The freebiemeet is open! PLEASE read the instructions, even if you've read them before! Really, pretty please, with sugar on top! There's not even that many of them, and you will save us all so much time and confusion. This is not that hard. Plus, it's free stuff! It's all good, but it's even better if you read the instructions. If you have any questions, please post them here.
For people who would like to chat in addition to, or instead of, giving and getting free stuff, there will be a poll along shortly.
If you have perfume-related items you'd like to give away (as opposed to swap for something else), and if you're reasonably sure you can mail your items within the next month, feel free to list them below in the comments AFTER reading the instructions. If you wish to give away items using any rules other than those listed here (to request payment for postage, for example), you are more than welcome to do so any time in one of the scent of the day polls or lazy weekend polls.
If you see something in the comments that you want, and if you already have a reader account here and have commented at least once (no new accounts today, sorry), you can call dibs AFTER reading the instructions.
I will leave the comments open until next Saturday, then I’ll close the freebiemeet.
How it works: giving away perfume
1. You need to tell others where you’re willing to send (only in your country? International?). If you would list that first, it will save other readers time.
2. Anyone who wants to play can list the items they have. Please NUMBER YOUR LIST (up to 15) and group items you'd prefer to keep in one package. In other words, if you want to give away ten samples and want to mail them all to the same person, list that as one numbered item. Please do not include more than 15 numbered items or groups in your list — it really helps to keep the thread easy to read. You can list full bottles, partial bottles, decants, samples, whatever you want, but please specify what they are!
3. You will have to post your email address in your comment, or have some other way for readers to contact you — one option is to list your email address at gravatar.com, and then link to your gravatar page in your user profile here. Another option would be to link to a contact page at your own blog, or anywhere on the web where people can find a way to reach you.
4. You are free to specify that you would prefer to give your items to Now Smell This "regulars" only, in which case, you may ask that the person calling dibs link to one or two (no more than two, please) prior articles on Now Smell This on which they have commented in the past six months. If you want to be able to apply a different definition of "regular", please give your items away elsewhere, like in a scent of the day or lazy weekend poll.
5. Please, do not give your items away to anyone who does not have a proper "dibs" comment under your post!
6. Package your items appropriately and mail within the next month. You might want to read through items 7-8 on our swapping post.
How it works: getting perfume
1. If you see an item you want, call "dibs" in the comments. Again, you can only do this if you already have an active reader account — I will not be approving comments for new accounts on this thread. You can claim up to 1 item on any given list (please be specific by using the item number) and no more than 2 items total for this episode. Obviously, you should not call dibs on anything that has already been claimed, so you might want to refresh the page before taking the time to leave a comment. Once you can see that you're the first person to call dibs on something, send an email with your username and mailing details. Please DO NOT ask the other party to email you.
2. Please don't leave comments for any reason other than calling dibs...these threads get long enough as it is!
3. Many readers are offended when their packages are not acknowledged, so do send a quick thank you note after you receive your freebies!
Note: top image is Viola "Milfull" @Mon jardin [cropped] by ai3310X at flickr; some rights reserved.
I am in the USA and willing to ship to CONUS only. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, include your NST nickname.
1. Caron Nuit de Noel EdT (2006)- 10ml decant.
2. Bottega Veneta Eau Legere EdP- 10ml decant.
Dibs on ????#1 please!
Dibs on No. 2, please.
Free to a good home in the continental US only (sorry international friends). I would prefer to send to a beginning scent hound or someone without access to regular sniffing opportunities. All are manufacturer’s samples, some sniffed, some never touched. Please identify your NST name. You can reach me at jep6 at verizon dot net
Sampler Pack #1
Sylvaine Delacourte/La Collection Muscs (5 samples–Dovana; Florentina; Smeraldo; Lilylang; Herlicriss)
Armani Prive (5 samples–Vetiver Babylone; Oud Royale; Pivone Suzhou; Eau de Jade; Pierre de Lune)
Sampler Pack #2
Aerin (3 samples–Amber Musk; Mediterranean Honeysuckle; Evening Rose)
Bond No 9 (3 samples–Hamptons; West Broadway; Central Park
Cartier/Baiser Vole EDP
Derek Lam/Afloat EDP
Atelier Cologne/Mandarine Glaciale
Sampler Pack #3
Piguet (3 samples–Cravache; Fracas; Gardenia
L’Artisan/La Chasse (half full) & Voleur de Roses
Providence Perfume Co/ Rose Boheme & Tabac Citron
Amouage/ Epic Woman EDP
Annick Goutal/La Violette
Floris/ Jermyn Street EDP
Hi! Dibs on #1 please!
