Big Sample Giveaway – Get To Know Niche Perfumes

I haven’t done a giveaway for a while, so I thought today one lucky reader should have the chance to win a big sample lot from my own collection.

I’d rather see these go to someone who is excited to explore them, than see them go bad unloved in my extensive sample storage box.


I’m going to ship this treasure trove anywhere in the world. To be eligible to win leave a comment on this post stating three perfumes you always wanted to smell but didn’t get the chance yet.

The giveaway is open until next Thursday, May 15, I’ll post the winner on the blog on Friday.
As always, I cannot be responsible for lost packages or postal blunders. The samples are from my personal collection and I paid for the majority of them.

Good luck everyone!


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112 Responses to Big Sample Giveaway – Get To Know Niche Perfumes

  1. Alica says:

    It would be my pleasure, thanks for entering me!

  2. Eric says:

    How wonderful & kind of you, Olfactoria!

    Three scents I would love to try and never had the chance to are Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove, Portrait of a Lady by EdP Frédéric Malle and Les Nombres d`Or Vetyver by Mona di Orio.

    All the best to you – cheers,


  3. Ines says:

    Wow!! That is going to make someone very happy. 🙂
    No need to enter me (I have a hard time keeping on top of my samples). 😉

  4. lucasai says:

    Wow, wow, wow!
    There must be like a few hundrets of samples!
    Please don’t enter me – I don’t have a storage place for my own samples 😛

  5. Cristina J says:

    Wow, first of all, that looks really well organized. I still have sample vials I haven’t bothered to label and now it’s a guessing game. Having said that, what I really wish I could have smelled among so man:, Shocking by Schiaparelli from one of those torso bottles, Secret de Venus by Weil and the coffret collection made by Mugler for the movie “Perfume:The Story of a Murderer.” (that’s 15 separate perfumes I guess but I consider it a sort of entity)

  6. Nafia says:

    This is such a generous giveaway, I’m still unsure about where to start with properly ‘niche’ scents so thank you for this! Three perfumes I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t had the chance yet is Feu d’Issey, a good vintage Chanel No5 and Muscs Kublai Khan 🙂


  7. Raluca Kirschner says:

    Hi dear Birgit, such a nice gesture! As an addicted perfumista I`m always in search of interesting new scents, but untill now I didn`t got the chance to smell the work of the amazing Vero Kern (I only know Onda wich is so complex and rich) and I`m particulary interested in Kiki; next I`d like to explore some Guerlains from the high-end lines, like Cuir Beluga for example or Gourmand Coquin, and on the third place I am curious about Brulure de Rose from Parfumerie Generale. That`s it! Thank you for the chance, and good luck to everybody!

  8. Undina says:

    Wow, that’s an impressive giveaway! Birgit, you are a queen! ; -)

    I’m curious about JAR perfumes. For a while I was obsessed with mentioned above coffret for the Perfume movie. Other than that… Whenever I read that one of the people I follow loved/loves some perfume, I feel an urge to try it to smell what they smell.

  9. Oh wow, big is an understatement – that is a veritable treasure hoard of samples!!! I would love to be entered, please. The three fragrances that I would like to try, but have not had the chance to are: Coty Chypre, vintage Cuir de Russie extrait and S-Perfume’s S-ex. Thank you for your generosity! 🙂

  10. Jackie b says:

    To win this would be 20 birthdays and Christmases all rolled into one! You are a generous soul.
    I have never tried any of the Killian perfumes, would like to try Rose Oud. And Ormonde Jayne Taif and also Trayee by Neela Vermeire…

  11. Lyubov says:

    OMG, Birgit, you rock! What a plethora! What a treasury!
    I know all about keeping samples safe and sound, and fresh – it’s not easy at all! I am having hard time with about 20 4-years-old leaking vintage vials from a friend in Spain (Guerlain, Robert Piguet, Balmain, etc.). Cold and darkness, for sure, but how to stop the leaking process…?
    Well, worries aside! There are piles of perfumes I wish to try, and sometimes it turns that there are whole fume brands I wasn’t able to find and sample even on a trip abroad – like Neela Vermeire Creations, Vero Profumo, Jardin’s d’Ecrivains, Jul et Mad, Humiecki & Graef, Roja Dove, House of Matriarch…, I can go on like this forever…But I can boil it down to 3 somehow: Onda by Vero Kern ,in any concentration, Wilde by Anaïs Biguine and Blask by H & G.
    Thanks for the chance!

