January Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother


perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

First things first – the two wishes I’m granting from November – Darryl (Knize Ten, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Hermes Bel Ami, and Eau d’Hermes) and Natalie (Patou-Joy, Chanel 5, Chanel 19, Guerlain Mitsoku & Shalimar) .  Both of you, click on Drop us a Note at the top, send me your address, list what I just said I’d send you. I’ll send you a note back to let you know I got the e-mail, and then they’ll be on their way.

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother for January 2016.   First the general guidelines on how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of January/   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of February 2016.   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.  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 will play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the list and grant at least two 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.   If I can’t find two I can help with or you’re not sure what to wish for and you get picked, I’ll send you a little sample pack of some new releases, which you can wish for too!  I’ll announce who those people are when I put up January’s post.  Good luck!

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)  

  • Irina says:

    hello, fairies
    hope everyone is fine
    would love a smidge of Vanilla flash and Amber flash- have no posibility to order either
    Thanks a lot

  • AllGirlMafia says:

    Hello All!

    Hope everyone had wonderful holidays and so far a great new year…

    If anyone finds it possible, I would love to try either Gold or Dia by Amouage or to echo a past request Cuir de Nacre by Ann Gerard. Any of these would be greatly appreciated. The name is realmizz04 the location is yahoo.com. Thank you!

  • Swingsidesmile says:

    Hi, all,

    Happy new year! I would dearly love to get my hands on anything by Tauer, especially Zeta and Phi, but also Carillon pour un ange, une Rose chyprée, une Rose vermeille, or Lonestar Memories. But really all of them sound so amazing.

    I’ve also really been wanting to try Raw Silk and Red Roses by 4160 Tuesdays!

    Please let me know if you can help me out! My e-mail address is kobhatta at jeemale dawtcawm.

    Thanks 🙂

  • Lizbee says:

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    I’m trying to whittle my small collection of decants down to a chosen few, so I have 2ml of Kelly Caleche edp, 2ml of Bottega Veneta edp, and about 1.5 ml of Chanel La Pausa up for grabs if anyone is interested. You can find me at elizabeth salaam (one word) at the g to the mail to the dot to the com.

  • Nemo says:

    Happy holidays, everyone! I would love to try any of the Tauerville Flash series, especially Rose Flash and Incense Flash. I can be reached at yukiej at geeeeeemail dawtcawm. Thanks 🙂

    • Lisa D says:

      Hi Nemo – I’ve got some Rose Flash I can send your way. Sending you an email now….

  • Peppermoon says:

    Might be hard to find but I’d love to get my hands on some 4160 Tuesdays Dirty Honey if anyone has a sample that they didn’t like. I’m on a no-buy due to the holidays (also all of my family except for me have December/January birthdays haha) but I’d really like to try this one. Or anything from Neil Morris. Thanks to my wonderful 2015 fairies for helping me to get back into the perfume hobby!

    r smith 3 (at) uga (dot) edu

  • Bridgetkboyd says:

    I’m really looking to try some linden/lime blossom fragrances. I would especially like to get a whiff of D’Orsay Tilleul so I don’t blind buy. I can reverse a variety of things (US only please)
    Flowergirlbee! I can’t seem to reply but I can send you some coquin if you are in the US.
    My email is my username at geeemail dawt caum

  • shuvanidev says:

    Hi everyone! Hope you all are having happy holidays and great wishes for the new year! I haven’t asked for anything for a while but thought I’d start the new year out right 🙂 I am looking for any of the Lancome La Vie Est Belle flankers such as: the Mellerio dits Meller extrait or the Legere, Intense or Christmas editions – thank you!

  • Vanie says:

    Hi dear fairies!
    I’m dying to try Aftelier Bergamoss, specially the EDP, but with a 16$ shipping cost (to Canada) I can hardly justify ordering just that… Please save me from a blind buy of the bottle! 😉
    While we are here, I’ll mention a previous wish that I still crave for: ELdO Fils de Dieu.


  • flowergirlbee! says:

    hello fairies,
    i am still really craving the same wishes as last month…misia by chanel and gourmand coquin by guerlain..hopefully someone is feeling generous : )
    thank-you : )

  • thecindyb says:

    Oh I hope there is a wish I can grant this time! Wishing the Posse a fabulous NYE 🙂

  • rosarita313 says:

    Hello dear Posse! This month I am seeking a decant of Tom Ford Black Orchid. I can return the favor with decants or samples and I’ll be looking to see if I can grant a wish. Thanks 🙂

  • Neva says:

    First of all many thanks to the dear Fairies that helped me in 2015.
    I have two wishes that haunt me and I can’t seem to find them for quite a time. First is Bois Naufrage by Parfumerie Generale and the second is Jo Malone’s French Linden Blossom. I’d be thankful for some help. Have a wonderful New Year!

