perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother


Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for January 2014 – wow, new year!     So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of January 2014.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of February 2015.   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)  

  • Patty Pong says:

    Hi, 🙂 changing my request … =o\ …Ambre Precieux Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier …

  • Nemo says:

    Hi fairy godmothers,

    I realize this a bit late in the month, but I would love a wee sample of Pharrell Williams GIRL if anyone has some 🙂 Thank you!

  • Dear Fairies, I would love to meet Miller Harris L’air de Rien or Ormond Jayne Ta’if. I can be found at: jen.wei.lo a7 gma7L d0t c0m or on fragrantica as jenweilo. Thanks!

  • LaDona says:

    Hi fairies, I have a bottle of Donna Karan Gold. Beautiful lily fragrance that turns into Eau de cat butt on me. If anyone wants some, I’ll pick up some sample bottles and send it. Your skin probably won’t ruin it like mine did.
    Where do you get sample bottles? I’m new at this! Signed, ladonah at the gmailz.

    • Vanie says:

      I’d be happy to take a few drops out of your hands! (That is, if you don’t mind shipping to Canada). I get empty sample vials from Surrender to Chance when I order fragrance samples. My email is vanie_b_l at the hotmaaaaaail dawtcom

      • LaDona says:

        I just ordered sames from surrender to chance…they just send empties? Or do you need to ask? I’m happy to send it to Canada, BTW.

        Oh, I also have carded samples of La Panthere Cartier. Him by Hanae Mori. Whoever wants them can have them. I did bad things to the Panthere…and the Mori is just too sweet. Ick.

      • LaDona says:

        Vance, bottles should arrive here within 3 days. When I get them, your gold will be in the mail. I’ll email you for your address.

    • taleofahare says:

      I’ve ordered sample vials/atomizers from so I can have small sizes of smellies I like to carry in my pocket or purse. No affiliation, just found her on e-bay one afternoon 🙂

  • AllGirlMafia says:

    Hello All, I would gladly give from my own sample collection (as well as my undying graditude) for any amount of Daim Blonde or Ambre Sultan. I can be reached at my yahoo email if you use the name Realmizz04. Thank you!

  • Linda says:

    Fairies, I look high, I look low, I cannot find KORS by Michael Kors – sadly it’s my signature & it’s discontinued. I’d love a decant of this amazingly unique scent if at all possible 🙂

  • Roxana Villa says:

    LOVE this post, thanks for sharing your journey, what a delicious read. I’m not hear to enter the contest, only to say Bravo!

  • Patty Pong says:

    I would like to try Neil Morris Chasing Autumn. 🙂

  • katrin says:

    Dear Fairies,

    This month I’d love to try TF’s Cafe Rose or Lavender Palm. I am at kathakk at yahoo dot com. Thank you!

  • Jamie S. says:

    Happy 2015!

    Fairies, I have a special request. I am looking for a scent that was discontinued by the Body Shop called Of a Man. I am hoping that perhaps someone has an old forgotten bottle in a drawer that they would be willing to part with.

    This is for someone who recently lost someone and this scent is the scent this person wore. And we Perfume Posse people understand this better than most people how scent can evoke feelings of closeness…memories…time and place…how scent can transport us and comfort us.

    So if anyone can help, I would be so appreciative. And I’m happy to send some things in return for this kindness.

    • Pixel says:

      I don’t have any of this scent, but I see several FB’s for sale on Ebay. Best wishes….

      • Jamie S. says:

        I saw that as well, unfortunately, the prices are well beyond what I can afford. I thought I might have luck with someone from this crowd. Originally the bottle sold for around $22-24…

  • Katie says:

    Is is ok to admit that I am a perfume un snob? Or not-yet-snob? The good news is, once I start something…I have to go all the way (yarn stores, anyone??) Anyway, I grew up sniffing the perfumes and lipsticks in my great grandmothers bathroom (don’t I wish I knew what those scents were!!), sneaking spritzes of Grandmom’s “White Shoulders” and buying my mom “Chantilly”, which she rarely wore. Since I have (sort of) grown up, I have worn “Daisy” by Marc Jacobs, “Bianca” by Tocca, “Euphoria” by CK. I love gardenia, and am newly fascinated by woods and tobacco. What would you lovelies recommend for a beginner sniffer like me? I would love to try Aftelier Muir Gardenia. katie 9 16 00 at gmailandia. Thank you!

