July 2014 Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

Before we open the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother post for July, I wanted to make sure you all knew about a very special project on Indiegogo that Barbara Herman (author of Scent and Subversion) and Antoine Lie (perfumer known for Puredistance Black, Tom Ford Cafe Rose and Azure Lime, Armani Code and many more) are doing, Perfume X: A Modern Vintage.  They are halfway to their funding goal of $6,000 for this project, and you can help out with as little as $15. No help is too small to get this project done.

I’d love to see this project a go to see what Barbara and Antoine come up with. If you’ve read her book or read her blog, Yesterday’s Perfume, you know how knowledgeable and passionate she is about perfume.  I’m not involved in this project except as a fan and supporter of Barbara and a fan of Antoine’s work in perfumery.  If you aren’t able to participate, you can also help by just Tweeting this or Sharing it on Facebook or telling someone you think might be interested in it.  We have until July 13 to get it funded, and I feel certain this will happen!  Yes, of course I’m in, are you kidding?!?!  I can’t wait to smell what they come up with.  Okay, on to Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother business.




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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother



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

  • Patty Pong says:

    Hi, changing my wish as Esperanza seems to be all out of it. 🙁 How about a taste of a citrusy summer cologne you don’t want around anymore?

  • shuvanidev says:

    Hi perfume fairy godmothers! I feel bad! I accidentally spilled my little decant of Kerosene Fields of Rubus and wondered if anyone had a bit to share? Thank you so much!! My email is shuvanidev at yahoo dawt com

  • Civet says:

    I would love to try some Ginestet Botrytis, if anyone has some to spare. I keep coming across mentions and reviews of it, seemingly randomly. Obviously, I was meant to try it!!! And thank you!!!

    I have a few reverse PFGs this month, but be warned: it may be awhile before I have a chance to send.

    Profumum Victrix ~3.5 ml
    4160 Tuesdays Sexiest Scent on the Planet (IMHO) (not IMHO, though it’s perfectly nice -me) ~1 ml spray
    Comptoir des Senteurs Collection No. 2 ~4 ml

  • Bridget B says:

    Reverse Fairy Offerings (US only please):
    Nicolai Eau Soleil
    Juliet Has a Gun Not A Perfume
    Juliet Has A Gun Mad Madame
    Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue
    Parfums Delrae Mythique
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
    Inedite L’eau neuve
    Histories De Parfum Tubereuse 1
    Balmain Ambre Gris EDP
    Serge Lurens Five O’clock au gingembre

    Email me at bkcpeanut at geemail dawt cuam (no e’s after g)!

    • brooke says:

      May I please have the serge lutens? Emailing you now!

    • edpgypsy says:

      I would love the Nicolai Eau Soleil, Parfums Delrae Mythique and Histories De Parfum Tubereuse 1. I’ll email you.

      • mridula says:

        if you still have this, I am emailing you for: the Juliette had a gun, the Balmain and the Inedite L’eau neuve.

    • Lynne Marie says:

      HI Bridget,

      Great offerings! I’m emaling you now about the Ambre Nue and the Mad Madame…

    • Bridget B says:

      All goodies have been claimed this month! Packages in the mail this morning. Thank you to all my fairies as well.

  • Amy says:

    I am pining, longing, yearning for any amount of Amyris pour Femme.

  • Vanny says:

    I just took advantage of the coupon code on STC, so I would like to change my wish. If anyone has an unwanted sample of Malle Eau de Magnolia, I would love to try it. Also, I’d be interested to try Penhaligon Artemisia, to see how it compares to Cashmere Mist. Finally, a long shot: I’d love a few drops of Vero Profumo Rosy. Thanks fairies!!

    • Vanie says:

      Oops! That should be a reply to my comment above, and my address is vanie_b_l at hot maIL dawtcom

  • Anything Neroli or Vertiver! absolutely anything but I would be thrilled with as close to full size as possible and Bless you all fairy godmother or fathers! Lol! Thanks in Advance! Come Visit my blog(s)

  • brooke says:

    Hi, I just wanted to ask Esperanza if anyone has any Chanel 22 they are willing to part with. Even a drop of parfum! I’m also open to anything that might smell similar. Neko number 1 at Gmail. Thanks in advance!

    • Jennifer Smith says:

      Hey Brooke ! I have some # 22 . I’m pretty sure it’s vintage cologne or edt. Have to root though bottles to see . Contact me at live dawt cahm I’m bookwyrmsmith there.

