The Perfume Sample I’m Looking For… Your Perfume Wish List

perfume fairy godmother

Patty playing Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

Your wish is my command. Every month on the first day of the month, we will open a post where all of you can post one thing you are  longing for – perfume sample or perfume decant or full bottle.

Then if any Fairy Godmother drops by and wants to help you get it – either through an outright gift or karma swap (where you get the wished-for thing, and you send something back that isn’t perfume) or trying to work out a swap of some sort, that would be amazing.

So here’s how it works – this post will be open for the entire month of December. At the end of December I’ll close it and start a new one.

In comments you can list one thing that you are yearning for. It can be a perfume sample of something you are dying to try, a full bottle, decant, or 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. 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 it’s a gift, send away.


I’ll also play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the list every month and grant at least 5 (or more)  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)  

  • R_UN says:

    I already got a wish granted! But since I found one to grant…here’s another just in case. Visiting London this weekend I fell in love with Le Labo Poivre 23. Would love to get my hands on some. Happy to swap as well!

    • R_UN says:

      Yay! Fairy Godmother or the perfumed powers-that-be added my beloved to the STC Xmas specials so I
      could partake! Maybe if the godmothers are listening, 7 Billion Hearts could go in the next Christmas stocking sale?

  • Lexi says:

    I do have another wish which I have been searching for, a smell of Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea. Any fair godmothers out there who can assist?
    My earlier wish was Nabucco’s Amytis.

  • Patty Schneider says:

    I’m a bit late to the party here, but would like to add my perfume wish: I’d love to try Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant. If you have some you’re willing to share, please email me at patricialschneider at yahoo dot com.

    • bogsc says:

      Patty, If someone hasn’t already reached out to you, let me know. I can spare a small vial of Jungle L’Elephant. bogsc at aol dot com.

  • Jennifer L says:

    I’m dying to try Slumberhouse Pear + Olive. It sounds delicious! Thank you for running this wonderful blog, I love it.

  • Natalie says:

    If some lovely fairy godmother out there has any amount of Le Labo Iris 39 or Montale Jasmin Full to spare, I’ll kiss her feet and/or offer something nice as a swap. (P.S. I’ve been away from perfume blogs for several horribly stressful months, and this is such a heart-warmingly wonderful post to return to…)

  • Solley Eaton says:

    Bal d’Afrique Byredo is what I’m longing to try. A sample would make me sooo happy.

  • tammy says:

    Dina, if you see this, please try iansgirltammy AT gmail DOT com

  • Tara Monteleone says:

    Oh Perfume Fairy, I would love to try a sample of Memo Shams. It sounds so lovely but is impossible to find here in the US. Patty, thank you so much for all you do for us perfume freaks. You and this great perfume community are amazing.

  • Jeanette says:

    Oh mercy, my dream is NOMBRE NOIR! shisheido 🙂

  • BombshellBetsy says:

    I have been looking everywhere: blogs, ebay, decanters and I simply can’t find samples of the Mugler coffret that came out when the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was released. I would LOVE to sample at least a few of these fragrances if not the whole shebang.

  • Reposting because my first post was way back at the back..

    Dear Perfume Fairies, my wish is for a decant of Cuir Venenum by Parfumerie Generale. I’ve been wanting more of it since my sample ran out.

  • Patty Pong says:

    Esperanza, you still here? Seems everybody left. I’m going to wish for the impossible, if that’s OK with you. I’m wishing for Mona di Orio’s Lux. Can you make that happen?

    • Heather F says:

      Hahaha, this is awesome, I was just salvaging my bottle of Lux (and its broken atomizer) last week. If you’re interested in either a sample or a 5ml decant, email me at heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂

  • sfsassy says:

    What a great idea. I have a wish! I would love to test any of the new Gorilla/lush scents, but especially Sikkim Girls or Furze. I am in the US and they are not here yet. (just the UK)

  • Mariekel says:

    Since no-one seems to have GB Nuit au Desert, could I put in a request for another impossible-to-find love? I have also been searching high and low for some Coty Oeillet, my favourite soliflore of all time.