  12. Claudia Bloemendal says:

    Wow, that is so generous of you! I paused my hunt for smelling new stuff for a while to enjoy the collection I already have. I am getting ready to start sniffing out new perfumes, so this giveaway comes at a perfect time. On my to smell wishlist are Neela Vermeire Ashoka, Vero Profumo Mito and Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 O Hira.

  13. kal says:

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win this generous gift Birgit.
    The three scants that I wish I could smell are:
    1- Andy Tauer’s Orris… some say it’s one of the best scents ever!
    2- Givichy’s Vetyver… some say it’s one of the best vetivers out there 🙂
    3- The original, vintage, Habit Rouge… (my father used to wear this & I’d like to smell the memory…

  14. shylotus says:

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I always wanted to sniff Guerlain’s Parure, the original Coty Chypre, and Armani’s La Femme Blue.

  15. Alice says:

    I would love to be able to smell Guerlain’s Mitsouko Parfum, Tauer’s Dark Passage and any of Roja Dove’s scents. That’s an amazing box of samples, I keep scrolling back just to stare at the picture 🙂

  16. Sassa says:

    This is a wonderful, generous idea. Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to try Hedonist, Byredo Rose Noir, Mona di Orio Tubereuse (I’ve lately gotten bitten by the Tuberose bug!)

  17. reneeg09 says:

    I trembled when I saw your giveaway !What a delight for someone like me ,a wannabe perfumista. Knowing you ,there must be some incredible vials in there sourced from wonderful places.The scents I would like to smell
    are somehow ones from the past remembered when watching my mother put on her makeup and spritzing
    herself with various bottles that became friends for me and transport me into a different time and place
    then and now just thinking about them transports me to another place.
    I think a happier place at least with wonderful memories.There is Deneuve by Catherine Deneauve,
    Norell created in 1968 and Guerlains Jardins De Bagatelle to name a few .

  18. Asia says:

    How wonderful! Winning this would be amazing!
    I’m really curious about the Vero Perfumo line, particularly Rubj. Roses have been a huge craving of mine recently and I take ’em in my skincare in any shape and form I can get, so April Aromatics Rosenlust is one that I would really love to smell. Lastly, Apres L’ondee in extrait since I love the EDT so much.

  19. Brainfodder says:

    Hello, and thank you for this fantastic opportunity! I’m a perfume newbie… 2 years of exploring and lurking in the side-lines reading the much anticipated posts 🙂

    An old one: Vintage Chanel Bois des Iles – I would love, love, love to smell the original.
    Any old one: A good vintage of Guerlain L’Heure Bleue – seems I am too late to the perfume party to be able to smell this beauty at her best.
    A current one: Chamade parfum, since there’s something in the EDT that captures my attention, but it takes 3 or 4 hrs to bloom on my skin.

    Best wishes

  20. Hana says:

    Wow, that sample collection looks impressive! I would love to be entered in the draw! Three perfumes, I have always wanted to try: Chanel – Bois des iles (extrait), Guerlain – Nahema, Aftelier – Secret Garden.


  21. empliau says:

    What a amazingly generous gesture. So interesting to see other people’s lists. Let’s see, three things I’d love to smell and never have: L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain, Flor y Canto by Arquiste, and Rubj by … well, you know!

  22. Connie says:

    Jubilation for Women by Amouage, Amour de Palazzo by Jules et Mad, and Unter den Linden by April Aromatics!
    As well as so many more 😉

  23. Carla Meiners says:

    What a fun and generous giveaway! My “want to try” list is very long! Three that come to mind are Djedi, Providence Moss Gown and absolutely anything by Neela Vermiere! Thanks so much!

  24. jdennard75 says:

    Thank you for this generous giveaway, Birgit! Coty Chypre, Apres l’Ondee, and Vetiver edc are among the fragrances I’d love to smell but have not had the opportunity yet. Good luck, everyone 🙂

  25. annemariec says:

    Les Nez Manoumalia, Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel, and Reminiscence Patchouli. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  26. NiceanBark says:

    I am a recent subscriber to your blog who for the past week has been engaged in the very plesant business of procrastinating at work by reading through all your archived Monday Questions (you really have a knack for those, you know) and reviews. I am selective about which blogs I subscribe to and part of the appeal for me here is your gracious online demeanor and clear openness, both to others’ opinions and experiences and to gently “working on yourself” to see if you can stretch the boundaries of your own tastes and desires. As I strive for openness in both those respects, I salute you and follow your writings with pleasure.

