November 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 November.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of November 2013.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of Deember.   For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one or 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 sometimes play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the list 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 wandSo what is it that your heart desires?  (pulling out wand from the back of the closet and blowing off an inch of dust)  

168 Comments
Jan Last December 1, 2013

Hi, all. I'm putting this on both the November and December fairy lists. Smelling and thanking are the great parts of fairying. So, I've sent this message: I think this is the package you sent. If not, I have made a mess of my samples. Please let me know, argggghhhh! The most unusual thing happened when I sprayed the Azagury (It's not even added to the spreadsheet yet). Suddenly I was in a place I'd been before, probably before we returned to the US. I got the lovely ginger at the opening, and copying from Fragrantica "Himalayan jasmin, rose from Morocco, ylang and datura". The only place I can think of is the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was almost spooky. I'll be re smelling until it gets figured out. First time for smelling the Helmut Lang. It is something! Not too much of anything, not too sweet to wear, I'm not getting the woody, but rich floral and musk. CDG Energy C Lime? Taking it to Puerto Rico with me. It's cheerful, really Limey and fun. L'Artisan Safran Troublant is on my just ok list. Traverse du Bosphore is very wearable, but gets a little sweet on me. Montale Crystal Flowers was a BIG ROSE, lol. Thanks so much for the samples, the top two may become FBs. If this was you who sent these, please let me know so I can thank you personally. jdeangeo at aol dot com.

tangogoer November 26, 2013

I'd love to try any and all of the following: Sycomore SL Muscs Koublai Khan SL Santal de Mysore Marc de la Morandiere Gengis Khan If any fairy out there can wave their wand my way. :) My address is the name you see above and is in gmail town.

lisa November 22, 2013

Hi I'm new to this here but I'm going to give it a shot. I've worn Prada Amber for 8 years now and I've read here that this is an amber perfume on training wheels. I love the smell of it and I'm wondering if there is something else out there that might be even better. If anyone knows what I can try or send a sample I will be forever grateful and do my best to keep checking to return the favor. Thanks......I love this site!! You can email me at lisa @ regal gourmet snacks dawt cawm no spaces.

CarolynC November 22, 2013

Reverse fairy godmother offerings: Penhaligon's Malabah 5ml decant Houbigant Orangers En Fleurs 3ml decant Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit 3.5 ML decant Shipping to US only. Post office gets crazy this time of year so don't have time to deal with customs at the moment.

CarolynC November 22, 2013

Realize I'm very late to the party this month, but I'd be very thankful if Esperanza could provide me with a taste of either Carpathian Oud by Liz Zorn or perhaps some Balalaika by Lucien Lelong?

Birgit November 18, 2013

Hi everyone, I have been a good Fairy godmother, so now I would love to try my luck. I would love to get a sample or a decant of Jo Malone Bitter orange & Chocolate, Blue Agava & Cacao or Ginger Biscuit. I live in Sweden so I hope someone will ship to Europe.

Patty P. November 17, 2013

I'm getting nervous this month is flying by and my early request was probably asking for the impossible, so I'd like to make a new one. I would welcome any used Bond bon bons you find distasteful. I would like to try the unisex and non-florals the most. Thanks. :)

leathermountain November 16, 2013

Greetings, Fairies! It's past mid-month, but Lej has inspired me to go ahead and put up my reverse post, so, I have up for grabs samples of: Missoni x 2 Weil Bambou Agonist Arctic Jade Alien Caleche EdT Comptoir Vanille Abricot Les Senteurs Vanille Bourbon Czech & Speake Neroli Mecheri Peau de Peche -- Jamie, are you sure you don't want my smidge? I haven't heard from you so far. Exceptional x 2 Taste Delicious Bulgari Pour Homme apres rasage packet Any takers? Claim whatever you'd like, and leave me your contact info.

