Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother October 2014


perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother



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

  • AllGirlMafia says:

    Rincoglionita, I sent your package today, you should hopefully receive it in the next few days!

    JanLast, Thank you, I sent you an email. Please let me know if there is something from my list you would like.

    Ladies, I still have
    Kenzo Amour EDP (full carded sample)
    Acqua Di Parma- Gelsomino Nobile EDP (carded and full)
    Bottega Veneta EDP (the full sample is spoken for. I found a carded half sample. free to whoever wants it)

    • Jaime says:

      Hi AGM — I would love to snag your remainders and can send you chocolates in exchange? I am snarkyshiba over at gmail. :o)

  • AllGirlMafia says:

    Greetings ladies! I am new to this site, but am a frequent poster on Bois De Jasmin and a few other sites. I am a lover of difficult, discontinued and vintage perfume. Knowing, Aromatics Elixir, Cabochard, Calamity Jane, Agent Provovateur, Mon Parfum Cheri, Heure Exquise,Grand Amour, Eau Charlotte are a few (of many) favorites.

    I would like to participate by offering a few samples that I own (all manufacturers) and hopefully someone will have something that I desire to try. I can be reached at the yahoo email realmizz04.

    I have to offer……….
    Kenzo- Flower (Still carded and full)
    Bottega Veneta EDP (Still carded and full)
    Acqua Di Parma- Gelsomino Nobile EDP (Still carded and full)
    Acqua Di Parma- Colonia (no card, a little more than half left in manufacturer sample)

    A few I would like to try, I do not expect all, but any of these would be lovely……..
    Iris Nazarena -Aedes de Venustas
    Ann Gerard- Cuir De Nacre
    Black Cashmere-Donna Karan
    Lipstick Rose-Frederic Malle
    Dans Tes Bras-Frederic Malle
    Santal Majuscule-Serge Lutens
    Sanal Mysore-Serge Lutens
    Chergui-Serge Lutens

    Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you!

    • Rincoglionita says:

      Hi, AGM –
      I will email you. Sadly, I have nothing from your wish list to offer you, being very new to fragrance collecting, though I would also like to try about 90% of the scents on that list. But I’m interested in a couple of your up-for-grabs.

    • JanLast says:

      AGM, I will rustle around in my ancient stuff and see what shakes out. I have loved perfume since the Jurassic period and have taken care of them well, this may work out. I also have Chergui. I am jdeangeo att aolll dott comm.

  • Peppermoon says:

    Oops, forgot to post my grab bag – I have a few samples to give to the first person (US only, sorry) to email me at smith rachel 680 at yahoo dot com. If no one bites I’ll just repost it next month.

    Cali Blue Cali Blue
    Balmain “Monsieur Balmain”
    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab “The Raven”
    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab “Pumpkin IV”
    Harajuku Lovers “Baby”
    Shay and Blue “Salt Caramel”

  • Elena says:

    I am probably a little late on this one, but I would love to try Cuir Ottoman or Gucci Envy. A drop or two will do just fine.

    • Undina says:

      I can send you a sample of Cuir Ottoman. I also have Gucci Envy for Men, if you’re interested.

      Email me at undina at myway dot com.

  • Patty Pong says:

    I would like to try Tauer – L’Air Du Desert Marocain 🙂

  • Lucasai says:

    Anyone could help me sample Hermes Cuir d’Ange or fragrances from Papillon Perfumery?

  • Jaime says:

    Happy October everyone!

    I’ve been in search of a couple of perfumes and I’m afraid I may have missed the boat because I can’t seem to find them anymore.

    I’m wondering if anyone could spare a dab of Agent Provocateur’s L’agent or Marni by Marni?

    I’m in Canada and would be happy to repay the favour with some chocolates or other goodies (I’m afraid I don’t have much of a fragrant collection yet to offer any coveted lovelies in exchange.) I’m on gmail and I am: snarkyshiba


    • Civet says:

      Ooh ooh! Me! I have a great big bottle of the delightful L’Agent and would be happy to make you a decant for some chocolate! I’ll email you when I get home.

