August Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother

perfume sample fairy godmother

Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother

Hey, it is time again for the Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother post for August!    

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

For those of you new or that need a reminder of how this works – in comments you can list one-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 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 some months and grant some perfume sample wishes (this varies by time, etc.). 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)  

  • Periwinkle77 says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother and perfume posse,

    I need your help. Becoming a full-fledged adult in 5 days. Time to change my perfume! Despite, being a woman, I love Dior Homme on myself. I also love the sweetness of Vera Wang’s Glam Princess, Rodkins’ Gothic I, and Tokyo Milk Excess. Do you know of any alternative to these perfumes and what is my scent-type? Thanks a bunch!

  • patriciaC says:

    Reverse perfume fairy Godmother-i have meager offerings but want to join in the giving and pay-it-forward. Can i send a few samples to a beginner please.

    • FeralJasmine says:

      Hi PatriciaC, I have Songes, Gardenia Passion, and Grand Amour from AG if you would like to try them. And bless you for starting to pay forward already. Some beginner will be so happy to have your unloved samples.
      You can email me at wooddogs3 awt gmail dawtcawm

      • patriciaC says:

        It’s my lucky day! I have heard good things about songs and grand amour-yes please! I’m gonna smell good i just know it! Hopefully someone will want my samples-i have: tokyo milk and tokyo dark,Drama Nuui,L’eau du dimancha,lostmark iroaz and more.

  • patriciaC says:

    Dear perfume fairy Godmother-I would like to sample somthing else fron Annick Goutal, i have only tryed patite cheri. I liked it,but not at first are the others nice as well?

    • leathermountain says:

      I can help you with Ninfeo Mio and Nuit Etoilee. I think they’re nice. Email me: a le d er b er g atatatat hotttttmale

      • patriciaC says:

        E-mail sent! I’m so happy! I have a feeling that they will smell wonderful! Thanks so very much!

  • Andrea says:

    Hi. Question: This probably isn’t it, but where would be the appropriate place to initiate a (U.S.) bottle swap? I have a 3/4 full bottle of Guerlain SDV that I want to love more than I do. While the vanilla part is wonderful, I guess I am just not feeling the smoky love. I don’t mean to de-rail the thread. 🙂

    palisan33 A..t.. Y-a.-hoo dotcom

  • Edward says:

    I’ve been looking for a Hypnôse by Lancome sample, does anyone have one they want to share? Thank you in advance, fairy godmother.

  • Maria says:

    Can you help? I would like to purchase vintage Guerlain mitsouko parfum in a small 2 ml sample size. Not from this decade but from the 70 s or 80s. Willing to pay via PayPal to ship to Australia. Many thanks!

  • Andrea says:

    palisan33 a.t. y.a.h…o..o dotcom

  • Andrea says:

    Reverse Fairy GM offerings:
    Parfums Delrae, Debut
    Dyptique, Ofresia
    Guerlain, Idylle

    And…wondering if anyone has any droplets of Amouage Hommage Attar?

    I just tried Lyric Woman and loving it!!! (Thank you immensely Perfume FGM!!!) A new house to try. Rats.

  • Lotta says:

    Connie, I can make a sample of the 2000 Zen, White spacy bottle. Kinda guessing youre after the black version but , its yours if you want 🙂

  • Does anyone have any vintage Shiseido Zen they would be willing to swap? If you have some, please email me at cfinkelman at gmail with your swap wishlist.

  • MM says:

    sorry i am so late to the party!

    i am looking for: samples of pretty much any frederic malle; serge lutens bois de violette; also 31 rue cambon, coco, bois des iles, sycomore. just a drop would be wonderful! in return i would be happy to send samples from my collection.

  • Edward says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother
    I have been wanting to try Hermes un Jardin un Mediteranee, Dior homme and YSL’s L’homme.
    Can the stars grant my wish? My email is edwardnr 17 at gmail dot com

  • Devon H says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother,

    I have been longing to try:

    1. Guerlain Eau de Lit and/or Eau de Lingerie
    2. Estée Lauder Spellbound
    3. Any Amouage OTHER THAN Lyric Woman.
    4. Guerlain Metallica

    I’m hoping someone can fulfill any of those wishes, I will be happy to send samples in return. 🙂

    Email is DLH0613 (at) aol (dawt) com

  • Yulina says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,
    My wish for this month would be Dior Pure Poison, Thierry Mugler Alien Liqueur de Parfum,and Guerlain Elixir Charnel Gourmand. Also, if anyone in Southeast Asia needs a sampling help, I’d be more than happy to help. Shipping to Europe and America are too pricey here and packages can get lost.

