September Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

 

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for September!    I’m getting ready to go to Italy for Pitti Fragranze, which I hope to report on next week!

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

For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one-two things (just no long laundry lists) 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 sometimes play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the comments 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. 

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)  

207 Comments
Jan Last September 23, 2013

And the questionable shall rise again! I just received the bottle of Salamanca to split up and mail. If I don't know who you are, I'll email you. My notes are this: tending a brushfire in the weeds while eating butterscotch and wearing leather gloves

Leathermountain September 22, 2013

Three cheers for all that is questionable!

Andrea September 21, 2013

Hi everyone. Longing to try any Mona diOrio or Parfums MDCI for the first time if there's any laying about. Thx. (palisan33 at yahoo*dott*comm)

Edward September 21, 2013

Hello everyone, I have been wanting to try Givenchy's Pi and Lancome's Hypnose Homme, Aquolina blue sugar, and in perticular cartiers declaration d'un soir. The rose note seems interesting in a mens perfume. But they don't exist here it seems.Do anyone have a sample? much love. Edward

standardhonor September 15, 2013

Hello, all! I'm new to my scent obsession and trying to learn as much as I can. It's been a bit imagination heavy, as I don't quite know what all the notes being described in perfume reviews actually smell like. So if anyone feels like granting a wish for samples that would help me learn and gain an idea of the spectrum of scents that would be awesome (things that spark my fancy probably would have some sort of vanilla, mellowy, toned down quality, but I'm open to anything)! I don't have many samples to pass on, but I'll do my best to be a fairy of passing on kindness!

Fleamarketjunkie September 15, 2013

I have fallen in love with Guerlain! And I want to try more, anything would be appreciated, even if it is now discontinued or (ack!) reformulated. I love Shalimar and would really like to try Mitsouko. I have a partial sample of Bombay Bling if anyone is interested in it as well, you can contact me at jmmarshall314 at bell south dawt net.

Jan Last September 14, 2013

Speaking of weirdness, I just purchased the three Demeter Elviras from STC, two of them aren't half bad, and Zombie is pretty wearable. Also got Black Roses and Vamp. Also sampled Cousu de fil Blanc Les Fleurs du Mal Absinthe. What a long, strange trip it's been, lol.

Jan Last September 12, 2013

This might be a good thing for shipments outside the US. We'll gang up, and one of us will send the package. I've shipped to most all of these addresses, no problems so far. What do you think?

Jan Last September 12, 2013

I'll see which others I can come up with. I'm sure I have Violette Precieuse and Nuit de Noel, but you do want to smell Tabac Blonde and Parfum Sacre, the vintage Fleur de Rocaille. I was thinking, if any of you out there have some of the others, we could all do a shipment together.

katrin September 12, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairies! I've been meaning to sample more of Caron, but thus far, I've come across only three: French CanCan Aimez Moi and Nocturnes (I almost love each of them!).

Leathermountain September 12, 2013

I have found a striking and unexpected similarity between QMM and Sel de Vetiver, which I tried recently. Love them! What do you think?

cmh512 (@cmh512) September 11, 2013

Dear Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother...I am a devoted fan of fragrance and don't go a day without it.... I have been wanting to try, j'adore, LA VIE EST BELLE, Beatiful, and any musky, woodsy, patchouli type of goodness! Something fun and new for Fall... Many thanks, Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

sara September 11, 2013

I would love to try any Amouages or Xerjoffs. And a decant of La Myrrhe would sure make me happy! Thanks.

Maureen September 11, 2013

Hi everyone! Happy September! I have never really tried any of Guerlain's fragrances, except for a quick spray of the newer Shalimar Parfum Initial at Macy's last summer. I am primarily a Chanel girl, but have been branching out for the last year or so, since reading these blogs. If anyone has any samples, I'd love to experiment. Thanks. My contact is m r u f 1 at y a h o o dawt com. Thanks.

MM September 11, 2013

hi everyone! i would like to try osmanthus interdite by parfums d'empire, amouage lyric woman, SL de profundis. i could offer up samples or small decants in return, and am hoping i can help out with some wishes this time...

Alexander Greene September 11, 2013

Does anyone perhaps have some gobin daude? Specifically, not seve or sous Le buis... I am particularly interested in biche dans l'absinthe. I have some fine roja dove no.5 if anyone is interested!

