Post by Portia


Hey there Crew,

I loved doing this so much, LET’S DO IT AGAIN!!

There are a bunch of 25 samples & decants that sit here all forlorn, most tested but now in the discard pile. Some of the reasons for being there? Maybe I bought a FB, it had an issue that renders it unwearable, I liked it but have something similar, I have double or triple, I hated it, I LOVED it and completely forgot about it, I’ve moved on. So many reasons, so MANY samples. They are mostly used a bit but they have heaps for testing and trying. I know you’re going to love at least something in this pack.

Most of these samples were purchased, prizes, sent in gift packs or GWP.



  1. Deliria by L’Artisan
  2. Infini vintage parfum by Caron
  3. Juniper Sling by Penhaligon’s
  4. Muguet de Bois by Coty
  5. Eau Mega by Victor & Rolf
  6. Oro by Roberto Cavalli
  7. White Musk by Montale Manufacturers Sample
  8. Eau Perfumee au the Vert Extreme by BVLGARI Manufacturers Sample
  9. Kai Manufacturers Sample
  10. Musc 25 by Le Labo Manufacturers Sample
  11. Rodin RODIN Olio Lusso Manufacturers Sample
  12. Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle Manufacturers Sample
  13. Liliana by TOCCA Manufacturers Sample
  14. Taste Delicious by Jessica Simpson Manufacturers Sample
  15. Ellen Tracey Manufacturers Sample
  16. Red Roses by Jo Malone Manufacturers Sample
  17. Coco Figue by Comptoir Sud Pacifique Manufacturers Sample
  18. Heir Manufacturers Sample
  19. V by Clive Christian Manufacturers Sample
  20. X by Clive Christian Manufacturers Sample
  21. Shalimar by Guerlain Manufacturers Sample
  22. La Petite Robe Noire EdP by Guerlain Manufacturers Sample
  23. Mad Madam by Juliette Has A Gun Manufacturers Sample
  24. Vohina by Huitieme Art Manufacturers Sample
  25. Unknown Fragrance by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier 

Please help me with another 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 you sampled recently that took your fancy

Extra Chance?


Entries Close Sunday 4th October 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 8th October 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.



59 comments on “HUGE SAMPLE PACK #3

  1. Rodney Q. Wallace says:

    Great giveaway!
    I follow via email
    I recently sampled Montal’s Honey Aoud and was surprised at how good it is! It will be my next purchase. Thank you!

  2. Francesca Belanger says:

    I follow by email.

    I just gave away of a bunch of samples and decants myself, so now I need to fill up the holes they left.

  3. Francesca Belanger says:

    PS: I recently sampled Phaeton Hesperus at Osswald, and it’s gorgeous. Maybe a full bottle in my future, at least by next summer, which will be the perfect time for it.

  4. Patty Pong says:

    Follow by e-mail. Recently sampled Montale Santal Wood, liked it much. 🙂

  5. Radmila says:

    great! i am your follower by email.
    Lately i sampled jo malone sea salt and sage, and i believe this is right my parfume – but for the summer.
    I also tweeted
    Thanks, Radmila

  6. Jaybee says:

    Generosity thy name is Portia! I liked Kurdijian’s Aquae Vitae, but I’m also waiting on new samples, including Quelques Fleurs and Bronze Goddess. With summer on the way, I reckon Bronze Goddess will be a corker. Follow by email. 🙂

  7. Gara says:

    Good morning and thanks for the opportunity to sample these beauties. I have always wanted to try Kai, I love gardenias!

    I follow APJ via email. The thing that I have most recently sampled and loved was an oil called Bad Witch by 13 Gypsies. Before that was Amouage, Memoir Woman. Unfortunately I can only afford the oil right now, so the Amouage will has been added to the long list.

  8. catherine says:

    Just signed to folow by email. Why haven’t I found this blog before?
    My recent sample was Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud which is beautiful.
    catherine recently posted…Printable Colouring PagesMy Profile

  9. Elise says:

    I follow via email.

    Thank you for this intriguing giveaway!

  10. jalesley says:

    Bloglovin – jalesley

    Grest giveaway! What makes me fancy, hmm. I have a sample of Yerbamate Villoresi. Maybe this one.

  11. Krista Lindholm says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this generous gift! I have wanted to try Shalimar for a long time, so I’m going to cross my fingers! Recently I bought Lacoste Pour Femme in fb, which is great and fresh but seems not like a fall smell. Back to the drawing board I go! I will follow by email, thank you again!

  12. Mitzi Woods says:

    I follow through email. Have been looking for my new scent since SABI was discontinued a couple of years ago. Would love to try some of your samples.

