July Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

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Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother post for July.    

So here’s how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of July 2013.   I’ll start a new one at the beginning of Aguust.  

For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one thing 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 be a recipient of some kindness, do give back when you can. I know people that 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 also play Perfume Posse Fairy Godmother and go through the list every month and grant some 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. 

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)  

205 Comments
Jan Last July 31, 2013

Onward to August, yayyyyyyyy!

Erica July 16, 2013

Hello! Just emailed you. So excited! =)

Civet July 16, 2013

Reverse Fairy Godmother here, with some goodies! If you're interested in any of these, email me at civetohell aht geemaill dawtcawm 10 ml decant Habanita EDT 8 ml Soivohle Tropic Lime Vanille 1/3 oz Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess perfume oil 1.5 ml Heeley Sel Marin 1.5 ml PdN Maharanih Intense 0.5 ml Goodsir Bois d’Ascese 0.5 ml Bruno Acampora Seplasia EDP 5 ml Tauer Perfume Vetiver Dance

FeralJasmine July 15, 2013

Hi all, I have gotten interested in/obsessed with a Penhaligon fragrance called Lily and Spice. None of the sample and decant places that I've checked have it. If anyone has it and could spare a bit, I'd be most appreciative. I am wooddogs3 awt gmail dawtcawm.

Jan Last July 15, 2013

So, today is National Nude Day, or so Facebook told me, so you can spray every inch of yourself! I will not be participating....don't want to cause nausea in the general population, lol.

Connie July 15, 2013

Very late this month, so I'll keep it general. I'm interested in trying something from SSS- I have tried Champagne de Bois (too rubbery) and Incense Pure (fantastic). My email is connie at ginkwunk dot net.

Civet July 15, 2013

I'm a little late to the party this month, but I would love to try Agent Provocateur L'Agent or Atelier Sous le Toit de Paris. I will post some reverse fairy godmother goodies within the next day or so!

Jan Last July 14, 2013

And here we go again. I sent a thank you for a package to the wrong person, so, for the person who sent it, here is your thank you: Thanks a bunch! The Guerlain is wonderful. I thought I would hate the Bobbi Brown, but it's a really good suntan lotion smell. The Mimosa is a simple, well made fragrance, very nice. As a ginger freak, the Ginger Essence is right up my alley, lol. My granddaughter Jenna begged me for the Delicious, she loves it. All in all, it was a big hit, and I thank you, Jan We had terrible flooding yesterday here in Colorado, so today is clean up day for me, good thing I already said I'd be a slow fairy. More than 2 1/2 inches of rain in an hour, so my basement had water to my ankles. Patty, hope you were on high ground.

patriciaC July 13, 2013

Hello to all, i know i'm new here but would love to swap or share. I have been looking for nearly 2 years now for roger and gallet almond blossom. I had a small soap given to me once a long time ago and i loved it. Has anyone seen it lately?

pixelslave July 13, 2013

I am looking for a sample of Ebullience. I have nearly 400 samples to choose from in trade. Anyone interested? email cfinkelman at gmail

Andrea July 11, 2013

I have newly learned of Vero Profumo and Grossmith and would be grateful for an introduction to these lines should anyone happen to have some drops to share. Mito & Hasu No Hana, in particular sound so beautiful.

mridula July 10, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, I'm interested in anything with a predominantly sandalwood note. I have tried and shared here Bois des Iles edt. I also have Tam Dao. I would love a bit ofSL's Santal de Mysore or Santal Blanc, Corso Como, Le LaboSantal 33, TF Santal Blush or Guerlain's Samsara.

Ines July 10, 2013

Dear Fairy Godmother, if anyone has a drop of JAR's Bolt of Lightning I would give it a very loving home. :)

Jennifer Counts July 10, 2013

I'm not asking for anything this month, just helping Esperanza out with the fairying. I have some samples I will happily send to good homes in the US: Shalimar (I have 4 sample vials) Prada L'Eau Ambree Lush Superworldunknown Lush Cocktail Lush Love Lush Icon Lush 1000 Kisses Estee Lauder Knowing Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Therese Givenchy Organza Montale Aoud Ambre Valentino Valentina Thierry Mugler Angel Annick Goutal Petit Cherie Anyone who's interested can email me at countsjc at gee mail dot com.