  • patriciaC says:

    I would like a sample of anything as i’m not picky-i would be happy to send back some samples i got from surrender to chance! Thank you
    pc 28546 at hot mail.com

    • NeenaJ says:

      Hi PatriciaC,

      Emailing you now. I’d be happy to pay the perfume forward to you (as I was kindly granted my wish by Lynne Marie).

      • patriciaC says:

        I am so excited! I will pay it forward as well! Thanks Janeen! you made my day,somthing to look forward to.

    • Jan Last says:

      Hi PatriciaC! I’d be happy to send you a very mixed bag of goodies. I am the slow fairy jdeangeo at aol dot com!

  • rosefan says:

    Dear Godmother, I am looking to sample Lyric Man by Amouage. The smallest drop will do.

  • CarolynC says:

    Some reverse perfume fairy godmother offerings:

    S Perfume S-ex approx 5ml
    Bobbi Brown Almost Bare – 2ml
    Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine 2ml
    Havana Vanille 1ml
    Ineke Balmy Days & Sundays 1.5ml
    Borghese Ecco .5ml
    Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense 1ml
    Chanel #5 Eau Premiere 1ml

  • kate curry says:

    I am just barely starting to collect samples but I do have a few that I would be happy to unload already. I’m not entirely positive about the vial sizes but I think these should be about right. Email me if any of them appeal to you: hinghamkate attttttttt yahoo dawt com

    1 ml spray By Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad
    2 ml MIKMOI Vesper
    2 ml MIKMOI Itoh

  • E.Lime says:

    I have a 5 ml spray of OJ Ta’if that needs a good home if anyone would like it.
    I also have a stash of samples and decants, some niche, some mainstream, that I’d love to send to people who would enjoy them. I was thinking I could do about 3 different bundles for interested parties: if you would like one of the bundles, please email me at plinkplath atttttt yahoo dawt calm and let me know what notes you’re interested in exploring. I can try and customize the bundle for you.
    For myself, I am wondering if anyone has any Coromandel they’d consider parting with.

    • Lynne Marie says:

      Hi E.Lime,

      Happy weekend! I am a gourmand fanatic that would love one of your bundles. I don’t have any Coromandel to send but if you tell me your interests I will send off some goodies to you! Emailing you now…

    • E.Lime says:

      Great! The bundles are all spoken for, then, though the Ta’if is still available.

    • leathermountain says:

      Oh yes, please, Ta’if! Emailing you now.

    • Sujaan says:

      I have some Coromandel. I’m emailing you now.

  • Sujaan says:

    Oh, sweet Esperanza, might you have some Tauer Noontide Petals for me? Please let me know what you’re looking for in return and I will do my best to find you something lovely.

  • Andrea says:

    Dear Esperanza, would you happen to have any droplets of Vero Profumo (aside from Kiki), Puredistance (aside from 1) or Parfums MDCI available?

  • katrin says:

    Thanks to all the perfume fairies who have granted my wishes in the past! This month my wish is SL’s Bas de Soie.

  • kate curry says:

    Dear perfume fairy, I am new to this whole niche and special fragrances thing and am just starting to collect samples but I am OBSESSED! I am dying to try VENEZIA GIARDINI SEGRETI and/or CB I Hate Perfume In The Library. BTW love your blog – I am learning so much!

  • Carolyn C says:

    I’d love to try samples/small decants of Christian Dior’s vintage Eau Sauvage and new Eau Sauvage Extreme, if anyone can spare some. Will post reverse fairy godmother offerings over the weekend.

    • katrin says:

      Hi Carolyn! I can help you out with the vintage Eau Sauvage, my contact is: kathakk (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Bridget C says:

    Lynne Marie: I would be pleased as punch to try the oolong infini and to help you reach your goal! I just emailed you!

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Some more reverse Fairy Godmothering – I’m having fun!

