September 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 September 2014.     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of September 2014.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of October.   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 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)  

  • FeralJasmine says:

    Funny request: I am seeking to buy a full or partial bottle of Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeleine, and can’t find one anywhere. If you have one, please email me at wooddogs3 awtt gmail dawtcawm. Thanks!

  • Amy K says:

    Dear Fairy,
    I’ve never sniffed YSL Cinema or Nu before, and they both sound really nice for fall, so I’d love to sample either one. Thanks!

  • Irina says:

    Dear Fairies, my wish is for a tinny ammount of TF’s “Velvet Orchid”. Thank you

  • edpgypsy says:

    Hi everyone! I have another little request this month.. but this time it is more of a request for information. As some of you may know, Le Labo City Exclusives are currently available for a limited time. Being a big fan of Le Labo, especially some of the City Exclusives, I am planning on making a purchase. So, my request is, has anyone tried their Body Lotion and tell me about it? I am curious but at $65 a bottle for their standard scents and $130 a bottle for the City Exclusives, I want to know if this stuff is that good!! 🙂 I actually emailed Le Labo but unfortunately was told they do not have samples of their body products and directed me to one of their locations, which are not anywhere near me. So, Dear Fairies, has anyone tried it that can enlighten me? Thanks!

  • shuvanidev says:

    I just wanted to pop on to say that I have had the most amazing and incredibly generous perfume fairy godmother’s – thank you and big hugs to you all!!

  • Tom says:

    I say keep the bullet hole. You can dine out on that story for years.

    Bad fettuccine alfredo should mean jail time. Where you have to eat bad fettuccine alfredo. Bad carbonara is worse..

    Went to a friends house on Saturday to watch the USC/Fresno game. I can’t believe I am typing this as what some would call a resolutely gay (and not sports-minded at all) man but I am actually enjoying football. Even though I went to college 3000 miles from USC. I also enjoyed chatting with my friend’s grandson, who is having his Bar Mitzvah next month. A teenager who’s bright, witty and interested in hanging out with his elders. He should be cloned.

    Sunday I cleaned a little and napped.

    Labor Day I did absolutely nothing. Didn’t leave the house except to go to Gelson’s and buy food. Watched “Written on the Wind”, “Harper” and “How to Marry a Millionaire” for Lauren Bacall, had a white wine spritzer or three and a long hot bath in a too small tub. Absolute Heaven.

    I loooove to drive. If ever I won PowerBall I’d buy a 450SL and cruise to all the architectural hotspots in the US I’ve always wanted to see (and likely visit every one of you as well.) What I hate is to commute, and to do so with the rest of the world on the road. Add in bad weather and I’m ready to bite someone, and not in a fun way.

    • Tom says:

      Im an idiot- I posted this in the wrong place. No need for me to be in the draw.

      • Julie says:

        You are not an idiot, Tom! And besides, it’s a good story, and I’d bet 50 bucks you have a whole closet FULL of awesome perfumes 🙂

  • Samantha says:

    Hello fairy godmothers,
    I’d absolutely love to get a bit of Vero Profumo’s Mito and/or Rubj EDP, I’ve been dying to try these two and haven’t yet been able to. I’ve never done this before, I don’t know how it works exactly, but my email is schantepleure at gmail dot com!

  • Elia says:

    Dear Fairies,

    my wish is to try something by Mazzolari. Lui is probably top of my list but anyone would be interesting to me,

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,

    Unbelievably, I have not tried Chanel’s Beige – in any formulation – and would so love a chance to do so. Thanks so much to last month’s generous fairies! This is so much fun every month. My email is clevelandvitz1 at geemail dawt com

    • JanLast says:

      Lynne Marie, I think I can find my sample!

      • Lynne Marie says:

        Thanks so much, Jan!! I’m gathering up more weird stuff for you as we speak!

