Perfume otherwise known as fragrance, cologne or parfum is a popular item to buy online, especially if you know which perfume you want; you don't have the problem of trying before buying. There are many online shops that sell a full range of fragrances and many offer international shipping. Wherever you are in the world you are able to buy any of the major brands and many boutique colognes with international delivery, our guide will help you to find the best online shops with details of their shipping policies, like shipping duration and costs and even how you can enjoy free shipping or take advantage of a promo code.
How to ship perfume internationally.
Firstly, here is our guide to shipping perfume internationally. Some couriers consider perfume to be a dangerous good when put in the mail, so it will need to be packaged correctly before it is sent. If you are looking to send a fragrance to someone as a gift, this guide will ensure that it is delivered safely and without damage.
Top perfume shops with international shipping.
Free international shipping is available at Fragrancenet.com, whilst delivery is limited to the US, Canada, Australia, NZ, Mexico and Puert Rico. US shipping is free for all orders over $59. Internationally delivery usually typically take 4-15 business days. They have an international shipping calculator to help you estimate the cost of shipping to your address. Discounts and coupon codes are available on their website store and by joining their email newsletter. There is a choice of 3 currencies to pay with: USD, AUD and CAD.
Fragrancenet sell a wide variety of perfume scents with many of the main brands available including Dloce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Armani and Juicy Couture. There is a subscription club for repeat purchases, this costs $9.99 a month and offers free shipping on one new purchase of your choice a month, they will give you a free gift of a travel atomiser.
Recommended for their wide range of perfumes.
Offering genuinely international shipping to most countries in the world, Beautyexpert.com ships to about 200 countries including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, India and many others. Shipping is usually free for spend of under and over £50, tracked international shipping is usually free if you spend over £120, although for some destinations it is less. See their table of shipping costs for more details about your country, as the charges do vary and the list too long to place here in detail.
Their perfume selection is a bit more limited than some of the others, but it does include home fragrances and has a good selection of the main brands and perfumes most shoppers are looking for.
Recommended for their international delivery and home fragrances.
From the UK with a very extensive selection of the most popular perfumes, The Fragrance Shop offer international shipping for between £4.99 to £18.99 delivery takes between 5-10 working days, depending on destination. Unfortunately there is not a list of which countries they deliver to, but we believe that most countries are covered.
A beautifully simple and clear website, they have a good offers election on their homepage, and you are likely to find many of the scents that you are looking for.
Recommended for inexpensive international shipping and good range.
Although their international delivery is limited to mostly European countries (Australia, Russia and the USA are exceptions), idelivery is available for free, at least it is at the time of publication on all orders over £50 with the coupon code: FD50. Delivery time is estimated at 3-6 days.
FragranceDirect.com also sell makeup and other beauty products as well as home fragrances.
Recommended for their free international shipping coupon code.
Wordwide shipping is available to most countries at FragranceX.com and you are able to choose from a selction of currencies that cover most countries. There is a small fee, which varies per country and order, but the quotes we received were very modest.
Best sellers include Versace, Jimmy Choo, Clinique and more.
Recommended for their broad range of delivery countries.
6. Cult Beauty
Another online store with a dedicated fragrance department with about 200 products. Shipping is availble around the world at CultBeauty.co.uk, although costs vary between regions, free international shipping is available on minimum spends. For example, it is free on orders to Australia and New Zealand, Jordan and the Middle East on orders over £40 (tracked over £150). Paid shipping is usually £6.95 per order.
In order to find out more about international delivery, select your country from the drop-down in the top left corner of the webstore.
Recommended for the cool website and number of delivery destinations.
A specialist mens beauty store with a large aftershave and fragrance selection is Mankind.co.uk They offer international shipping to many countries, and you can select your country and some currencies from the drop-down box at the top right of the website.
They offer a good ranges of men's fragrances including Davidoff, Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.
Recommended for Men's fragrances and after shaves.
Choose your location, that is the first thing thing you will need to do if you wish to buy any cosmetics or scents from L'Occitane. This is beacuse they have an extensive list of delivery countries, which covers most places with the areas, Africa, Americas, Asia & Middle East and Oceania. Chaniging countries changes the language and the currency - truly international!
L'Occitane sell their own brand fragrances such as 86 Champs and Herbae.
Recommended for the professional and stylish fragrances and many international websites.
The final store is that favourite Sephora.com, this is very popular among experienced international shoppers. They have an extensive range of perfumes including top brands such as Chanel, YSL, Dior, Chloe and many more. The range includes gift sets, travel size and minis andeven cologne for men. They have over 200 brands listed in total and over 13,000 products. International shipping is fulfilled by Borderfree and, currently is only available for deliveries to Canada, Japan and Norway.
Sephora do have a series of international websites for different countries such as Sephora.ca, Sephora.com.au and Sephora.it.
Recommended for their range even if their delivery options are more limited.
How can I get free shipping or a discount?
Selling perfumes online is a pretty competitive business, if you are looking for a bargain or wish to get free international shipping, the best bet is to check out the home pages of the stores. Most will offer coupon codes and discounts, occasionally this will be free shippng. Remember, though, where a shop offers shipping for free if you spend over a certain amount, we have tried to list this in the store information above.
Should I buy cheap perfume from China?
Perfume is a product that can be, and is, pirated and copied. It is advisable to purchase your perfumes and parfums from reputable retailers like the ones we have checked out above.
Is perfume a restricted item for shipping?
Not normally, most couriers and delivery companies will deliver perfume overseas, the exceptions are if the scent is sold in an aerosol or pressurised container. These are subject to restrictions is shipped by airmail, so most stores will not ship them.
FedEx, for example, classify perfume as a dangerous good. This means that it has to be shipped in a leak proof bag with appropriate padding and the outer package should be rigid to prevent damage in the mail. Packages should also be labelled to identify the item correctly.
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