February 2014 Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

 

Going a little early this month since I don’t have the sandalwood post ready.  I have such a mental block on sandalwood, I just don’t know why it is causing me so much angst!  I’m giving it one more week, and if I can’t plow through it, it has to go on the backburneer.

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for February.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of February 2014.   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 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)  

149 Comments
Ella February 26, 2014

Hi, I have been dying to try L'heure Bleue and SL A La Nuit. Thanks in Advance to anyone who can help. I am Suemi dot Kim at gmail dot com. :)

windicindi February 21, 2014

I am looking for the body lotion to the original Vera Wang Perfume! My sister loves it and it sometimes is sold only in a kit form...Please help me out! Thanks, Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Nitasha February 19, 2014

Hi - first time on this forum - how exciting to share perfumes. Just ordered a bunch of sample supplies and am happy to offer L'Instant Guerlain, Chanel No. 5 EDP, Serge Lutens Rousse, or Santal Majuscule. Would LOVE to try Serge Lutens Sarrassins or Iris Silver Mist. Also anything by Parfums de Nicolai THANKS! nitasha (dot) manchanda at g(ee)mail

Gentiana February 18, 2014

I can share some splits, for European members. Big splits: Paloma Picasso, Yvresse, Bill Blass Nude, Jean Charles Brosseau Ombre Rose, Ungaro Diva, Laura Biagiotti Roma (2008, unopened), Laura Biagiotti Venezia (2011, used 2 times), Bottega Veneta EDP, Trussardi Python (2004, kept in dark place), Lancome Attraction (2008, unopened), Gucci Flora EDP, Gres Cabotine, Gres Cabochard, Gres Cabaret Sample size (1-1.5 ml) Caron Narcisse Noir, Caron N'Aimez Que Moi, Nasomatto Narcotic Venus, Bvlgari Omnia, Shalimar, Opium (2007,not used, kept in good condition), Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau, YSL Paris EDT.

windicindi February 17, 2014

I would love to try Yvresse and Bijan! Thanks, Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

CarolynC February 15, 2014

A reverse fairy godmother offering all to one person please: Balenciaga Florabotanica 1.2ml sample Jovoy Gardez-Moi .5ml sample Chanel Coco sample (just a smidge) Lelong Balalaika .5ml sample Killian Playing with the Devil 1ml sample

donnakitt February 15, 2014

Dear Fairy Godmother, as it's still Feb., thought I'd give this a try -- I have a FB of Tom Ford Shanghai Lily that I'd be happy to decant and swap for a decant of Mona Di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Rose (trying to like the TF but got hooked on Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia so TF needs a new home). OR, anything JAR Jardenia or JAR Golconda. xo

leathermountain February 6, 2014

A bit late to the party, I have these samples to share: Lalique Flora Bella Balmain Ambre Gris (truly tiny amount) Byblos Byblos Montana Parfum de Peau Hermes Rocabar I'd love to send them all to one person, if there's anyone who would like to try all of these....? And one more gigantic THANK YOU to last month's FGPs who sent so much wonderful juice for my mom. We're still exploring the collection, and it's so much fun!

Connie Finkelman February 3, 2014

Hello! Does anyone have any vintage Zen by Shiseido (the 1964 version) they wouldn't mind sharing? If so, I'd be happy to offer a trade from my (500+) collection. I'm cfinkelman a t g m a i l (U.S. only)

thinkingmagpie February 3, 2014

Hello, Fairies! I thought it's about time I'd come out of lurkerdom :D I've been hit by Iris fever and I'd love to have a smell of Iris Poudre by Malle or Iris Nobile by Aqua di Parma or anything Iris come to that. Does anyone have a smidge of them for me? In return, I can offer you a sample of Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDP if you are interested. I live in the EU and I can be reached at thinkingmagpie at Gmail. Thank you!

peppermoon February 1, 2014

Hello lovelies! I'm still on my white floral quest, but this time I'm focused on magnolia centric fragrances! I'd love a smidge of Aqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile, Sandrine/Michel by Magnolia Grandilfora or Guerlain L'Instant. I love reading this page; I've found so many interesting fragrances and houses by looking up everyone's requests on Fragrantica!

hajusuuri February 1, 2014

Hello Fairies, This month I am looking for 1.5-2mLs of NVC Ashoka. I'm open to swapping. Click on my username to get my contact info OR leave yours as a reply and I will contact you. Thank you. I am in the U.S.