Hello. May I have dibs on #2, please?
Hi Jepster! I’m calling dibs on your #3. Emailing now.
I’m all freebied out for now…thanks everybody.
US shipping only. Contact me at emc dawt 7 1 1 7 in the land of gee-mail. I will be away from my computer most of the weekend so my responses may be delayed. Everything I’m listing is 95-100% full.
1. Solinotes Pomelo EdT, 50ml
2. Elie Saab Le Parfum EdP, 30ml
3. Woodsy manufacturer’s mini lot: 40 Notes Spring Vetiver Oil, 10ml; Senses + Memories Fog Forest parfum, 5ml; Perfumer H Graanmarkt 13 Edp, 7.5ml
4. Non-woodsy manufacturer’s mini lot: Sylvaine Delacourt Dovana EdP 7.5ml; Hermes Eau de Narcisse Bleu, 15ml
Also, I’m going to offer a mystery box in the Lazy Weekend poll since I have one additional requirement for that particular giveaway.
Dibs on #2. Thanks!
Dibs on #4 please. Emailing.
May I please have #3 woodsy mini lot? Thank you!
May I please dibs on the 1. Pomelo?
Oops, found something else I had meant to post as a freebie:
5. Bonny Doon Farm Meehan Bay Rhum, 30ml
Dibs on this – used to love Donny boon big house red wine..
Hello. CONUS shipping only, and please include your NST screen name. I’m Merry Rower at gee mail dot com. Here are the mostly full bottles I am re-homing today:
1. LouLou / Cacharel – 40/50 ml
2. Soleil de Neroli / Issey Miyake – 95/100 ml
3. 2 Pacifica perfumes / Malibu Lemon Blossom & Lotus Garden sprays – 20/30 ml and California Pacifica Star Jasmine rollerball – 10 ml
5. Zuma / Yosh – 29/30 ml
6. Mystery Box of Samples / niche, niche-ish, mainstream, sourced from manufacturers and retailers
Dibs on #1 please
Hey Clarissa, did you still want #1? Send me an email if so.
I’ll be shipping soon and I never received an email from you. If you still want #1, I can be reached at merry rower at gee mail.
Hello Merrily, dibs on #6 please.
Dibs on #3 please.
Dibs on #5. Thanks!
Dibs on 2 please!
Somehow managed to skip over the number 4 when I wrote my list, but everything has been happily re-homed. Thanks NSTers.
That’s funny, and we probably all didn’t notice! I was just reading the items and then when I saw the one I wanted I just saw the number 5 next to it. Thanks again.
Hello favorite fragrant friends!
Free to someone in the continental U.S. (and apologies for that limitation):
1. small box of mixed samples/decants
All have been tried (some more than others), most are niche-ish. I promise to include some interesting stuff but I don’t have time to list it out for you. Contact me via my screen name above if you are interested. All I ask in return is that you let me know when it arrives.
Dibs on this!
Good morning, CONUS only, include your screen name when you contact me at Elke doht schmeling atttt Geeemaillle.
1. Demeter Jasmine, 30ml.
2. Demeter Lilac, 30ml
3. French Sample Pack – app. 11 samples or small decants, some Guerlain (Idylle Love Blossom decant), Atelier (Vanilla Insensee), some Nicolai (NY intense), some Anatole Lebreton etc.
4. Non-french sample pack – app. 14 samples, lots of Dame stuff including 10ml Earth Mother, Masque Milano Times Square sample, Imaginary Authors Violet, etc. etc.