  • joan yoscovits says:

    Donnakitt….are the Byredo samples claimed?

  • springpansy says:

    Dear Esperanza and all Fairies,

    I would love a dab of Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling. If not that, I’d also love to try Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 Chia. Hope those aren’t too out there to be requesting. Please find me at gmail using the name springpansy5. I’m in the U.S. (I can usually find something fun to share in return as well.) Thanks!

  • Sun Mi says:

    Hello lovelies!

    I’d love a bit of Au Pays de la Fleurs D’Oranger – Violet Sacree (or maybe some of their others), Mona di Orio’s – Violet Fumee, or Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Feminin Pluriel if anyone has any bits to spare.

    I also have a little set of small samples (prefer to mail them together) to anyone that wants them: Atelier Oolang Infini and Vanille Insensee and Serge Lutens Clair de Musc. First to email me takes them!

    I’m sunmisun of the gmail nature.

  • Dear fairies, Happy New Year to everyone! I would love to try a smidge of Delrae Wit, if anyone has a bit to spare.

    You can email me at countsjc at the gmail.

  • Neva says:

    Dear fairies, a happy New Year to all!
    I want to thank my last month’s fairy – Hamamelis – for sending me some samples 🙂 and my wish for this month is some of the 2 scents that dear Portia recently praised and which I haven’t tried so far: Piguet – Futur and E.Lauder – Azuree. Could anyone help please?
    I’m at modestyblaise65 in the land of yahoooooo (com).

  • Peppermoon says:

    Anyone have any Histoires de Parfums?

    My email is smith rachel 680 (in the town of yahoo)

    Side note – Anyone seen Jan? She’s usually all over this page, hope she’s doing ok!

    • Lynne Marie says:

      I can help you with the HIstoires, I have 1740, 1899, 1969 and maybe others. Sending you an email now…

  • donnakitt says:

    Dear Fairies, I’d like to try Bottega Venetta Knot and Delrae Wit. Thanks!

    Also, I have three Byredo samples to gift. I’d like to send all three to one person (US only, please).

    • Ashley A says:

      I’d be interested in your Byredo samples! My email is ashley anstaett attt gmail dawt cawm

    • maggiecat says:

      I can help you out with Knot and I think with Wit as well, if I can find my sample (absolutely beautiful scent that doesn’t work for me). Add 1005 to my screen name here and find me at the synonym for the United States online place. Pay it forward.

  • Ashley A says:

    Hello lovely fairies! This month I am interested in trying either Cuir Cannage or Mitzah by Dior. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

  • Draft says:

    Happy new year, fairies! May this year be fragrant and happy! 🙂

    I have some scents I’ve been wanting to gift for a while but they haven’t matched up with anyone’s requests yet, so I’m going to give away a small surprise sample baggie to one person in the US (whoever comments first).

    And as for my request, I would like to try something from Smell Bent or L’Artisan.

    My email is carson r aft (at) g mail (dot) com

  • joan says:

    Dear ones…..i am hoping for Raghba this month. If that wish is not granted my wish from last month was not fulfilled as promised 🙁
    My email is [email protected]

  • edpgypsy says:

    Happy New Year! I am seeking a dab of the new Narciso Rodriguez~ NARCISO or Tom Ford~ White Suede. give me a shout at my email which is my username in the town of gmail.

    • Audrey says:

      I have the Narcisco and just emailed you. I am looking for some Masque milano, montecristo, Hiram Green, Moon Bloom, Aftelier Palimpsest,

  • Vanie says:

    Dear fairies,

    I have an extravagant wish on this first month of the new year: I’d very much like to try a drop of Bois des Iles parfum! I am thinking of buying the EDT but I heard great things about the parfum and wonder if it’s maybe worth buying it instead.

