April 2014 Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother



Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for April 2014.     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 May.   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)  

Janlast April 22, 2014

Does anyone have access to Brazilian products?? Or know enough Portuguese to get me through an order? I just read about a weird one, you know I can't resist. The company name is Mahogany and the scent is Angico Branco. I am intrigued. A Woody-Floriental mandarin, bergamot, peach jasmine absolute, rose, lily-of-the valley, plum vetiver, musk, vanilla, angico branco The best part is... I can tell you this unusual scent is worthy of the niche category, although it can be obtained at the modest price of R$88 (US $39) on Mahogany's official website.

mayb~ April 20, 2014

hi! i'm new here so i don't know how it's working......so.... i'm looking for samples of perfumes like : versace bright crystal / absolu , lacoste , escada , katy perry and juicy couture. tnx (:

wonkywheel April 18, 2014

I know I might be too late, but I'm very new to the perfume hobby. So far I've realized that I like tea notes, and I'd like to try some tea scents! So far I've only tried department store scents like BVLGARI Jasmin Noir. I'd like to try something new. My IRL friend is Peppermoon and she told me about this site (she says she's trying to get me addicted), so I thought I'd give it a whirl! Thanks, folks! :)

Gigi April 9, 2014

Hi! I'm pretty new here and really am just seeking suggestions. Hope it is ok to post a question like this here... I've become obsessed with wanting to try a perfume that features galbanum and patchouli. Have no idea how they would combine really, but want to find out! Can anyone recommend something?

Civet April 8, 2014

Dear perfume fairy godparent, I would love a sample or decant of Cartier Panthere. Tried it on in a department store today and was duly impressed. Sheer fruits and then a chewy gardenia note. But before I buy a bottle, I want to make sure it's right for me!! Thank you!

sandipants April 6, 2014

dear fairygodmother: here in seattle, april weather has me clinging to sweet comforting scents & on the hunt for interesting honey-based fragrances. i would love to get my nose on serge lutens meil de bois or ginestet's botrytis, please. my reverse fairy godmother offering: 1.5ml spray of dior's mitzah &/or 1.0ml sample vial of strange invisible perfume's dimanche. xxoo!

Patty Pong April 4, 2014

Greetings !!! Any Midnight in Paris EDP out there to try? :)

many_worlds April 3, 2014

Hello--a bit of reverse fairy-ing. I've got a 5ml roll on of Sweet Anthem Fox as well as a 1ml sample of the Annabelle EDP. I also have 1ml samples of Sonoma Scent Studio Wood Violet and Winter Wood (Although...spring is coming! I hope...) if anyone is interested.

Nitasha April 3, 2014

Hi Fairies!! Thanks to Jan, Lynne Marie my previous fairies - loving trying the scents they sent! Yesterday in Boston I attended a fantastic event with Christophe Laudamiel and he brought Osmotheque samples with him SOOO EXCITING - first time I smelled some of the vintage greats - Mitsuoko, Nahema, Jicky, Chypre, L'Origan .... if only he didn't have to pack up and return to NYC. I fell in love with the vintage Nahema on the strip and I know it's probably a long shot, but I'd love to actually try some on if anyone had a smidge they can spare! Reverse fairy: offering Tauer's own nearly full sample of Carillion Pour un Ange, also Floris Seringa. My email is nitasha dot manchanda at g(ee)mail Thanks!

windicindi April 3, 2014

Hello Esperanza...I would love to try the classic Chanel No. 5, the new fragrance by Dolce' j'adore Dior and/or the first fragrance that Vera Wang put on the market. Thank you very, very much. Cindi jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Amber Jobin April 3, 2014

Hi Fairies! I had a great experience trading scents last month and made some new perfume friends to boot! This month I would love to trade any of my perfumes (AetherArtsPerfume on Etsy) for any of the Kerosene perfumes. I'm thinking one-for-one samples vials (1ml) with perfume lovers in the US. You can contact me by convo on Etsy via my shop name above. Many thanks in advance!

cara April 3, 2014

Hi all, this is my first time posting; before I write anything else I just want to say this is a wonderful site! What I would love is to try any fragrance with Tahitian Vanilla as a main note :) I just love sweet, true, Tahitian Vanilla! Some of things of interest: Dolce Acqua (Profumum Roma), Serendipitous by Serendipity 3 and Loukhoum Eau Poudree - Keiko Mecheri.