  • kerry anderson says:

    If I had a wish it would be more than a 1/4 ml sample of Ayala Moriel’s Guilt. Oh! and Encens Mythique D’Orient Guerlain. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Last, would be Amouage Epic for women (although I currently have two samples of it from two different sellers and only one smells delicious. Weird)

  • Janlast says:

    This is so much fun! My fairy Godmother fulfilled my wish AND gave me valuable advice. I will be opening those bottles from the 1920’s! We will see what we get. Thank you so much.

  • Ines Stefanovi? says:

    This is an absolutely wonderful idea! 🙂 And I managed to grant one wish – didn’t expect that to happen. 🙂
    I see someone already asked for it and I would absolutely love even the tiniest amount of JAR Bolt of LIghtning – I tried it in Paris and was stunned to find the perfume I imagined after one warm spring storm shower.

  • mridula says:

    Dear fairygodmother,

    I’ve put myself on hold for purchases but of course long for much. At the top of the list – Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. And I love this idea and only wish someone would name something i could hand over. But tastes here are quite sophisticated and alas I am a neophyte with only the beginnings of a collection

    • Millicent says:

      I can send you a decant of Ambre Sultan, no problem! Email me at tartufi (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll work out the details.

  • Andrea says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother, I wish I could sample Amouage Library Opus VI, I met it a week ago and it was just love at first sight… if that has not to happen I would be happy with Musc Ravageur. This is fun! ahah

    • hongkongmom says:

      Thanks Esperenza you wonderful FGM for giving me someone to give too…Yay to number 2 Andrea, I can give you a bit of musc ravageur…contact me at greenstn at

  • Irina says:

    such fun, wonderful idea, Patty
    Fairy Esperanza, please, please I would like to know how Opardu smells; even a tinny drop will do
    thank you, fairy godmother…

    • Ines Stefanovi? says:

      Irina, I would be happy to send over what is left of my sample. It’s not much but it will hold for several applications I believe. 🙂 You can click on my name to find my email address.

  • Flora says:

    Wow, this is fun! Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I have been dying to try that new Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs – who ever thought that this house would bring out something that everyone seems to love? Would like at least a sample, if not a decant….and if anyone here is willing, i will swap for something special from my vintage stash, or?? I don’t have anything on anyone else’s list so far, but I do have other goodies! (U.S. only please, from my end.)

    • E. Lime says:

      Hi! I have a 5 ml sample of the Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs that I can’t afford to get attached to. Email me at plinkplath at yahoo dot com and we’ll work it out!

  • ponderous says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy,
    If you happen to find a bit of the long-discontinued Fresh Index Grape & Vine floating around out there, I’d be happy to give it a new home! I haven’t smelled it for years but think about it all the time.

  • hongkongmom says:

    Havent found anything to give yet:-((( but would be happy to be granted some Mona di Oria Vanilla, ambre…and a bit of 7 billion hearts…

    • CC_says says:

      You and I are on the same wavelength, hongkongmom. In my case it may be due to the vanilla guide Patty posted a couple of months ago that I just got around to reading (I was abroad for a month) and drooling over the smoky, incensy vanillas. I DID find something to give….doing a happy dance here. 🙂
      It’s still early in the month … I am sure you’ll be able to find something to give.

      • hongkongmom says:

        Hi CC I love vanilla…just havent found the one. Love the strength of bois de vanille, but its too sweet! I did get some of the M di O in a swapamania a while back…but it went way too quickly and I need to try it in the winter. Hope I will find something,,,thanks for the positivity 🙂

    • Lexi says:

      I have a 1/4ml sample of 7 billion hearts absolute. email me at alexandra e smith 8 at gmail dot com if you are still interested

  • Liane says:

    My five year old twin girls would be delighted that I am calling out to the fairy godmother of perfume. After being told something was pu stinky (me sampling Carnal Flower), might be time to change things up. I would love a tiny taste of Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule. Thanks

  • Vicki says:

    I have been dying to try Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs forever!! I inhaled a spritz last month and it has been haunting me since!

  • Ali says:

    Sweet perfume fairy – I’m dying for a sample of Tonkamande by Parfumerie Generale! Any amount, just want a good whiff!