    Otherwise, I repeat a previous wish: Vero Profumo Rozy.


  • Julie L says:

    Gosh! I was worried there was no fairy time this month, lol. I’m just going to mention perfume houses I’ve not tried this month. Surprise me and I’ll surprise you back, lovely fairies! Andy Tauer; Molinard; Rochas; Yves Rocher. Let’s have s great new year!! Hugs to everyone! Email is jullease@yawhooo

  • Joaquim says:

    Dear fairies,

    I would love to try some drops of Aftelier’s Cuir de Gardenia or Palimpsest, or some of the perfumes of Roxana Illuminated Perfume! I’m getting more and more interested in natural perfumery.
    My mail is: joaquinsune at yahoo dot com, and I’m from Spain (EU)

    Thank you!

    • Joaquim says:

      I mean joaquinsune at yahoo dot es, sorry!

    • Lisa D says:

      Joaquim, I don’t have any of the specific perfumes you’re looking for, but I’d be happy to send you a couple of samples from Strange Invisible Perfumes or Soivohle. SIP is, I believe, primarily natural, and Soivohle skews heavily toward the naturals. You can send me an email at lisadarty at hot mail dot com.

  • Connie says:

    Dearest fairies,
    I would be overjoyed to try Fate Woman, Or du Serail, or anything by LM Parfums. I wore my new STC decant of Botrytis last night (a Christmas gift)- heavenly. Happy days, everyone!

  • tfk31 says:

    Happy New Year to all of the wonderful smelling Posse!!!
    I was wondering if anyone could help me in finding a honey fragrance? I adore the note in MFK Absolute Pour Le Soir, but the scent of Botrytis – everyone’s 1st honey fragrance in any list – makes me ill. Trying a sample of some sweet honey scent will help me to forget that it is -27 C here this AM – Actually I lie, nothing helps you forget that sort of cold, but it can make me smell heavenly while my teeth chatter.

    My email is t f k 3 1 (remove spacing) in the town of yahooooooodotcaum.


  • Jackie b says:

    Happy 2015, O Fairies.
    Does anyone have a sample of Vero Kern, I am especially wishing for Rozy, but all sound interesting.
    Thank you!

    • tfk31 says:

      Hello Jackie. I can assist with a smidge of Rozy . My email is t f k 3 1 (remove spacing) in the town of yahooooooodotcaum.


  • Ellen says:

    I’d love Ava Luxe Kashmir Spice, or Opopomax Intense, or Olibanum, or Venezia, or Sin, or Soltice Scents Amber. Any of those would be awesome.

  • thegoddessrena says:

    I’d love some Soivohle Carpathian Oud Cologne, or, failing that, SoOud Nur. My screen name is my yahoo address

  • Eloquaint says:

    This month, fairest fairies, I have a note request rather than a name request: I yearn for sandalwood. When I was young you could buy beautiful sandalwood oil in any hippie emporium. Now, alas, I don’t know of any good sandalwood perefumes aside from Samsara, which I like but don’t love.

    Any inspirations? Any sandalwood collectors want to expand my mind? A thousand thanks to you all…

    • Jackie b says:

      Sandalwood is a beautiful note, I love it too. Many people recommend Tam Dao, it is nice but fleeting.
      Perhaps Etro Sandalo or Santal Majuscule by Lutens. Good luck!

    • Connie says:

      I’d also recommend Bois des Iles and Santal Carmin.

    • Mary Beth says:

      I’d give Addict, Coco, or Ysatis a whirl. To me, they all had a discernible sandalwood note.

    • AllGirlMafia says:


      I’m not sure if you are looking for just suggestions or if you also wanted samples, you didn’t include your email. Anyway, if you’re still looking I may have something for you. You can email me at yahoo my username is Realmizz04.