    As to the (astonishingly generous) giveaway…would you believe I have never smelled any Frederic Malle? His whole line could take up all three slots in my list but let’s say for now the Parfum de Therese. Next let us say anything by Mona di Orio, as I have not tried her work either. And finally, it’s not niche I don’t think, but didn’t Francis K create Rose Barbare?

    Cheers to you all (and eagerly awaiting the next Monday Qve never smelled a Frederic Malle, would you believe it? So please make that one of three on my list

    • NiceanBark says:

      My apologies for the typo/excess bit at the end of my post; I am using a cumbersome phone to compose my reply.

  27. Wow, that looks like a dream come true to an impoverished perfume lover – and that would be me. I have lists and lists of perfumes I want to smell, so I have just plumped for three out of the hat –
    Vero Profuma – Onda
    Mona di Orio – Vetyver
    April Aromatics – Unter den Linden
    What a very generous offer, yes, please enter me, and thanks for the chance! And whoever gets it – enjoy. x

  28. LeSputnik says:

    only three is a tough choice!
    but what an excellent idea!
    I would go with
    Tihota by Indult,
    L’Heure Bleue de Guerlain and
    the Vanilla from Farmazia SS Anunziata!

    Thanks for that idea!

  29. shellyw says:

    this is fun 🙂

    anything by Mona di Orio
    ormonde woman
    hermes Eau deNarcisse Bleu, well anything from them is fun to try

  30. vanessabl says:

    My Goodness! That is very generous of you!
    I’m a newbie, really, so I feel like I could name a much longer list than 3:
    I’ve never smelled any Frederic Malle! On top of my list are Lipstick Rose and En Passant.
    I’m also very intrigued by the whole Vero Profumo line, especially Mito and Rubj I think. Voile d’Extrait… sounds lush!
    There are also a ton of Annick Goutal’s that I’d like to sample (they never have sample at the counter and I really don’t want to buy a bottle without trying a couple of time first… Learnt my lesson with Flower by Kenzo!)

    I love your reviews, by the way!

  31. Bastet says:

    What a generous draw! Its hard to narrow it down to three, but I’ve always wanted to sample Serge Lutens Un Lys, because I love lily, and any number of the Amouages including Gold Man (I love the women’s version). Guerlain Nahema is also up there on my “to try” list.

  32. Davis Brandao says:

    well, for sure my list has more than a hundred names…rs, but I will mention Nasomato Black Afgano, Amouage Gold and Clive Christian 1

  33. drtvrmoi says:

    Serge Lutens’ Boxeuses, Charles Blair Le Parfum & 1970’s Diorella. Thank you for the contest

  34. Ana says:

    Choosing just 3 is hard 🙂 I would say any Serge Lutens, but the one I’m most curious is Chergui, vintage Shalimar, and Onda

  35. nemo says:

    Three perfumes I would love to try include 1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire, Providence Moss Gown and Tabac Citron are the top of my very long list right now 🙂 Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!

  36. puhfume says:

    Wow. How exciting! Thanks for the giveaway.
    The three perfumes I’ve been wanting to try are
    1. Hermes eau d’hermes
    2. Vero Profumo Rubj
    3. Amouage Lyric for women

  37. Edward G says:

    I would love to try O Hira, Ormonde Jayne’s Nawab, & Jicky. Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. Missionista says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for doing such a generous thing!

    The three I’d like to try are:
    Hermes Epice Marine (I asked for a sample at a local boutique, but they didn’t have it in yet)
    Andy Tauer L’Air de Desert Marocain (because so many people say such great things about it)
    Dior (vintage) Diorissimo (because I love lily of the valley)

  39. jen100 says:

    How generous of you! Three that I have always wanted to smell are Amouage
    Gold Woman, Serge Lutens Bas de soie and BYREDO La Tulipe.

  40. brittncourt says:

    I would love to try SSS Yin and Ylang, vintage no 22 and the original (pre-reformulated) Calyx.