Dibs on No. 3, please.
Dibs on 4 please!
Dibs on #1 please!
Happy FreebieMeet! I’m in CONUS and wish to ship to CONUS only. Contact me at nancysfrags aaat gmail.com.
I would prefer to give items to NST regulars, please. Include your screen name on the subject line, P & TY!
1. Three issues of Andy Tauer’s Tauermag: April ’18, Sept. ’17, Dec. ’17.
2. BWF collection: mfg samples of Carnal Flower (2), Child (2), plus 7ml spray and 4ml decant of L’Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse. Will include another couple of florals that were too heady on me.
3. Travel size rollerballs of Nirvana White/Black/Rose/Bourbon. Used a couple of times each.
4. Two wrapped, unused bars of Mysore Sandal soap – these are the ones in the oblong, red and green packaging.
Dibs on #2 please. Will email shortly.????
Dibs on #4 please!
Dibs on 3 please!
Yay for the weekend and FreebieMeet. CONUS only please. If you are interested you can contact me at slumsden at Columbus dot rr dot com. Thanks!
#1. Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Cologne. 73% of 30 mL
#2. Scentbird tube vials 8 mL of the following: Regime de Fleurs Willow, Tom Ford Noir (EDT), Carner Barcelona Cuirs, Thirdman Eau Inexplicable, 8&Bob The Original, Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura, Arquiste L’Etrog.
#3. Collection of samples and decants including Imaginary Authors, Mugler Les Exception, Byredo, Nomenclature and others. Mostly niche brands.
Dibs on 3! Will email shortly!
Dibs on 1, please. Thanks.
Dibs on 2, please and thank you (to quote parks and Recreation).
Happy Freebie meet!
I have an almost full bottle of Shalimar EDP that needs a good home, if someone is interested. I got one of the Vanillas and don’t wear this anymore.
Also, my email filing system has failed me completely. During the swap meet, I believe I agreed to send someone some Tauer Carillion pour un ange, but I have no emails to or from anybody to work from. I am mailing out the last of the swapmeet packages today, but if you are expecting a little package from me with that in it, please email me again. I don’t know what happened. So embarassing.
My user name at gee mayle is my email.
Ooo, dibs! I’ll email you soon
Hello, my freebie meet comes with a limitation to NYC dwellers. Free for pick up only on the island of Manhattan. email sandrabenedict at the land of gmail dot com
1. Half Bottle of Eau Charlotte (no hand tag), Paloma Picasso 80% full, AA Limone Verde 75% Full, Stylish Amber by MK full bottle and surprise decants/samples.
Hello: Posting only in the UK sorry for the restriction
1. Bag of samples, new or little used, containing: Prada l’Eau Ambree, Rochas Tocade, YSL Opium (2009 version), Cacharel Anais Anais, Nuxe Prodigieux le Parfum, Angel La Rose, Etro Heliotrope
2. YSL Paris EDT 100ml minus 2ml bought 2 years ago
Sorry, forgot to mention you can contact me at customofthecountry in the land of geeee mail dowt com
Dibs on n 2 on behalf of my daughter Megan Who lives in the UK
Just one lot, and US only, please. You can reach me at iphintaur in the ancient land of aol.
1. Bag of samples, at least a dozen, mix of indie, niche, and mainstream.
2nd and final dibs please!
CONUS only, please. My email is in my gravatar.
I did a massive cull of my samples and am offering 4 sample packs (plus one FB). They are surprise because I honestly have not had time to inventory everything to let you know what brands are in there. I would love to share #3 and #4 with someone who would like to introduce a young person to real perfume (I have a teen boy and I smell a lot of dreck on his friends!)
1. Surprise sample pack, niche/indie/mainstream.
2. Another surprise pack like #1, no particular theme.
3. Surprise sample pack, “masculine”. Good for introducing a young man to real perfume.
4. Surprise sample pack, niche/indie/mainstream “lighter” perfumes. I will select with office appropriate or a younger person in mind.
