March 2014 Perfume Sample Fairy Godmoter

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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

 

 

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for March.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of March 2014.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of April.   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)  

  • CarolynC says:

    Down to my last few drops of PG’s original Coze. If anyone has any to spare, I’d be thrilled!

    • CarolynC says:

      Wierd…don’t know why my country flag is showing up in some posts but not others. I’m in USA.

    • leathermountain says:

      Hi Carolyn,
      I’ve got some Coze. Not sure what counts as original, but I’m happy to share. Drop me a line in hotmailland: alederberg.

  • CarolynC says:

    Reverse fairy godmother offering. USA only please. I’d prefer to send all samples to one person, preferably someone who is just getting into this addiction and is open to sniffing anything/everything.

    Serge Lutens Mandarine/Mandarin (just a smidge)
    Providence Perfume Company Orange Blossom Body Oil (small sample)
    Lumier Blance (about .5ml)
    Christian Dior Dune (about 2ml)
    Pork Barrel BBQ/Que Eau de BBQ (about 1.5ml)
    Poncet Eau Eternelle (about 1.5ml)
    Bond #9 N0uveau Bowery (about 2ml)
    Abu Khalid Red Musk (about .5ml)
    Valentino Rock ‘n Rose (about 2ml)
    Le Labo Labdanum 18 (just a smidge)
    Balmain Jolie Madam (about 1ml)
    Lush Rose Jam (about 1ml)
    Vintage VC&A First EDT (about .5ml)

    • Draft says:

      I’m a newbie, and I’m definitely in the “sniff everything” stage. I’d like to try these if possible. 🙂 Let me know if that’s ok with you. Carson r aft (at) geemail dawt com

    • Janlast says:

      LOL at the Pork Barrel BBQ!!

      • CarolynC says:

        Jan, yup, that was one of your wierdo ones that’s actually quite fun. Smells like all the spices that go into bbq sauce. Thought I’d give some others a chance to sniff and not “hog” (ba dum bum) it all myself. 🙂

  • flowergirlbee! says:

    wow..fairy godmothers are real!! i am imagining my being in australia will be an issue…but here it goes…i have been dying to smell Etat Libre d’Orange – Like This and Serge Lutens – Bois de Violette…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..good luck little wishes..: )

    • JanLast says:

      Flowergirlbee, don’t give up. It may not happen this month, but we’ll find some goodies for you.

  • Patty Pong says:

    I don’t think anyone is going to have Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi….soooooo I’ll try for Czech & Speake Neroli. I’d buy 10ml or so if someone has that much to part with. 🙂
    *Paypal powered*

  • leathermountain says:

    done

  • leathermountain says:

    Samples in search of happy homes are below. I will likely be slow. 🙂

    I can send one or two parcels outside the US if I have takers. (That’s in addition to Elia, whom I still owe a package from 99 months ago that I haven’t forgotten, believe it or not. Elia, feel free to add any of these to the bunch!)

    Lalique Flora Bella
    Alien
    Kiehl’s Musk (seems to be an oil)
    Sweet Redemption
    Passage d’Enfer

  • shuvanidev says:

    Hi perfume fairy godmothers! Well, let’s cancel my previous request…… I am exploring iris fragrances and I am wondering if anyone has a bit of something they don’t want or that they wish to pass along. Open to anything 🙂 My email is shuvanidev at yahoo dawt com Thanks!

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Hi All,

    Some reverse Fairy Godmothering – I have the following to offer, I would like to only ship to the US, please.

    Profumum Victrix 4ml decant
    Lutens, Gris Clair boxed sample
    Floris Seringa about 5ml decant
    Mixed bag of 1ml samples – maybe your true love is in here!

    Hope everyone survived Winter Storm “Vulcan” – we’re still digging out – Blech!!

  • Draft says:

    Hi there, this is my first time on the fairy sample page. It’s like a dream! My friend showed it to me because I’m a huge perfume nerd. I’d be interested in trying fragrances with a dominant orange blossom note. It’s my favorite note and I’d love to expand my palate with some more scents, especially niche. My email is carson r aft (at) gee mail dawt com. I live in the USA.

  • Civet says:

    Hi, PFGs! I would love to try Tauer Orris or Zeta or anything by A Lab on Fire, since these have been on my To Try list forever.

