January 2014 Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother!

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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

Happy New Year!!!

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for Janury.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of January 2014.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of January.   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 been the recipient of some kindness, do give back when you can. I know people 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 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)  

142 Comments
Shawna January 23, 2014

Hello All! I've been lurking on this page since just before my wedding in August (the scent was Gardenia and Perfume Posse has by far the best reviews!) The gardenia scent by Estee Lauder was my first "big girl" perfume. I've been wanting to try Jungle Gardenia before I shell out the big bucks and buy a bottle! I've seen a lot of websites claiming to be able to recreate it, does anyone know if anyone has?

leathermountain January 17, 2014

Peppermoon, I can share some Songes. You can contact me at alederberg, and that is in the town of hotmail. LM

Peppermoon January 17, 2014

Wow what a great idea! I'm still a newbie on my perfumed journey, but I've already amassed a horde of samples (unfortunately most are mainstream/department store frags). Hopefully I will be able to play fairy godmother to someone though! I've learned a lot from reading this site and others, and I've been exploring more niche lately. Recently I'm on a quest for white florals. I'd love to be able to sample Fracas, Carnal Flower, SL Un Voix Noire, SL A La Nuit, AG Songes or any other niche white floral. (sigh...I have no access to niche and I've sniffed everything in the department stores)

Brenda Hazen January 16, 2014

I am intrigued by the fragrance La Dame Aux Camilias by Jardin D'Ecrivans. I read a review of it that said it is a fragrance to be worn naked. I must find some please help me. Thank you Brenda

windicindi January 7, 2014

My sister loves the original perfume by Vera Wang, but feels as though they are phasing it out... I would love to have samples for her, even a little body lotion! I would love to try anything Dior! Many thanks, Fairy Godmother. Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Carol S January 4, 2014

hi fairy perfume people ! Last month I sent out a few samples so this month I would like to request a sample of Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena . I can share a sample of Ramon Monegal Cuirelle , or Sigilli Electra . Thank you and Happy New Year !

SassyOne January 4, 2014

Oh my dear, my wishes are simple yet seem so hard to find....I am looking for my perfect winter perfume....plum, clove and bay with any base including amber, tonka/vanilla, even patchouli...is there such a thing in the universe that doesn't smell too dated or immature?

Chiara January 3, 2014

Hello, new here to this community ! Would like to try a few drops anything by MDCI. I have many things I can send in return, not outside of EU unfortunately because I have had too many bad experiences cause of the terrible postal service : -( my email is chiaratororo at gmail.com . Thanks!

JR January 3, 2014

Happy new year! One house I have wanted to try and have yet to is Eau d'Italie. I am known as tangogoer in the town of gmail.

Shira January 3, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmothers, First of all Happy New year every one. This is the first time I am making a wish and it is wonderful to find such a lovely group! I am looking to try a sample of Tauer Rose Vermeille and/or Rose Chypree My email is sprice nine five ( the numbers) at hawtmail dawt cawm. Thanks!

Jamie January 3, 2014

Happy 2014! My wish for January is a decant of the Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest. I'm also interested in trying the Van Cleef and Arpels Collection Extraordinaire line. Or if these are too obscure, a decant of Diptyque Eau Duelle? Thank you!

VannyBL January 3, 2014

Happy new year everyone! I would love to try Guerlain's Après l'ondée (very hard to find here in Montreal, Canada!). I am also quite intrigued by Escentric Molecule and woul be very pleased to get a sample of Dyptique's Philosykos. My email is vanie_b_l at hotmail dawt comm. Thanks!

ewewhojane January 2, 2014

I would love to try Olfactive Studio's Flashback or Lumiere Blanche and would happily send some samples in return. Contact me at jgbriggs at mad river dot com.

Lisa D January 2, 2014

I'd love to try any of the Slumberhouse perfumes, if anybody's got some to spare! Send me a note at lisadarty at hot mail dot com, or reply here. I'd be happy to share any desired samples I have in return.