    I have decants of the following for perfumistas in the US

    Atelier Oolong Infini (7.5 ml)
    People of the Labyrinth A*Maze (about 4 or 5 ml)
    Donna Karan Essences Jasmine (also about 5 ml)

    My email is clevelandvitz1 atttt gmail dawtttt com

    If I get three separate takers for these decants I will reach my goal of playing Fairy Godmother 10 times this month. Why the goal, you ask? Well, next week I turn 55 and while, like many women I grumble about getting older, my birthday has always been extremely important to me. You see, I was never supposed to live past the age of three, many medical issues etc, etc. Hah!! Not only have I lived far longer than I was supposed to, I have thrived – loving husband ( on the 2nd try), beautiful children and a mostly happy life. I am sooooo grateful, grateful beyond words. So, I want to spread the joy to my fellow perfume addicts
    😉 !! A BIG thank you to Patty for creating this wonderful forum for us to share what we love – you are amazing!!!

  • Civet says:

    Hi Erica,

    Tried to email you but it didnt go through. I would love the bond no. 9 samples if they are still available! I don’t have any byredo, but I do have lots of other scents if there’s anything else you’re interested in. Thank you! Civetohell aattt geemaledotcom

  • Erica says:

    Reverse fairy godmother here. I have:

    L’Artisan Cote d’amour(10ml)
    Balmain Ambre Gris (10ml)
    Mostly full 1.5ml sprays of the following Bond No 9:

    Brooklyn, Coney Island, Highline, Hamptons, Montauk, Sag Harbor, China Town, NY Amber, Astor Place

    If anyone has any Byredo Bal d’Afrique or Green I’d love to have it!

    Email egemin618 at gollygeemail dot com

  • Mariekel says:

    Hello my lovelies. I am yearning to try Aedes Iris Nazarena and SL Fille de Berlin

  • Beck says:

    Dear Faeries,

    I would absolutely love to try Mona di Orio’s Oud or Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Silk Oud. I am more than willing to reciprocate with samples of my own.

    Thank you,

    Beck

    • JanLast says:

      Beck, have you received your samples I sent last month?? I don’t have those ouds, but I do have some fairly oud other scents. jdeangeo at aol dot com

  • Patty P says:

    Dear FGM,

    Mandragore Annick Goutal……….can you work the magic? =o|

    Thanks……

  • Jan Last says:

    As with last month, I am after your poor, your unloved, your strange and weird (some of which have become FB favorites). Poor things. I will give them a good home, treat them well and put them in my spreadsheet. AND, I am still hunting Tom Ford, which I have not smelled near enough of.

    • Lynne Marie says:

      HI Jan,

      Which Tom Fords are you looking for? I may be able to help you out there 😉 My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dawt com

      • JanLast says:

        These are ones I would love to smell; Grey Vetiver, Lys Fume, the Orientals, the White Musks, Azure Lime, Santal Blush, any ambers. And, of course, I will reciprocate with a shower of goodies.

    • Irina says:

      I have to look for it, but I think I can send you my “Lys Fumee” sample

    • leathermountain says:

      Jan, hotmail seems to be down right now. I got a package from you today. Thank you so much! Proper thanks to come when hotmail resumes.

  • windicindi says:

    I adore The Perfume Sample Fairy Godmother! Fragrance has been in my life, via a favorite aunt,
    since I was very young…Also, I enjoy sharing samples with friends and family. I love Vera Wang fragrances;
    but, my favorite is no longer available!!!!! Also, Cashmere is a fragrance that would be fun to have and try~
    A warm, woodsy fragrance is a favorite of mine. Many thanks to you, Sample Fairy Godmother…Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com.,..

  • CC ... says:

    Oh fairy Godmother, how I would love to try Atelier’s Sous le Toit de Paris (or Orange Sanguine). Thank you!

  • Maureen says:

    Dear Esperanza,

    I love iris scents and would love to try Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena. Fingers crossed.

    Thanks,
    Maureen

  • fleurdelys says:

    I’m back, this time with a reverse post. I’d like to offer the following partials:

    Vintage Moon Drops Super Cologne Spray, 50% left of a 2 oz. bottle
    Vintage L’Aimant PDT (I think this is a 50ml bottle, about 75% left)
    Diptyque Do Son, 12ml spray sample, 90% full

    If you’d like the above, please email me at patricialschneider AT yahoo DAWT com.