  13. Aelfrik says:

    I follow via email, and recently sampled Profumum Roma ‘Arso’. After giggling inappropriately at the name, I rather enjoyed it. 😀

  14. Gina says:

    follow via email

    I just sampled one of these today and think it is heaven:

  15. Annet says:

    I follow via Bloglovin.I recently sampled Byredo Bal d’Afrique and I need full size.

  16. Anthony Nowlan says:

    Follow by email.
    Recently sampled Dior Homme Intense.

  17. Morrigan says:

    Great giveaway!
    The last sample that really made me go “wow” was L’Artisan’s Dzing. Straight on to my to-buy list.
    Following by email.

  18. lionceau says:

    Follow via email. I recently sampled Monsillage Eau de Celeri and it’s awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. Peppy Obrien says:

    I follow by email. I sampled Peut Etre by Lancome recently and had to have it.

  20. willa says:

    I like the new Miu Miu – but not enough for a full bottle. I imagine all of the Marc Jacobs kids will be buying it up.


  21. Gavin says:

    Can’t stop sniffing my sample of Osmanthus Interdite at the moment Portia. Such a generous clear out you’re having, thought I’d pipe up!
    I follow on FB & email.


    • Ingeborg says:

      For the first time in years I bought a FB unsniffed. So that is what I “sampled” yesterday! It was a cheap thrill, Casmir by Chopard. It will be perfect for winter, even if it is not as dense or eavy as expected. I follow by email. What a generous giveaway, again! I can see at least 14-15 samples I would love to try.

  22. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and on social media.Recently sampled Alaia
    which is really nice.

  23. Megri says:

    I recently sampled My Burberry. Follow by e-mail.
    Thank you.

  24. Rose Strang says:

    I follow on facebook, and wordpress.

    My most recent sample was Trayee by Neela Vermeire, gorgeous, pricy though! I though it was a bit like a combo of Epic Woman and Sira des Indes, but lovelier than both

  25. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email. i recently sampled the new mimosa & cardamon from jo malone and the jury is out…need to try it a few more times to decide.thanks for the giveaway : )

  26. Ellen says:

    oooooo, I’m so excited. I just sampled Brun Sicilien Scent Canvas, Noir de Mars. OMG this is fabulous if you love incense. I am gobsmacked. I have not sampled anything on your #3 giveaway, so I’m hoping I win. Thanks for your huge generosity.

  27. Ellen says:

    Shoot! I forgot to tell you that I follow on e-mail.

  28. Michelle U says:

    The perfume I sampled recently that took my fancy was ELDO Secretions Magnifique because it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

    I follow via e-mail and I also tweeted!

    Thank you very much! Wish you all the best!

  29. edith says:

    Alaia . Have to go back.Elllen Tracy was also a good surprise ! I follow by email. Seyya !

  30. Tena says:

    I thoroughly enjoy following you via email.

    I recently sampled Korrigan by Lubin, and I love it. Such a creamy scent. Also, the new musk oil by Dame Perfumery is very nice.

    Thank you for the fun draw.


  31. Ingeborg says:

    Oops, seems I posted my reply like it was a comment to Gavin. Anyway, lots of ideas to steal here for new perfumes to go on the must-try list.

  32. RuthF says:

    Great giveaway! The last fragrance I sampled and really loved was Kore by Shiffa. I follow by email.

  33. Pats says:

    I recently sampled Ginestet ‘Botrytis’. omg – honey, flowers, candied fruits for starters! Warm, comforting, loveliness for autumn. I have just managed to buy a bottle and it has now become my signature scent!
    I follow by email and WordPress!
    There are loads of your samples I would like to try! Thanks for your generosity! P x

  34. Teri Singer says:

    I follow by snail email and I tried Carnal Flower by Frederice Malle…wow.

  35. jessi says:

    I follow via email… and I recently fell hard for Maria L Mogodess, it’s so yummy I need more of it….
    Thank you!!

  36. Edward says:

    I follow you guys via email

    I recently been testing Mona di Orio’s Vanille after getting a small decant of it. What a scent! Knocks my socks off, so far from what I think most of us think vanille is.
    I just wish it was a little les pirate rummy, the drydown however!!
    And how much is a bottle? Ooof!

  37. Vivien Egge says:

    I follow by email. I recently sampled Alaia and didn’t like it one bit. Soooo disappointing, I wanted to love it. I can see many which I’m curious about in your picture Portia – thank you once more for your generous offer.

  38. mhek says:

    I follow you by email
    And it was Russian Tea by Masque Milano

  39. Bernie says:

    Followed via Faceboook and recently sampled Coco Noir by Chanel- a little sweet on my skin but very sexy for the night time :DDDD

  40. DebB says:

    I follow by email and Facebook.
    My most recent sample love is Private Collection by Lauder. Not niche but absolutely delicious.