Holly F. July 9, 2013

If anyone could grant my lil' wish, I'd like to try Agent Provocateur L'Agent and/or Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri Par Camille. Let me know if you're looking for anything, maybe we can swap samples or decants. Thanks!

Mary P. July 9, 2013

I guess no one has any Monyette to spare, so I will switch it out and cross my fingers :))) How about VC&A's Orchidee Vanille?

Mary P. July 9, 2013

I still have some Shari by Cara Nome - would that qualify as a stripper scent (a long shot, eh?) Here's a bit about it lifted from my pinterest board: "Shari by Cara Nome, a discontinued fragrance that was first launched in 1927??? From The Vintage Perfume Vault: The Continuing Story of Cara Nome Perfume - about the only information I could find on the vintage fragrance.... but the scent is really nice - a spicy Oriental Vanilla as close as I can guess. Sort of reminiscent of Blue Waltz but lighter, more powdery."

fleurdelys July 9, 2013

Hello, dear generous Esperanza, this month my wish is for Chanel Coco EDP. If you can fulfill it, my email is patricialschneider at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Irina July 9, 2013

dear fairies, I would love a small decant of Guerlain's " Bois d'Armenie", please

katrin July 9, 2013

I wanted to revisit Knowing but the local department store is not carrying it any longer. Has it been discontinued?

Amy K July 9, 2013

Okay, samples are spoken for!

Lia July 8, 2013

Would love to try a Mona Di Orio sample...! Thanks for the opportunity.

Amy K July 8, 2013

Someone granted my wish a few months ago, so I'd like to be the fairy this month. I have a random bag of samples, mostly niche fragrances from LS with a few BPAL imps thrown in, that I'd be happy to send off to the first US person who emails me at alligator dot elevator at gmail. Have a great month!

Jan Last July 8, 2013

Very slow fairy here, just finished sending June! I would love to explore more Tom Ford and as always, am looking for those little, off the beaten path, kinda weird samples. jdeangeo at owl dot com.

Ann July 8, 2013

Hello, all you lovely perfume fairy godmothers! I am dying to find a sample of Estee Lauder's Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia body cream. The few counters that I've seen that carry it, never have a tester out to try it. Or if that's too hard to find, does anyone by chance have a large-ish sample or small spray of The Different Company's de Bachmakov that they don't mind parting with? I had a teeny bit in a vial to try but really need more juice to test thoroughly. Thanks so much!!

thegoddessrena July 8, 2013

Heather, just emailed you for the EnVoyage EnVoyage samples

Heather F July 8, 2013

I've got some reverse fairy-godmother stuff this month too, though for US only at this point. (I'm terribly sorry to all of you international perfumistas!!) Email me at heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail if you're interested in any of it: -Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Therese official spray, ~1.5ml -Hermes Vanille Galante official sample, ~3.5ml -Jacomo Silences 4ml decant -Acca Kappa Calycanthus 7ml decant -Frederic Malle Une Rose Beurre Exquise sample from surrendertochance, untested -Amouage Interlude Woman, ~1ml spray -Honore des Pres Sexy Angelic, ~1ml spray -EnVoyage Perfumes official samples, tested once: Nectar des Iles, Peche Noir, Laurelai -Jul et Mad STilettos on Lex MinNY sample, ~.5ml spray -Tocade EdT official sample, ~2ml -Parfums delRae Emotionelle official sample, ~1.5ml -Bond no. 9 Astor Place official spray, ~1ml -Guerlain Eau de Lit ~1ml -Escada Ssexy Graffitti 4ml mini

Jamie July 8, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I would love a decant of Yuzu Rouge by Parfums 06130 or Serge Lutens De Profundis... Fingers crossed. Thank you!