  • Holly F. says:

    Fabulous idea! I will peruse the list and see if I can grant anyone’s wish. My own rare-and-HTF wish is Guerlain Aroma Allegoria Exalting Aromaparfum. Dear Fragrance Fairy Godmother, pretty please??

    • asali says:

      Hi holly, wish granted:-) mozartmezzo AT gmail- although I’m just out of decant supplies, so it might just take a little while to get there.

  • Oh fairy godmother, how I do so wish a sample, decant or bottle of Miller Harris L’Air Rien would magically appear in my mailbox… Do dreams really come true?

  • Christine West says:

    This is such fun! If a perfume fairy could grant my wish, it would be for a tiny sample of one of those rare vintage Alyssa Ashley animalics which are priced way out of my league, particularly “Civet” – or failing that, the one called “Ambergris”. (But not “Musk”, as I’ve smelled that one already). I find it amazing to think that, as recently as the 1960s, women (presumably) were buying and wearing a perfume called “Civet”, and I’m dying to know what it smelled like!

  • hongkongmom says:

    funny, my comment also dissapeared
    I just want to say that is feel so great to see so much giving! Great idea for a post…and as always thanks for hosting. Havent found something to give tho:-( Will keep coming back to check! Also…i think I cannot get all of the comments…

    • Patty White says:

      Hey, I see both comments. i think Disqus has the most problems if you aren’t registered at all. They may not show up right away? I”m not sure, Disqus continues to confuse me sometimes. I”m trying to figure out if I can go back to our old system without losing nay comments!

      • hongkongmom says:

        Hey back! I also saw it, but both of them came in a different spot to where i posted them. I did register and got the emails for the first two comments…after that, the emails stopped coming. No worries about me, just info for u!

  • hongkongmom says:

    It has been a real joy to see so much giving.. Such a great idea for a post. I haven’t found anything to give yet:-( but will keep checking to see if I can….

  • MADCUTE says:

    Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Him Oil!

  • Asali says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother, I sniffed DSH le smoking and la plus belle histoire d’amour ever so shortly from a friends samples, and loved them, but wanted to sample them properly before buying. Can anyone help, I wonder <3 I love this idea, but it looks like so far the people I could have helped already found they fragrance fairies. Maybe soon:-)

  • audrey says:

    My request disappeared too :(……. dearest Fairy Godmother, I really really want some Cuir Beluga, preferably a large sample. Or some Bois D’Armenie, since I love that one too. Pleeeeeaaaase?

    • Patty White says:

      I think I saw it down there, you have to click show more comments at the bottom of the post! I can send you some Cuir Beluga, like 2-3 ml spray. will that work? patty at perfumeposse dot com

    • Natalie says:

      If you still need that Bois d’Armenie, I have a smallish decant that is looking for a more appreciative home — drop me a line at: coe “dot” nat “at” gmail “dot” com.

  • Civet says:

    Oh, I just love this idea! Dear Fairy Godmother, please send me a decant of Miel de Bois. Ever since my cat passed I’ve been missing the scent of the litter box…

    • Dubaiscents says:

      If you are serious I have some I would be happy to share with you (fortunately, I don’t get the cat urine smell at all :-)). You can email me at lolabug at gmail dot com

  • shaney says:

    Dear Fragrance Fairy Godmother, I would love to have Serge Lutens Bois de Violette, and while I would prefer a bottle, I would also be happy with a decant. Thank you!

  • Farouche says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love to have a small amount of Givenchy Organza Indecence to sample. Thank you!

  • CC_says says:

    This truly is a wonderful idea, thank you Patty! I hope I’m able to grant some wishes … It is what the holiday season is all about.
    Must keep refreshing this post!

    • Patty White says:

      I am amazing at how many have been granted! I know the samples are a lot easier, and I think it’s so cool, and I seriously am like teary eyed every time I check this post.

  • unseencenser says:

    All I would like Santa to bring is a bottle of Le Labo Gaiac 10. If he could pull that off… well, I would do a lot for Santa in such an instance. Certainly Santa would get my money. But since I have a small decant, I feel like I’m being greedy even wishing out loud for it, since I was too stupid to fall in love with it WHILE it was available from Luckyscent last year.