    I have the following reverse PFGs to offer:

    JPG Fleur du Male
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin Midnight Fragrance (simply awesome, IMO)
    Esscentual Alchemy Little Black Dress
    Montale Crystal Flowers
    Balenciaga Florabotanica
    Oriza Legrand Reve d’Ossian
    Iunx L’Arbre
    Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri, par Camille

    • Civet says:

      Also Skye Botanicals Fuzzy Blue Blanket!

      • Lynne Marie says:

        HI Civet,

        I have some Zeta I can send you in exchange for the Reve d’Ossian. My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt come and I think I have your email so I will try to contact you now…

    • leathermountain says:

      Hi there, Civet.
      I’d love to take you up on your offer of LBD, and I’m mighty curious about your Iunx L’Arbre and anything you’d describe as being simply awesome. 🙂 My hawtmale is alederberg.

  • Poppy says:

    I’d loveit if anyone has some of the old formula of Tabu by Dana. I have some of the new stuff but it doesn’t smell quite right. It was the perfume my mother used to wear I’d I’d like to have some around for old times sake.

  • Stacey says:

    I’m pretty sure its just the bottle and the Laduree association, but I am dying to smell Nina Ricci La Tentation and can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone help?

  • NeenaJ says:

    Fairies, I would love to try anything from the Atelier Cologne line up. Orange Sanguine, Cedrat Enivrant, Veviter Fatal and Mistral Patchouli all sound especially appealing. I’m at jpreciose at gmail dawt com. Thanks!

    • Stacey says:

      I can help with that. I have a bunch of Atelier Cologne samples – not sure which ones off the top of my head, but can check when I get home. Feel free to email me at my gmail address: staceylcorr

  • Patty Pong says:

    Hi, anyone have any Citrus Paradisi from Czech & Speake? I have paypal if you have 5, 10 or more ml to sell.
    🙂

  • Janlast says:

    So excited to be back among you all. The ridiculous drama that was my life is coming to an end, all my stuff is mailed out, I am content. I would like to try some ginger notes, if possible, something that puts a little zing in your step. I am jdeangeo and that’s at aol dot com.

  • Edward says:

    Hey fairies, for march I would love to sample any of thierry mugler’s “taste of” or “cuir” flankers. Please contact me at edwardnr 17 at gmail dot com

  • donnakitt says:

    Hi Fairies,
    I’d love to try a bit of SL A la Nuit, Bas de Soie, or Borneo, please. xox

  • Nitasha says:

    Hi Fairies! I’m off to London in a few weeks and would love to try any Brit perfumes you love so I can be a bit prepared when I arrive and maybe get a lovely smelly souvenir – have never tried anything by any of the following:
    Ormonde Jayne
    Penhaligons (heard a lot about Blenheim Bouquet and Hammam Bouquet)
    Miller Harris (heard Cuir d’oranger is lovely)
    Trumpers (Sandalwood?)

    This month I can also offer:
    Bulgari Jasmin Noir EDP
    Carven Le Parfum full brand sample
    Guerlain L’Instant EDP

    My email is nitasha dawt manchanda at g(ee)mail

    Many thanks for hosting this wonderful exhange Posse!

    • Janlast says:

      Nitasha, have you tried Union? The Quince, Mint and Moss is very nice. And, thank goodness, your box should arrive this weekend!

      • Nitasha says:

        Hi Jan – Thank you thank you! You didn’t send me your address for the swap though! nitasha dawt manchanda at g-ee-mail

  • molly l says:

    Thanks Kalliela, that would be great! Did you already send me an email this morning?

  • Katrin says:

    Dear Perfume Fairies,

    I’d love to try LeLabo’s city exclusives, or any of other in the line for that matter. Thanks!

  • shuvanidev says:

    Hello Perfume Fairies!
    I would love to try Parfum d’Empire Equestrius, or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Figue Iris, or Keiko Mecheri Iris d’Argent, or Keiko Mecheri Iris Pourpre…… failing any of these, good iris fragrance suggestions very much appreciated 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • ROSANNE MORRIS says:

    I smelled Zita by Paula Dorf on someone and I’ve been in love every since!!

  • Connie says:

    Hi Perfume Fairies!
    I would love the chance to try Amandiere by Heeley, Moon Bloom by Hiram Green, Jour Ensoleille by SSS, or Violetta by Penhaligon’s. Hope spring is springing in all of your respective locations!

    • leathermountain says:

      Hey Connie, I have a bit of Jour Ensoleille to share. Would you send your mailing info to my hotmail address? It’s alederberg at.