Lej November 16, 2013

Happy November everyone! Yesterday was my birthday and i decided to weed thru my samples & send out some love in celebration! I have: Aerin - Gardenia Rattan Bond 9 - Saks 5th En Rose Bond 9- Washington Square Cartier Brasier Vole Diptyque - L'Eau Du Trente-Quatre Guerlain Aqua Allegoria - Lys Soleia Grossmith - Saffron Rose Molinard - Habanita EDT Valentino - Valentina I have 2 samples ( about 1 ml) each of Tom Ford: Italian Cypress and Santal Blush I also have 2 ( about 1 ml) samples of Guerlains L'Art & La Mattiere Rose Barbare I am looking to try Guerlain Encens Mythique d'Orient, Cuir Beluga, Tauers - L'Air du Desert Maroican, Armani Prive - Oranger Alhambra or any Mona di Orio frag Unfortunately my dinky little wings can only flap across the US.

RuthF November 12, 2013

Hello, I'd love to try Alahine by Leo Cabanel or POTL, Luctor et emergo. Very happy to swap some samples! ruthfarrelly at geemail dawt com :)

Edward November 10, 2013

If anyone has anything by Byredo to sample I would love it! I got my nose on Black Saffron today and it is just wonderful! My email's Edwardnr17 at gmail dawt com

LaurenW November 10, 2013

My lovely FG sent me two Slumberhouses last month (Norne and Basque) and I love them. I'd like to try another Slumberhouse, please.

Lillian Cannon November 8, 2013

I'd love to try Guerlain Cuir Beluga. (USA)

Jan Last November 8, 2013

Having a smelly evening tonight, such lovely things you've all sent me. The evil fairy who sent the Tom Ford Amber Absolute, it is heaven! I bought some more. The CDG play black, right up my alley! And the odds & unusual, such a good time. Just thought I'd take a sec to say thanks. I think I've emailed you all, but you never know.

sfsassy November 7, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I would love to sample Bombay Bling and My Indian Childhood (DS Durga) Dying to try at any amount. (USA)

Gwen November 7, 2013

Reverse fairygodmothering: I'm drowning in samples I'd love to gift. Then I might ask for something next month! Natural or mostly natural: DSH: 1,000 Lilies, Cimabue Esscentual Alchemy: Kama, Little Black Dress, Mermaid's Carnation Olympic Orchids: Cafe V, Kingston Ferry, LIL, Sonnet XVII Tallulah Jane: 333, Gotham Niche: Antonia's Flowers: Antonia's Flowers EDT & EDP, Floret EDT & EDP, Sogni di Mare EDT, Tempe Passate EDP Jo Malone: Earl Grey and Cucumber Tea Mainstream: Armani: Acqua di Gioia Caswell Massey: Sandalwood Caron: Parfum Sacre (@ 8ml avail) Chanel: #5 EDT & EDP, Egoiste Givenchy: Dahlia Noir, Le De reissue Guerlain: Attrape Coeur, Le Robe Noir, Metalys, Shalimar, Sous le Vent Paco Rabanne: Metal Rochas: Eau de Rochas Woman Versace: Versense

Irina November 7, 2013

I would be grateful for a small amount of Phaedon- Rouge Avignon thanks to all fairies

Edward November 7, 2013

Dear Perfume fairy godmother, I would like to sample some Bvlgari Omnia and anything by Margiela. Can it be done? best wishes

Mariekel November 7, 2013

Hi JJ -- I can hook you up with some Delrae Amoureuse. Be careful when you wear this bombshell -- it is only the sexiest scent ever bottled!

jjlook November 7, 2013

Hi, I've swapped on the NST swap meet but never here... I'm relatively (?) new to the rabbit hole. I'd love to try a decant of Patchouli 24 and/or Amarinthine, and any DelRae. In exchange I have vintage-y/discontinued things to offer...I'm an inveterate thrifter/estate sale hunter etc. Email me through the gravatar