    • Heather F says:

      Oh, I feel you on the Gaiac 10. There’s a woman on basenotes based in Taiwan who does splits of all Le Labo perfumes–I got my 50ml decant of Gaiac 10 from her this past summer, and it was wonderful, straightforward and smooth (and at around $150, way cheaper than when stores in the US get it occasionally). That being said, I could also send you a 10 or 15ml decant from my big decant, if you’d like, though I realize that’s nothing like a full bottle of your own. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail, if you’re interested 🙂

      • unseencenser says:

        Oh my goodness, Heather, that would be lovely! I have 5 mls but would love to be able to feel like I could spritz with abandon instead of having to hoard the stuff. I’ll email you right now! Probably from lemonprint, which is the address I do much perfume swapping with. 🙂 Happy holidays!

  • Mals86 says:

    Would love a sample (1/2ml would do!) of vintage Schiaparelli Shocking.

    • unseencenser says:

      Mals, did you see the Cyber Monday sale at Another Perfume Blog? Not sure if it’s the right vintage but Natalie has a Shocking mini listed.

    • Mariekel says:

      I have some of this vintage vixen that I will throw into your swapmania package. Be prepared: this gal takes no prisoners!

    • Undina Ne Skazhu says:

      Mals, I’m not sure how good my mini is (I haven’t smelled any other versions) but I’ll send you a sample from it.

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Patty, what a great idea – as said, perfectly in the spirit of the season! I am looking for samples of what I have dubbed “the run-on twins”: Superworldunknown by LUSH or Moslbuddjewchristhindao by Etterhaus. Anyone?

    • Patty White says:

      Oh, hey! I’d put that on my list! I had no idea when I opened my last concrete outter wrapped that that thing would disappear! They keep telling me, when I e-mail them once every six months, that they plan to bring it back, but no go. I LOVED that incense, it was Buxton’s best work, despite the screwy name.

  • Undina Ne Skazhu says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love its holiday spirit!
    I would love to be able to get a tiny sample (0.25 – 0.5 ml) of the vintage Guerlain Vol de Nuit extrait.

    • Heather F says:

      I have a small decant I got in a previous swap (I can’t specify the vintage though, just that it is *vintage*), and I’d be happy to send you a sample 🙂 My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail

  • Dubaiscents says:

    I would love a sample of Ramon Monegal’s Impossible Iris, just enough to test it. And despite being in Dubai I have a US mailing address as well if that helps :-).

  • Colleen Grasher says:

    I’d love a decant of the discontinued Soivohle Ankhara. All I had was a sample and then I drained it. I do have perfume to swap as well.

  • Hunter says:

    All I want is a decent sample/decant of Amouage Interlude Man.

    • Dubaiscents says:

      Hi Hunter, I can send you either a carded sample (2ml spray) or a decant. Email me at lolabug at gmail dot com
      Always happy to share the joy of one of my favorite scents!

  • mary says:

    So funny, My wish disappeared! I wonder what that means? Well, if I were wishing on a perfume star, I would wish for Lonestar Memories. Or Amouage Opus II. Those are the two where I use sample after sample–the installment plan! But thank you Patty, for this beautiful idea!

  • KathyT says:

    I would love to have some more DSH Bois du Chocolat and/or Ava-Luxe Olibanum if anyone has some sitting around 🙂

    • unseencenser says:

      I can grant this one! I freaked out and bought a lifetime’s supply when it was discontinued – as though I were going to wear it every day! Now I’m afraid it’s going to go bad even sitting in a protected box in my closet, and would rather it were enjoyed. Will the oil in a rollerball be OK for you? Email me! This username at

  • Jannie says:

    OH, plunk your magic twanger froggy! I would love a little Serge Lutens Douce Amere, and will sit patiently on my lily pad, and will be happy to fulfill any wishes I am able to fill.

    • bogsc says:

      Hey Martha. I can help you with the Douce Amere. E-mail me at bogsc at aol dot com.

      • Lisa D says:

        Sorry, bogsc, your reply wasn’t visible to me when I was posting (I’ve got to remember to refresh, load more comments, and filter with Newest first!), or I would have refrained from replying to Jannie. Take it away!

        • bogsc says:

          No problem Lisa. My computer doing wierd things today on this website as well. Jannie, look forward to hearing from you.

