Sample Pack

Hey there Crew,

I have a bunch a samples & decants that sit here tested but now in the discard pile. There are many reasons for being there. Maybe I bought a FB, it had an issue that renders it unwearable, I hated it, I liked it but have something similar, I LOVED it and completely forgot about it, I’ve moved on. So many reasons, so MANY samples. They are all used a bit but they have heaps for testing and trying, all are at least 2ml and most are spritz. I know you’re going to love at least something in this pack.

Most of these samples have been purchased from Surrender To Chance in 2015

Sample Pack Giveaway June 2015


  1. 222 by Le Galion Manufacturers Sample
  2. Aoud Heritage by Montale
  3. A La Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
  4. EO3 by biehl parfumkunstwerke
  5. Surrender by Surrender To Chance
  6. Tudor Rose & Amber by Jo Malone
  7. Forbidden Games by Kilian
  8. Kiss of Agnayi by Primiordal Scents
  9. Rose de Grasse by Aerin Lauder
  10. Eclair de Tubéreuse by Il Profvmo
  11. SnoBirds by SmellBent

Please help me with a little clear out.
Portia xx

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This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us what single 2014/5 fragrance you would like to sample if there were no money constraints and you were given the chance

Extra Chance?


Entries Close Sunday 14th June 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 18th June 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

47 comments on “Sample Pack

  1. Cerulean says:

    No $$$ constraints? In a heartbeat – would love to sample O’Hira, by Stéphane Humbert Lucas! I follow by e mail. What a fantastic giveaway!

  2. Jaybee says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I’d like to sample Roja Dove’s A Goodnight Kiss. I follow by email.

  3. Nikki says:

    I follow by email.

    I would love to sample Shalini, if price wasn’t a consideration.

  4. FeralJasmine says:

    A way around my no-buy and no financial constraints? Wahoo! O Hira, by SHL, without doubt. I follow by email.

  5. Zunni says:

    sounds lovely! I follow on Bloglovin.

  6. gina tabasso says:

    Email follow.

    I cannot remember the name, but begins with a K and is spelled weird and they are way too expensive for me plus some rare guerlain and caron vintages going for big bucks on ebay like tabac blonde.

  7. shmuli Cohen says:

    No money constraints? I’d sample Bolt of Lightning by Jar Perfume. I follow on Aussie Fragrance Network via Facebook. Love your work Portia!

  8. Katherine says:

    I follow by email. I would love to sample a Roja Dove, but I’m afraid I’ll love it and can’t afford it since I’m going back to college and one of those is about the same as the cost of my books .

  9. Jackie b says:

    What a privilege to help you spring clean!
    My mind is leaning towards the vintage, the impossible to find, like Djedi. But also the old/reinvented like that Le Galion I see there and Oriza Legrand, especially the Violettes des Czars. The packaging is so whimsical and lovely!
    I follow by email.

  10. Sue Mills says:

    Hi Portia, I love receiving your emails. Without financial constraint, I would fly to Dubai for Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy Absolu d’Oranger Givenchy for women. Sounds like warm summer heaven. Thanks for the chance to win xx.

  11. Aelfrik says:

    Easy peasy. i would love to sample Kiste by Slumberhouse. I follow via email 🙂

  12. Patty Pong says:

    e-mail here. Acqua Sextius by Jul et Mad. 🙂

  13. Jennifer Wallace says:

    I follow you via email. Thanks!

  14. Nemo says:

    Wow! This is a fantastic list of perfumes, and I haven’t tried any of them 🙂 I would love to try Misia and/or Jardin de Monsieur Li. Thank you so much! and I follow by email.

  15. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow you be e mail,twitter and facebook.My choice would be Deneauve
    Oops its too vintage,sorry then it would be Terracotta by Guerlain

  16. Despina Veneti says:

    Wonderful aray of samples, thank you!
    I’d love to sample some of the perfumes of Serge Lutens.
    Following via email and on Bloglovin

    Thank you,

  17. Dana says:

    Oh wow…what a generous offer here….you are so nice to share wit the world these beauties!! I would would love to try Roja Dove’s A Goodnight Kiss. It’s on my wish list and would be wonderful..thank you!

  18. ladyisla says:

    I follow by email!
    I would try Xerjoff XJ 1861 Naxos or Tauer Sotto La Luna Gardenia

  19. Janna says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’m following via e-mail.
    Oh yes, and I’d love to sample Serge Lutens De Profundis.

  20. Rhiannon says:

    Awesome giveaway, count me in for sure – I follow via email. If money wasn’t a constraint I’d pick a sample of vintage Chypre by Coty, Fougere Royale by Houbigant, and….one more…a huge whopping decant of Guerlain’s Djedi!

  21. Fifi says:

    Hi, Portia — I follow by email. I’d like to get through all of Jean-Claude Ellena’s fragrances. Right now I’m lusting for Cartier Declaration because of the birch, bitter orange and cardamom notes. Plus it has juniper, and my ex is allergic to juniper . . . muah ha haaa. Thanks for making us the beneficiaries of your clearout!
    Warm aloha,

  22. Fifi says:

    Oops, Cartier Declaration isn’t a new scent, sorry I didn’t follow directions! But Cartier XI L’Heure Perdue is new and I’d love to try that one because it relies so thoroughly on synthetics.

  23. Joan yoscovits says:

    I would choose Roja Dove.
    I follow by email and bloglovin.