  41. Fazal Cheema says:

    wow, what a giveway..two fragrances i sampled recently that blew me away are Dior Cuir Cannage and Omar Sharif femme. The later is really artistic creation. I follow APJ through email. I am in the US

  42. fanny says:

    Wow, thanks for a great giveaway!
    Last sample that took my fancy was Hasu no Hana by Grossmith.
    Following by email.

  43. Katherine Mittas says:

    I recently purchased a roller ball perfume whilst overseas in KL as a gift for my niece – the new fragrance by MAC cosmetics – Turquatic . She was very happy with the scent and after sampling it for myself am having gift regret .. thinking should have kept it for myself ! 🙂 fresh , floral , citrusy summer scent.
    I follow by email newsletter and Facebook .

    Thanks again for the great opportunity.

  44. Tiffanie says:

    I follow via my gmail account. Recently I tried a sample of Caron Tubereuse Eau de Parfum. It’s heady and rich but not overwhelming – a difficult balancing act.

  45. Lindaloo says:

    Happily following by email.

    Finally sampled Tom Ford Black Orchid. It was an interesting journey that ended way too quickly for it to be full bottle worthy.

    The most interesting and wonderful scent I “sampled” recently (meaning I recognized the bottle at a thrift store and bought it immediately) is Issey Miyake Le Feu d’Issey. I find the scent highly addictive and though I haven’t yet worn it outside of my home, I so delight in smelling it that I keep it in a basket on the coffee table and take deep sniffs when I come home after a trying day.

    Thanks, Portia for the generous draw offer.

  46. odbayar says:

    Great giweaway woohooo.i’m fragrance lover from mongolia. I follow via email. God bless you guys. 🙂 good luck 🙂
    I sampled amouage opus 7 and liked so much. I’m gonna buy opus 7 next week 🙂

  47. Greg says:

    Hi Portia. It’s very generous of you to share the love like this.

    I was on holiday in the last week and travelled with some samples of springtime scents. The one that really impressed was Lys Mediterranee. This is such an unlikely winner for me: a white floral with an oceanic vibe that somehow overcomes my dislike for both of those genres. A warm weather winner that I really must buy one day.

    I follow via email.

  48. Angela says:

    I follow through bloglovin.
    I recently tested Hiram Green Moon Bloom and Sarrasins which are magnificent!
    Angela recently posted…OPI This Color’s Making Waves Review/SwatchesMy Profile

  49. Lyubov says:

    It’s a fumie galore!!! Thank you, dearest Portia!
    Recently, I tried and fell for Beaver by Zoologist, and Palo Santo by Carner Barcelona! The first is inspiring with the iris-musk combo note I love so much, and the second is a most comforting scent in the hectic job atmosphere I am facing these days!
    I am following APJs through Facebook, Google + and email, and I am in Bulgaria (EU).
    Lyubov recently posted…Nearly forgot…Prima annusata 9My Profile

  50. Winterlude says:

    Yay, I would LOVE to help you do some clearing up!
    Let’s see, I just tried a bit of Baume du Doge and I don’t love it, but I’ve got it on two days in a row, and that is saying something! It attracts and repels me at different times, maybe that is the benzoin? I’m not early sure what that smells like…. Anyway, I follow via e-mail, thanks!

  51. Boris says:

    I follow by e-mail. The last perfume I sampled was Creed Royal Oud. Very nice experience indeed.

  52. Bube says:

    I follow via Bloglovin/Bube.
    La Panthere by Cartier
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway 🙂

  53. Lillian Holloway says:

    What an amazing gesture! I follow via email…Gia by Hendley Perfumes sent by a friend was a recent loved sample..

  54. Irina says:

    great giveaway-thank you- lots of frags I would like to try
    I sampled recently Carner’s Palo Santo and really liked it
    I follow by e-mail

  55. lena says:

    I’ve just tried Champs-Elysées again after a bit of a (non-intentional) break; it’s been perfect for the lovely spring weather we’ve had over the past few days. Thanks so much for another incredibly generous giveaway, Portia 🙂 I follow by email.

  56. Tung says:

    I recently sampled ELdO Rien. It took a while for me to realize the burning notes over the leather were civet. I like it a lot, would definitely buy a full bottle after using up my sample.
    I follow by e-mail. Thank you buds.

  57. BB Mc says:

    Followed via email and sampled Black Afghan recently.I think it is FBW.

  58. mim666 says:

    Thanks so much for another incredibly generous giveaway, Portia 🙂 I follow by email.

    Sampling is a favorite pastime!
    I recently sampled a bunch of lovelies: Guru Deva (natural saffron oud) and Kiste (spiced rum-soaked peaches) and Fruition (big red rose with red wine and red fruits) and Hymba (milky-woody powdery myrtle-sandalwood-earth)

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