  • masha7 says:

    Dear Fairy Godmother,
    I would very much like to try anything by Dawn S. Hurwitz. I keep getting boggled by the website, I freeze up, and can’t order anything at all. This has happened 5 times! I truly have a block. So if anyone has samples they’d like to pass on, I’d love to try them. I enjoy sending back gifties to the fairies, too!

    • Connie says:

      I have Keni by DSH, but that’s the only one. I’d love to send it to you! My email is connie at ginkwunk dawt net.

    • thegoddessrena says:

      I think I have a couple around. My yahoo address and my screen name are the same

    • egabbert says:

      I could send you a few! email me at elisagabbert at gmail with your address

    • Jan Last says:

      I am pretty sure I have Bermuda Lime, completely luscious! jdeangeo at aol do t com

  • Elia says:

    Dear Fairies,

    For this month, I’d love to finally try Iris Silver Mist.
    ty

  • Dear Fairy Godmother,

    I would really love to get a sample of Frederic Malle Carnal Flower or Une Rose.

    countsjc at gee mail is my eee mail

  • Maren says:

    I am hoping to sample Olfactive Studio Lumiere Blanche or 10 Corso Como. If you can help out my email is jmarenw aatttt earthlink daawwttt nettt Thanks!

  • RuthF says:

    Hello
    I’d love to try A*Men pure Havane. My email is ruthfarrelly at gmail dawt com. Thanks 🙂

    • Jan Last says:

      Ruth, I just came across a smidge of that, I’ll be happy to mail it off! jdeangeo at aol dot com

  • Bridget C says:

    Hi All! This month I am hoping for smidges of Armani prive rose d’arabie, guerlain aqua allegoria mandarine basilic and acqua colonia blood orange and basil! Also, I am getting married in Mexico this December so if any of you have some tropical perfumes or other types of smelly suggestions, that you can part with that would be great!
    This month I offer to US perfumistas:
    Imaginary Authors: Bulls Blood
    Imaginary Authors: Falling In To The Sea
    Imaginary Authors: Violet Disguise
    Frapin: Terre de Sarment
    Montale: Mukhallat
    Antonias Flowers: Tiempe Passate
    Antonia’s Flowers: Asoluto Parfum

    Email me at bkcpeanutatgmaildawtcom

  • Civet says:

    Hi there, fairy godmothers and fathers! I would just love a decant of KeikoMecheri Loukhoum Parfum du Soir. I received a sample in as an extra in a swap recently, and I was blown away, though it’s far sweeter than what I’m usually drawn to. My email is civetohell aaatttt gmmaillllllll dawt cawm.

    I will be posting some reverse fairy godmother items in the next few days!

  • egabbert says:

    I would love to try a sample of Patchouli 24! Email me at elisagabbert at gmail if you can help me out, OR if you’d like to take any of the below off my hands:

    L’Wren Scott, large-ish manufacturer’s sample, minus a couple of sprays
    M. Micallef Royal Vintage, 5 ml manufacturer’s mini
    CK Obsession, ~5 ml decant

  • NeenaJ says:

    Dearest Perfume Fairy Godmothers,

    My August wish is to try Heeley’s Hippie Rose. A sample or small decant would be lovely. Thank you!

  • Heather F says:

    Hey all (yay, the post came early this month, before I leave town for a week). I’d love to try Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs, Acqua di Parma Oud Intensa, or Amouage Fate (man or woman), if anyone has a smidge to spare. My email is heather.elizabeth.freeman at gmail 🙂

    • lucasai says:

      Heather, I could be of help (again!) with Houbigant and Amouage if you agree for the same politics we used when I was your Perfume Godfather previously. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about 😉

  • ChristineB says:

    Dear Esperanza, Perfume Fairy Godmother,

    This is my first go at making a wish. As I have been cycling back from work recently I have been totally entranced by the fragrance of the lime trees. I have read that Kerosene Pretty machine is a beautiful linden fragrance and I would love to try a sample of this.

    • thegoddessrena says:

      Since I know I babbled about it in several replies I’m happy to share the love. My screen name is what I use for my yahoo address

  • lucasai says:

    Dearest Esperanza, the greatest of all perfume fairies!
    I’m in neroli mood recently. I love Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli – can you materialize a decant or a petit flacon of it for me with your magic wand?
    If not, I’ll be happy with any other neroli fragrance I don’t know, for example Eau Soileil from Parfums de Nicolai.
    I’d like to discover Kerosene too, haven’t tried a single fragrance from this house.