  24. Sun Mi says:

    Thanks for the draw, I follow via bloglovin. If money were no issue I’d love to try the Mohur Extrait!

  25. Lindaloo says:

    Following by email.
    Removing the barrier of cost I would be interested in sampling Roja Dove’s A Goodnight Kiss (I am a fan of vintage scents). And a bottle (100ml parfum) is a mere $2400 in Canadian dollars.
    Among already sampled 2014 releases what I would really love (if my tiny budget magically expanded) is a full bottle of the Malle Eau de Magnolia.
    Thanks for the generous draw opportunity.

  26. Jessi says:

    Awesome.. I would love to try some of these. Thanks for always thinking of us fragrant geeks : ) I follow via newsletter / email..

    Thank you

  27. Mhek says:

    Night by FM
    I follow you by email

  28. Teri Singer says:

    I follow by email and I would love to sample ‘Portrait of a Lady’ – Frederic Malle.

  29. Angela says:

    I follow through bloglovin.
    I would love to try the 2014/15 release of Guerlain’s Mon Exclusif, and Hermes Gardenia.
    Very generous sample pack! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

  30. Bec says:

    I would try Rozy extrait by vero perfumo. I’d love to try all their perfumes. I have only tried Kiki and loved it.

    I follow via email

  31. Morrigan says:

    A while back there was a video of a pair of perfume appreciators that collected a sample of every single perfume release of the year and then mixed a small, equal amount of each into one huge bottle. The idea being to amalgamate the scent of the year! It would probably smell shocking, but I would love to try that.
    Trying to find a link to it, but not having much luck.
    I follow by email. 🙂

  32. Morrigan says:

    Here you go – from back in 2013, a perfume called “Everything”!
    Sounds like a real shocker/headache inducer, but you know you’d want to try it!

  33. ems says:

    Would love to sample O Hira. Also the original Tabac Blond, but that’s a vintage
    I follow by email.

    Thanks for the draw!

  34. Fazal Cheema says:

    the perfume I would love to try is Fath Iris Gris..i am usually lucky when it comes to vintage ones but Fath Iris Gris is proving too much of a unicorn to get hold of…i follow APJ through email. thanks for the lovely draw.

  35. Ingeborg says:

    What a generous giveaway! I follow via e-mail. If money was no object, I think I would still want to sample something not totally unaccecible. I would love to sample Amouage Sunshine, the bottle looks so happy, and yet rather stylish. I generally like citrus based and green scents, but try to branch out and try more florals.

  36. Gavin Smith says:

    Great giveaway Portia and an excellent way to clear a shelf. Throwing monetary caution to the wind, I’d buy the new Ormonde Jayne Qi Intensivo Extrait de Parfum that’s just been released. It sounds divine. I follow APJ via email and also keep up on Facebook. Have a great day!

  37. Katherine Mittas says:

    I remember being in Amsterdam a few years back and discovering by Killian for the first time . The store I visited was so generous with allowing me to sample an exclusive perfume that was just so out of my reach finance wise .. wish I could remember the name of it .. But by Killian would be on the top of my wishlist .. and then I would take my sweet time deciding which scent I would buy ..

    I follow by Facebook and newsletter.
    Thanks again APJ .. love your musings.


  38. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email.i would like to try bolt of lightning by jar parfums.

  39. Lyubov says:

    What a gorgeous sample pack – thanks for the chance, Portia!
    And I am starting the list…Atelier Cologne’s Rendez-Vous and Pomelo Paradis, Mona di Orio’s Myrrh Casati, Neela Vermeire’s Mohur Extrait and Pichola, Jul et Mad Nin-Shar (and the whole line, actually, because I’ve tried none), Aftelier’s Palimpsest, and…a great part of the above mentioned fragrances!!! See, it’s a ravenous hunger!
    I follow by mail, Googel + and FB.
    Lyubov recently posted…Lux Aurumque*My Profile

  40. Elizabeth says:

    Hard to decide ..I think it would be Siberian Fir by Evocative Perfumes)
    I follow by email. Thank you.

  41. Moira says:

    Lovely giveaway! I follow APJ via email, and Facebook and FFFs…

    I would love to get my hands on all the new Keiko Mecheri’s that have recently come out. They sound fantastic!! Please review one Portia! Thanks again, Moira

  42. Tung Nguyen Khanh says:

    I would love to try Ormonde Jayne extraits. I followed by email. Thank you for your generousity.

  43. Tiffanie says:

    Hi! I follow via email. AdV Oeillet Bengale would be my must-try pick from 2014. Thank you for the fun question and fun draw!

  44. Hazel says:

    Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes.

    • Hazel says:

      I follow you on, email, Twitter, and Facebook…I read the ingredients for Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes and I think if only….sigh….the things our dreams are made of.

  45. Lena says:

    Commercial it may be, but unfortunately not all that affordable: I’d love to try Les Exclusifs de Chanel Misia – I’m a bit of an old granny at heart, and adore violet, iris and rose, so this sounds right up my alley! I follow by email. Thanks 🙂

  46. greennote2 says:

    Ooh, Trayee by Neela Vermeire, or Mona di Orio Myrrh Casati (or Vetyver, Oud, or Vanille). Oh there are soooo many beauties out there, Portia. It’s lovely to be able to love at least some of them. I follow by email. And I think RSS.

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