5. 200ml (90%?) MFK Cologne pour le Soir. A generous NSTer sent this to me but it didn’t work. So I’m paying it forward.
Dibs on #5 please!
dibs on #1 please!
Dibs on #4 (for my son’s precious girlfriend!)
Dibs on 3 please!
I am able to ship in the continental US. I can be reached at the mrs hunter (with no spaces, those three words) at good old gee mail. I have four options:
1) Chi Chi Pretty Mix – Amouage, Creed, Dior, Guerlain plus a few others
2) Department Store – Prada Infusion Rose, Parfums de Marly Delina, Boyfriend, plus some really random small decants
3) Quirky Mix – Comme des Garçons, Marlou L’Animal, 2 Histoire des Parfums, plus five extra large samples from Nose and some random stuff
4) Spooky mix – a mess of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Sixteen 92 and 2 Zoologists. Beware – including Hyrax, which is kept in its own ziplock because I can smell it two rooms away.
Dibs on #4 please!!
dibs on #3 please!
Dibs on one, please – emailing you in a moment.
Dibs on #2, please
Thanks so much, everyone; all four are going to new homes!
CONUS only. I have about half a 50 ml bottle of Habit Rouge edt up for grabs. You can find my email if you click on my name! Thanks!
Oh and I’d rather it be a regular NST commenter!
Email me your address and I will get it out this week!
US only please. Email me at gmail at my NST username.
1. Maison Margiela Replica sample set (minus Lipstick On and By the Fireplace because I’m keeping those), Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle 4ml mini spray, Smell Bent travel sprays in Gypsy, Musky, and Frankensmellie S11 #900 Green Patchouli all at varying fill levels
2. Dame soliflores Mimosa and Osmanthus ~3ml each, Yves Rocher minis of Moment de Bonheur and Quelques Notes d’Amour, and an unnamed Arabian rose musk perfume ~15ml
3. Tocca Colette 15ml splash bottle, Rodin 3 10ml decant, MFK Petit Matin 5ml decant, and Korres Peony Vanilla and Amber 1.5ml, and two Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale samples
4. Coty Emeraude 11ml bottle with box (current version), The Different Company Oriental Lounge 3ml decant, Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal 2ml decant, Clinique Happy 4ml mini, and two YSL Black Opium samples
Dibs on #1 please.
Hi. May I please have #2 rose/osmanthus pack? Thank you!
Tough choice since I love MFK but I am going to call 4 since I’ve always wanted to try Oriental Lounge. Thank you. This looks like my third post but the ELDO samples fell through. She did not post that she ships in Canada only. I am in USA. So, I only did one dibs that was successful. Thank you.
Rather I meant that I did not see that she posted she only ships to Canada! Perimenopause. The mind goes. Ugh.
If #3 is still available I call dibs. Last and final.
Up for grabs is a sample pack of mostly niche, some mainstream/designer. I’ll throw at least ten in the package, maybe more if I come across some I won’t use up. Happy freebiemeet! I can be reached at coconyc2005 at gmail dot com
Second and final dibs!
I have a Sultan Pasha attar sample set (16 small vials, all sampled once or twice) plus a small collection of samples (mostly niche) that I would love to send to a regular NSTer.
CONUS only and I can be reached at arzeznik in the land of comcast dot net.
Dibs on the attars, please!
They are yours!????
1. Banana Republic Vintage Green 78, 15ml, 99%full.
I ‘bid’ on this in the last Freebiemeet, and Tiffanie kindly sent it to me. It promptly got lost for months, somewhere in the United States Postal Service.
I ended up buying a small bottle on Ebay.
About a month ago, it showed up in my mailbox with not a scratch on the box!!
You can reach me at rbchimes at sbcglobal dot net
Thank you, Tiffanie!!
Dibs on the BR Vintage Green 78, Tiffanie, please and thank you!
I’m withdrawing my dibs if someone else would like to try for this one. Thanks.
Please disregard the dibs withdrawal!
I just have one offering– half a dozen 1ml dabbers of various Serge Lutens scents and a few other random scents for a CONUS NSTer.