        • Patty Pong says:

          Why does that lady only like weird stuff? =o|

          • JanLast says:

            Sometimes the real treasures are among the weird stuff! In my quest for a grown-up, sophisticated black jellybean I got lucky and found Mario Tomas La Poete. I love the way it smells on me. Although I will never desert 1000 Flowers Reglisse Noir, this one is a stunner! I’ve also gotten to smell some really ugly and some really beautiful stuff.

          • Patty Pong says:

            Ah !!! you might just be interested in Que cologne by Pork Barrel BBQ =\

  • Neva says:

    My dear Faries,

    as I was not lucky last time, I’ll repeat my wish and hope one of you out there can hear me: I’d love a sample of Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne.
    I’d love to try it for a long time, but somehow the sites I visit don’t sample it and on Ormonde Jayne’s homepage one must buy the whole ssample set (too expensive!!!)

    If one of you is flying around with a sample, bring it to my direction please…I live at modestyblaise65 in yahoolandia.
    Thank you!!!

  • katrin says:

    Dear Fairies,
    I’d love to try some Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri or Diptyque’s Virgilio. Thanks!

  • Eloquaint says:

    Fairest Fairies,

    I will repeat my (very late to the game) request from last month and ask for Eden by Cacherel, and I would so, so love a bit of Diorama.

    I will gladly play fairy-go-round if my benefactor has a need for anything I can give!

  • Vanie says:

    Hi fairies!
    This month, I’d be grateful to try a drop of Tauer’s Une Rose Chypree, Penhaligon’s Artemisia or Lolita Lempicka Elle l’aime. I have been quite inspired by some reads!
    You can find me under vanie_b_l in the in the hot (as hell!) mail.

  • Floragal says:

    I’d love a sample of Chergui should anyone be willing to share. I just had the pleasure of meeting with a number of other perfumistas at Barney’s and was really smitten with Chergui. Mr. Luten and I have typically not gotten along, but Chergui may be the one and I’d love to sample it a bit more.
    Jkdienes at gmail dot com… Thks

  • Draft says:

    I missed last month due to an extremely stressful month making my perfume hobby take a back-burner, but I’m back and hoping for a better month! I’m interested in trying anything from Imaginary Authors or 4160 Tuesdays, but I’d be happy to try any odds and ends that fairies want to give away but can’t find a home for. My email is carson r aft at g mail dawt com.

    • sandipants says:

      hi, draft! i can help out with a few samples of imaginary authors, if you’d like. sandibunnypants at gmail dott com i can email you right now to help get this party started!

    • JanLast says:

      I can help you out with the 4160 Tuesdays! jdeangeo at aol dott com

  • Elena says:

    I would love to try anything from Etat Libre d’Orange (which I saw someone above also asked for, so if it doesn’t work out this month, then c’est la vie.) I would also love to get my grubby little mitts on Vero Profumo Rozy. Feeling quite awesome for fulfilling my first request last month! Hope to see some more to wave my (limited) fairy wand over. I am elena dot m dot wood in the metropolis of gmail.

    • JanLast says:

      Elena, as long as I am decanting, I’ll do two! jdeangeo at aol dott com

    • Elena,

      I’d be happy to make some ELdO samples for you. I have Rossy de Palma, Putain des Palaces, Vraie Blonde (full bottles), and Bijou Romantique (a good size decant). I’ll send you an email.

  • Brooke says:

    Awesome, I just emailed you!

  • odonata9 says:

    Hello! Looking for a sample of PdN L’Eau à la Folie. I hear it’s been d/c’ed and I haven’t even tried it yet!

    Also, I have 2 mini grab bags of samples (about 7 samples each) that I’m happy to send out to 2 US folks as I’m trying to get rid of stuff. They are mixed mainstream/niche and manufacturer/decanted samples.

    I’m jasouza9 in the land of hotmail

  • Audrey says:

    Ashley I have a Feminite du Bois mini bottle. I bought a full size so I think the mini was only used once…..

