forward. Can i send a few samples to a beginner please.

patriciaC August 21, 2013

Dear perfume fairy Godmother-I would like to sample somthing else fron Annick Goutal, i have only tryed patite cheri. I liked it,but not at first are the others nice as well?

Andrea August 20, 2013

Hi. Question: This probably isn't it, but where would be the appropriate place to initiate a (U.S.) bottle swap? I have a 3/4 full bottle of Guerlain SDV that I want to love more than I do. While the vanilla part is wonderful, I guess I am just not feeling the smoky love. I don't mean to de-rail the thread. :) palisan33 A..t.. Y-a.-hoo dotcom

Edward August 17, 2013

I've been looking for a Hypnôse by Lancome sample, does anyone have one they want to share? Thank you in advance, fairy godmother.

Maria August 17, 2013

Can you help? I would like to purchase vintage Guerlain mitsouko parfum in a small 2 ml sample size. Not from this decade but from the 70 s or 80s. Willing to pay via PayPal to ship to Australia. Many thanks!

Andrea August 16, 2013

palisan33 a.t. y.a.h...o..o dotcom

Andrea August 16, 2013

Reverse Fairy GM offerings: Parfums Delrae, Debut Dyptique, Ofresia Guerlain, Idylle And...wondering if anyone has any droplets of Amouage Hommage Attar? I just tried Lyric Woman and loving it!!! (Thank you immensely Perfume FGM!!!) A new house to try. Rats.

Lotta August 14, 2013

Connie, I can make a sample of the 2000 Zen, White spacy bottle. Kinda guessing youre after the black version but , its yours if you want :)

Connie Finkelman August 14, 2013

Does anyone have any vintage Shiseido Zen they would be willing to swap? If you have some, please email me at cfinkelman at gmail with your swap wishlist.

MM August 10, 2013

sorry i am so late to the party! i am looking for: samples of pretty much any frederic malle; serge lutens bois de violette; also 31 rue cambon, coco, bois des iles, sycomore. just a drop would be wonderful! in return i would be happy to send samples from my collection.

Edward August 8, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother I have been wanting to try Hermes un Jardin un Mediteranee, Dior homme and YSL's L'homme. Can the stars grant my wish? My email is edwardnr 17 at gmail dot com

Devon H August 8, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I have been longing to try: 1. Guerlain Eau de Lit and/or Eau de Lingerie 2. Estée Lauder Spellbound 3. Any Amouage OTHER THAN Lyric Woman. 4. Guerlain Metallica I'm hoping someone can fulfill any of those wishes, I will be happy to send samples in return. :) Email is DLH0613 (at) aol (dawt) com

Yulina August 6, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, My wish for this month would be Dior Pure Poison, Thierry Mugler Alien Liqueur de Parfum,and Guerlain Elixir Charnel Gourmand. Also, if anyone in Southeast Asia needs a sampling help, I'd be more than happy to help. Shipping to Europe and America are too pricey here and packages can get lost.

patriciaC August 6, 2013

I would like a sample of anything as i'm not picky-i would be happy to send back some samples i got from surrender to chance! Thank you pc 28546 at hot mail.com

rosefan August 5, 2013

Dear Godmother, I am looking to sample Lyric Man by Amouage. The smallest drop will do.

CarolynC August 5, 2013

Some reverse perfume fairy godmother offerings: S Perfume S-ex approx 5ml Bobbi Brown Almost Bare - 2ml Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine 2ml Havana Vanille 1ml Ineke Balmy Days & Sundays 1.5ml Borghese Ecco .5ml Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense 1ml Chanel #5 Eau Premiere 1ml

kate curry August 5, 2013

I am just barely starting to collect samples but I do have a few that I would be happy to unload already. I'm not entirely positive about the vial sizes but I think these should be about right. Email me if any of them appeal to you: hinghamkate attttttttt yahoo dawt com 1 ml spray By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad 2 ml MIKMOI Vesper 2 ml MIKMOI Itoh

E.Lime August 4, 2013

I have a 5 ml spray of OJ Ta'if that needs a good home if anyone would like it. I also have a stash of samples and decants, some niche, some mainstream, that I'd love to send to people who would enjoy them. I was thinking I could do about 3 different bundles for interested parties: if you would like one of the bundles, please email me at plinkplath atttttt yahoo dawt calm and let me know what notes you're interested in exploring. I can try and customize the bundle for you. For myself, I am wondering if anyone has any Coromandel they'd consider parting with.