    • Lisa D says:

      Jannie, no need to wait too long – I’ve got a little Douce Amere to spare. Send me a note at lisadarty at hot mail dot com.

  • Lucas says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother! I wish someone could help me with some more mililiters of discontinued Iris Pallida. If that won’t work I would love 1725 from Histoires de Parfums instead. I’m holding a split of it at the moment but there are not enough participants to complete the split – I’m so saad 🙁

    • Patty White says:

      I do have a little Iris Pallida, I think, if you don’t want but a ml or 2. the 1725, i wish I could help, I went through all of my stuff and foudn 1720, but not that one. 🙁 You know HdP does that three-pack thingie. Maybe someone would want the other two small bottles of something else and you could get your bit of the 1725!

      • Lucas says:

        Thanks Patty for your offer, but in terms of Iris Pallida – I’m craving for more (quite impossible I think) so please keep it and enjoy this sample.
        HdP 1725 problem has just been solved, found the remaining people for split

  • Nina Z says:

    I wish… I wish…. I wish… I could have a chance to smell vintage Coty Chypre! (Now I will scurry down the list and see whose wish I can make come true!)

  • I am really wanting a decant of that Guerlain Encens Mythique d’Orient… I went through my eensy weensy dabber and I want to see how it does sprayed. I think it’s SO beautiful, but dabbing is not enough for me to really get a complete feel for how the perfume wears.

  • 50_Roses says:

    I would love a decant of Neela Vermeire Mohur. I received a set of samples of the NV scents in a swap, and Mohur is the only one that really appealed to me. I love it, but I don’t need a FB; one of the 10 ml bottles from the discovery set would be perfect, or a similar sized decant. If someone out there has some they don’t need, I do have some very nice things I could swap for it.

    • Musette says:

      Mohur is beautiful. I have a lot of it. I wear it a lot. I also have a 10ml that is barely used. Your Fairy Wish just came true! gmail me at evilauntieanita with your deets

  • CP says:

    Would love Comme des Garcons Kyoto in any size (or even just the opportunity to smell it!). Living in Kyoto was one of the happiest times of my life, and I’ve always been curious about how the perfume pays tribute to the city.

    • Heather F says:

      I have a 0.7ml dab sample that I’d be happy to send you. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂

  • Ann says:

    Patty, I’m getting all teary-eyed as well seeing such wonderful generosity, although I’m not surprised: Perfume folks are the loveliest, most giving people around. Hope it’s OK if I list my wish, too. I’ve been dying to try a bit of Neela Vermeire’s Trayee. Thanks!

  • Aimtx says:

    This is such fun, Patty. Great idea. I would like a decant of Kurkdjian’s Amyris Femme. I think it may be the first iris I really love.

  • Patty White says:

    OMG, you guys, I’m all teary. First, this wasn’t my idea. I can’t remember who suggested it and someone who seconded it, but I’m just sending out a great big hug to you now. And I really love you all because you are so generous and helpful. And I can’t believe someone turned up the Command Performance. I’d never even heard of that! I’ll probably roll through in a week and do some granting, but my wish granting will just be samples only. I’ll make a category for this at the top of the page so you all can find it easily. xoxoxoxoxo

  • bogsc says:

    Oh Patty. What a fabulous idea. When I first started down this rabbit hole the perfumista community was incredibly generous with me so I love the idea of being able to give back by becoming a perfume fairy godmother myself! What I’d love to try even a smidge of is Shiseido’s discontinued Inoui, which I’ve heard much about but never sampled. Now I’m gonna run through comments and see what wishes *I* can grant.

  • Michelle says:

    Oh Fairy Godmother, could I please try a bit of vtg. Weil Secret de Venus?

    • Christine West says:

      Hi Michelle, I can spare a small amount for you to try! Please contact me at cwest9 at gmail dot com

  • Audreylicious says:

    Fairy Godmother, I am feeling very empty inside without a large decant or bottle of Cuir Beluga. My world would feel more complete with one.

  • Joaquim says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for this amazing post!