    • Ann says:

      Hi, Neva! I wish I had some to send to you, but I do see that Luckyscent has full bottles and samples of Bois Naufrage. Hope this helps! Thanks!

    • Tena says:

      Hi Neva,

      If you mean Jo Malone French Lime Blossom which is very much about Linden, I have a FB, and would be happy to send you some.
      Email me at t f k 3 1 (remove spaces) in the land of yahooooooooooodaughtcaum.

  • poodle says:

    I’m going to try a no buy for a good part of 2016 so I’ll need some fairy godmothers in the new year. I would love to smell some perfumes that have that retro lipstick and powder smell. I think Chanel Misia or Malle’s Lipstick Rose would be nice to try but I’m open to any others that would fit the bill.
    As always, I’ll be waiting and watching and hoping I can fulfill someone else’s wish on here. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas.

    • Hamamelis says:

      Dear Poodle, I can provide samples of Misia, Lipstick Rose (a few spritzes from a sample) and Histoires de Parfums Moulin Rouge. Also AG Mon Parfum Cherie etc. which has a retro sense to it. Please leave your email address and I will contact you. As I will be shipping from the Netherlands I can’t ship larger decants as I think they may be confiscated…

      • poodle says:

        You’re a doll! Thanks so much. I can be found at pokey poodle (that’s one word of course) in the land of Verizon period net

  • Ellen says:

    I can’t find Gala Loewe or Louis Scherrer anywhere to sample, so maybe the fairy godmothers could help? I would be ever so grateful. You would also be performing an act of true kindness and saving me from myself from buying a full bottle without trying it. I must stop blind buying. Anyway, a Happy New Year to all of you on this wonderful site. Health, love, and laughter are my wishes for everyone. Peace on Earth would be a big prayer and right at the top. Thank you.

    • sandipants says:

      hi, ellen. are you looking to sniff the vintage or current formulation of scherrer? i can help with vintage scherrer EDT. if you’re interested, i can be reached here: sandi _ pants in the land of hotmail dawt com.

  • DDJ says:

    Well, looks like maybe I get to be first : )

    Thank you, Patty… I’ve never posted here before and have only recently subscirbed so I never knew this was a thing before tonight. But I have what I think is a relatively small wish, so I’m gonna give this a try none-the-less.

    MY WISH — is that someone from the UK be willing to (attempt to) ship a bottle of Union Celtic Fire to me in the US. ….or alternatively, that someone who travels between London and the US carry a bottle over for me.

    —- I’ll gladly arrange to buy the bottle for shipping here. Money or availability of the frag are not issues.

    BACKSTORY: I live in the US, have no connections in Europe and don’t travel anymore. I’ve been looking for well over two years to purchase a bottle of Union Celtic Fire. It was, as far as I understood, an exclusive to Selfridges in London although just last week I found it for sale at Roullier White as well.

    Several months ago I contacted an individual in the UK, a perfume blogger, and asked for their help. [Hello, V.M., if you’re reading this. Hope all’s well.] But Selfridges refused to sell to me, they claimed, because of different billing and shipping addresses. But they further refused to reply to my (very genial, business-toned) emails asking to be referred to the head of Customer Service to resolve the question. I can’t express, briefly, what a shabby lot they turned out to be.

    Last week, I wrote to Roullier White. They _will_ ship to the US — for £120 (!) shipping charges only. Thanks, but ‘No Thanks’, guys.


    I live in New Orleans. There are two small local perfumers here. I’m always surprised to hear the people know of their work.

    If anyone is interested in these two shops and their work, I’d be happy to be your Fairy.

    Best Regards and Happy New Year to everyone.


    • SallyM says:

      Hi DDJ, Hmmm, slim pickings indeed on this side of the pond. The only place it seems that has it available is at The Perfumed Court in a 3ml sample. BUT you have to buy it as a set along with 11 other British Isles frags, which of course, bumps up the price. It might be worth a shot to contact them though to see if they can work something out with you – if you’ve not already tried that of course. I am from the UK – but live here in the US – it might be possible to figure something out with one of my family over there if the PC doesn’t work out. My email is salmack1 at earthlink dawt net

      • DDJ says:

        Sally, Thank you so much. I’ll message you tonight so we continue our talk when it’s convenient for you.