Sujaan August 4, 2013

Oh, sweet Esperanza, might you have some Tauer Noontide Petals for me? Please let me know what you're looking for in return and I will do my best to find you something lovely.

Andrea August 3, 2013

Dear Esperanza, would you happen to have any droplets of Vero Profumo (aside from Kiki), Puredistance (aside from 1) or Parfums MDCI available?

katrin August 3, 2013

Thanks to all the perfume fairies who have granted my wishes in the past! This month my wish is SL's Bas de Soie.

kate curry August 2, 2013

Dear perfume fairy, I am new to this whole niche and special fragrances thing and am just starting to collect samples but I am OBSESSED! I am dying to try VENEZIA GIARDINI SEGRETI and/or CB I Hate Perfume In The Library. BTW love your blog - I am learning so much!

Carolyn C August 2, 2013

I'd love to try samples/small decants of Christian Dior's vintage Eau Sauvage and new Eau Sauvage Extreme, if anyone can spare some. Will post reverse fairy godmother offerings over the weekend.

Bridget C August 2, 2013

Lynne Marie: I would be pleased as punch to try the oolong infini and to help you reach your goal! I just emailed you!

Lynne Marie August 2, 2013

Some more reverse Fairy Godmothering - I'm having fun! I have decants of the following for perfumistas in the US Atelier Oolong Infini (7.5 ml) People of the Labyrinth A*Maze (about 4 or 5 ml) Donna Karan Essences Jasmine (also about 5 ml) My email is clevelandvitz1 atttt gmail dawtttt com If I get three separate takers for these decants I will reach my goal of playing Fairy Godmother 10 times this month. Why the goal, you ask? Well, next week I turn 55 and while, like many women I grumble about getting older, my birthday has always been extremely important to me. You see, I was never supposed to live past the age of three, many medical issues etc, etc. Hah!! Not only have I lived far longer than I was supposed to, I have thrived - loving husband ( on the 2nd try), beautiful children and a mostly happy life. I am sooooo grateful, grateful beyond words. So, I want to spread the joy to my fellow perfume addicts ;-) !! A BIG thank you to Patty for creating this wonderful forum for us to share what we love - you are amazing!!!

Civet August 2, 2013

Hi Erica, Tried to email you but it didnt go through. I would love the bond no. 9 samples if they are still available! I don't have any byredo, but I do have lots of other scents if there's anything else you're interested in. Thank you! Civetohell aattt geemaledotcom

Erica August 2, 2013

Reverse fairy godmother here. I have: L'Artisan Cote d'amour(10ml) Balmain Ambre Gris (10ml) Mostly full 1.5ml sprays of the following Bond No 9: Brooklyn, Coney Island, Highline, Hamptons, Montauk, Sag Harbor, China Town, NY Amber, Astor Place If anyone has any Byredo Bal d'Afrique or Green I'd love to have it! Email egemin618 at gollygeemail dot com

Mariekel August 1, 2013

Hello my lovelies. I am yearning to try Aedes Iris Nazarena and SL Fille de Berlin

Beck August 1, 2013

Dear Faeries, I would absolutely love to try Mona di Orio's Oud or Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Silk Oud. I am more than willing to reciprocate with samples of my own. Thank you, Beck

Patty P August 1, 2013

Dear FGM, Mandragore Annick Goutal..........can you work the magic? =o| Thanks......