    I never tried anything from CB I Hate Perfume because of the price! 12$ for a sample? I know there are 2ml but it’s just a sample, I can do with 1ml or even 0,5 ml, I don’t need 2ml of absolute. But all the reviews are driving me crazy.
    Since I loved MdO’s Vainille, CB’s 7 billion hearts is THE perfume I want to try, I know this is a expensive wish but…you know, it’s a wish

    Thank you for the draw!

  • Martha says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother –

    I would love to try some CDG Avignon. Thank you very much. I’m a little obsessed with incense at the moment.

    • rosarita says:

      Martha, I could swear I have a decant of this somewhere but I can’t find it. I do have about a half ml sample; hardly enough to mess with, but enough to try it, anyway. If you’re interested, email me at opponatrix at gmail dot com.

  • Lara says:

    Wonderful “juice fairies”, I am truly lemming a large decant/bottle of Parfums Delrae Bois de Paradis. Yes, its a lot to ask but am very generous and have lots to offer in return!

    • Lisa D says:

      Lara, wish granted! Due to a very generous fellow swapper here at the posse, I have BdP to spare. Get in touch with me at lisadarty at hot mail dot com……

  • Jackie b says:

    I realise that I am wishing upon a star, but I fell in love with 3 as 4, a limited edition by Colette Store in Paris, a few years ago now.
    Does anyone have some that they don’t want??
    Wish wish…

    • KathyT says:

      I do! I’d be happy to send some to you if you aren’t in a hurry… email me at kdtisdale14 at gmail dot com

  • Katrin says:

    What a marvelous post!!! O, I wish I could obtain a bottle of (I know this is just so unrealistic) Quand Vient La Pluie!

    • Patty White says:

      I wish I could help. I know within the last year they still had some EDP bottles at some Guerlain boutiques. I heard that the Disneyworld Guerlain boutique had a few left. Not sure if they are still around.

      • katrin says:

        Thank you so much, Patty, for your supportive commentary. I know my wish is very unlikely to come true. I am not planning on a trip to the US any time soon unfortunately, and even a trip to Paris is the stuff of dreams at the moment. But at least I could share my dream with someone and that is already a big help!

  • R_UN says:

    Dear Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother, I wish for the impossible – a sample of Serge Lutens/Shiseido Nombre Noir. As dark as my love…

  • Kirsten D says:

    Oh dear Lady Esperanza, I’d love a little sample of Mon Précieux Nectar. I can’t tell you how much I’m loving this blog at the moment, you guys are the best by miles ! xxx

  • Oh wow! Then I guess I’ll have to go for the

    Givenchy Amarige Mimosa 2007 harvest.

    Had a small decant I saved for the times then I wanted to have a little special in my everyday. Emptied it to the last drop and I sometimes just pick up the decant bottle to get a whiff of it. I was so in love with this one!

    • Undina Ne Skazhu says:

      Linn, send me your address at undina at myway dot com and a 5 ml decant will be on its way to you.

  • Scottie says:

    This is a great idea! My wish list: I am not expecting miracles, but I have been longing to try JAR’s Bolt of Lightning. I know it’s a long shot…

  • ElizabethC says:

    What fun! I wouldn’t mind getting some Angelique Noire! There might be some Frans salted caramels for the Perfume Fairy Godmother 🙂

  • Alica says:

    I would like any amount of vintage Chantilly. Any amount. Have Le FEu d´Issey 20 ml. alica at cleis dot net

  • Katharine says:

    I wish I had a sample of Norma Kamali Incense, since my recent and expensive sample venture into incense perfumes was so disappointing, and somehow I’ve convinced myself that this — THIS! — would be the ideal.
    Not that it would help me if I did and it was, since it’s apparently been discontinued. But at least I would KNOW.

    • Patty White says:

      I wish I could help with this one. Let me ask around and see if I can find someone with it.

      • CC_says says:

        Dearest Patty/Esperanza FG … Quick question, if you don’t mind. I will be granting Katherine’s Norma Kamali Incense wish. Hypothetically, of course, is there anything I should, um, fib about to our local (US) post office regarding shipping to Canada? I know there are certain rules we are supposed to go by when shipping internationally but didn’t know if Canada was in the same category. Again, hypothetically speaking, of course. 😉

        Or if anyone else wishes to chime in with info I would be most grateful. Merci.

        • tammy says:

          Hi, CC!