thegoddessrena July 8, 2013

This month's request is for either D'Orsay Tilleul or Vero Kern Mito

leathermountain July 8, 2013

Ok, I've got my Reverse list. Any interest? Tiny dabber samples of: -Passage D'Enfer -Quince, Mint & Moss -Bandit -Teeny tiny roll-on sample of Nicolai L'Eau MiXte -Lightly used manufacturer spray sample of Oscar de la Renta Oriental Lace -A little over 2 mL (I'm eyeballing) of Chanel No. 22 in a long skinny dabber

Patty Pong July 8, 2013

Dear PFG, I'm quite wanting to smell some Falling into the Sea by Imaginary Authors. (I thought this July day would never come). =|

Lynne Marie July 8, 2013

Dearest Perfume Fairy Godmother, I have several decants to offer for wish granting to perfumistas in the US: Tea for Two - L'Artisan Alahine - Teo Cabanel Carnation - Mona di Orio I am wishing for a decant of By Kilian's Back to Black or A Taste of Heaven My addy is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dot com

RuthF July 8, 2013

Hi All, I'd love to try Zelda by Envoyage perfumes, and I'd be very happy to swap. My email is ruthfarrelly at gmail dawt com

Galatea8 July 8, 2013

I would like to try: Destiny by House of Matriarch Thank you!

Beck July 8, 2013

Hello to you all, I am desperately seeking Cuir Velours by Naomi Goodsir. I would also love to try anything (masculine or feminine) by Xerjoff. It remains an elusive and unobtainable house in my country. Beck

Elia July 8, 2013

Dear Fairies, My wish this month is for an introduction to Arquiste, with Anima Dulcis and Aleksandr sounding the most interesting. ty

Yulina July 8, 2013

I'm wondering if I can try some samples, specifically A La Nuit by Serge Lutens, but I would also love to try other Lutens. I love the house! I'm also interested in trying Bond No. 9 and L'Artisan Parfumeur. Andy Warhol Success is A New Job in New York and Ananas Fizz/ Havana Vanille got my attention. My email is ribka underscore vaniarusli at yahoo dot co dot id.

Undina July 8, 2013

Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother, I used up my 1 ml dab sample and can't make up my mind, so I'm looking for La Fille de Berlin in spray sample (1.5-2 ml) - or would love to swap for a bigger sized decant.

Andrea July 8, 2013

Hi. I was checking in to see when the next SwapMania might be and found this. Yay. If any perfume fairies might be able to grant any amount of the following, I would be over the moon: *Roja Dove, Diaghilev *Ayala Moriel, Etrog *Any of the Puredistances or Parfums MDCI I can also offer reverse fairy wishes a sample I have of (in U.S.A.): Reminiscence, Eau de Patchouli (spray sample mostly full) Miller Harris, Coeur d'Ete (vial is 1/2 full) Parfumerie Generale, Ether de Lilas (the vial from LuckyScent it is a little more than 1/2 full) I am at: palisan33 (at) y a h o o * c o m THX! Andrea

Mary P. July 8, 2013

Okay, let me try this again - my posts keep tacking onto the wrong thread, so here goes.... Hi Perfume Fairy Godmothers! I do have a deepest desire this month. I am wondering if anyone has a lonesome decant or so of Monyette Paris that they would like to find a good home for??? My DH has fallen in love with this one on me (I love it too ). Thanks so much!

leathermountain July 8, 2013

Greetings Fairy Godparents and Children. I have been looking forward to this post ever since I finished sending off last month's packages. So much fun! I wish for something along the lines of Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea. I've never smelled it, but it has been recommended, and I have a hankering for tobaccos. Also, one of my delightful June Fairy Godmothers put me onto SSS. I have a new budget rule that I don't buy samples until I first sample everything available for free in tester bottles in NYC retail shops -- in other words, never. Perhaps a Fairy Godparent can provide the loophole that will let me try stuff that doesn't retail in these parts? I will also post ReverseFGM list in the next few days.

erica h July 8, 2013

hi y'all! I can't seem to find decants of two Hilde Soliani scents that I love: Freschiiissimo Acquiilssssima if anyone can gift or sell (if that is allowed) either of these I would be in heaven. Thank you! =)

sunnlitt July 8, 2013

Hi, Everyone, I am hoping for a sample of Rouge Bunny Rouge's scent, Lilt. Isn't that a lovely name for a fragrance? Thanks for all your help.