  • Martha says:

    Dear Perfume Fairies –

    I wish for a sample of L’ Heure Bleue. I’ve never smelled it and would love to do so.

    Thanks so much!

  • Amber Jobin says:

    Hi Perfume Friends! I’m currently researching some specific perfume notes and the perfumes that feature them and was wondering if anyone would like to trade samples of my perfumes (Aether Arts Perfume) for some of the fragrances I’m interested in? The notes I’m focusing on are: Metallic, Fur, and Super Animalic (I would also welcome any suggestions for other fragrances that might feature these notes).

    The perfumes I’d like to find samples of are: any of the Blood Concept line (but especially the first four A, B, O, AB), CB I Hate Perfume—Old Fur Coat, Secretions Magnifiques, Musc kublai Khan, and No. 8 by Brent Leonesio. I would also like to find a sample of Bulgari Black for the weird rubber note. You can convo me on Etsy, (AetherArtsPerfume) and see what I have to offer in exchange in terms of the perfumes I create. I always love to trade with fellow perfume enthusiasts!

    • Elia says:

      I can help with MKK,
      and I might have a small sample of Black, and possibly something tiny from Blood Concept, but I’d have to rummage to see
      eliared a][ zoho do][ {om

    • I can help with Black, CBIHP Musk Reinvention, and Secretions Magnifiques. I’m definitely interested in checking out your work so I’ll find you on Etsy!

    • Janlast says:

      jdeangeo here, at aol dawt com, and I can help with Blood Concept AB

  • foxbins says:

    Hello fairy godmother–

    I would like to try Andy Tauer’s PHI Un Rose de Kandahar or some of F. Malle’s Portrait of a Lady. Thanks so much!

    • Claire says:

      Hi! I can send you a mostly-full sample of PHI. You can get in touch with me at catwood at college dawt harvard dawt edu.

  • puhfume says:

    Hello everyone,

    I’ve been wanting to try Parfum de Nicolai’s Odalisque and Les Temps d’Une Fete. I want to add a green floral to my stable and these two seem to be very highly rated but not the easiest to find. If anyone could help, that’ll be much appreciated. Thank you!
    I’m in Canada.

  • edpgypsy says:

    Hello everyone! This month I would love to try Tauer~ 02 L’air du Desert Marocain as I’ve heard such great things! Also, if anyone can recommend a wonderful All-Natural Tuberose perfume, that would be wonderful! My email address is my username in the town of gee mail. Thank you and Happy March!

    • einsof says:

      hi edpgypsy! i have a few sugestions for you cause A) i’m a natural perfume NUT and (B) i am sooooo into tuberose right now i cannot see the Fracas for the trees. or something like that… anywho…. Moondance from Anya’s Garden, Hiram Green’s MoonBloom(if you find this i must get a sample!!), Moonflower Solid from Providence Perfume Co (discontinued and on sale — 5 left.), Rebel & Mercury have a tuberose body oil and several perfume with tuberose in them (i haven’t tried yet), and i am SURE JoAnne Bassett has a wonderful perfume featuring Tuberose– i just can’t remember which one… but i will find out as it must join my tuberose minions.

      anyway.. that ought to steer you in the right direction.

      cheers!

    • Claire says:

      Hi edpgypsy,
      I can hook you up with a sample of L’ADDM. I’ll shoot you an email!

  • molly l says:

    Dear fairy Perfume Godmother,
    I would love a sample or decant of Chanel No. 5. I haven’t smelled it in so long and I’ve been pining for it.
    My email is mclang zero sixteen at gee mail dot com.
    Thank you!!

  • Heather F says:

    Hi all, I’d love to try Byredo 1996, Amouage Opus VIII, or Hiram Green Moon Bloom this month, if anyone has a smidge to spare. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂 Thanks again.

  • kalliela says:

    Dear Fumista Fairy Good Mother,

    I wish upon a star, that these wouldn’t be so far:

    Chene Lutens
    Chergui Lutens
    Jersey Chanel
    Violette Fumme MdO
    Amber Oud Kilian
    Bamboo Harmony Kilian
    Zeste de Rose Rosine
    Any men’s Guerlain scents

    My eee mailz is my name plus 11 at the end of it @ hawt mail. Hope that made sense, lol, if not, you can just put yours down Fairy Goodnesses.

  • SallyM says:

    Greetings dear Godmothers!
    I’m on a mission to try the entire Serge Lutens line and would in particular like to sniff Chergui and Iris Silver Mist.
    Thanks in excitement!