Patty Pong February 1, 2014

^ Would welcome a dollop of either Tihota OR Trayee OR Epiphany whichever someone has first. :) Thanks !!!

sophie February 1, 2014

hello Perfume Posse, I have a few reverse offerings if you live in the EU! samples of- Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir, Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita, YSL Rive Gauche, Andy Tauer Lonestar Memories, Hermessence Vanille Galante please mail me at caesura.ec at gmail dot com if you would like to claim them. I would love to try some pre-reformulation Samsara (just because I want to know what real sandalwood smells like), and Guerlain Nahema.

Sarah I February 1, 2014

Hi lovely Perfume Posse! I live in frigid Canada, and I'm craving tropical scents :) I would love to try Guerlain Mahora (or i think it could also be called Mayotte?) and also the gourmand rose Une Rose Vermeille by Andy Tauer. P.s. I love reading all the comments on this blog, they are really addictive and giving me a lot of new ideas! My email is: catsmeow fiftyfive (but as the number, and no space) at the hawt male :) Thanks!

sandi philippen January 31, 2014

dear fairy godmother: i would love to stick my schnoot on a sample of une rose chypree by andy tauer and parfums retro grand cuir. i live in the US. i have many treats to sprinkle back, but i'll list the sweeter gourmands since they have a strong appeal during the wintery months: - hermessence vetiver tonka - montale intense cafe - montale chocolate greedy - neil morris burnt amber thank you! i can be reached at sandibunnypants (at) gmail.com

springpansy January 31, 2014

Dear Fairy Godmothers, I thought of one other sample request - does anyone have an unwanted sample of Tom Ford Shanghai Lily? I'd love to try this and am happy to send things in return! My Gravatar has an email address if you click on it. Thanks! springpansy

NeenaJ January 30, 2014

Dear Fairy Godmother, I am wishing for some Ormonde Jayne Woman and Ormonde Jayne Man to compare and contrast. My love for pine notes in perfume is growing. I'm in the US at jpreciose at the g(ee)mail. Thank you!

katrin January 30, 2014

Hello Fairies! I'd love to try some Tubereuse Criminelle or Nicolai pour Homme. I'm in the EU.

poodle January 29, 2014

Dear fairy godmother, I am wishing for La Fin du Monde by ELDO. I am dying to know if the popcorn note is really noticeable because poodle paws smell like popcorn. The pups would probably prefer I sniff my wrist rather than theirs. If no one has that I'd love a bit of Puredistance M. I tried posting this request earlier but it didn't seem to work so if for some reason my previous attempt shows up in the time line I apologize. Also, I'm in the US.

Jennifer Counts January 29, 2014

I would love to try something from Vero Kern. I'm especially interested in Rubj, but I haven't tried any of them, so any will be good. My email is countsjc at the gmail.

Carolyn C January 29, 2014

Have fallen in love with 2 Isabey samples I've recently received...l'Ambre de Carthage and Gardenia. Would love to experience other scents from Isabey if anyone can provide. Will post some reverse fairy godmother offerings over the weekend.

Edward January 29, 2014

I would love a tiny sample of Chanel Chance eau Fraiche. My email is edwardnr 17 at gmail dot com

ameliacjohnson January 29, 2014

Hello! I'm looking to get my hands on some Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum. I also have some wintry samples to offer --Vagabond Prince, Enchanted Forest (1.5 small sample vials) --CB I Hate Perfume Winter 1972 --DSH Winter White I have many more and am waiting to see what others request. Email me at this username at yahoo

einsof January 29, 2014

thanks ann! yes, i've noticed you are a very sweet and insightful bunch. :)

sweetharmony8 January 29, 2014

Hello Fairies! I would love to sample some peppery perfume! I have no idea where to start, I am so new! I also have some perfumes I would love to share with you: * Diorissimo (in the houndstooth bottle, not sure what vintage that is!) *Bvlgari Au the Vert and Au the Rouge *Coco Chanel (not sure what the vintage on that is, but it smells wonderful!) *Noora *Tuvache Jungle Gardenia. The whole thing. I absolutely cannot stand how it smells! I tried it and I felt very nauseous. My email is shawscot at imail dot iu dot edu and I live in America!