Civet January 2, 2014

Happy New Year all PFGs! My wish for the new year is to try Soivohle Carpathian Oud. I love Oudh Lacquer and Journeyman, so I'm really looking forward to trying Liz Zorn's latest take on oud!

missyl January 1, 2014

Whoops on the above! It was supposed to read missyl :)

Missy's January 1, 2014

Hi lovelies! It's about -10 where I am today! Beautiful snow flurries flying. I have been wanting to find a frankincense and myhrr scent for the winter. I'd like to try cb I hate perfume Fire from Heaven , Dior Bois D Argent or Baum De Doges ( Italie?). Or anything y'all experienced perfumistas think is a great one! :) Thanks perfume fairies! I hope Someone's got a wish I can fill.

katrin January 1, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairies! I would love to try old Calandre (or Eau Calandre) or, on a more contemporary note, Prelude to Love. And a Happy New Year to all!

Mariekel January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, perfumista pals! I would really love to try that Mona di Orio Violete Fumee. Failing that, I am really curious about the DS Durga perfumes, especially Boston Ivy. Email me at lauryn d b at gmail dot com.

Tena January 1, 2014

Jan, Thank you so much for offering to help. As someone who is currently looking at a thermometer that reads -27 C (Almost -17 F) I hope you are enjoying a warm and happy New Years Day.

eswift83 January 1, 2014

I'm mostly a lurker here, but have been trying to get my hands on a sample of SSS Cocoa Sandalwood for ages now! I should probably just bite the bullet and get a sample from Laurie. Regardless, I'll be looking to see if I have any of the wishlist items on here... so keep posting, y'all! :)

Lynne Marie January 1, 2014

Dear Fairy godmother, I am searching for two scents that I just can't seem to find a sample of anywhere: Jo Malone's Peony and Blush Suede or Tocca's Margaux. Thanks! I also have some samples to send out if anyone is interested? Ineke - Derring Do Ineke - Field Notes from Paris Parfum D'empire - Wazamba Tesori D'oriente -Neroli e Cardamomo

Irina January 1, 2014

Happy New Year to all of you I would be glad to be able to try "Kalemat" many thanks

Tena December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve Godparents. I am quite new to the world of niche scents, and I am having the time of my life. I would love to try Guerlain L'Instant,or Ormonde Jayne Woman, or anything by Tauer (or Amouage) or a shot of Elixir des Merveilles Hermes for women I will be following this to see if I .have any jewels to place in another's crown. Thank you so much. email is t f k 3 1 at yahoo dotttttt com

Dina C. December 31, 2013

Hello Perfume Fairy Godparents! I'd like to sample Neela Vermeire's Ashoka. Haven't tried any from that line yet. My other fairy wish is to sample Andy Tauer's Phi Rose from Kandahar. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out. Happy New Year to All!

NeenaJ December 31, 2013

This has been a great year for me with regard to exploring new notes and niche lines. Much thanks to the benevolent perfume fairy godmothers here. This month, I would love to try Ormonde Jayne Woman if anyone has some to spare. Happy New Year!

Carolyn C December 31, 2013

This time of year I tend to crave animalic perfumes. Would love samples of what you all consider "civet bombs." I own vintage Joy, Shocking and have samples of Secret Garden. Samples or suggestions for other "civet bombs" happily accepted. And if anyone knows where I can get my hands on some old Jovan Civet Oil at a reasonable price, I'd be forever indebted for that information. :) E-mail is bogsc at aol dawt com.

