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.
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.
So what is it that your heart desires? (pulling out wand from the back of the closet and blowing off an inch of dust)