Elia January 29, 2014

Dear Fairies, this month my wish is to visit older type chypres; a couple I've not gotten to try are Coriandre, Jolie Madame, Femme Rochas and La Nuit Paco Rabanne. I'd like to try any one of them, preferably with some age to the juice :) ty, I'm in the EU

springpansy January 29, 2014

Hello all, and dearest Fairy Godmother, I would so love to try a dab of Chanel 5 in parfum concentration. Don't care whether vintage or new. And I'm happy to send something in return. Thanks, debby msrd at comcastttttt dotttt nettttt (without all the extra Ts, of course).

Civet January 29, 2014

This month, dearest Fairy Perfume People, I would love to try Pure Distance Antonia or Diptyque Volutes. Thank you!

einsof January 29, 2014

hello posse! so i'm starting to come out of lurk mode and try to be more interactive! my fairy wish would be anything Strange Invisible Perfumes or maybe a surprise from an all natural perfumer. ;) in return, i have a nearly full bottle of Annick Goutal's Passion to decant or swap? happy fairy dusting! einsof (einsof at rocket mail dot com)

Cardinal January 29, 2014

Good afternoon Faeries, I live far from California but would love to try the following from Sonoma Scent Studio: - Winter Woods - Incense Pure - Fireside Intense I would also love to sample Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'Ascese or Mona di Orio's Oud. Thank you ever so much.

Bridget C January 29, 2014

I would LOVE to try Indult Tihota, Indult Manakara and Atelier Silver Iris. I have lots of goodies to reverse fairy, I just don't have time to list them! I can be reached at bkcpeanut at gmail dawt com.

Civet January 28, 2014

Hi, all! I have some reverse PFG offerings. If you're interested in any of them, please gmail me at civetohell. Guerlain Cologne Imperiale Amouage Al Andalus attar (I would love to send this to someone with some experience with Amouage attars. It's weird, and not necessarily in a good way, either.) The Different Company Sel de Vetiver The Different Company Un Parfum des Sens Bois Amouage Fate Man Von Eusersdorff Classic Orange Lolita Lempicka Midnight Illusions L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (multi-usage dry oil) This one isn't a perfume, but an oil for face, body, and hair. Unfortunately, the scent is strong enough to interfere with any other scent I'm wearing!

edpgypsy January 28, 2014

All of my reverse offerings above (Malle, Tauer and JHAG) are now claimed. I am glad they are going to new homes! :) Thank you!

Lynne Marie January 28, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairies, I really do live in the US and I would love to try either Mancera's Roses and Chocolate or Balenciaga's Rosabotanica (still working on getting over my fear of roses ;-) . I promise to sprinkle fairy dust in return! My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dot com

kirsten January 28, 2014

oops my bad! email is kirsten24d at gmail dot com, so sorry Mary P x

kizzers January 28, 2014

Dearest Perfume Fairies, the Universe has been beyond kind to me today, so I have some real sass asking for anything else! ;) Buuuuuuuut ! I've had a terrible craving for some vintage Poison and Opium lately - you know the good stuff that whacks you round the head and leaves a mild concussion style headache for a couple of days? Yup, I need some of that... I have a few boxed samples from Diptyque going spare, some Serge minis, and I have a little 15ml travel size Seville A'Laube I'd happily swap for the goodies. I'm in the UK but happy to return the Fairy Favour anywhere there's a postal service. I'm at kirstend at gmail dot com.