  41. Lulubelle says:

    On my current wish list to try is Neela Vermeire’s Trayee, Mohur, and Bombay Bling! I think going through all those samples just to see what is there would be immensely fun 🙂

  42. WOW !!! What a generous draw!
    You are so kind!
    I have more than three fragrances I crave to try – I actually die from curiosity… but, I try to restrain myself:
    1) Bal A Versailles
    2) Joy extrait
    3) Mitsouko vintage extrait (and Chamade :))

    And, the same much I wish to smell the Serge Lutens Palais Royal line. And the Hermessence line…. and Hiris…. The Arquiste fragrances… The Chanel Exclusifs… Mitzah from Dior….and a lot of vintages… in no particular order….
    Thank you very much for the draw, I hope to have luck. 🙂
    I live in Romania.

  43. Madalina says:

    Such a great giveaway! I’ve always wanted to smell Guerlain L’Heure Bleue and Jicky and L’Artisan Parfumeur Séville à l’Aube. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  44. Hayley says:

    So generous! I would like to sample l’artisan parfumeur passage d’enfer, chanel bel respiro and annick goutal musc nomade, I am just starting out and really want to smell everything but I am trying to take it slow

  45. Neil L says:

    Thanks for the cool giveaway! Mine would be Etat Libre d`Orange “Like This”, Slumberhouse “Ore” and Serge Lutens “Jeux de Peau.”

  46. dremybluz says:

    Thanks for another generous giveaway. I have not tried anything by Roja Dove, Neela Verneire or Vero Profumo but would love to one day.

  47. Maria says:

    Sounds great!!)) I’m longing to try Amouage Interlude for Women, Cuir de Nacre by Ann age rare and Iris Nazarena by Aedes de Venustas…

  48. Joley says:

    Thank you for this chance.
    I would like to try: Caron – Acaciosa; Van Cleef & Arpels – Murmure, Hind Al Oud – Kohl.

  49. Gabriele says:

    I was born in Cologne Germany, is it any wonder i am fragrance obsessed?
    I have always wanted to smell Hedonist, Fueguia 1833 Biblioteca de Babel , and Zelda by Envoyage Perfumes. Thank you for a chance at your great giveaway! Gabriele

  50. lila says:

    Thank you for the chance to win an enviable stash of samples! I’ve been curious about the Roja Dove line (I’m not even sure how to pronounce it) and I have yet to experience an Amouage Attar.

  51. Envie says:

    Hi, I have discovered your blog recently and as perfume enthusiast, I have to say that reading it makes it a little easier tangling with the everyday jungle 🙂

    There are number of perfumes I haven’t had the chance to smell but I have to say I like that very fact. I like the fact that some things seem so unreachable to me because it creates pictures in my head. It creates visions of colors, places I have been or would like to go, of people in my life, past as well as present. All those intertwine in my mind leaving me with challenge. It creates desire. And I like that 🙂

    Concerning those I would like to try, I must name:
    1. Profumum Roma – Dulcis in Fundo
    2. Histoires de Parfums – 1889 Moulin Rouge
    3. Bond No 9 – New Haarlem

  52. Aidan says:

    Amazing idea!! Top three Norne – slumber house, König – yoshi and Mosiac -imaginary authors.

  53. rosestrang says:

    I’d love to smell Diorama and Shalimar in vintage, and 100’s of others, especially a lot of the niche perfumes that are hard to find, basically I need to organise a perfume trip to Paris!

  54. Karen says:

    What a generous offer. I’m a semi-novice studying perfume and I work in the bath and body products industry. This summer I’m doing research and smelling everything I can and also reading anything that has to do with perfume, it’s history and how it’s made. It’s pretty exciting & I am loving it so far! I hope to begin producing fragrance at some point in the future…when I’m capable enough. I’d love to smell Byredo’s Sunday cologne, Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica and LM Parfums’ Vol d’Hirondelle.

  55. Holy Macarel! What a stash.

    Mine is a quad-fer entry. If I win, I promise to do a sample pass with a few other gals (and a guy) who are niche perfume addicts like me. They know who they are. 🙂

    Three things that I am dyyyyying to try: believe it or not, I haven’t smelled Chanel Eau de Cologne. How is that possible you ask? No idea. I love all the other Chanels, even 1932. Would also like to try Tauer’s Rose Vermeille. And I’d kill to try those new Le Labos, especially Ylang 49. And the Aedes de Venustas Iris one. And Amouage Journey. And the newer version of Viollete in Love by PdN (love the original, but I’m not sure if it’s been reformulated). And Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. I could list things all day! Thank you for the drawing!!

  56. Vanessa says:

    What a generous giveaway indeed, as many previous posters have said. No need to enter me, as I would be overwhelmed to have that many samples to test on top of my own miscellaneous stash-ettes dotted about the place!