Katrin April 2, 2014

Dear perfume fairies! This month I'd love to try any of Hermes's Merveilles scents, in particular the Eau or Eau Claire one! Thank you!

Vanessa April 2, 2014

Hi perfume fairies! I smelt Tauer's L'Air du desert marocain on someone recently and thought it was amazing. Unfortunately, I don't think Tauer's perfumes are available anywhere near where I live. I'd love to try out a couple of his fragrances, specifically L'ADDM and another one (Zeta, Orange Star, Une Rose vermeille… well they all look great!) Happy Spring (for the lucky ones who aren't still under the snow like we are here)!

einsof April 2, 2014

is it that time again already?! thank you to all the faries who helped me collect my tuberose minions! this month i would like to concentrate on neroli/orange blossom! anyone who would like to share some neroli/orange blossom samples, i would be greatly appreciative! happy swapping and let's hope the snow finds a nice penguin nation to move to. ;)

Jamie S. April 2, 2014

Hi perfume fairy godmothers! I have been curious about Parfums DelRae. Does anyone have any that they can share? Thank you!

shuvanidev April 2, 2014

Hi perfume fairy godmothers - this month I am still into the iris and wondering if anyone has a spare smidge of any of the Acqua di Parma irises or DSH L'eau D'Iris. Thanks!

rosarita April 2, 2014

I wasn't going to ask for anything this month, yet here I am.... I'm wanting to sample a couple of Kerosene perfumes: Whips & Roses and Pretty Machine. Also seeking a sample of Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache. I'm in the US, thanks PFGs!

Mariekel April 2, 2014

I have been yearning for a decant of Profumi di Firenze Agrumi di Sicilia for eons...no one sells decants, alas. Also desperate for a bit of my new favourite, Herve Domar Diamant Noir. Failing that, a sample of Durga Boston Ivy would be swell.

donnakitt April 1, 2014

Dear Fairies, It's hard to believe but I saw a Snowdrop today -- as in the flower!!! Do any of you have a drop of Floris Malmaison (the old stuff, not the new formulation). Also, I've seen many requests to try Hiram Green's Moon Bloom. Anyone interested in splitting a 5 ml if I order one? The cost in USD for 5 ml is about $35.

Draft April 1, 2014

Hello friends! Thanks for a wonderful month last month, I felt very welcomed by the community! This month I'd like to explore tiare/plumeria/franipani notes, so if anyone has any scents featuring those, I'd love to give them a sniff. If that doesn't work out, I'd love to explore the houses of Ormond Jayne or Amouage. Thank you! Email me at carson r aft (at) g mail.

many_worlds April 1, 2014

Hello! I'm new-ish, and I had a wonderful experience with last month's Fairy Godmother, with samples of Prima Ballerina and Dimanche from SIP as well as Ecume de Rosine. Thank you!! I'd love to smell Rosa Sur Reus from Soivohle, anything by Andy Tauer, but especially Un Rose Chypree, or anything by Strange Invisible Perfumes that's not Prima or Dimanche (which rocked my world).

peppermoon April 1, 2014

Thanks to my lovely fairies from last month! This month my nose isn't craving anything specific, so I would just like to ask for any wierd scents! I'd like to try to stretch my boundaries some, and experience some of the odder notes that perfumers are capable of. If you have a weird and wonderful scent to share, let me know! I also have some reverse offerings to share from the house of Floris - samples of Fleur, Night Scented Jasmine, Seringa, Limes, Bouquet de la Reine, Lily of the Valley, Cefiro and Edwardian Bouquet.

silvrolive April 1, 2014

Dear PFGs, I would love to try Viktorya Minka's Hedonist, and/or House of the Matriarch Coco Blanc or An Tendre. I am sprice95 in the town of hawt mails.

Lynne Marie April 1, 2014

My wishes this month are for scents others have told me I might like. If any fairy godmother has a bit of Annick Goutal's Ce Soir ou Jamais, LUSH's Rose Jam or Bond N0.9's Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue to spare I would be beyond thrilled! My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt com.