  • I’ve been wanting to revisit Apres L’Ondee. I remember having tried it at Neiman Marcus some time ago but the last time I was there I couldn’t find any of the classic Guerlains, just the exclusive ones. I might have just overlooked them but was too busy avoiding salespeople to notice.. 😛 Anyway, Esperanza, I would appreciate it if you or one of your helpers see fit to grant me a sample.

  • einsof says:

    Prima Ballerina is gone… wow. that was fast. 😉

  • Mariekel says:

    Hey there Perfumistas!

    I would love to try PG Isparta and Masque Milano Luci et Ombre. I also find myself craving hyacinth, so if anyone has a recommendation for a really good hyacinth soliflore, I would be forever grateful (I have been desperately searching for the best one I’ve ever come across — Patricia de Nicolai Jacinthe room spray, which smelled just like the real thing, but it is nowhere to be found).

  • einsof says:

    in reverse style, i have to offer:

    Strange Invisible Perfumes Diamnche
    Strange Invisible Perfumes Prima Ballerina
    Providence Perfume CO Citron Tabac (one left)
    Bond No 9 Chinatown (small bit left in sample vial)
    Annick Goutal Passion

    first come, first served; einsof at rocket mail dotty commie <3

    • Just sent you an email. I’d love to try one of the SIPs, and I have some tuberose for you too. 🙂

      • einsof says:

        ok the SIPs are gone!! you perfumistas could teach a cheetah a thing or two about being fast, eh?!

        the rest are still up for grabs!

        weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

        • Irina says:

          May I, please, have the Citron Tabac?
          I am at irreiter (at) hotmail(dot)cowm

          • einsof says:

            ok, my fairy godmother wand is all out of juice! thanks for everyone who scooped up my offerings! i’m am so happy to be able to exchange as well as receive this month!

            and to the leaders of this very fine posse– YOU PEEPS ROCK! this is such a brilliant idea.

  • jjlook says:

    Hello, I’ve have been helped on this before (and swapped with others…)
    I have been hoping to smell some Miller Harris L’air du rien for awhile, but haven’t been able to find it…
    Would also dream of smelling Mitzah.

    Anyone can help a lady out…
    Have some weirdo/vintage things to trade, like Organza Indecence, the original Donna Karan Signature and the old-school Betsey Johnson, and others.
    thanks!
    j

    • I can help you out with Mitzah! I bought a decant and loved it so much that I went out and bought a full bottle on eBay, so I can send you as much as you’d like! (I also discovered–too late, unfortunately–that I seem to be allergic to something in this particular perfume, so I can’t wear it much. I’d love to send some to a good home.) You can email me at jessakins at geemail.

      • Nitasha says:

        Hi Jessa – Mitzah sounds so interesting – if you have an extra small sample, I would love to try! Can I send you some SL Rousse or Santal Majuscule in return? Also listed a few things in another post in case you’d like something else, thanks! Will email you too.

      • jjlook says:

        Thanks Jessa! I sent you an email via the gmail, hope you found it.

  • Becky says:

    HI, Fairies!

    I am really hoping someone has a few drops of Cuir de Lancome or Amaranthine languishing around somewhere. Thanks so much!

  • peppermoon says:

    Spring is putting me in the mood for realistic, beautiful nature scents. I’d love to try a little MDCI Rose de Siwa, or foresty scents like Slumberhouse Norne and Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles. I’m hoping that everyone is going to have a beautiful March!

  • Elia says:

    Dear Fairies,
    my wish is for a rarer Guerlain to fill in on the gaps I have.
    anything from Nahema, Parure, or Terracotta Voile d’Ete,
    or an exclusive like Tonka Imperiale or Spirituese Double Vanille,
    or a vintage formulation of something like Mitsouko, Jicky, Vol de Nuit, or L’Heure Bleue
    or a smidge of a parfum of Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit or Samsara.
    Any one would fit my wish.

    ty

  • Claire says:

    Hello Fairy Godmother!
    I would swoon for a sample of CdG Avignon, or a bit of L’Artisan Seville a l’Aube.