  57. SallyM says:

    What a tremendously generous giveaway, thank you so much for this opportunity. I never ceased to be touched by the kindness of the perfumista community.
    I haven’t tried anything by Roja Dove, so I’d love to remedy that. Also the original Coty Chypre and Houbigant Fougere Royale. The latter two I’m sure I will have to make a journey to The Osmotheque to try!

  58. Amina says:

    Awesome giveaway.. I never tried any of Niche parfumes. I would love to.

  59. ElsvM says:

    Wow this must be a dream foe every newbie in perfumeland. Thank you for this generous gift.
    The three perfumes on my wishlist to try are, Bombay Bling – Neela Vermeire, Phi une rosé de Kandahar- Andy Tauer and Ormonde Jayne Woman.

  60. Jesús Bermúdez says:

    Thanks for this generous giveaway!

    Three frags i’ve always wanted to smell but haven’t yet… let’s see:

    Guerlain Nahema
    Aramis Havana Reserva
    Malle Outrageous
    Stephanie de Saint Aignan Voleur des Ciels.

  61. George Taleb says:

    The parfum’s I would like to try either cease to exist or are hard to find, It would be sheer luck if one of these pop up in your amazing giveaway.

    The first is Snuff by Elsa Schiaperelli long gone, but what intrigues me is that it had a tobacco base and the glass bottle was shaped into a pipe. A piece of pure art and by the sounds of the ingredient’s it’s made up of it would have been a personal favourite without ever trying it.

    The second is Royal delight by Creed, I had the opportunity to smell this once in a Creed store only to automatically fall in love with the creation and the story behind it of the spanish queen exiled for creating it for her lover. Finding it to be the only parfum I liked in the store suprisingly the storekeeper told me that it was discontinued and couldn’t be purchased anywhere. I tried to purchase the sample bottle and was unsuccessful. to be able to own a bottle or be able to smell this again would be a delight!

    As there are many other’s I would also like to smell, this one stay’s close to my heart as it was a personal favourite in my youth and i’m suprised that the house of Gucci could ever discontinue this creation.Gucci Envy for men created under the helm of Tom Ford, I liberally had worn this on a daily basis and I speak to a lot of other’s who had the same connection for it’s unique headiness that was a positive standout when you walked into a room being deemed unforgettable.

    As these maybe difficult to get hold of the opportunity to be able to sample some of your collection would be amazing as I may find a new treasure to enjoy and share amongst our meetup community Australian Sydney perfume bloggers. Thanks for the opportunity to share and express the love of olfaction!

  62. Cybele says:

    Thank you for the great draw! I would love to try Le Labo Vanille 44, Guerlain Rose Nacree du Desert, and L’Eau d’Hiver Frederick Malle.

  63. Tiffanie says:

    It’s such fun to read these lists of must-smell scents. I have been waiting for a chance to try wearing Eau de Bonpoint, Eau de Rochas, and Eau Sauvage. Spring makes me wish for sparkle and citrus.

  64. samberg says:

    So many lovelies I have yet to experience…

    Mona di Orio’s Vetyver
    The Different Company’s Bergamote
    Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir

    Thanks for the generous drawing!

  65. Kandice says:

    Thank you so much for your generosity. I would love to be entered in the draw for this. The three perfumes I would love to try and haven’t been able to yet are: JAR Bolt of Lightening, Chanel Coromandel, and Frederic Malle’s Carnal Flower. Thanks again 🙂

  66. rosiegreen62 says:

    Birgit , your generosity is only exceeded by your kindness and beauty. Thank you for hosting such a generous draw. I would love to try these three: The Afternoon of a Faun by ELDO, Mito by Vero Kern and Hedonist. These are today’s picks, my choices tomorrow may vary.

  67. Lainie says:

    I have yet to try two of the great classic Guerlains, Mitsouko and L’Apres Ondee; and I want to try all of Neela Vermeire’s scents! Finances haven’t allowed many perfume treats this year. Thank you for entering me.

  68. hajusuuri says:

    Eeek, that is one big box o’ samples. The 3 niche perfumes I would like to try are DelRae Wit, Niki de Saint Phalle and Roja Dove’s personal perfume. Thanks for the generous draw!