  • lucasai says:

    I’m still hoping to get some Aedes de Venustas Oeillet Bengale before I buy it blindly.
    Some Bois Satin from Keiko Mecheri is also in my field of interest

  • Patty Pong says:

    I wish for BAL D’AFRIQUE 🙂

  • Thomasina says:

    hello- looking for tom ford noir de noir, l’heure bleue by guerlain, neela vermeire trayee or any sandal-wood scents

    i am in hongkong, will send decants and samples for your trouble, thankyou

    • Elia says:

      I believe I have a small sample of noir de noir if you care for it. eliared a][ zoho do][ {om

  • Neva says:

    Dear Fairies,
    I’m new to this, but I absolutely love the idea!
    Can anybody please help me with Ormonde Jayne – Woman or Tai’f ? I’m also looking for some vintage Estee Lauder Private Collection if there’s any out there…thanks so much in advance.
    You can write to modestyblaise followed by the number 65 at good old yahoo mail.

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,

    I am hoping some good fairy has a bit of either St. Valentine by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz or La Nuit d’Homme by Yves Saint. Laurent that I could try. My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt com

  • FeralJasmine says:

    I would love help in locating a bottle or partial bottle of Vanille Princesse Hippie by Des Filles a la Vanille. It is discontinued and the maker is sold out, so my only hope is that some perfumista has an unloved bottle tucked away. I would be happy to pay cash or, in the US, trade some really good stuff for it. I am Wooddogs3 in the land of gmail. Please put “perfume” in the subject line. Hopeful thanks, perfume goddess!

  • mridula says:

    Dear Perfume fairies,

    I participated here a year ago, before my move out of the U.S. both as a recipient of fairy generosity and as a fulfiller of wishes. Visiting here again and longing for a sniff of Serge Luten’s A La Nuit and/or Sarrasins. I have my US address for a couple more weeks if any one would be able to fulfill my wish for these or other jasmine scented beauties.

  • peppermoon says:


    – The Tuberose Gang – The head honcho, Serge Lutens “Tubereuse Criminelle”, and the Histoires de Parfums triplets, “Animale”, ‘Virginale” and “Capricieuse”.
    – The deadly couple – Frederick Malle “Portrait of a Lady” and Viktoria Minya “Hedonist”.

    – Sheriff P. Moon

    (I may or may not have just watched a bunch of old western movies)

    • Amy says:

      Howdy, pardner. Happy to pony express you some Tubey Crim. I might have some other tubeys I can add to the herd, I’ll see what I can rustle up. My brand is aimtx at austin dot rr dot com.

  • peppermoon says:

    Reverse Posting:

    Annick Goutal Mon Cheri, Par Camille
    50’s Don Loper White Swan
    Caron Homme EDT
    Bond #9 Nouveau Bowery
    Balmain Jolie Madame
    Theirry Mugler Amen Sunessence

    • peppermoon says:

      US ONLY please, sorry!

      • Elena says:

        I would love to try the Mon Cheri Camille and Jolie Madame. I am elena dot m dot wood at gmail, let me know!

    • Lynne Marie says:

      I would love to try the Caron Homme if it is not taken. My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt com

  • einsof says:

    hello faeries! so this month i would love to find a sprinkling of House of Matriarch. for reverse dusting, i have Meadow & Fir by Phoenix Botanicals, Pan from Anya’s Garden, and 14s 48e by Richard Luscher Britos (Vero Kern). first come, first served at einsof (at) rocket mail dotty commie.

    • leathermountain says:

      Hiya einsof,
      I’d love to try Meadow & Fir, and 14s 48e if I may. Thank you!

    • Heather F says:

      Hi there, I’d be happy to send you my samples of HoM Carmine and Blackbird–sending you an email now 🙂

  • sfsassy says:

    Hello Fairies! I would love to get a sample or small decant of Gypsy Water. (I am in the USA) The other scent I have been seeking is Jo Malone Rhubarb and Lilac. Thanks so much!!

  • Irina says:

    Hi, Fairies- would love to be able to try Amouage Lyric Woman- could anybody spare a smidge?

    • Thomasina says:

      hello, i have just a few drops remaining of a sample of lyric, if interested let me know 🙂

  • Cat McNeal says:

    Dear perfume fairy, I’d love a decant of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Oud Wood. I abruptly left an abusive marriage, and those two bottles got annihilated, along with most of my perfumes and cigars. I’m not in a financial spot to replace the bottles, so it would be great to have a little something. Thanks in advance!!