      • Jaime says:

        Great! shoot me an email when you have a chance and I will start gathering chocolate goodies. 🙂 snarkyshiba (all one word) over at gmail.

  • hajusuuri says:

    Hello perfume fairies, please save me from doing a blind buy of Hermes Kelly Caleche extrait. If you have any to spare, I would be grateful.

  • Gigi says:

    Hello Perfume Fairies! i just love this idea. Based on a recommendation I’d received here before, I’m hoping for a try of Aubusson Histoire D’Amour if anyone has some to spare. I’d be happy to do a little sample swap if anyone is interested. I’m in Canada and my email is bonanza 29 at hotmail dawt com.

  • katrin says:

    I would love to test the new, post 2009 Opium and the flankers that have followed since then. I am at kathakk at yahoo dot com

    • Julie L says:

      Hey, Katrin! I have some of the “newer” Opium, but I’m not sure what year it is. I can send you what I have if that would work?…email me at jullease at yaWHOOOO (I too, would love to try a flanker but all I can offer you is some of the regular Opium 🙂 )

  • Draft says:

    My wish this month is to test something from a few companies that I haven’t sniffed yet – The Different Company, Keiko Mecheri and Miller Harris. carson r aft at

    • Lynne Marie says:

      Hey Carson,

      I’m sure I have some things from those companies for you to try – I’ll email you!

  • Tena says:

    I am hoping someone has just a smidge of Regina Harris Amber Vanilla that they wouldn’t mind sending to Canada. If so, please email me at t f k 3 1 (remove spaces) at yahoooooo dot caum

  • Peppermoon says:

    Thanks to my lovely fairies from last month, as always.As the weather turns cooler, I find myself craving some well done gourmands. Nothing too sweet though! If anyone has any suggestions or samples to offer, that would be great! I have a few scents to give out this month and I’ll post them later in a separate post, My email is smith rachel 680@ yahoo dawt com

    • JanLast says:

      I’ll be back on the 10th. Email me and I’ll send the infamous spreadsheet so you can pick some you may want to try. Slumberhouse Rume comes to mind, Dame’s Black Orchid Vanilla, maybe? jdeangeo atttt aollll dottt calm

  • Neva says:

    My dear fairies, since I had no luck with my Ormonde Jayne wishes, I’d switch to something else and maybe one of you will fly in my direction. I’d like to try either Plum Japonaise by Tom Ford or Yin & Ylang by Sonoma Scent Studio. If any of you fairies could help, please email me at: modestyblaise followed by 65 at yay hooo doht c o m

  • Nemo says:

    Hi everyone!
    I love following the fun that is perfume sample fairy godmother (it’s like christmas every month!). I am looking for suggestions on perfumes to try from Le Labo. I really like Santal 33, which is the only one I’ve been able to sample more than once. Based on sniffing them exactly ONCE on paper, I think I liked Labdanum 18, and I was okay with Rose 31 (but it reminded me of TDC Rose Poivree, which I think I would prefer) and pretty meh on Vetiver 46. Any suggestions for other Le Labos I might try? Thank you!

  • jjlook says:

    I’ve had good luck swapping and smelling neat things from posse members. I am temporarily relocated to the US and will love to pass on the samples I brought here to investigate before i go back home…Little grab bag, of mostly niche 1-2ml vials…
    BUT if someone had a sample of MV2, Angelique Encens (or something like it?), I’d love to trade it for a manufacturers Feu d’Issey, one of a couple I have…

    • Peppermoon says:

      I don’t have any MV2 or Angellique Encens unfortunately but I live in the US and ‘ll take you upon your offer of a grab bag if it’s still available! My email is: smith rachel 680 @ yahoo dawt com

      • jjlook says:

        I somehow missed this comment last week, but sent you an email today if you still want the samples. If you didn’t get the email, click on my name to send me your address…

  • Lisa says:

    How have I missed this? It’s such a swell idea!
    My fairy request is kind of vague, so I don’t know if this is how to do it. I’m begunning to sample as many iris and/or incense fragrances as possible. If there’s one you love and want to evangelize, I’d be thrilled to try a sample! Thank you!