  69. Irina says:

    wow, this could be a BIG hit- so wonderful to give this away, B.
    never had a chance to try any of Guerlain’s and Chanel’s extracts, Amouage and Roja Dove; can’t access most of US independent perfumers, either
    many thanks

  70. Victoria says:

    What a great idea, Birgit! Thank you so much! I would love to try L’Eau d’Hiver Frederick Malle, Hedonist by Victoria Minya, Black Saffron Byredo and Cuir Mona di Orio.

  71. Alvaro says:

    That’s so nice of you!

    Portrait of a Lady by Frédéric Malle
    givenchy vetyver
    eau noire by dior

    Good luck everyone!


  72. Natalie says:

    What a lovely idea Birgit, thank you for your generosity.
    There are a lot of scents that are on my to try list, but some are just too hard or too much hassle to get over here in Europe, because a lot of perfumers don’t ship international from the US. There are some really interesting houses in the US, but alas.
    I’d love to try:
    Zelda/Envoyage perfumes
    *Anything* from Roja Dova
    Yin/Ylang by Sonoma Scent Studio.
    Have a great weekend everyone, fingers crossed!

  73. Anka says:

    How generous, the picture of your treasure chest looks so wonderful – I can detect lots of Wuchsa ones in there… – and makes my heart beat faster…won’t you miss them???
    So, I’ll throw my hat in the ring with the following three:
    Serge Lutens – Bois de Violette (I’ve read so many enthusiastic opinions on that one!)
    Serge Lutens – Borneo 1834 (in search for the perfect cacao-scent)
    Slumberhouse – Pear & Olive (because it contains my beloved massoia wood and I haven’t ried any of the Slumberhouse fragrances yet)
    Have a nice weekend!

  74. trickyholly says:

    Oh fun! Right now Caron’s en avian is on my mind as are the 4160 Tuesdays. I also haven’t tried any Roja Doves. Thanks for the draws! (and for the fantastic reviews–because of you I *have* sampled almost all of the Hermes lovelies.)

  75. Laurels says:

    Wow, and I thought my little satin box of samples was something! Like several posters above said, it’s hard to pick only three from my wish list, but the first three which came to mind are: L’Artisan Safran Troublant, Vero Profumo Rubj, and Guerlain Bois de Armenie. Good luck, everyone!

  76. Ankica/Bellatrix says:

    Uh, I feel dizzy! 🙂 🙂 ould love to win something like this!! 🙂
    Three perfumes that i would like to smell but didn’t have chance yet, are: Osmanthus Interdite Parfum d`Empire, Jatamansi L`Artisan Parfumeur and De Bachmakov The Different Company. 🙂

  77. mollyrousse says:

    Oh my God. This photo mesmerizes me. I’d be happy to discover so many new perfumes. This is not just a box, it’s a sea of ​​Travel!
    The three fragrances that I would like to try (hard to choose, so many perfumes I wish to try): Rouge Assasin Jovoy Paris, Andy Warhol Silver Factory Bond No 9 and Cuir de Nacre Ann Gerard.
    Thanks for giveaway!

  78. Yuna says:

    Hello! Thank you so much for this generous giveaway! It is too kind of you.

    On the top of my to-try list are Vero Profumo Mito, Guerlain Nahema and Parfums de Nicolai Odalisque!

  79. Weiling says:

    That’s a lovely and very generous kind gesture. Please enter me for the giveaway. I have always wanted to try FM’s Carnal Flower, Tauer’s L’Air Du Desert Marocain and Parfums de Nicolai’s Odalisque but they are not readily available where I am from. Thank you.

  80. Grayspoole says:

    Treasure trove indeed!

    My current must sniffs are Parfum de Empire Equistrius, Vera Kern Mito, and Guerlain Vol de Nuit.

  81. Wow – that’s a packed box and a very generous giveaway! I really want to smell Trayee, Rozy and Nicolai’s Amber Oud (just the tip of the iceberg though).

  82. Eileen says:

    My three scents to sniff are S. Maria di Novella “Frangipani”, “Oleander” also by S. Maria di Novella think it’s discontinued and Mandy Aftels “Cuir de Gardenia”.

  83. Ela says:

    Oh, that’s generous draw- very inspiring! Three perfumes I lusted to try, hmm- JAR’s Gardenia, vintage Mitsouko Extrait and pre-reformulated Magie Noire. Best regards! Ela

  84. Iulianan says:

    How exciting! In no particular order (nor is this an exhaustive list), Vero Profumo’ Mito, Serge Lutens’s Rousse and CB I Hate Perfume’s Gathering Apples. Many thanks and all the best! Iuliana

  85. Etomidac says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this truly amazing giveaway!!!!

    I have always wanted to smell:
    1. Kiki by Vero Profumo
    2. Muguet by Guerlain
    3. Vega by Guerlain also!