Rhonda Colbert November 6, 2013

Does anyone have an equivalent suggestion for Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin by Guerlain? I would love a sample and suggestion to try another fragrance of similar essence. Another fragrance that seems to blend well with my chemistry is Angel, yes I realize this is not a "sought after" fragrance but since I'm a newbie it's all I know. Perhaps with this knowledge the fairy Godmother could make an informed suggestion as each one has hints of cacao. Thank you! rondarita at g male dot calm.

katrin November 6, 2013

I would love to try something from the Lord's Jester line. All those fumes named after Greek gods. Are they still available?

susan November 6, 2013

I'd love just a smidge of Penhaligon's Iris Prima. You can contact me at somerss at gmail dot com. :)

Ines November 6, 2013

I'll put my wish here, who knows what might happen. ;) I would love a small sample of JAR's Bolt of Lightning.

Kathy B November 6, 2013

I would love a sample of Monegal's pure Mariposa. No Neiman's near me and definitely not a blind buy at $185!!! thanks FG.

Maren November 6, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love to try Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant or Heely Cuir Pleine Fleur. Thanks all

Mary P. November 6, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, This month I am still heavily into incense, and also exploring amber's. These are on my list - Juozas Statkevisius, HdP Ambre 114, L'Occitane Eau d'Iparie and Hermes Ambre des Merveilles - I would be thrilled with even one of these. Thanks so much! My email is shuvanidev at yahoo dawt com

hajusuuri November 6, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, This month, I am looking for a small decant (5mLs) of Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise. I would like to work out a swap for an equitable exchange.

Martha November 5, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother - I would love to try Ashoka by Neela Vermeire. If not that, then I'd love to try L'Heure Bleue EDP. Thank you very much.

Jennifer Counts November 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I'd love it if you could grant me a sample of CBIHP November Absolute. Failing that, a sample of HdP 1740 Marquis de Sade would be great too.

Egeria P. November 5, 2013

I would love to have a sample of the original Carolina Herrera which has been reformulated. I've tried Creation by Ted Lapidus, which is close but lacks the kick. I'm also looking for an unusual violet fragrance. Thanks everyone.

Cybele November 5, 2013

I wish for some Rose Nacree du Desert

Lynne Marie November 5, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I am looking for the gourmand to end all gourmands. I would love to try People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo or anything else to sate my gourmand craving?

thegoddessrena November 5, 2013

I would like to try anything from Divine or Memo this month

Rhonda November 5, 2013

Dearest Fairy Godmother, Three years ago I splurged on a bottle of Guerlain's Charnel Coaquin (spelling may be off). Words cannot describe the attention this fragrance graced me with and I have craved it ever since. If any fairies out there would be kind enough to make me feel like a princess again, I would love it! If any scent-ual experts could advise me on a less expensive version with similar notes it would be greatly appreciated. rondarita at g mail dawt com.

fleurdelys November 5, 2013

Could any of Esperanza's helpers spare a sample of Ormonde Jayne Woman? I've heard so many good things from its fans and am eager to try it. Please email me at patricialschneider AT yahoo DAWT com. Thanks! (P.S. I'm located in the US).

Jamie November 5, 2013

Dear perfume fairy, I would love a decant of Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche or a pretty iris perfume (Heeley, The Different Company...anything but Prada infusion d'iris!) Thank you.

Jan Last November 5, 2013

Argggghhhh! I just finished shipping the Octobers, lol. Hope to do better this month. As usual, I am after your strange and odd scents, the unloved and the different. Barring floods, new furnaces and major dirt upheaval, it should be workable.

Donna November 5, 2013

Hi Fairy Godmother, I'm a newbie and having so much fun learning about the world of scent. Not exactly a November scent but does anyone have a smidge of Guerlain Muguet? A whiff of muguet is a godsend when it gets down to -15 below here. I know it's insanely pricey but would be a real treat. I'm also interested in trying anything by Mona Di Orio. I promise to give back when I grow a collection. xox

Connie November 5, 2013

I would love to try any of the following Chanel Les Exclusifs, which somehow I have not got around to- Coromandel, Beige, Rue Cambon, or Bel Respiro. Thank you darling perfume fairy godmother.

