How to Send Perfume by Courier


Bubble wrap

Parcel tape

Cardboard box

Perfumes and fragrances are a popular item to send to a loved one, but when sending perfumes, there are a few things to consider. Firstly they are highly flammable and hazardous. Perfumes, colognes, and fragrances in general are made from aromatic oils and mixed with alcohol and when they are subjected to temperature changes or atmospheric pressure, the alcohol can become a volatile and flammable substance.

For this reason, we can only transport them by road, throughout the UK and Europe.

When you are shipping perfume, you must be sure to package them carefully. Glass bottles can break in transit if not packed correctly. Always wrap them in several layers of bubble wrap and place them in a larger box. Allow a gap of at least 50 mm around the perfume and fill any gaps with packing peanuts or bubble wrap. If there is more than one perfume in the box, allow space between them to make sure that they are not touching each other. This should cushion the perfume in the event that the box is dropped.

Fill any voids with plenty of packing peanuts, or bubble wrap. Once the packing is finished, shake the box lightly, you should not be able to hear the perfume moving around, or touching any other items within the box. If there is any movement, add further packing material and check again.

Once you are happy with the packing, close the box and seal with parcel tape. You then just need to print off the parcel label and attach it to the box.

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Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team on +44 (0) 20 8977 2777 or Email us at


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