    • Civet says:

      Ooh, I’ve always wanted to evangelize! I may have an iris/incense fragrance or two . . . gmail me at civetohell.

    • Ashley A says:

      I think I have a few I could rustle up! Email me at ashley anstaett atttt geemail dawtt cawm

  • Eloquaint says:

    Dear fairies, I’m still looking for some Eden by Cacharel. I’d also give some Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens a very good home.

    I’d love to play fairy-go-round with my benefactor, too.

    Thank you!

    • Ashley A says:

      Oh my word, if nobody has claimed it I would LOVE the MKK. email me at ashley anstaett at gmail dawttt cawmm. I’m so sorry I can’t help with the Eden!

      • Eloquaint says:

        Ashley, I meant I would love some MKK. But I promise if I get any, I’ll share it with you.

  • Civet says:

    Hey there, fairies! I would love to try Jo Malone Sage & Sea Salt. I spritzed a little last time I was in civilization and found it quite enchanting. Here’s my geemail: civetohell. I also have the following reverse PFG offerings:

    Molinard Habanita EDT
    Profumum Victrix
    STACY Prince Obolenski Russian Leather cologne
    L’Artisan Skin on Skin
    Soivohle Daybreak Violin (smidge)
    Memo Kedu
    Comme des Garcons Wisteria Hysteria
    Amouage Fate Man
    Comptoir des Senteurs Collection No. 2
    Dame Perfumery Mate, Heliotrope & Patchouli
    Smell Bent Violet Tendencies
    Etat Libre d’Orange Closet Queen
    Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille

    • Connie says:

      Ooh, I would love to try Daybreak Violin, Fate Man, and Violet Tendencies! My email is constance (dot) beck-treadway (at) yale (dot) edu.
      I also saw that you were thinking about a bulk swap higher up. I’d definitely be interested!

      • Civet says:

        Hi Connie! I sent you an email yesterday. Just checking that you got it. If not, please gmail me at civetohell.

    • Civet says:

      The following are as-yet unclaimed:

      Molinard Habanita EDT
      Profumum Victrix
      STACY Prince Obolenski Russian Leather cologne
      Memo Kedu
      Comptoir des Senteurs Collection No. 2
      Dame Perfumery Mate, Heliotrope & Patchouli
      Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille

      • Julie L says:

        Hello, civet! How thoughtful of you to offer like this! I would so much like the Habanita and the Dame Heliotrope/Patchouli, if possible…..I am jullease at yawhooo Thank you!!!

    • Ashley A says:

      I’d love to try Wisteria Hysteria and Parfum Cheri Par Camille! You can email me at ashley anstaett atttt gmail dawt cawmm. Thanks so much!

      • JabLast says:

        Ashley, I’m out of town until the 10th, but I’ve got you for the Wisteria. As always, jdeangeo attttt aolllll dottt com.

    • hajusuuri says:

      Civet, I can help with the Jo Malone. Click on my name to get my email address.

  • Joaquim says:

    Dear Fairies, I would love to try anything from Parfumerie Generale, maybe some of the classics like Cuir Venenum, Cozé, Cuir d’Iris…just anything, I didn’t tried anything from this house!

    I’m in Spain (EU), and my mail is Joaquinsune at yahoo dot es

    Thank you in advance.

    • JanLast says:

      Joaquim, I think I have a couple, but they are not from the three you listed. I’ll be shipping after I return on the 10th.
      I am jdeangeo atttt aollll dott calm

  • Brooke says:

    hi fairies! i have been so generously sprinkled with pixie dust the past couple months that it’s time for me to share the goodness! i will send a little goodie bag to the first person who emails me at neko number 1 at gmail 🙂

  • Dear fairies, if anyone has a bit of Hermes Hiris they could spare, I’d be a very happy camper.