Jan Last August 1, 2013

As with last month, I am after your poor, your unloved, your strange and weird (some of which have become FB favorites). Poor things. I will give them a good home, treat them well and put them in my spreadsheet. AND, I am still hunting Tom Ford, which I have not smelled near enough of.

windicindi July 31, 2013

I adore The Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother! Fragrance has been in my life, via a favorite aunt, since I was very young...Also, I enjoy sharing samples with friends and family. I love Vera Wang fragrances; but, my favorite is no longer available!!!!! Also, Cashmere is a fragrance that would be fun to have and try~ A warm, woodsy fragrance is a favorite of mine. Many thanks to you, Sample Fairy Godmother...Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com.,..

CC ... July 31, 2013

Oh fairy Godmother, how I would love to try Atelier's Sous le Toit de Paris (or Orange Sanguine). Thank you!

Maureen July 31, 2013

Dear Esperanza, I love iris scents and would love to try Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena. Fingers crossed. Thanks, Maureen

fleurdelys July 31, 2013

I'm back, this time with a reverse post. I'd like to offer the following partials: Vintage Moon Drops Super Cologne Spray, 50% left of a 2 oz. bottle Vintage L'Aimant PDT (I think this is a 50ml bottle, about 75% left) Diptyque Do Son, 12ml spray sample, 90% full If you'd like the above, please email me at patricialschneider AT yahoo DAWT com.

masha7 July 31, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would very much like to try anything by Dawn S. Hurwitz. I keep getting boggled by the website, I freeze up, and can't order anything at all. This has happened 5 times! I truly have a block. So if anyone has samples they'd like to pass on, I'd love to try them. I enjoy sending back gifties to the fairies, too!

Elia July 31, 2013

Dear Fairies, For this month, I'd love to finally try Iris Silver Mist. ty

Jennifer Counts July 31, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would really love to get a sample of Frederic Malle Carnal Flower or Une Rose. countsjc at gee mail is my eee mail

Maren July 31, 2013

I am hoping to sample Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche or 10 Corso Como. If you can help out my email is jmarenw aatttt earthlink daawwttt nettt Thanks!

RuthF July 31, 2013

Hello I'd love to try A*Men pure Havane. My email is ruthfarrelly at gmail dawt com. Thanks :)

Bridget C July 31, 2013

Hi All! This month I am hoping for smidges of Armani prive rose d'arabie, guerlain aqua allegoria mandarine basilic and acqua colonia blood orange and basil! Also, I am getting married in Mexico this December so if any of you have some tropical perfumes or other types of smelly suggestions, that you can part with that would be great! This month I offer to US perfumistas: Imaginary Authors: Bulls Blood Imaginary Authors: Falling In To The Sea Imaginary Authors: Violet Disguise Frapin: Terre de Sarment Montale: Mukhallat Antonias Flowers: Tiempe Passate Antonia's Flowers: Asoluto Parfum Email me at bkcpeanutatgmaildawtcom

Civet July 30, 2013

Hi there, fairy godmothers and fathers! I would just love a decant of KeikoMecheri Loukhoum Parfum du Soir. I received a sample in as an extra in a swap recently, and I was blown away, though it's far sweeter than what I'm usually drawn to. My email is civetohell aaatttt gmmaillllllll dawt cawm. I will be posting some reverse fairy godmother items in the next few days!

egabbert July 30, 2013

I would love to try a sample of Patchouli 24! Email me at elisagabbert at gmail if you can help me out, OR if you'd like to take any of the below off my hands: L'Wren Scott, large-ish manufacturer's sample, minus a couple of sprays M. Micallef Royal Vintage, 5 ml manufacturer's mini CK Obsession, ~5 ml decant

NeenaJ July 30, 2013

Dearest Perfume Fairy Godmothers, My August wish is to try Heeley's Hippie Rose. A sample or small decant would be lovely. Thank you!