    Thanks again!!! 😀

  86. Ooohhh, there are so many I want to try! Chypre by Coty, Chypre Palatin by MDCI Paris, and Une Voix Noire by Serge Lutens. Out of so so many other fragrances I have wanted to try for a while, these are the three that seem most elusive.

  87. Radmila says:

    hi, this is a truly great lot! I sometimes think that i love samples more than a full-sized bottle 🙂 i would love to smell all leather scents there are in the world, and to finally find my own one!

  88. Joaquim says:

    There are millions but…Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations, Narcissus by CB I Hate Perfume and Skin Graft by Phoenicia Perfume (this is perhaps my most wanted perfume right now!) but also the hole MDCI line, JAR, Sonoma Scent Studio…etc, etc, etc.
    Thank you for the draw!

  89. szappanbubi says:

    Such a wonderfully generous giveaway and amazing package*_*
    I’ve wanted but don’t have a chance to smell Guerlain’s Mitsouko, Lanvin’s Arpege and Jean Patou’s Joy! (know it sounds like fragrance clichés but really don’t have to smell these classics!):)


  90. Marie says:

    Wow! That is very generous of you, thank you for this opportunity.

    Three perfumes that I wished to smell are
    1) Sonoma Scent Studio Cocoa Sandalwood
    2) 1160 Tuesdays Sunshine & Pancakes
    3) Tauer Le Maroc Pour Elle

  91. Katherine says:

    Hi Brigit! I have always wanted to try Caron En Avion, serge lutens Borneo 1834 and Chanel cuir de russie.

  92. Dina56 says:

    Those are a lot of samples, so generous of you!
    There are lot of perfumes left to sample; three that come to my mind now are:
    Frau Tonis – Unter den linden
    Creed – Jardins d’Amalfi
    Hermes – Hiris

  93. vnperfumista says:

    Hi, I’m from Vietnam, it’s not easy to get a sample of Andy Tauer, many of L’artisan/Annick Goutal/Serge Lutens and vintage perfumes here. This is such a generous giveaway, I really appreciate your kindness!

  94. Tran Anh Vu says:

    I hope this giveaway will be shared for all the perfume lover in our group in Vietnam 🙂 It’s not easy to discover niche and vintage perfume here. I’m dreaming about the big offline in the future !

  95. Snow White says:

    Dear Birgit!
    What a generous offer – I’m delurking :-))))) !
    Le Labo Musc 25
    Neela Vermeire Ashoka
    Puredistance Antonia
    Have a wonderful week!

  96. Sophie C. says:

    what an amazing opportunity – thank you!
    three things I’d love to try:
    Ormonde Jayne – Woman
    Roxana Illuminated Perfume – Hedera Helix
    Vintage Coty L’Aimant

  97. Tora says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! At the moment I have Ann Gerard and Pappillon perfumers on my to try list. I am also curious about Feminite du Bois. I recently bought his Vanille de Bois and I am so smitten.

  98. Sophie says:

    Wow! I have so many I would love to try but since I only get to choose three it has to be:
    1.Guerlain – L’Heure bleue
    2.Serge Lutens – La Fille de Berlin
    3.Les exclusifs de Chanel Bel Respiro
    And many, many more.
    My collection is quite small yet and as a student my budget is limited. If I receive that package I will promise to try them all and really give them time to reveal their beauty. If not on my own skin then on someone I know. I just love scent-matching.

  99. lcresz says:

    This is such a generous giveaway, be still my covetous heart! I have been on a huge vetiver kick lately, I practically bathe in Jo Malone Vetyver every day. I would love to get my mitts on the original formulation of Guerlain Vetiver, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, and Hermessence Vetiver Tonka.

  100. greennote2 says:

    Amazing collection of samples! I’ve been wanting to explore the Tauer line more, very curious about Carillion pour Une ange, the love for Neela Vermeire has me very interested in her line, so maybe Bombay Bling, more of the Serge’s as well, Encens et Lavande is on my radar. Thanks Birgit.

  101. crikey says:

    Oh my! what a glorious hoard of magic!