Audrey April 1, 2014

I would love to try a sample i Profumi di Firenze Talco Delicato, or the vanilla Madagascar , or le labo ylang or vanilla 44 . I am audesko1 at the gee mail address ,

Jennifer Counts April 1, 2014

My wish this month is for a sample of Cuir de Lancome. I've been meaning to try it but have never gotten around to it. If anyone can help me out, email me at countsjc at the gee mail.

thegoddessrena April 1, 2014

My wishes this month are for Magnetic Scent -- Indigo, Parfumerie Generale--Arabian Horse, or Oriza L Legrand--Jardin d'Armide

Niki April 1, 2014

Hello! I am generally too shy to comment but I am getting brave to ask for help: I'm searching for a smell from my childhood-- the woody, butterscotch/vanilla smell of ponderosa pine bark. I remember it being not very sweet and not at all gourmand, just the most amazing resinous, woody (even smoky) vanilla. I've found that Vanille Galante vanishes on me in under an hour, and Diptyque Eau Duelle is unreliable. Would anyone be willing to send me a sample or small decant of Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka?

SallyM April 1, 2014

Greetings Fairy Godmothers! This month I would like to try Chanel Exclusifs : Beige, Coromandel or Sycomore. The sun's finally shining here - I'm almost to afraid to type the words incase it goes away...

Connie April 1, 2014

Hi there lovely fairies! I'd love the chance to try Hiram Green's Moon Bloom, En Voyage's Zelda or Peche Noir, or Heeley's L'Amandiere. Sending happy thoughts to everyone!

Katherine April 1, 2014

Hi! I am in the US. If anyone has a sample of Arabian Oud-kalemat? I'm afraid to blind buy this one.

Ashley Anstaett April 1, 2014

I'd love a sample or small decant of Parfumee au The Vert by Bulgari or a sample of vintage Balmain Ivoire. Thanks!

Janlast April 1, 2014

Happy spring everyone! I'm still chasing ginger scents, and of course, the weird and different. Lots to share this month, as well.

Elia April 1, 2014

Dear Fairies, My wish this month is to try out something from Anya's Garden. I'm most interested in Pan or Moondance, although I'd be happy to try any one of them. thanks

Nemo April 1, 2014

Happy spring everyone! I have a question for all of the perfume fairy godmothers out there. I am interested in finding some vintage Shalimar (EDT and/or EDP), but I've heard a lot of horror stories about buying it on ebay. Do people have sellers they would recommend (or not recommend!) on ebay, or any suggestions for other ways to acquire the elixir? Thanks so much!

Ann April 1, 2014

After seeing so much love recently for Chamade extrait, I'm dying to try it. Would any of you lovely PFGs out there by chance have some that I could try? Thanks so much and happy April everyone -- hope you all see some sunshine this week!

Jamie April 1, 2014

Good morning! Finally it's April - I know it is because the calendar says it is……. I was able to try a very small, teeny tiny drop of Guerlain's Encens Mythique d'orient at Saks the other day, and would love to be able to have a small sample, or even better, a small decant. Thank you!

lucasai April 1, 2014

Let's not fool around in April, even if it's the April Fool's Day today. I would like to try Prada Candy Florale (I will probably buy a bottle since my mum wants it anyway, even unsniffed) and I'd like to try any of Guerlain Une Ville, Un Parfum (Les Voyages Olfactifs) - London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo I'm located in Poland

Beck April 1, 2014

Good evening Faeries, I live in New Zealand which makes it difficult to sample anything by Serge Lutens. I would, however, absolutely love to try any of the following if one kind soul could spare a sample or small decant: - Fille en aiguilles - La myrrhe - Encens et lavande - Fumerie turque - Bornéo 1834 Thank you so much. Beck

Peppy OBrien April 1, 2014

HI I am interested in trying some Tubereuse Criminelle. It sounds so intoxicating

crazy cat lady April 1, 2014

Hi there I am new! A girl from Hong Kong. Here we do have Uncle Serge, but only a few. My friends and I have been dying to try Chergui, and oh, the notorious MKK. So please Fairy Godmother, help me.

Claire April 1, 2014

Hi there! I'd be interested in a bit of Sahara Noir or Rochas Femme. Happy April Fools' Day, all!

edpgypsy April 1, 2014

Happy April everyone! I love April… not only because it’s my Birthday month (woohoo!) but because it’s springtime! With that being said, I am loving Orange Blossom right now... There are so many Fleur d’ Oranger’s out there that I am open to trying any- Serge Lutens, Le Labo’s and even Prada’s. Or if you have an inside secret to the best orange blossom perfume out there, I’m open to that as well! :) My email is my username in gmail town. Here’s to more sunny days for you all!

Spiker April 1, 2014

I'd like to ask the fairy for some warmer weather, but I suppose that's outside of her purview. So, within the perfume world I'd love to try Coromandel by Chanel. I've read good things and I'm intrigued. I hope everyone's April is lovely and fragrant!