  • Julie L says:

    Hello September!! My favorite season is fast upon us and I just get so excited! Thank you to my fairies from last month!! I hope it’s not piggish of me to throw my hat in the ring again, but I would love to try any of the older Guerlains (except Shalimar and Samsara) or Byzance by Rochas….and I have something to offer to anyone who might love it, and that is Ellen Tracy, Bronze. It just didn’t do it for me and I would rather someone have the bottle who adores it 🙂 It’s the small size, but free to a loving home…or a swap if that works, too. I’m easy going about it. Happy Fall!!

    • Maureen says:

      I’d like the ET Bronze…I have some samples to send. My e-mail is mruf 1 at

      • Julie L says:

        I’m so sorry, Maureen!! Somehow I missed your reply…:(..of course I’ll email you and we can go from there! I’m happy to find my 30ml Ellen a new home! My email is jullease at yahooland

  • Brooke says:

    Hello loves. Still looking for Chanel 22, any and all formats 🙂 I have many samples to trade! neko number 1 at gmail

    • Lisa D says:

      Hi Brooke. I’ve got a partial decant of No. 22 EDT, originally from The Perfumed Court, received in a previous swap. It hates me. I don’t feel too warmly about it, either. Looks to be about 10 mls. Send me an email if you’d like to cut in on this dance. lisadarty at the hot mail.

  • emjhenry says:

    Oh my gosh!! I’m a fragrance newbie and I just discovered this blog a couple of weeks ago – I didn’t know you did this! What a wonderful tradition! I would be thrilled to try a sample of Beloved by Amouage or CB I Hate Perfume’s 7 Billion Hearts, or honestly any CB I Hate Perfume. And this is maybe a silly one, but if someone has a sample or decant of Vera Wang by Vera Wang, I can’t seem to find it in a department store these days to save my life!

    I’d love to send any of my samples on, my handle should link to my Basenotes wardrobe and my email is emjhenry at geemayl dawtcawm in case it doesn’t. I don’t have much but I’m happy to share! Happy September!!

    • jjlook says:

      I can send you some CB I hate perfume Today I am a Dandelion, provided you would like to smell like a dandelion. I like to swap samples, too, and you can email me through clicking on my name…

    • JanLast says:

      I’ll look to see what CB I Hate Perfumes I have for you. I am jdeangeo attt aolllll dot com

    • salmack1 says:

      I can help with the vera wang I’ll email you!

  • Ashley A says:

    Hi lovely folks! I would really like to try Annick Goutal’s Rose Splendide or some SL Feminite du Bois. I’d also be curious to try anything from Arquiste, but this may be a pipe dream. You all are wonderful as usual!

    • Ashley, I can help you out with Feminite du Bois. I also have Arquiste Boutonniere No.7 and would be happy to send you a sample. Email me at countsjc at the gee mail.

  • Peppermoon says:

    I’m so excited about fall, it’s my favorite season. Though it’s still hot here, I’d like to start sniffing some fall scents. I’ve wanted to try ELDO’s Tilda Swinton’s Like This and Victoria Minya’s Hedonist since last fall so I’ll request those this month. If neither are available, I’d love to try something from Sonoma Scent Studio. Have a wonderful September, faires!!!

  • jaime says:

    Sorry — I noticed my username is only partially listed…. I am:
    In the gmail shire. 🙂

  • Katy says:

    Hi all! Quite new here, and to niche perfume. I’d be very interested in trying some Serge Lutens or Frederic Malle scents to start with since those are names I often see tossed around!

    i would also love to try a drop or two of vintage L’heure bleue by Guerlain.

    I have a few vintage minis courtesy of my aunt that I could give in return! I am in the US. My email is greenlightghosts at gmail. Thank you all very much.

  • jaime says:

    Happy September Faeries!
    Autumn approaches in my neck of the woods and I’ve been craving incense- inspired scents, but am not sure where to start.

    I would love to sniff a drop of any of the Comme does Garçons incense series, or I heard Annayake Tsukimi is also another incense scent?

    I am: my username above in the shire of gmail, and my shire is in Canada.

    Merci Beaucoup!