I’m at katykatt in the land of gee male.
Dibs, please ???? I will email very shortly.
Europe calling, calling Europe (incl. UK)!
1. A freshly decanted dabber sample of my guilty secret: Sandal Granada by Moresque. Plus at least 6 samples suited (hopefully) to the receiver‘s taste.
2. Six House of Matriarch samples.
Aargh email address:
kay dot henn in the land of icloud dot the usual.
Hello Geordie, tried emailing you but address not found…
“The usual” is com, does that help?
tried again, thx :-))
Dibs on n.1, thank you!!
Ooh, dibs on 2 please!
CONUS only. Email is wyrmiax at hotmail dot com.
Stuff will probably be mailed out in 2 weeks, due to a giant street fair between my house and the post office.
1. Frederic Malle samples–Angelique sous la Pluie, Cologne Bigarade, En Passant, Lipstick Rose, Une Fleur de Cassie, Musc Ravageur, Une Rose, Lys Mediterranee, Iris Poudre, Portrait of a Lady, Noir Epices, Carnal Flower, L’Eau d’Hiver, Dans tes Bras, Le Parfum de Therese, En Passant, Monsieur.
2. More Frederic Malle–Portrait of a Lady mini, Monsieur manufacturer’s sample
3. Leather/herbal sampler– Piguet Bandit, Gres Cabochard, Estee Lauder Azuree, Goutal Eau du Sud, Dusita Le Sillage Blanc
4. Goldfield & Banks discovery set–includes Wood Infusion, Pacific Rock Moss, White Sandalwood, Desert Rosewood, Blue Cypress
5. random Luckyscent samples–Eau d’Italie Paestum Rose and Rosa Greta, Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, Oriza L. Legrand Relique d’Amour,
Dibs on # 4 please.
Dibs on #1 please, and hope the street fair is more enjoyment than nuisance!
Dibs on 2 please!
Dibs on five please!
Dibs on 3
Late to my own party, but here’s another bunch of samples:
6. Attar Bazaar African Violet, Devon Violets, Borsari Violetta di Parma, Balenciaga Le Dix EDT, Hermes Hiris, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, Annick Goutal Heure Exquise EDT, Guerlain L’Heure Bleue EDP, Guerlain Mitsouko EDP, Niki de Saint Phalle EDT, Jean Patou Normandie, Diptyque Tam Dao EDT, L’Artisan Passage d’Enfer
Hello. Sorry if this reply is a duplicate. May I have dibs on #6, please?
CONUS only please. Contact me at roses underline 50 atsign yahoo period com (substitute the _ symbol for “underline”). You can also get my email by clicking on my gravatar.
Just one item at the moment:
(1) Swiss Arabian Noora perfume oil, 20 ml, ~95% full, with box.
Dibs please. Thanks!
NST regulars please (have you commented on any weekend polls, perfume reviews, daily lemmings, or scent of the day on NST in the last three weeks? That works!) I only have the patience to ship CONUS, sorry. Email me at ann dotty eisenberg attagirl comcast dotty net.
The following samples/small decants include new and previously sprayed:
1. Hermès: Eau de Citron Noir, L’ambre des Merveilles, Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche, Eau des Merveilles Bleue, plus one or two random non-Hermès perfumes.
2. Classic houses: Robert Piguet Baghari, L’Artisan Seville a l’aube, Eau de Cartier Concentree, Carthusia Ligea la Sirena, Serge Lutens L’eau Froide, Chanel Beige, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, plus one or two others.
3. Haven’t yet sniffed?: Pharrell Williams Girl, Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, ELDO True Lust, Amouage Dia Woman, Fendi Theorema, Cologne Pour Soir, Assam of India, plus one or two others.
Dibs on #1, please.
Dibs on 3?? Thx!
Better late than never, dibs on #2 please.
Freebies for NST regulars only please per Robin’s rule written at the top of this Freebiemeet. Please read what she wrote above. Shipping USPS within CONUS please.