RuthF September 11, 2013

Spring has sprung here in Sydney, yay! I'd love to try Nuxe Le Parfum or the discontinued Azuree Soleil by Estée Lauder. Thanks!! ruth farrelly at gee mail dot com

Lynley September 11, 2013

Oh fairy godmother! I do feel bad for asking for free perfume, especially as I live behind the iron curtain of Australian customs :-/ buuut, I'd dearly love to try anything by Ormonde Jayne. They no longer send anything here, and there is no outlet. Anywhere. Any of them would be great :-) my email is lynleyforgione at optusnet dot com dot au

Amy September 11, 2013

hello everyone! I would really like to knock a few things off my to-try list: Parfum de nicolai: Le Temps D'un Fete, Odalisque; Bond No 9 Chinatown; Diptyque L'Ombre Dans Leau; Anything from Amouage Epic/Memoir/Lyric (just the tiniest drops would do..!!) I would be happy to pay for samples too! Thanks so much to anyone who can help!

rosefan September 11, 2013

Hello Fairies, I would be extremely content if someone would allow me to sample any of the following A Lab on Fire perfumes: LiquidNight Almost Transparent Blue What We Do In Paris Is Secret

Mary P. September 11, 2013

Hi Perfume Fairy Godmothers! I would love to try Abdes Salaam Attar Tawaf or Vero Profumo Rubj. Thanks so much!! My email is shuvanidev at yahoo dawt com

CarolynC September 11, 2013

Reverse fairy godmother offerings: Calandre decant approx 4ml Laura Tonatto Eleonora Duse 1ml sample Dior Fahrenheit decant approx 4ml Lalique Encre Noir EDT approx 3ml Serge Lutens Rahat Loukoum 1ml Hove Diverti 2ml

Mariekel September 11, 2013

Hello lovelies, Now that Fall is supposedly on its way (whuuuutt?? it's 90 degrees in DC!), I would love to try Le Labo Cuir 28 and CDG Blue Encens.

FeralJasmine September 11, 2013

I would love to sample Bombay Bling and could trade a sample of Mohur (or something else.)

leathermountain September 10, 2013

Reverse post -- I'll be quite a bit slower than usual as it is back-to-school now! And my list is a bit short.... I had so much trouble waiting for this post to go up that I already packed up a bunch of stuff for the ultra-deserving Jan. I haven't got to the post office yet, though. It really is slow time. Up for grabs: A Dozen Roses Electron carded sample slightly used Olympic Orchids Salamanca (aforementioned) -- this is a doozy, and I think it would be smart to send just a mL each to two or three brave souls. Jan, are you on that list? Chanel No. 22 carded sample slightly used

leathermountain September 10, 2013

Dear Esperanza, Would you please send me any large quantity of any crowd-pleasing scent, masculine feminine or whatever? I am preparing a high school chemistry course, in which we will focus on fragrant materials. I'd like to be able to explore the physical and chemical properties of perfumes. But they'll need to appeal (at least a little) to anyone and everyone. And I'll need a lot of it. I *completely* understand if this is beyond the PFG pale. With admiration as always, lm

CarolynC September 10, 2013

I've recently discovered that I love heliotrope, so I've been on a search for perfumes that have it as either a central or noticeable supporting note. Perhaps some Chant D?Arômes by Guerlain, so I can try to pick it out of all the other flowers? I'll do some reverse fairy godmothering later.

AnnieA September 10, 2013

Aileen! Did you you still want the Neela V samples from the last perfume fairey godmother? Haven't heard back from you, and on my part still don't have the right vials yet...Annie the would-be but tardy pfg

Lynne Marie September 10, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, Thank you sooooo much for your past generosity! I'm wishing for a small decant of Guerlains Bois D'Armenie or Profumums Fiore d'Ambra if possible and would love to send goodies in return!

Tiara September 10, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmothers/Godfathers: I know this is a long shot but I would so love to try Deneuve by Catherine Deneuve. Almost afraid to see what I've been missing but I'm so curious!

Maren September 10, 2013

Dear Fairy God Mothers, On my wish list that I would love to try are Chanel Coromondel, Ormonde Jayne Woman, SL Bas de Soie and Guerlain Nahema. I'd love to give an exchange sample in return if I have something you might enjoy. Thank you!

Heather F September 10, 2013

Hi again all! This month I would love to sample anything from Krigler (though particularly their Tuberose, Patchouli, or Oud), or anything from Skye Botanicals or Phoenicia indie lines. (And thanks so much to Lucas for being my perfume godfather last month--much appreciated!!) Thanks so much!

Jamie September 10, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairies! I would love a decant of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris or Aqua Universalis. Alternatively, I'd love some help exploring the Le Labo line. Thank you!

patty P. September 10, 2013

DSH Cafe Noir OR Memoirs of a Trespasser by Smell Bent Whichever Esperanza finds first. =o|

patriciaC September 10, 2013

My perfume fairy Godmothers have been so nice to me last month so i hesitate to ask...but :) does anyone have anything from Huitieme Art? I have only tryed Naiviris would like to try somthing else too. Or SABI by henry dunay? thank you!