  • einsof says:

    good morning fairies, faeries and assorted unicorns!

    so we’ve stared at each other, we’ve read all about one another and have gone so far as to point and laugh or pause in silent reflection of the possibility of the other’s art. we have never spoken. we have never dared be present in the same room- preferring the safety of rumor and second hand detail.

    i think it is time we sit down and have a conversation, Etat Libre D’Orange. i think you and your jasmine-y cigarettes and i’m afraid to think of what else ought to just stop by for tea.

    can anyone introduce us? 😉

    thank you in advance and cheers to all the sillage slaves and projection protagonists <3

    einsof at rocket mail doot coom

  • Connie says:

    Hello fairies and happy September!
    I would love to try anything from LM Parfums, haven’t had an opportunity to check out this line yet, and have heard so many good things. Or Fate duo from Amouage. Lots of love!

  • springpansy says:

    Hello perfume fairy godmothers!

    I am seeking a sample of Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba. I always have something to send in return!

    debbymsrd @ comcast dotttttt nettttt (no spaces, no extra Ts)

  • Patty Pong says:

    Hi !!!!! My September wish is Jo Malone Sage and Sea Salt 🙂

  • thegoddessrena says:

    This month I am looking for Rozy or Onda in the voile d’ extrait format.

    I also have a reverse fairy offering of a box of 3 dozen random samples that I’ll give to the first US claimant

    My yahoo address is my screen name

    • JanLast says:

      I’ll take those samples to add to my spread sheet, which I will send you so you can choose a few. jdeangeo at aol dawt com.

  • trickyholly says:

    hello! my wish is the same as last month–i’d love to sniff a bit of byredo’s flowerhead.

  • Joaquim says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,
    I would be overly happy if someone gives me some drops of Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations or something from Phoenicia Perfumes,
    My mail is: joaquinsune at yahoo dot com
    Thank you in advance!

  • Tena says:

    Good Morning Fairies,

    I am hoping that someone has a bit of Hermessence Ambre Narguile or a drop of Coriandre I could sniff. Reverse fairy offerings gratefully provided.

    • Ramona says:

      Hi Tena- I have a some AN I can send you- it’s a 3ml spray sample I got and don’t care for. If interested email me at taiga101atyahoodawtcom. Have a great day 🙂

  • solanace says:

    Just chiming in to say a big THANK YOU to my perfume fairy!

  • lenika says:

    I’d be so glad to have Chanel No 5 parfum, no matter vintage or current, preferably partial bottle, but if impossible a sample will be great to get too. I’m at puma144 at gmaildotcom.
    Thank you thank you thank you.

  • edpgypsy says:

    Hi Fairies~ Welcome September!
    I’m trying to hang on to one last bit of summer by seeking a sniff of Parfums de Nicolai’s Musc Monoi. If I have to transition into fall (boo!) then I would love to do so trying a sample of CB I Hate Perfume’s Where We Are There Is No Here or Reminiscence’s Musc. Those babies are tricky to find. If anyone can help me out with any of these, send me a note at my username in the town of gmmmaaaiiillll!

    Much thanks to the generous fairies out there!

  • oaklandfresca says:

    Totally new to this, but noticed that last month someone asked for a sample of Lyric Women… I got your back: email me at ann spot eisenberg % comcast spot net

    I’m chasing a memory… I “think” it was Nahema (I recall the little blue cap on the mini) circa 1990. Anyone have a spot of vintage Nahema? I tried a newish sample and it didn’t click with my memory…. perhaps I had the parfum?

  • Ellen says:

    I’m so looking to sniff Calling all Angels by April Aromatics and can’t find a sample anywhere.

    • donnakitt says:

      I can help you out. Just got the whole sample set. Send me your info at ddawtjkittredge in the land of

      • Ellen says:

        Donna, you really are the fairy godmother. I’ve wanted to try April Aromatics, but can’t afford even the sample kit at this time, so thanks. I’m Ellen McGeady. If you PM me on Facebook, I can give you my address. Will that work for you?