First things first – the two wishes I’m granting from November – LIZBEE, you didn’t ask for anything, so I’ll just pick some things for you or you can tell me some notes or things you like so i can figure something out and thecindybee, a sample of Caron Nuit de Noel. 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 December 2015. First the general guidelines on how Fairy Godmother works – this post will be open for the entire month of December 2015. I’ll start a new one at the beginning of January 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. 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!
So what is it that your heart desires? (pulling out wand from the back of the closet and blowing off an inch of dust)
My email is a gee mail account – I left that part out of my previous post.
Sorry to impose on ya’ll.
Where to begin?
Just Dying for a fb of Liqueur Chanelle ( Huitieme Art). Would love to have Parfum Sacre, the extrait as well as the new Intense version of the same. What else…. Bellodgia, vintage ( perfume or extrait), Arpege, vintage and….
I am at annegrove11711 dawn cahm
Hello December Fairies! I am looking for samples of By Kilian Scents. Mostly Love Done Be Shy or Apple Brandy Or Pearl Oud. I just don’t have a store near me to test them out. 🙂 Email me jen at tonapi dot com
I am in the USA Thanks so much!!
I have Love Don’t Be Shy and I have an unmarked sample vial from Kilian that I’m pretty sure is Apple Brandy since that was the NYC store exclusive scent
awesome. email me and i will send you my info. 🙂
Emailed you but haven’t gotten a reply. My screen name is my yahoo address
I know I am posting late, but I am really looking to sample Reminiscence Elixir Patchouli. (Or perhaps someone could point me in the direction of where to buy a sample?)
Basically, I am looking for a (less expensive) fragrance that can unseat Profumun Roma Patchouli as my holy grail patchouli.
schoolmarm80 atttttttt geemale.
I can’t help you with a sample but perfumeniche.com has samples. You might want to check it out. They are in Canada though. Good luck!
I would love to try Papillion Salome or Bogue Maai. A small sample will do!
I can send you a small decant of Bogue Maai (can’t help with Papillon Salome, I’m afraid).
I’d love to try something odd and synthetic this month, such as LeLabo’s Another 13, or CdG 2011, or any from their synthetic series. I am at kathakk in the land of yahoo dot com. Thanks!
The original Ivoire de Balmain (from 1979) is one of my favorite vintages; I love that soapy-green-mossy-incense combination.
Balmain re-released Ivoire in 2012, and apparently the new Ivoire is a very nice green chypre. I’d love to try it, but it’s impossible to find as a sample or decant; the vintage is much easier to locate! (Which is really weird).
Does anyone have a small amount of the 2012 Balmain Ivoire that they’d be willing to share? I’d be happy to trade some of the vintage for the some of the modern!
I’m stina2093 in the land of gee male. Thanks!
Hi! I have some Balmain Ivoire for you! I am so excite that I finally have something from my small collection to grant!!!
Thanks, Elena! 🙂
Thanks for the suggestion, both the beeswax absolute and Rozy extrait are now on my test list! I might have to buy a block of beeswax to sniff too. 🙂
(this was supposed to be a reply to Jackie B)
Hi perfume fairies! I would love to try Shalimar pure perfume vintage if possible, Channel Coromandel and Bogue profumo Maai.
My email is tanceteodor at gee mail dawt cawm.
I can help you with a drop of Shalimar. Emailing you!
Hello, I am new to this site and new to the fascinating world of perfume. I am looking to get started on my perfume education by studying some of the classics and so working with Alyssa Harad’s recommendations I am looking for samples of Patou-Joy, Chanel 5, Chanel 19, Guerlain Mitsoku & Shalimar, and Rochas – Femme.
I hope to return the sample favour one day soon and would love to do some decant/bottle sharing in the future once I know more!
My email is natalie (at) natalierousseau (dot com)
Thank you for considering!
Ho ho ho! Perfume Fairy Santa here. I never seem to have what folks are asking for, but I do have a dozen or more samples that need a new home. Mostly niche (Bond No 9, Tokyo Milk, Rouge Bunny Rouge, others that my sludgy brain refuses to remember at the moment…) I would like to send them all to one person; US only please. Email me at emc dawt 7 1 1 7 in the land of gee-mail.
I’m dying to sample some classic leathers, particularly Knize Ten, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Hermes Bel Ami, and Eau d’Hermes. I’ve been meaning to sniff these for years but they’re hard for me to get my hands on. Any suggestions for similar leather scents (in the masculine woody vein, I suppose) would be welcome, as well. If you’re feeling generous, my email is dpdasilva at gmail dot com.
I’m looking into leather! Thus far I’ve heard great things about Estee Lauder Azuree, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Knize Ten, and vintage Bandit. Feel free to send me recommendations as well as samples. You can contact me via my username at out look daught com.
I can send you a sample of CdR. I don’t have any of the others, but I can send a sample of Cuir de Lancome, which is a lovely floral leather. Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll send it along, too.
hello perfume fairies,
i am really hoping for some help to get skin time with misia by chanel and/or gourmand coquin by guerlain.
i need to relax and be comforted!!
thanks ; )
Does any fairy wish granter have a sample of Arquiste Nanban they could send? Thank you fairies!
I can help.
portia _ turbo at yahoo . com . au
I’d like to try Parfums Delrae Amoreuse
Also, I’d love a sample of Orlov Cross of Asia to savor. My screen name is my yahoo address
Oh gosh! This made my day – thank you so much! I hope I can pay it forward to others with fairy requests for items that I happen to have in my small (but ever increasing) collection:)
Let me know if any of you have samples to spare of Joy, Shalimar or Mitsouko. Happy Holidays to all. My email is ceci2you at gee mail dot com.
I know I have Shalimar, will look for the others. I’ll email you now.
Thanks so much, Rosarita313!
I received the samples today! How wonderful of you to even add the extras. I am so excited. Thank you.
Hello lovely perfume fairies, thanks for helping bring my perfume hobby back to life last month! I just sniffed a block of raw beeswax at the craft store and fell in love with its delicate honey/animalic/floral scent. Does anyone have any beeswax – smelling scents that they could share? It could either be a listed note or just sort of smell like it. Suggestions are welcome as well!
r smith 3 (at) uga (dot) edu
I have also been searching for this scent, it is very elusive! Rozy extrait has a sticky honey feeling, but the closest thing I have found is beeswax absolute, an essential oil.
Van Cleef & Arpels California Rêverie is a pretty white floral that has a beeswax note in the drydown (along with vanilla). It makes a nice change from the “clean musk” note that seems to have taken over every drydown from here to eternity.
I’d be happy to send you a decant; will drop you a line!
Dear Esperanza the Perfume Fairy Godmother,
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! I eagerly await the surprise you’re sending my way.
I hope I can be of service to you by passing along some bits of joy to one or more of your readers.