    There are so very many things I’d love to smell–I’m fairly new to discovering perfumes and finding my way, but three niche scents in particular I’ve been wanting to smell are Lutens’s Un Lys (because I’ve not yet found a knock-me-down lily, and oh how I love lillies), Malle’s Portrait of a Lady (partly for the name because I love that novel, but mostly because it sounds like a terrific lush rose), and Byredo’s m/ink (for the strangeness, and the dark).

    I’d have put a couple of 4160Tuesdays on that list, but I have just acquired a wee box of gorgeous samples from Sarah M–though I think my husband has just stolen The Lion Cupboard away from me, never to share…

  102. Polinia says:

    Hi! That’s great idea, especially for those of us who have no chance to test some niche perfumes in our home towns. I am absolute newcomer to the world of fragrances and even scents. And just recently discovered niche perfumes in our stores. That was totally new experience. Still we miss here in Estonia many niche names and I would be glad to try them. I think I might like the following:
    Parfum de Nikolai – Amber Oud
    Andy Tauer – Orris
    F.M. – Carnal Flower

  103. Buka says:

    The three perfumes out of infinity (and a giveaway box:-) I would like and hope to smell in the near future are: Ann Gerard Rose Cut, PdN L’eau a la Folie and Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant…

  104. Anna in Edinburgh says:

    Goodness me, that is a serious stash of samples!
    I think I’d most like to sample niche American perfumes, having read blogs praising Dawn Spencer Hurwitz and Neil Morris and Ellen Covey, to experience what those independent perfumers are creating.
    Thanks for making such a kind and generous offer, and for letting us all dream of these possibilities:-)
    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

  105. Natalie says:

    Vintage jean patou joy
    Vintage guerlain Jicky
    Annick Goutal mom parfum Cherie par Camille
    Thank you for such a great contest!

  106. Elena says:

    Dear Birgit,
    Thank you for this exciting opportunity. 🙂 Many thanks as well for the daily pleasure of reading your blog! Every post is truly an inspiration and a relaxing voyage toward the beautiful.
    There are many scents I’d like to try, or rather to experience. But summer is coming, so I‘d like to share three summertime emotions:

    In the serene summer evening, when your soul is at rest, when the nature sighs gently after a hot day, and the evening flowers slowly blossom, I start to think about L’Heure Bleu which probably smells exactly like this. I’ve read so much about it that I get a feeling of knowing it well, as if I’ve worn it already, although it hasn’t actually happened. Many people write that this twilight perfume smells like sadness, loneliness and rumination. I find it attractive and slightly repelling at the same time. I’m waiting for the moment we’ll meet, I know it will come. I believe that this legendary perfume will not disappoint me.

    Summer always makes me want something unthinkable. I want something that’s both gentle and noticeable, refreshing and exciting, but does not disturb anyone around me. Cote d’Amour L`Artisan Parfumeur might just be the right aroma. I’ve known about it for several years now, but we’ve never met. I imagine it like the sea that is always nearby. Sea salt, sea algae, fragrant grass on the shore. It will surround me with its light mist, create the vacation mood, give me the feeling of a brown, rested body. It’s like sitting on the sea shore, touching the sand, listening to the sound of the waves and the seagulls. It’s so wonderful when you have things to dream of.

    The world is woven of scents. We recognize the loved ones, one’s home, our favorite places by the way they smell. Every country has its olfactory face. If you’ve known it once, you will never confuse it with anything else. I’d like to visit Morocco so much, just as much as I’d like to make acquaintance with L`Air du Desert Marocain Tauer Perfumes. I imagine this perfume as the hot air that somehow leaves sand in your hair and clothes. I see myself walking through the narrow streets of Marrakesh, surrounded by the smells of spices from little shops, of fresh vanilla pastry, of mysterious smoky fragrances. These images make me want to encounter L`Air du Desert Marocain as soon as possible.

    Best regards

  107. Andree Haase says:

    Thanks for the chance, dear Birgit! Three perfumes I have always wanted to try but have not had the chance yet are Musc Ravageur Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, Chanel Cuir de Russie and The Different Company Rose Poivrée.
    Good luck everyone 🙂

  108. Daria says:

    Hello, Birgit!
    It is so generous of you! Here are the fragrances I’ve dreamt of smelling for quite a while: Chanel Bois des Îles, Chanel 31 rue Cambon and Guerlain Jicky.
    Thanks again and very best,

  109. HilLesha says:

    My Top 3: Chanel No. 5, Gucci 1966, and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino 🙂

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