Patty P. November 5, 2013

Esperanza you always do right by me. I am looking to try for the first time either Invasion Barbare or Dior Eau Sauvage EdP. Thanks. :)

Holly F. November 5, 2013

Last month, the fairy godmother was very good to me and sent me some samples of my request, Amouage Memoir Woman. As fate would have it, I fell madly, deeply in love. My request this month would be, if anyone has an unloved decant or partial bottle of Memoir, I would swap very generously. Seriously, whatever you want, hopefully I could be your fairy godmother and grant your wish, as well.

masha7 November 5, 2013

I would love to trade 7 random niche samples for 7 random niche samples. Anyone want to be random with me?

Elia November 5, 2013

Dear fairies, I'd like to try The Party in Manhattan this month if possible, ty

lucasai November 5, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairies! I wasn't lucky last month. In November I'd like to try Penhaligon's Iris Prima or any of the Prada Exclusives. Eventually Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac will do the trick.

Darryl November 5, 2013

Hello, all! :) I have yet to sample a high-end, niche patchouli, and there are so many I hear raves about. Montale Patchouli Leaves, L'Artisan Patchouli Patch, Jalaine, Serge's Borneo, etc. I'm a patchouli fiend but I feel like I'm missing out on so much! So my request for the fairy godmother would be a sample of one of those divine patchoulis. (I'm particularly interested in Borneo 1834, given that I also love a good cocoa/chocolate note in a fragrance, but I'm not going to get picky at all.)

Mariekel November 5, 2013

Me again. Sorry FG -- I think I goofed above by inadvertently posting as a reply to someone else's thread. I was hoping to get my paws on some CDG Hinkoki, even a small decant. Failing that, I would love to try Mona di Orio Violet Fumee and/or What we do in Paris...Liquidnight. Many thanks, darlings!

Ellen November 5, 2013

Dear Perfume fairy, I love Amorvero . I wish I could afford a bottle, but as I am on a limited income that's not possible, but a decent decant would be lovely. Also, La Myrrhe, by Sege Lutens. Its discontinued and hard to find. Those are my present wishes, but perfume people always have new ones, don't we!

Sally M November 5, 2013

Dear winged ones :-) Being a tea lover I am intrigued by tea perfumes, yet shamefully have not tried any so would greatly appreciate any generous offers to help remedy this. I will be looking through all of the requests to see if I have anything I can send to reciprocate.

Heather F November 5, 2013

Hi all! I'd love to try HdP 1889 Moulin Rouge, Roja Dove Diaghilev, or anything from Parfums de Marly or LM Parfums, if anyone has anything to spare. Thanks for yet another month :)

Caroline November 5, 2013

Dear Esperanza, I'd like to gift/swap this month, if possible. To gift, I have 2 ml carded samples (1 ea) of FM Lipstick Rose, Iris Poudre & Une Rose. Then I have 4 fbs I'd love to swap (don't need fbs in exch): AG Vetiver edt (1 oz); First de VCA edp (2 oz); Silences splash bottle (1.7 oz) and vintage (1990s-early 2000s) Mitsouko edt (1 oz). Like green florals, bwfs, chypres...just try me! crln456 at gee male.

edpgypsy November 5, 2013

Dearest of all the Perfume Fair Godmothers, I have been reading up on and am intrigued with CB I Hate Perfume. I would love the opportunity to try something from this house. I think I have been a good girl this month. Hopefully I will be even a better girl when I see something that someone is looking for that I can help with! :)

Amy K November 5, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy, I would love to try Dior Mitzah! I've seen it suggested to people who love many of the same fragrances I do, so it's at the top of my sampling list right now. And if anyone is interested, I have a few barely used 5ml bottles (Cat Lady, Bibliophile, Sugared Violets) from Long Winter Farm to send all together to a new home, along with a bon bon of Bond Perfumista Avenue.

Rosanne Morris November 5, 2013

I would love a sample of Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince and Tom Ford's Jasmin Rouge!!