    And Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours is haunting me since I read about it.

    Thank you for your kindness!

  • shuvanidev says:

    Hi perfume fairy godmother’s! This month I am wishing for Costes 2 and/or Tableau de Parfums Miriam – thank you!

  • fleurdelys says:

    Hooray, it’s Esperanza time! My fellow perfumistas’ generosity has confirmed to me that perfume people are the best.

    This month my request is a sample of Chanel’s Cuir de Russie. If you can fulfill, please email me at patricialschneider AT yahoo DAWT com.

  • Connie says:

    I would really like to explore the Parfums de Nicolai brand- I’ve only tried Eau d’Ete- if anyone could help me it would be much appreciated!

  • leathermountain says:

    Dear Fairy Godparent,

    I am in love with Mona di Orio’s Eau Absolue. May I please have a decant? It gives me such good dreams.

    I especially love the way Eau Absolue’s smiling heart embraces its skanky base. So, if not Eau Absolue, then may I please have a different fragrance that so touchingly marries the fun with the funk?

    Your ever-thankful Fairy Godchild.

  • thegoddessrena says:

    My request this month is for either Costume National 21 or Slumberhouse Sova or any other scent with honey or beeswax. Thanks

  • thegoddessrena says:

    I have a box of over 20 scents that I will give to the first person in the US to respond

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy,

    Since the Fairy has blessed me so generously I would love to share these decants with anyone in the US that can give them a good home: My email is clevelandvitz1 at gmail dawt com

    Prada Violette
    L’Artisan Voleur de Roses
    Vintage Dana Classic Gardenia
    Clinique Happy (decant is 1/2 full)
    I’ll be looking for other wishes to fulfill because it’s just so much darn fun!!!’

    Much to my surprise I have fallen in love with Tom Ford’s Noir de Noir (I dont’t DO roses but this one doesn’t make me sneeze and I definitely DO chocolate 😉 !!) and I would love a small decant of it, dear Fairy Godmother.

  • Belle says:

    Hello everyone! My first time here (:
    My not so little wish is to try a sample of La Via Del Profumo’s Oud Caravan 2 or 3. Well, it’s pretty difficult to get, but a girl can dream, right? Thanks and wishing your guys’ wishes to come true!(;

    • Jan Last says:

      Belle,
      Welcome! We may not have what you are looking for this instant, but keep looking!

  • Jackie b says:

    Yay! Perfume Fairy again…I cannot find a sample of Atelier Sous le Toit and would love to try it, please please!

  • Aileen says:

    Dearest Fairy Godmother,

    I read that these perfume makers are outstanding.

    I’d love to try Neela Vermeila Creations (Trayee, etc), Amouages lines and By Kilian perfumes please generous and kind fairy/s. aileendotbugnot at yahoodotcom

  • Jamie says:

    Dear Perfume Fairy Godmother,

    A fabulous fairy shared a bit of Arquiste Anima Dulcis — which I loved! I would like to explore more from Arquiste. I’m wishing for a decant of L’etrog, Fleur de Louis, Flor y Canto, or Boutonniere.

    Thank you!

  • Irina says:

    dear Esperanza, I would love a small amount of Guerlain’s Tonka Imperiale, please, pretty please…

  • springpansy says:

    Yay – it’s Esperanza!
    I would love to try a smidge of F Malle’s Dries Van Noten if anyone has a spare sample. And I would love to send something in return. I’m at: debby msrd at comcast dawtnet (spelled funny to fool the robots). Thanks!

    • egabbert says:

      I have a veeeerrry tiny amount of this as I used up most of the sample in one wear. Happy to send it though — I’ll email you!

    • JanLast says:

      I have a small amount also, maybe you can put them together and have enought to wear for a day! jdeangeo at aol dot com

  • leathermountain says:

    This is a wisp of a Reverse post. Hope to get more together soon. So, up for grabs:
    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon’s) 1.5 mL
    Eau Nomade (Thirdman) smidge
    White (Undergreen) 1 or 2 mL

    • poodle says:

      I’d love to try White if it’s still up for grabs. I saw your email a little further down the posts so I’ll email you later if that’s okay.