    • Lynne Marie says:

      Claire,

      I can ship you some Seville a l’Aube. My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dawt com

  • einsof says:

    ARGH!!! the agony of a Libra trying to make a decision. if i may, i’d like to try this: i am interested in ANYTHING tuberose. Tuberose is my note du jour and i am sticking to it. (please bear in mind that since for YEARS i was natural ONLY, the only synth tuberose i have tried is Fracas. no, seriously. *laugh*) Thank you for this amazing time of the month (i am still giggling like a school girl over the idea you do this EVERY MONTH!?!?!)

    i have a few new possible samples since last month and will post them a little later in case someone specifically asks for them. cheers! <3

    • Becky says:

      Hey, Einsof! I have some EL Tuberose Gardenia and La Chasse Aux Papillon for sure, and probably a few more if I rummage around carefully enough. E-mail me at schoolmarm80 AT gmail DOT com.

    • I think I have a little bit of Tubereuse Criminelle I could give you. I might have more but I’m not sure off the top of my head, and I’d have to check when I get home. You can email me at countsjc at the gee mail.

    • Elia says:

      There’s vintage Poison if you can take a fragrance strong enough to blast your head off.
      eliared a][ zoho do][ {om

  • Jamie says:

    Dear Fairy Godmothers, does anyone have a bit of Nina Ricci Love in Paris or The Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest that they might share with me? Thank you!

    • Stacey says:

      I have an extra sample of the Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest I can sent=d. Gmail address is staceylcorr.

  • Rebekah says:

    I’m really interested in “salty” rose scents. I like Stella, but to me it smells very linear. I’m very interested in trying a sample of Parfum de Rosine’s Ecume de Rose, but really anything that seems salty or mineral-y and rosy! You can be in touch w

    • Rebekah says:

      In fact, really any of the Parfum de Rosine fragrances would be interesting.

      I’ve got a small sample of Union Gunpowder Rose if anyone would like to trade for another ose.

    • Elia says:

      I can help with a small sample of that if you like,
      eliared a][ zoho do][ {com

  • thegoddessrena says:

    I’d like to try anything from House of Matriarch, especially Coco Blanc or Parfumerie Generale Arabian Horse

  • einsof says:

    YEA!!! i get to pay it forward!! 🙂 i can set you up with some Citron Tabac. send your details to einsof at rocketmail dotty commie. cheers!

  • Lynne Marie says:

    meant my correction to go here… It’s that kind of morning, The name should read Lynne Marie

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Name should read Lynne Marie, for some reason the comments section keeps deleting it!

  • Lynne says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,

    I am hoping that someone out there has an unloved sample or decant of Happy Spirit Magical Nights by Chopard. It was a flanker to Happy Spirit and was only produced for a short time. It has become my holy grail. I had a very small sample that I used sparingly until it was gone but I miss it so much! I live in the US and my email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dawt com

    I’ll be posting some reverse fairy offerings later on. Sending spring wishes your way as it snows here in New England…

  • rosarita says:

    Hi, just wanted to post that I’ve lost the address of the person I was supposed to mail to last month. I’m sorry! It was someone in France and I really only want to ship in the US; her flag indicator thingie was wrong. My deepest apologies!

    • Janlast says:

      Hey there Rosarita! If you have time, give me a quick email. All my past sins have been mailed out, but I have a pending going to France, will be happy to add it. Plus, are you still interested in different vintages of Chanel #5? jdeangeo at aol dot com

  • Beck says:

    Good evening everyone,

    I would absolutely love to try a sample/small decant of Andy Tauer’s Lonestar Memories or MFK’s Absolue Pour Le Soir or Lumiere Noire Pour Homme.

    I reside in New Zealand and would like to send a small sample package to you in return.

    Thank you,

    Beck.

  • lucasai says:

    Dearest perfume fairies!

    This month I would like to try any of the fragrances by Providence Perfume Co. (especially Tabac Citron) and my other wish is to try any of Chanel Les Exclusifs in extrait concentration.

    Hope anyone will be able to help 🙂

  • Tena says:

    I can’t believe it is March already !! Perhaps it is the 10 foot snowbank in my yard that makes the idea hard to believe :P.
    I am hoping that some wonderful Godmother has a smidge of Al-Rehab’s Chocko-Musk or a taste of Jalaine’s perfume oil in Silk that they could share. I am in Canada if that makes it easier/more challenging for anyone.Thanks so much.

  • hippychic says:

    Years ago I had a bottle of My Sin perfume by Lanvin which I loved. I haven’t seen/smelled it since the 80’s, so it would be great to find it again.

  • Amy K says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,
    I would love to have a small sample of Piguet Knightsbridge. It sounds so nice, and it’s so hard to come by in the US. Thanks!