One of the best things to sell if you are in the beauty niche is perfumes. Even at the time of ancient Egypt, people have always loved a good scent, and we are no different from that.
But where do you get suppliers?
Today, I will show the nine perfume suppliers from the US, the UK, and China. By the end of this tutorial, you should be ready to visit these suppliers and see what they have to offer.
But first, let us do an integrity check.
Don't Sell Fake Perfume
There are many online sellers who sell fake perfumes. There is a lot of money to be made in this industry, but it is dishonest. What many sellers do is to keep a real version and a fake version.
After a customer orders, the seller will judge if this buyer is an expert or not. If the seller thinks the buyer does not know the difference, he will ship the fake one. If he thinks the buyer is an expert, he will ship the original one.
If the seller made a mistake and the buyer found out that what he sent is a fake, the seller will simply apologize and send the real one.
Do not do this. If you sell online, you have to be honest.
This is a dishonest busines practice. If you will sell perfume, you have to sell original items, not the fake ones. If you think you will have a hard time selling them because they are expensive, you need to find non-branded perfumes.
Again, never sell fake perfumes.
9 Best Wholesale Perfume Suppliers
This company has been around for 32 years. It is a wholesale distributor of perfumes, and you can buy many brands here.
Here are some of the names that they carry:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Britney Spears
- Ralph Lauren
There are dozens upon dozens of brands that you can find here. If you want to see the price list, just go to the company’s website and then download the brochure.
If you are new to the busines, you can go to the site’s training area where you can read a starter’s guide about perfumes.
To get started, you need to register for an account. If you are from the UK, the minimum order requirement or MOQ is at least worth £200. If you are outside the European Union, the MOQ is £1,000. You can only pay via bank transfer—the company does not accept credit or debit card payments.
This company does not dropship. If you want to have this as a supplier, you need to order wholesale and pay in cash before you receive your goods.
Like the first supplier, this one carries different brands. Apart from perfumes, the company also sells skin care, makeup and hair products.
Here are some examples of the brands they carry:
- Hugo Boss
- Calvin Klein
- Emporio Armani
- Dolce and Gabbana
If you are from the UK, you can avail of their service called local collect. In this service, they will deliver your products to your local post office. You will then collect your goods from there.
As for returns, you must send an email to the customer service department within 90 days from the date that you have received the item. The company will only issue refunds to broken items, plus you have to send photos to prove that the perfume you received is broken.
To check if you can order their products, just go to the delivery page of the website and see if your country is listed. Not all deliveries are made by air—some are made by land.
Apart from perfumes, you can also buy hair care, skin care, and cosmetics from this company. H&B has been around since 1981, and it has grown into an international company over the years.
Here are some examples of the brands they offer:
- Estee Lauder
- Donna Karan New York
- Ralph Lauren
You must have an account before you can order. If you are from the UK, you must order at least £500 to get free shipping. If your order is between £300 and £500, you will pay a VAT of £6. The company does not accept orders less than £300.
For worldwide delivery, you have to visit the company’s export page. If you are from the European Union, it easy to order as the company will ship it you via DHL. If you are outside the EU, you need a freight forwarding service that will pick-up your order from their warehouse. All orders outside the EU are free of VAT.
This company is a wholesale distributor and it ships worldwide. It offers a variety of brands for both men and women. It is one of the leading wholesale suppliers of perfumes in Duty Free shops in the world.
Here are examples of the brands you can find here:
- Tommy Hilfiger
To buy, just add the items to your cart like you would normally shop. After choosing all your products, you have to click on the Get a Quote button. Next, fill out your shipping order detail and then confirm your order.
If you are within the USA, the shipping courier that the company uses is UPS Ground. The shipping rate is based on the weight and box dimension that is required to ship your order. The company ships internationally, but there is no detail from the website as to how much it would cost to ship to non-US countries. Also, the recipient of the product is in charge of paying customs duties and import tariffs.
La Belle Perfume
La Belle has a huge catalog of perfumes for men, women, and children. All of the perfumes found on the site are branded, and you have to buy them wholesale.
Examples of the brands found here are:
- Cindy Crawford
- Drakkar Noir
La Belle has been in this business for more than 30 years. It works with freight forwarders, so your shipment is guaranteed. Unlike other wholesalers, the prices that you pay here depend on the amount of money you spend.
If you order more than $3,500 worth of perfumes, you need to send an email first to the company so you can get a special price. The orders you make also have an insurance. However, the insurance cost is only 2.5% of the total cart value if the order is less than $100. It is up to you to remove this insurance if you want, but then the carrier will now be responsible for the losses.
This is one of the biggest suppliers of perfume in the United States. It offers FREE shipping in some occasions, and all the perfumes here are 100% authentic.
Here are some brand examples:
- Calvin Klein
- Dolce and Gabbana
- Christian Dior
The company has been around d since 1995, and you can save up to 70% off if you buy from this company. You can also buy testers so you can put them in front of your shop.
To be able to order, you have to create a wholesale account. If you do not do this, you will be paying retail price. The company ships to 220 countries. To know how much you will pay, you have to use the company’s shipping calculator.
If you order, you will be liable to pay your customs duties. The shipping calculator is only available once you have created an account, or once you get to the checkout page.
AliExpress is not an exclusive perfume distributor. It is the equivalent of Amazon in China. The big difference is that in AliExpress, the sellers are the manufacturers.
You cannot find any authentic brand in AliExpress. Instead, the products you will find here are low-end brands. the good thing about AliExpress is that almost all sellers here do dropshipping.
AliExpress is the perfect source of perfumes if you are a dropshipper and if you do not mind selling non-branded perfumes.
The other beauty of working with manufacturers on the AliExpress platform is that you can do white label. What this means is that you can ask the supplier to create a label for you. This label is your brand.
The thing is, you need to meet a minimum order requirement before you can do white label. It is up to you if you want to have the perfume sent to you, or if you will let the supplier ship the perfume directly to your customer.
This one is a website for wholesalers. It is like AliExpress, but this one is Hong Kong based. Like AliExpress, DHGate is a great place to find bargains.
Be wary when buying branded items from DHGate, as it is likely a fake. If not a fake, it might be illegally distributed. You see, if a supplier in China is manufacturing the product for, say, Givenchy, then it means it can man manufacture more than what Givenchy ordered.
Then, this manufacturer can sell these excess perfumes in the market. This is unethical. Brands do not allow manufacturers to sell their products. There is always an exclusivity in terms of dealership, so do not buy branded items from here. Instead, buy only low-end brands.
DHGate is also a great place for dropshippers. Here, you can buy the item on retail piece by piece, and then ask the seller to ship the item to your consumer.
Alibaba is the parent company of AliExpress. Here, you will find a lot of suppliers, but most of them do wholesale with white label and private label.
If you will buy retail, you have to go to the section that says Ready to Ship. This is where you can find perfumes that you can buy per bottle.
Unlike AliExpress, Alibaba is a place where you can buy in bulk and then get a discount. Dropshipping is not exactly an option here—you are better off if you buy in bulk. You can test the product if you want. To do this, just order one bottle and have it shipped to you. You will not find fake items here. Instead, you will find unknown brands.
Whether it is wholesale or retail business, you need to test the product. Order a sample and smell it.
Take a look at the packaging and see if your target customers love it. If you want to sell non-branded perfumes, China is the place to go. But if you want branded perfumes, you must only deal with UK and US suppliers.
A perfume is one of those things where both the quality and the packaging matter. It if it is packaged elegantly, you will be able to sell it at a higher price.