          My experience in mailing perfume both domestically and internationally is that all you have to do is tell them it’s perfume; the only thing that changes is that it can’t go by plane, so it’ll take longer to get there.

        • Patty White says:

          I don’t tell them anything really. I just put gift on the customs form and if they ask tell them it’s scented lotion samples. 🙂

        • Patty White says:

          BTW, do NOT put perfume on a customs form going to Canada. They will confiscate it in customs. Perfume is on some weird terrorist list for Canadian customs, and none of it is suffered to live if they know it’s that. Germany and Canada are the freaks in this category. Oh, and make sure you don’t put more than like $12 as the value on the customs form. I usually put an odd amount like $9.37.

    • CC_says says:

      Wish granted!! Yay, my first wish granted! Katherine, I have a sample of Norma Kamali Incense. Except for testing it once and only the teensiest bit (way too strong for my pedestrian palate, evidently) it is how I received it. I think it’s probably close to 1ml, maybe just a tad under and should be more than enough to see if it is The One. If interested email me at ccm33140 at gmail.

      • Katharine says:

        Oo! You have some? Everyone on the Internet keeps saying, “oh, Norma Kamali Incense, it is the ne plus ultra of incense but of course you can’t get it!” and since Avignon just doesn’t quite pack the punch that I dream of, and Messe de Minuit in the new formula smells like expensive French soap on me, and NK supposedly has copal, which is my favourite of all incense resins… I’m almost afraid to write back, in case it is. But sending an email now. Thank you so much!

  • Mariekel says:

    My dear Fairygodmother– can I call you FG for short?– while there are many perfumes I would love, the lack of only one breaks my heart….

    I would just about sacrifice my entire perfumer repository for one bottle — even used — of Gobin-Daude Nuit au Desert. Sigh. Even heavier sigh.

  • Lisa D says:

    How fun! I made a lot of great swaps in the recent Swapmania, but didn’t manage to get my hands on what I really wanted – some Comme des Garcons Jaisalmer. I’d love to have a decant!

  • Heather Wood says:

    Patty, what a lovely idea! My wish is a strange one, but it would make my aged mother very happy. She used to use a Helena Rubenstein scent called Command Performance, and she is sure that no other perfume will ever satisfy her (trust me, I’ve tried everything else sandalwoody on her.) If anybody has some at the back of their closet, I’d give I-don’t know-what to present her with some of it.

    • Christine West says:

      Hi Heather,
      I’ve got a vintage spray bottle of this one – happy to spare a few mls for your mum! Contact me via cwest9 at gmail dot com

      • Heather Wood says:

        OMG! I didn’t think there was any Command Performance left on the planet. I have emailed you about this. This will make my mother’s month. Thanks!

        • Musette says:

          Holy cats and crackers! That is TOO COOL! Congratulations!

          • Heather Wood says:

            I know, I still can’t believe it. My only reservation is that I’m a perfume neophyte and can’t find anybody on the list with a wish that I could fulfill. I guess with time and overbuying, I’ll end up with some things that the more experienced perfumistas might actually want ; ).

          • Patty White says:

            Oh, don’t worry about it, Heather. The cool thing about perfume is at the beginning, you are the recipient of some very amazing acts of kindness. later on, you’ll have stuff, and you’ll wind up passing it along. It’s just the way perfume seems to work, we love it most when we can share it.

        • Ann says:

          Hi, sweet Heather! Patty’s so right — this hobby turns out to be a wonderful perfumed Jacob’s ladder. And you certainly filled my (unasked) wish with the tea — so you’re a fairy godmother, too! Thanks again!!

  • Lexi says:

    What a fantastic idea! My heart desires Nabucco’s Amytis Parfum. Luxury in a bottle and smells devine! I’d love to own my own bottle some day but a sample would be treasured.

  • Sandstorm936 says:

    What I would love the most is a full bottle of either Amouage Gold or Lyric for women because I keep draining my decants of those.

  • FearsMice says:

    I’d love to sample Annick Goutal’s Ambre Fetiche…

  • Janet Hoover says:

    Incense Pure by SSS. I am adoring incense lately!