    • Cat, I don’t know if I have any tobacco vanille at the moment, but I’d love to put together a package for you, if you want. If you’re interested, email me at countsjc at gmail.

    • Elisa says:

      Oof, that is rough…I’m so sorry. i don’t have either of those but I do have some other tobacco scents — email me at elisagabbert at gmail if you’d like a bit of them

    • JanLast says:

      Cat, that’s the best way to end an abusive relationship of any kind, abruptly, and then run like hell! Email me at jdeangeo at aol dot com and we’ll come up with a F Y and the horse you rode in on package!

    • Heather F says:

      Seconding what everyone above has said–I’m so sorry, but good on you! Sadly, I also don’t have either of those, but I’d also love to put together some other things (and maybe similar/oud-ish things) to send along, if you like. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂

    • Lynne Marie says:

      Hi Cat,

      I’ve got a smidge of Tobacco Vanille to send you and other goodies – we have to get you back in perfume! My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt com

  • Lisa D says:

    Hi Bridget B – I’ve got some Smell Bent Incensed, and I think I might have a sample of Dry, as well. Give me a holla; lisadarty at the old hot mail dot com.

  • Bridget B says:

    I would love to try some diptyque eau duelle, neela vermiere Bombay Bling and a couple of smellbent’s (Florist Fridge, One, incensed and dry). I know that is a tall order but I have a bunch of decants laying around to reverse fairy! Will post offerings this weekend when I have time to type them up! Just wanted to throw my wishes out there!

    • Bridget, I have a sample of Eau Duelle I could send you. Email me at countsjc at g mail.

    • Ashley Anstaett says:

      Bridget, I’m happy to send you a sample of Bombay Bling. It’s great! I’ve used it a few times, but there’s still a fair amount left and it’s fab. My email is ashley anstaett at gmail dawt com.

    • Bridget B says:

      Thank you all! I have emailed you!

  • Elena says:

    I keep checking to see if there are any wishes I can fulfill, but weirdly, nobody wants a 12 year old bottle of RL Romance with a broken sprayer… ha! I haven’t been collecting near long enough to have anything halfway decent to give away, I guess.

    I am looking for some Cacharel Noa. I would also like a baby who goes to sleep like she used to just two weeks ago. I am guessing we’re going to see some new teeth in a few days.

  • I’m down with the Indiegogo! I decided to go for the $50 option. This is such a cool project!

    Now.. dear Esperanza, my wish for a bit of Manoumalia went unfulfilled last month. I’m going to try again and see if anyone might have a smidge to spare.

    Failing that, I’d love a smidge of Amouage Fate (man or woman, doesn’t matter) or MFK Absolue Pour le Soir

  • Draft says:

    Hello wonderful fairies! I’ve recently discovered (and bought) Elie Saab Le Parfum, and it’s absolutely addicting. This month, I’d like to explore more fragrances by Francis Kurkdjian. I’d love to try anything of his, but I’m especially looking to try his other Elie Saab creations, as well as Lumiere Noire Pour Femme, APOM Pour Femme, Amyris Femme, Absolue Pour Le Matin and Absolue Pour Le Soir out of his own line. His work for Indult or MDCI are probably too expensive for a sample, but if anyone has anything Kurkdjian, I would be ecstatic. carson r aft at gmail dot com

    • Amy says:

      M. Kurkdjian is one of my favorite perfumers. I can send you a sample of Absolue pour le Soir, because everyone should experience its skanky perfection. Send your mailing address to me : aimtx at austin dot rr dot com

    • peppermoon says:

      I can bring some Elie Saab EDT for you to sniff the next time we meet up for a sniffapalooza! 🙂

  • d3m0lici0n says:

    I’d love to try Comme des Garcons Serpentine and the new Olfactive Studio Ombre Indigo, I live in the US.

  • cara says:

    I have been looking for Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP samples/decants for a while, so that would be very appreciated!

    I am also looking for Monyette Paris (EDP or oil).

    Any of the Lucy B scents I would love to try as well.

    And this one is probably a long shot, but if anyone has a sample of Flirt by CJ Scents that they would like to give up, please let me know! 🙂

  • katrin says:

    Hi Fairies! If anyone has a drop of vintage J’ai Osé by Guy Laroche or Silences to spare, I’d be so happy!

    • leathermountain says:

      Hi Katrin,
      I have some Silences PdT you could sample. I can’t vouch for the vintage, but it smells great. If you’re interested, reach out via my hawt-mayle, which is alederberg.

    • Ann says:

      Hi, Katrin! I can help you with the Guy LaRoche scent. Will email you shortly; thanks!