Mary P. December 31, 2013

Happy New Year wonderful perfume fairy godmothers! This month I am exploring the house of Guerlain and would love to try one or any of the following: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille, Shalimar OalaV Madagascar, Shalimar OalaV Mexique, L'Instant Magic, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, EC Le Boise Torride, EC Chypre Fatal. Thanks so much! My email is shuvanidev at yahoo dawt com

thegoddessrena December 31, 2013

I suspect that I'm the guilty party so I'm publicly apologizing. I did receive everything that was sent to me by all fairy godmothers within the past year in case I neglected to acknowledge them and I thank you all for your generosity. I also apologize for being so slow to send things out sometimes. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

leathermountain December 31, 2013

Greetings, Fairy Godparents, and a very happy new year to all! A wonderful new development from my flesh-and-blood mother: a rekindling of her interest in perfume. Hurrah! This bodes very well for 2014. :) She recently rediscovered an old bottle of VC&A First EdT in her cabinet, and she likes it very much. She fondly remembers wearing Chanel No. 5 (a vivid memory I have of her as well). She also found an empty old box of No. 5 EdT in her cabinet :( She was born in France in the 1930's and immigrated to the US as a child. Her mother continued to identify very strongly with French culture, including art, dance, food, and of course perfume, for as long as she lived. So that is the context that molded her earliest love for perfume. It has been many years since my mother wore perfume, but somehow now we have reconnected with that joy. So I would very much like to gather together any and all versions of Chanel No. 5, especially vintage, for her to try, as well as scents in that vein. PFGPs, can you work your magic? My mother is also interested in learning more about contemporary perfumers who are doing old-school work. I remember hearing DSH described in those terms, but I don't know where to begin. Recommendations are always welcome! One last shot in the dark: after the Chanel No. 5 era, my mother became enamored of a scent called Rain by The Body Shop out of Berkeley, CA, before it was bought up by the giant Body Shop we find today. Rain was discontinued at the time of the merger, and I have no clue where to find any old bottles that might exist. Any suggestions? Thank you, dear FGPs. ~lm

Becky December 31, 2013

What a wonderful idea! I'm still pretty new to the perfume game - new enough to have only recently discovered this blog, but long enough to have a fair amount of samples to share. I'll keep my eyes open for any godmothering I can fulfill on this thread. Right now, I'm most anxious to try Kiehl's Musk (EDT) and Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles. Try me at schoolmarm80 AT gmail. Happy New Year! :D

Cynthia Freeland December 31, 2013

I went to some trouble to decant and mail a couple of scents in response to a request. I never got any thank you or even any acknowledgment that they were received. Kind of makes me less willing to do it again, ya know? Calypso

Connie December 31, 2013

Hi Perfume Fairy Godmother, This month I would like to try some scent from Olympic Orchids- in particular any of the following: Ballets Rouges, Olympic Amber, Golden Cattleya, Tropic of Cancer, Osafume, Midsummer Day's Dream, and Seattle Chocolate. Happy holidays!

Elia December 31, 2013

Dear Fairies, my wish is to try some Papyrus de Ciane this month, ty, and Happy New Year to all!

lucasai December 31, 2013

Happy New Year perfume friends! I'd like to try ANY of the fragrances from Cloon Keen Atelier (especially Sybarite & Lune de Givre) or ANY of the Les Heures de Cartier fragrances. Twinkle twinkle little star!

Heather F December 31, 2013

I'd love to try Krigler's Oud, Patchouli, or Topaze Imperiale, Hiram Green's Moon Bloom, or Tom Ford's Shanghai Lily. And happy New Year everyone!

thegoddessrena December 31, 2013

I am looking for a few Guerlains and would be happy with any of the following: Shanghai, Parfum du 68 (not the cologne), or Cuir Beluga

Matsukaze December 31, 2013

Hi! Newbie me again. I only have one wish this month: I'm a huge francophile, but I will admit to you guys that I'd never heard of Rancé! The thought of having a royal parfumeur never even crossed my mind. I'm very interested in the history behind these scents. I'd love to try Joséphine, but any Rancé fragrance would tickle me pink. My email is (laka bu kih ime (at) gmail) no spaces in that first gibberish lol

edpgypsy December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the Fairy Godparents out there! Looking forward to an exciting 2014! As for my desire this month I am still conducting a Battle of the Tuberoses'! I would like to throw Diptyque Do Son in the mix if anyone has a bit of that. Another choice, just for fun, would by Gypsy Water. After Portia's review awhile back, I must try it (especially since it seems to fit my username!) My email is my username thru gmail. Thank you!!