Mary P. July 7, 2013

I have some reverse fairy godmother offerings this month. I want to thank all the wonderful people who have gifted me in the past few months. I've been having a blast with all the beautiful surprises! I couldn't participate last month because I was on vacation, but I'm back and here's what I have to offer: Ralph Lauren Safari edp vintage 1 ml. Montale White Aoud 1 ml. Miller Harris L'air de Rien edp 1 ml. Alexander McQueen My Queen edp 1 ml. Schiaparelli Shocking edp vintage 1 ml. Laura Mercier Vanille Gourmand 1 ml. Lucien Lelong Indiscret vintage 1 ml. Cara Nome Shari col. vintage 1 ml. (a really obscure fragrance company from the US - don't know much about them, but interesting)

CarolynC July 7, 2013

Reverse fairy godmother offerings at the moment (may have more before month ends): Norell 2ml Yohji EDT 1ml Havana Vanille 3ml Nez a Nez Vanithe 1ml Miller Harris Figue Amere 3ml Chanel #5 Eau Premiere 1ml By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad .5ml I Profumi Brezza di Mare - Just enough for a testing or two

rosefan July 7, 2013

Good morning Fairy Folk, I would love to sample Paestum Rose, Rose Nacrée du Désert or Encens Mythique d’Orient. If someone wishes, I am happy to put together and trade a sample package. Sincerely, rosefan

Heather F July 7, 2013

I'd love to try the new AdV Iris Nazarena or I Profumi di Firenze Ambra Grisea. Those may be long shots, though, so I'd be very content with a sample of any Eau d'Italie perfumes. Thanks, as ever!

Emily S July 7, 2013

This month I can offer the following samples to someone in the US who’d like to try one or all: Parfums de Nicolai Maharanih Intense- 1 ml Etro Sandalo- 1 ml Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmin et Cigarette- 1 ml Cheers!

Emily S July 7, 2013

Perfume Fairy Godmother, this month I’m wishing hard for a decant Comme des Garcons Avignon. I’ll post some reverse-fairy goodies below! Happy July everyone!

Amy July 7, 2013

Norma Kamali Incense. ::sigh::

Rina July 7, 2013

Dearest Esperanza and Fairy Folk, If anyone has fallen out of love with Aldehyde 44 and would like to send a decant, split or FB to a loving and good home, please let me know. This could be a gift, swap or purchase if the price is right (and it's allowed). Thanks to all, and have a scentsational summer!

Red July 7, 2013

Dear Fairy, Any perfumes from houses: Parfum de Nicolai, Montale, Bond no. 9, Maison Francis K., Juliette Has a Gun and Atelier. Any unwanted would be happiness to me.. No pressures, not expecting, just hoping and very curious to experience how magical their perfumes. Thank you.

CarolynC July 7, 2013

Yay...my favorite time of the month! A very dear friend is searching for Jovan's Grass or Civet oil and I'd love to be able to surprise her with a little of either/both. Hoping a PP fairy godmother can sprinkle a little dust out here in NYC and make this wish come true. Will post some reverse fairy godmother offerings later today in order to pay it forward...

lucasai July 7, 2013

My perfume godfather skills weren't really helpful last month. Hope it goes better in July. Summer has finally arrived in Poland with clear sky and warm temperatures. I would love to try any of these perfumes: Parfums de Nicolai Eau sOilei Slumberhouse Pear&Olive April Aromatics Unter den Linden I'll be more than happy if I can return the favor by swapping. Good luck everyone, let the perfume magic begin!