  • Audrey says:

    I would love any sample of Amouage for women, I have not tryed any, and Black Rosette by Strange Invisible. I am at audesko1 at g mail. Thank you.

  • Christina says:

    The one that escaped me was Parfum d’Empire Musc Tonkin. If anyone has a tiny bit to share, I’d be eternally grateful! Thank you!

    • Kourtney says:

      Hi Christina…I’ve been wanting to try that one too. Just thought I’d let you know they have decants of it at decantshop and presently (as of July 4th) they are offering 18% off everything with code “freedom”. I just ordered 3ml for myself! I have ordered from this place before and had a perfect experience.

      • Christina says:

        Hi Kourtney! Thank you so very much for the heads up! I’m going to place an order right away! So excited!

  • Cybele says:

    Hi I would love some Coromandel!

  • Lynley says:

    Greetings all! I’m way over in Australia, but I’m hoping someone will be kind and brave enough to share some 2005 original Miss Dior Cherie with me? I’ve been curious about this for years now..

  • jjlook says:

    Hello! I did some good swapping back in swapmania, but I currently have 3 wishlist scents: aftelier ancient resins oil, SL Chene, and AG Eau Fier. I’d love to trade in return samples/decants from my vintage and idiosyncratic collection. Email through clicking on my nickname…
    and thanks.

  • Elia says:

    Dear Fairies,
    I’ll just repeat my June wish:

    my wish is to try a jasmine centric fragrance, where jasmine is the true star,
    I’ve tried a couple and off the top of my head ones I’ve not tried include
    Olene, Jasmine de Nuit, Sarrasins and Tawaf,
    although any suggestion I’ve not tried would be welcome,

  • Vanie says:

    Hi Fairies!
    With the super hot weather we’ve been having up here, I’m craving some light, ethereal, refreshing scents, and who best to provide those than Jean-Claude Ellena? With that in mind, I would love to try a few of the Hermes line up (I own and love Eau des Merveilles already), particularly any of the Jardins, as well as the Hermessence Rose Ikebana.
    Happy Canada Day, and happy birthday to me the day after! Yay! 😀

    • Ann says:

      Happy, happy birthday to you, Vanie!! (Sorry I’m a day late though … was out of town).

      • Vanie says:

        Actually, you’re right on time! Thanks!
        I had the most amazing day with my boyfriend, and we even got engaged!! OMG I wasn’t expecting that at all! 😀

        • Ann says:

          Wow, Vanie, congratulations!! Such wonderful news — we are all so very happy for you!!

  • edpgypsy says:

    I love crowdfunding, especially when perfume is involved! I will be checking on the campaign for sure!

    This month I would love to try Acca Kappa~ White Moss or Annick Goutal~ Musc Nomade. If those are a bit hard to find, then maybe someone could share a Comptoir Sud Pacifique scent with me? I have really been wanting to try something from this house but haven’t yet. I believe summer is an appropriate time to do so, don’t you? My email is my username in the town of gmail! Hoping to get some reverse listings up this month too! Happy July!

  • JanLast says:

    I’m in! Indiegogo it is. And, don’t forget to put your pictures on Snapfish. Remember, we are perfumefairies with a password of 2muchperfume, and you can send me any of your weird and unloved, as per usual. June will be in the mail for you on Friday.

  • Melissa Marshall aka fleamarketjunkie says:

    Hello Fairy Godmothers,
    I would love to try Miller Harris L’air De Rien or Estée Lauder Amber Nude if anyone has a bit to spare. I also have some reverse fairy offerings, I have a sample of Bombay Bling, Mona Di Orio Violet Fumee and, Parfums Delrae Mythique. My email is jmmarshall 314@ bellllllllsouthhhhhhhh.net. Thank you!!

  • Tena says:

    Welcome to Canada Day Eve !!!!! If there are any fairies who have a smidge of one of the Shalimar Ode de Vanlle scents ( Mexique or Madagascar), a taste of Balmain Ivoire or a drop of Vagabond Prince I would be more than happy to reciprocate with some lovely samples of my own..
    My email is T F K 3 1 (no spaces) in the town of yahoo dottttt com

  • Ashley Anstaett says:

    I would love to try Miller Harris’ Fleurs de Sel or Parfums de Nicolai Le Temps D’Une Fete. You all are wonderful!

    • heatherh says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I can send you Parfums de Nicolai Le Temps D’Une Fete. Please send address to heatherhart3 at yahoo dot calm.