  • Vanie says:

    Hi fairies!
    I read Chandler Burr’s A Perfect Scent last month and it made me want to try some of the Eau parfumees au Thé (either one of the green, red, white and green extreme) from Bvlgari. If some samples are unloved, I like to have them.

    • Tena says:

      Hi – I have some of the green tea that I can send. Email me at t f k 3 1 (remove spaces) at yahoooooo dot caum

  • Ashley A says:

    Hi Fairies, thanks again to everyone for all of their generosity all of the time. I am looking to try a smidge of De Profundis or any of the Mona di Orios.

    • JanLast says:

      I know I have the De Profundis, and I’ll look for some Monas. jdeangeo atttt aollll dottt comm

    • I’ll have to check when I get home, but I may have a Mona sample or two that I could send your way. I’ll confirm when I get home. My email is countsjc at the gee mail.

  • Julie L says:

    Good morning perfume fairies! 🙂 Just want to FIRST give another, big, thank you to my previous fairies! I’ve loved email chatting and getting to know you! What I’m dying to try are any of the Andy Tauer perfumes that might holler “Fall and/or sweet incense”….also, I’m close to springing for one of the patchouli fragrances from Molinard, but not sure which one? A sample might help to seal the deal :)……I’m also looking for something “golden, warm, lush, with carnation and cinnamon in it…a true Floriental type perfume”..?…I know they’re out there but just don’t know WHICH to mention here. And I just KNOW one of you pro’s have the answer I’m looking for!

    Have a great day!

  • Connie says:

    Hello lovely fairies! I unfortunately had no luck last month, but hoping someone will be able to grant my wish this time around. Please save me from a blind buy- I really want to try Kalemat from Arabian Oud. I would also be thrilled to try any of the Papillon Perfumery scents, they sound so enchanting.
    Lots of love!

    • Pixel says:

      ooo! me too! newbie here, i’d like to try kalemat as well.

      unrelated question… is there a swap coming up soon? i’m new at this but i seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole (ok, dove in head first) on perfume samples. holy &*^* do i need some swap buddies. (…. i think they’re breeding)

      • Civet says:

        Mine, too, the promiscuous little critters! I’ve been throwing them in a box, but I probably should have had them spayed first. Want to do a bulk sample swap? Here’s my geemail: civetohell

      • hajusuuri says:

        Pixel, I can help with Arabian Oud Kalemat. Click on my name to get my email address.

    • hajusuuri says:

      Connie, I can help with Arabian Oud Kalemat. Click on my name to get my email address.

  • thegoddessrena says:

    Magnetic Scent Untitled#2 or Vero Onda voile d’ extrait is what I’m curious about at the moment

  • Becky says:

    Hey, Posse!

    I’m looking to try a little Clinique Wrappings or AG Nuit de Etoilee this month. I have to go to work soon (like a CHUMP) but I’ll check in later and see if there’s anything I can offer up in return. 🙂

  • masha7 says:

    I have been wanting to try anything by Mandy Aftel, Aftelier, either the perfumes or hair products or teas or whatever. I’ll try anything!

    • Tena says:

      Hi – I can send you some of the Ancient Resins hair oil. Email me at t f k 3 1 (remove spaces) at yahoooooo dot caum

    • Undina says:

      I can send you a couple of small samples (sorry, can’t remember now for which perfumes). Email me at undina at myway dot com and I’ll let you know which I have.

  • solanace says:

    This time I just want to say a big THANK YOU to my perfume fairy, because I´m having so much fun, and so are my mom and my sister in law! Already got a Vent Vert FB, because it´s so classy and the price was right. (It´s a good thing that I never knew the original. Current Jolie Madame, on the other hand, I can´t stand, because I grew up with the real stuff, and now it seems to be cutting carbs, or something.)


  • Elia says:

    Dear fairies, I’ll go first 🙂
    my wish this month is for some Impossible Iris by Ramon Monegal,