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Perfume Courier

By visiting this web page, we understand that you want to send perfume and cosmetics, we can send perfumes, aftershaves and cosmetics throughout the UK (Excluding Northern Ireland).

Overland Express are a specialist courier for perfume, we have been sending perfume for over 30 years.

We partner with UPS and Parcel Force, who can ship perfume via their extensive road-service networks, plus, it is insured against loss (not damage) up to £50.00. Please note that due to the hazardous nature of them, we can only send them in limited quantities. The limits are Parcel Force, 15kg per box, UPS 5kg per box.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

To start saving huge sums of money on all of your perfume delivery requirements, please take a look at our great rates that are available through the 'Send Parcel' tool above. You will be surprised that the cost of sending perfume by courier is not expensive. We can only send perfume throughout the UK (Excluding Northern Ireland) and no longer to Europe.

Before sending perfume, please take a few minutes to read through our packaging advice, which can be found below.

Please note that none of the carriers will accept responsibility for any perfumes damaged in transit due to them being made of glass, so a little extra care when packing, will result in your perfumes arriving in the same condition as when you sent them.

So whether you need to send perfume as a Valentine gift or as a Christmas or birthday present, simply choose our perfume delivery service.

You have probably read that you cannot send perfumes or cosmetics, due to them being prohibited items. The Civil Aviation Authority and IATA banned them from all flights, due to the potentially explosive nature of them on an aircraft. We send perfumes and cosmetics by road to avoid this problem.

How to Send Perfume by Courier


Bubble wrap
Parcel tape
Strong cardboard box
Packing peanuts

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

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 perfumes by road, throughout the UK.

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.

If you require a reliable and cheap courier for perfume, then take a look at us, you can get an instant quote now.

Please read below, some frequently asked questions when sending perfume.

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I am SO impressed with this company!!

I am SO impressed with this company and the service they offer!!! My daughter lives in France and I wanted to send her some perfume and other 'girlie' things for her 29th bday. My parcel got collected from my house Monday afternoon this week and my daughter received it on Wednesday - in 2 days!!! So impressed and will def be using them again!!!

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Perfume delivery within EU

I used their specialist road services to send perfumes from the UK to EU. I've got a good price and my box arrived safely. Customer service is great too, as I had to modify the pick-up date.

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Always amazing, I'd give 6 stars if it was possible.

I've been using them for a while now, for the tyre service. If you are reading this now, I can stand on my feet and say use them and you will be happy of the service you will receive as I am always. Cheers to the team.

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending standard parcels, liquids, paint or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Save Money

If you are looking for an affordable parcel delivery service, we can provide you with some of the lowest rates available. We have negotiated large discounts for sending parcels through the major carriers and pass these onto our customers.

Save Time

Fast, easy, and efficient online booking with our send a parcel tool, allows you to quickly compare courier prices and choose the delivery service that suits you.

Wide Choice

We partner with industry leaders, such as DHL, UPS, DPD and FedEx, giving you a wide range of choices when sending documents and parcels, on an express or economy service. With timed delivery options for more urgent items.

Fully Tracked

We provide you with full tracking details, to allow you or the receiver, to track your parcel throughout its journey.

This includes SMS text messages to advise you when the parcel will arrive.

Alternatively, you can use the tracking page on our website to provide the current location of your parcel.

Specialist Areas

Besides traditional parcel delivery, we specialise in niche areas, such as sending musical instruments, alloy wheel delivery, paints, perfume's and electrical items containing lithium batteries, including mobile phone and laptop delivery.

Be sure to use the correct page when sending these items, this is to prevent prohibited items from being sent through the wrong service.

Customer Service

You can easily contact us by phone, email or live chat. We are always available during working hours, to answer any enquiries.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we offer the highest level of customer service and make sure that we exceed our customer's expectations, by providing industry leading solutions to their needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I send perfume abroad?
A. We can no longer send perfumes outside of mainland UK.

Q. Shipping perfumes?
A. To ship perfumes with us, simply complete your details via our website. You do not need an account, or to attach any hazardous labels to your parcels.

Q. Can I insure perfumes?
A. Due to the containers being made of glass, we cannot insure perfumes. We cover them up to £50.00 in the event of loss.

Q. What is the maximum amount of perfume that I can send?
A. Due to the dangerous goods classification of perfumes, the maximum that we can send is 5kg per box with UPS and 15kg per box with Parcel Force.

Q. Do you have any drop off options for sending perfumes?
A. We have a UPS drop at shop option on our website, as well as a drop at post office option with Parcel Force.

Q. Can I send other items in the same parcel as the perfume?
A. You can include other items within the parcel, as long as the parcel weight does not exceed 5kg with UPS and 15kg with Parcel Force.

Q. I have sold a perfume, but do not have the buyers phone number, can I still send it?
A. If the carrier cannot contact the receiver and the parcel is returned, due to no telephone number being provided, you will be charged for the return.