Heather F July 30, 2013

Hey all (yay, the post came early this month, before I leave town for a week). I'd love to try Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs, Acqua di Parma Oud Intensa, or Amouage Fate (man or woman), if anyone has a smidge to spare. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail :)

ChristineB July 30, 2013

Dear Esperanza, Perfume Fairy Godmother, This is my first go at making a wish. As I have been cycling back from work recently I have been totally entranced by the fragrance of the lime trees. I have read that Kerosene Pretty machine is a beautiful linden fragrance and I would love to try a sample of this.

lucasai July 30, 2013

Dearest Esperanza, the greatest of all perfume fairies! I'm in neroli mood recently. I love Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli - can you materialize a decant or a petit flacon of it for me with your magic wand? If not, I'll be happy with any other neroli fragrance I don't know, for example Eau Soileil from Parfums de Nicolai. I'd like to discover Kerosene too, haven't tried a single fragrance from this house. And Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours is haunting me since I read about it. Thank you for your kindness!

shuvanidev July 30, 2013

Hi perfume fairy godmother's! This month I am wishing for Costes 2 and/or Tableau de Parfums Miriam - thank you!

fleurdelys July 30, 2013

Hooray, it's Esperanza time! My fellow perfumistas' generosity has confirmed to me that perfume people are the best. This month my request is a sample of Chanel's Cuir de Russie. If you can fulfill, please email me at patricialschneider AT yahoo DAWT com.

Connie July 30, 2013

I would really like to explore the Parfums de Nicolai brand- I've only tried Eau d'Ete- if anyone could help me it would be much appreciated!

leathermountain July 30, 2013

Dear Fairy Godparent, I am in love with Mona di Orio's Eau Absolue. May I please have a decant? It gives me such good dreams. I especially love the way Eau Absolue's smiling heart embraces its skanky base. So, if not Eau Absolue, then may I please have a different fragrance that so touchingly marries the fun with the funk? Your ever-thankful Fairy Godchild.

thegoddessrena July 30, 2013

My request this month is for either Costume National 21 or Slumberhouse Sova or any other scent with honey or beeswax. Thanks

thegoddessrena July 30, 2013

I have a box of over 20 scents that I will give to the first person in the US to respond

Lynne Marie July 30, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy, Since the Fairy has blessed me so generously I would love to share these decants with anyone in the US that can give them a good home: My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dawt com Prada Violette L'Artisan Voleur de Roses Vintage Dana Classic Gardenia Clinique Happy (decant is 1/2 full) I'll be looking for other wishes to fulfill because it's just so much darn fun!!!' Much to my surprise I have fallen in love with Tom Ford's Noir de Noir (I dont't DO roses but this one doesn't make me sneeze and I definitely DO chocolate ;-) !!) and I would love a small decant of it, dear Fairy Godmother.

Belle July 30, 2013

Hello everyone! My first time here (: My not so little wish is to try a sample of La Via Del Profumo's Oud Caravan 2 or 3. Well, it's pretty difficult to get, but a girl can dream, right? Thanks and wishing your guys' wishes to come true!(;

Jackie b July 30, 2013

Yay! Perfume Fairy again...I cannot find a sample of Atelier Sous le Toit and would love to try it, please please!

Aileen July 30, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, I read that these perfume makers are outstanding. I'd love to try Neela Vermeila Creations (Trayee, etc), Amouages lines and By Kilian perfumes please generous and kind fairy/s. aileendotbugnot at yahoodotcom

Jamie July 30, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, A fabulous fairy shared a bit of Arquiste Anima Dulcis -- which I loved! I would like to explore more from Arquiste. I'm wishing for a decant of L'etrog, Fleur de Louis, Flor y Canto, or Boutonniere. Thank you!

Irina July 30, 2013

dear Esperanza, I would love a small amount of Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale, please, pretty please...

springpansy July 30, 2013

Yay - it's Esperanza! I would love to try a smidge of F Malle's Dries Van Noten if anyone has a spare sample. And I would love to send something in return. I'm at: debby msrd at comcast dawtnet (spelled funny to fool the robots). Thanks!

leathermountain July 30, 2013

This is a wisp of a Reverse post. Hope to get more together soon. So, up for grabs: Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's) 1.5 mL Eau Nomade (Thirdman) smidge White (Undergreen) 1 or 2 mL