    • Heather F says:

      I have a 2.5ml spray sample from SSS that’s yours if you’d like. Email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂

  • Dina C. says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother,

    VC&A Bois d’Iris has been on my lemming wish list ever since it was released in 2009. Sigh. I’ve gone through at least four samples of it. I’d love a decant. 🙂 I’ve also searched high and low to find a bottle of LE Guerlain Vol de Nuit Evasion, but it apparently can’t be found anywhere.

    • Lucas says:

      Dina, are you in Europe? If so I think we could talk about swapping some of my Bois d’Iris for something interesting for me.

      • Dina C. says:

        Sorry, no I’m in the US. Still interested?

        • Lucas says:

          Sorry, but at the moment I can only ship to Europe and UK. Ya know, restrictions. Usually it’s not a problem but before christmas packages are being checked more intensively.

    • tammy says:

      Dina, you are very welcome to my sample…I know it’s not much, but every little but helps, I hope??

      tlschuster AT msn DOT com

  • Heather F says:

    This is such an awesome idea. I would absolutely love a sample of Mona di Orio’s Ambre. Her others are hit-or-miss for me, but I haven’t managed to get ahold of any of this yet.

    • Ann says:

      Ta-da! Wish granted! I have a sample of this for you (I really like it as well). E-mail me at perfumeannie at g mail dot com

  • Millicent says:

    Ooohhh… I’m wishing for a spray decant of Lubin Idole. I have two tiny samples, but they’re too small — a dab here or there just isn’t enough to get through a whole day!

  • hd says:

    Oh fun! I’ve been dying to sample serge lutens rose de nuit…

  • ooohh… I’m gonna have to think about this.. my “want to try” list is really long

  • tammy says:

    Oh, how FUN, thank you! I absolutely believe all our wishes will be granted, too.

    As for me…my kingdom for some…Kingdom! I have been dying to try this forever! It sounds fantastic!

  • Elisa Gabbert says:

    WOW, what a great idea for a post/series! I love it. My wish would be for a sample of Mona di Orio Musk — I tried it at MiN last week and found it utterly beguiling, surprisingly not animalic at all, but instead a soft, powdery floral. Would love to try it a few more times before investing in a decant….have fun, y’all!

    • Sherri Miller says:

      Hi Elisa, I have some MdO Musk I’d be happy to send to you…contact me at sherrimiller at me dot com

  • Farawayspices says:

    What a fun idea! I’ve read intriguing things about the discontinued Theorerma, would love to try it someday.

    • Elisa Gabbert says:

      I came into a bottle of Theorema (which is truly beautiful) in a recent swap. I could send you a sample! Email me at elisagabbert at gmail if you’re in the US and I’d be happy to send a wee bit your way.

  • rosarita says:

    Well, all right then! What a great idea. I am seriously lemming a sample, decant, bottle whatever amount of Parfum d’Empire Azemour. I’m just throwing it out there, universe 🙂

  • I’m on a post-Sniffa “no new decants/bottles/etc” while I save to replace my about-to-die car at the end of the year, and the ONLY thing that has made me itch to cave is Arquiste’s Anima Dulcis, which I’ve been doling out Very Carefully from a happenstance vial I was given by the good folks at Osswald after an hour’s discussion of the history of smells (my current research AND geekery). I wear all my other Cozy Sweater things as the craziness of work gets ever nuttier, but nothing compares!

  • Rena says:

    Montale Aoud Oeillet d’Indes

    • Lynne Marie says:

      Are you in the US? I have a decant I could send you. My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dot com

  • What a great idea!! I would like some Lostmarc’h Lann-ael. I fell hard for this line and I am wishing hard for some of it’s comfort fragrance, Lann-ael. Please. 🙂

    • Lisa D says:

      Shiloh, I’ve got some Lann-ael – would be happy to send you a decant. You can email me at lisadarty at hot mail dot com!

  • EchoCharlie says:

    Oh..Perfume Fairy Godmother…I wish I could have some Puro by Nejma…its cozy tobacco would wrap around me like a purple cashmere sweater through this stressful holiday season! 🙂

    • Patty White says:

      I hope someone finds you down here at the beginning, or you might want to post further up! I’m going to look through my sample box and ee if I have any of this. I don’t recall it, but you never know!