Erica January 28, 2014

Hello - I was given a sample and have fallen in love with Twilight by Lush and it is impossible to find at an affordable price :/ I am searching for a decant or partial bottle.I have plenty of samples/small decants to swap if anyone can help me. longball2010 at live dawt com Thank You :)

Kandice January 28, 2014

Hello everyone. There are so many fragrances I've wanted to sample and haven't had the chance. But one has nagged at me the most since I first read about it. I would love to try Winter Kitty perfume by For Strange Women perfumes. I have a host of samples I don't love and would be happy to send one in return that matches what you like in perfumes. (Including some scents that are well-reviewed, well-loved - just not by me!) I'm in the US. My emal is kden124 at hotmail. Thanks everyone :-)

Audrey January 28, 2014

Hello Perfume Fairy, I would love a sample of Guerlain Spiritueuse Double vanilla or Serge luten Bois Vanilla. I have Donna Karan Chaos sample to share or Tauer Maroc por Elle. [email protected]

lucasai January 28, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairy! I'd love to try Technique Indiscrete - My Burning Secret or Dior Privee - Milly-la-Foret. You can reach me at: lucas [dawt] szczesniak, gmail.com

Martha January 28, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairies - I'd love to sample some Tilleul by D'Orsay. By wearing this perfume I am certain that spring will arrive that much faster. Right?

Connie January 28, 2014

Bonjour lovely fairies! I'd love to try anything from Huitieme Art or Profumum Roma. My email is constance(dot)beck-treadway(at)yale(dot)edu

rosarita January 28, 2014

Good day, lovely Posse! This month I am seeking some Chanel #5; I swapped my last bottle and now I miss it. I would love a decant if possible - I have some Eau Premiere but I'm looking for edt or edp. Thanks! My email is opponatrix at gmail.

Elena January 28, 2014

Apologies if this double posts, but I would like to try anything by Neela Vermeire, especially Trayee or Bombay Bling. My email is elena dot m dot wood, and that's a gmail account. Thank you! I'll be watching to see if I can be a perfume fairy, too!

Sherri January 28, 2014

I would love to try anything from the Oriza L LeGrand line. I'm happy to swap, or even just get advice where to purchase! Thanks! :-)

Asali January 28, 2014

Dear Perfume Fairy. Looking for a tiny sample of Fourreau Noir, or even vintage Zibeline. Pretty please:-) MozartMEZZO AT Gmail

Chiara January 28, 2014

Hello! This month, I am looking to sample a bit of: Guerlain L 'Heure Bleue, Caron Nuit de Noel (and Neela Vermeire Trayee...) If anybody has a drop or two to offer I would be grateful for eternity!

Helene Byll January 28, 2014

Anything Amouage + anything Kerosene ! Can't stand reading and dreaming about it anymore without putting some in my nose

Ginny M January 28, 2014

The scents from the past year that I've most wanted to sample are Puredistance Black, Ashoka, Knightsbridge and Violette Fumee... A girl can dream! (I know, I know, that's four not two, but it opens up options... :) )

edpgypsy January 28, 2014

Oops! My apologies! That was supposed to be a reply to my offerings in my post! Sorry! :(

edpgypsy January 28, 2014

Lipstick Rose and PHI are both spoken for. Thanks! :)

d3m0lici0n January 28, 2014

I can't believe that January is gone! What is going on?!? Time is flying and we need to catch up trying all the new stuff out there. I will love to try Memo Shams (been looking to try that one for a while with no results) and also Masque Milano Montecristo just to check what is all the fuss about. Thanks!

thegoddessrena January 28, 2014

Since this month will mark 5 years cancer free, I'd like something that sounds spectacular--PG Arabian Horse or Slumberhouse Zahd. If neither of those are available then I'd like YSL Champagne or SSS Champagne de Bois.

Heather F January 28, 2014

I can't believe how quickly January went either! This month I'd love to sample anything in the new Aerin Lauder line, or some Guerlain Samsara or Nahema (a smidge of any concentration, any vintage). My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail :) Thanks as always!!

edpgypsy January 28, 2014

Hi! Where did the month go?! I can't believe how fast time is flying by! This month I am in a Musk mood (again!). I have been wanting to try CB I Hate Perfume- Where We Are There Is No Here and also Le Labo Musc 25 Los Angeles (or any Le Labo, for that matter as it's a house I haven't tried yet). I have a couple reverse offerings too, if someone wants one of these just let me know: Malle- Lipstick Rose, Tauer- PHI Une Rose de Kandahar, several from Juliette Has a Gun. My email address is my username in the town of Gmail. Thank you and have a great February everyone! ~edpgypsy~