Jennifer Counts September 10, 2013

Because I love Cuir Venenum, I've been wanting to explore the Parfumerie Generale line further. I'm interested in any of the following: Felanilla, Coze, Psychotrope, Iris Oriental/Iris Taizo, Tubereuse Couture, or Aomassai

LaurenW September 10, 2013

Wow, glad I just visited Perfume Posse. I'd like to try Annick Goutal Musc Nomade, please.

Jan Last September 10, 2013

BTW Patty White, hope all is well in your world. I've been sending good thoughts.

Jan Last September 10, 2013

Yayyy, it's Fairy time! As per usual, I would like to try the weird, the unloved and any great fall notes you love. jdeangeo at aol dawt com

Martha September 10, 2013

Dear Fairies - I'm trying to track down the perfect sandalwood perfume. I'd love to try either Santal Noble or Santal Majuscule, or both! Thank you very much. :)

Connie September 10, 2013

I would like to try AG's Eau de Camille and Eau de Charlotte, particularly since I know that the latter is soon to be discontinued. Thanks Fairy Godmother!

thegoddessrena September 10, 2013

Ooh, this posted on my birthday. I like surprises and would love to receive lots of packages containing Something Wonderful.

Elia September 10, 2013

Dear Fairies, I'm still wishing to explore the Chanel les exclusifs line, amongst those I've not yet tried are: Coromandel, Sycamore, Bel Respiro, Beige, and Bois des Iles any one of those would be great. ty

Ann September 10, 2013

Hello, all you wonderful Perfume Fairy Godmothers! My request may be a bit of a long shot, but here goes: Does anyone have a sample spray or decant of Jo Loves Gardenia? A dear lady sent me her vial quite a while back and now it is empty :( . I was going to order it from the Jo Loves UK site but the shipping is almost as much as the product itself and my wallet screams "No!" If anyone has some to spare, I have lots of goodies to share in return. Many, many thanks!

levinebabe September 10, 2013

Fairy Godmother! It would be a great pleasure to me if anyone I can have my hands on smell bent incensed, especially the perfume oil. I also would love to try St Tropez Dispenser Apres Soleil and Hungry Hungry Hippies

beck September 10, 2013

Good evening to you all, I would love to try Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle or Sel Marin by Heeley. I will send, whoever can help me, a sample package. Thank you, beck

lucasai September 10, 2013

Dearest perfume Godparents! I was very happy I could help Heather last month (hope she got the package alright!) Every day it's more and more autumn around in the park. I have a wish to try Histoires de Parfums 1899 Hemingway, Penhaligon's Iris Prima and eventually Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. I live in Poland. To can contact me - click on my nickname and then go to the contact section on my blog. Good luck to all the fragrant wishes!

Nadja Sand September 10, 2013

Happy autumn everyone! I am obsessed with the thought of a leather/tuberose perfume and would LOVE to sample Mona di Orio's Nuit Noire!! I'm hoping someone out there has a bottle and is willing to squirt some of it into a sample vial for me! If you have any other leather/tuberose frag, I'm interested in that too! Fingers crossed. <3

Belle September 10, 2013

I forgot! My email is dontbing at gmail dawtcom!

Belle September 10, 2013

Hello again everyone! Hope all your perfumes wishes do come true! ;D my own wishes are samples of DSH's antiu perfume, Baiser Vole, actually anything green/lily! Thanks everyone!

merettah September 10, 2013

Dear perfume Godmother. I will be checking and hope I can grant some wishes. Such a great and fun post! To further explore my love of patchouli, I would like to try CB I Hate Perfumes Patchouli Empire or Le Labo Patchouli Leaves. I am at merhassel at. Gmail dot com

Undina September 10, 2013

I wish a wonderful September to all the generous Perfume Fairy Godmothers and many perfumed discoveries to newbies - I'll try to see if I can help this time. My perfume wish is a long shot: Chic Shaik No 30. If anybody has it, I'd love to buy or swap a 3-5 ml decant of it.

rosarita313 September 10, 2013

Hi, Posse! I was hoping the fairy godmother post would appear. I am seeking samples or decants of a couple of Serge Lutens perfumes: Jeux de Peau, Ambre Sultan, Five O’Clock Au Gingembre, esp Jeux de Peau. I was digging through some samples the other day and realized that I haven't tried it, and I know I haven't tried Ambre Sultan since early on in my perfumista days. If you can help me out, please email me at opponatrix at gmail. Thanks, everyone :)

foxbins September 10, 2013

I am new to perfume as a hobby/obsession but came of age in the Opium/Obsession/Georgio era. Now I am attracted to less elevator-clearing scents. I particularly like iris and would like to try Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarene and any tea scent as I haven't tried a single one. Thanks, Perfume Fairy Godmother, and Patty for your wonderful blog which has opened my eyes to the world of perfumes!