Email your NST name and mailing address to tiffanie darling attagirl gmayle dotty com
1. Kyse Perfumes sample set, 11 fragrances in small sample pots with twist off lids, sent to me by a wonderful NSTer. I enjoyed smelling each one and am happy to pass them along.
2. samples! some I purchased, some were sent to my by other NSTers, all lightly used except as noted below:
-Atelier Cologne Camelia Intrepide postcard sample
-Ineke Hothouse Flower manufacturer spray sample
-Penhaligon’s Ostara manufacturer spray sample, 1/2 full
-Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours carded manufacturer spray sample
-Chloe eau de parfum carded manufacturer spray sample
-Illuminum Haute Perfume Vetiver Oud carded manufacturer dab sample
-Parfums DelRae Coup de Foudre dab sample from Twisted Lily
-Parfums DelRae Mythique manufacturer spray sample
-Escentric 02 spray sample from Osswald
Dibs on 2 please, I’m aching to try some new things.
Dibs on#1 please!
done and done! thanks for playing
Hello all! Shipping to UK only – I’ve got some half-full bottles of Penhaligon’s As Sawira and Lothair, along with a few l’Artisan Parfumeur samples which I’ll toss in.
Dibs please, but unable to contact you as you haven’t left your email address yet.
Shipping to Canada only. I have a few small 10ml bottles from Etat Libre D’Orange Coffret Prestige – ELDO perfumes simply don’t work on me
Full 10 ml
1. Vierges et Torerros
2. Nombril Immense
3. Secretions Magnifiques
4. Eloge du Traitre
2-3 ml left
1. Encens et Bubblegum
Contact at bblu_eyez in the land of yahoo.
Dibs. I am madly in love with ELDO! Thank you so much. These are the ones that I haven’t tried.
Thank you. I sent you an email yesterday but have not heard back. Did you get it?
I did not read well. So sorry. I am in USA not Canada. Apologies.
A little late to the party, but here we are…
I am in the U.S. and have a package of samples to send anywhere in the US or Canada (sorry to the readers from other places–I already tried sending some of these to South Africa, and they were returned.)
The sample pack will include about 15 different items–some larger (think 5mL) sample of vintage 90’s scents, some carded samples from the department store (like Guerlain or Valentino), one or two niche-y things like Lutens or Malle.
This might be really fun for a newbie perfumista, but anyone is welcome to call dibs. My e-mail is missionista at yaaaaaaaaaaahhhoooooooooo.
It’s yours! And on that note, I’m free of freebies!
I’m late but have one small lot up for grabs.
U.S. shipping only please My email is sricher808 at gee mail.Please put your user name in your email please.
Lot is Speziale Fiorentini EDPS
Both 12 ml.Black tea about 2/3 full,White tea about 1/2 full.These are both spray testers.
2 Midnight Gypsy Alchemy sample vials,Tea and Tarot and Midnight Alchemy,both tested X 1.
Dibs dibs dibs! I have been wanting to try Black Tea for YEARS
A late addition for CONUS folks-
1. Mini splash bottle of Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel (current version), only used 2-3x.
2. Grab bag of mostly niche samples. This will also include a nearly-new rollerball of Kuumba Made Lily of the Valley oil.
Email is shelp216 (at) gmail.
Dibs on #2 please
Dibs on #1 please!
Another late addition for CONUS folks –
A small grab bag of niche & department samples. Will definitely include the following, but will likely have a few extra surprises, too:
Atelier Cologne – Iris Rebelle
Imaginary Authors – Sundrunk
Le Labo – Neroli 36
Dior – J’Adore
Juliette Has a Gun – Not a Perfume
Email is aspatriarca (at) gmail
Hey everyone! This is a super late addition, but I just received these today and don’t like any of them, so… they’re up for grabs. CONUS only, and my email is skcossocks at gmail dot com.
1. Box of Elizabeth Taylor perfumes (all sprays): 15ml White Diamonds, 10ml Forever Elizabeth, 10ml Violet Eyes, 15ml Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion. All sprayed once or twice only.