Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Blog Entries

    Default how can they state that?

    Hello guys
    There is a website that clearly states that (if I understood well) hobby perfumers are allowed to sell homemade perfumes in UK

    So I guess you can do that also in the other european countries, am I right?

    I always thought selling as hobbyist was illegal.

    Any thoughts?

  2. #2

    Default Re: how can they state that?

    Well... They also state you can buy everything you need to make a perfume at a wholefoodsstore and think you could use wodka to dilute essential oils in... so my first guess would be that they don't really know what they are talking about... :-)

  3. #3

    Default Re: how can they state that?

    what You need to make perfume:

    your favourite pure essential oils (such as rose, lavender or sandalwood)
    alcohol for cleaning
    small vials
    bottles or jars
    Indeed they DON'T KNOW what they are talking about!

  4. #4
    Basenotes Plus
    pkiler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Southern California

    Default Re: how can they state that?

    You can likely sell in UK if you don't mind the threat of fines and prison.
    But then I don't reside in UK, so I could be incorrect...
    Paul Kiler
    PK Perfumes
    In addition to Our own PK line, we make Custom Bespoke Perfumes, perfumes for Entrepreneurs needing scents for perfumes or products, Custom Wedding Perfumes, and even Special Event Perfumes.

  5. #5
    New Member aberdeengrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016

    Default Re: how can they state that?

    They can state it because anyone who follows their advice has zero comeback when it all falls apart and the trading standards people knock at the door.

    Well.. you see sir, I read on the internet that I can do this, didn't bother to actually check any laws because I just assumed it would be ok !

  6. #6

    Default Re: how can they state that?

    Of course you're allowed to sell homemade perfumes; you do, however, have to abide by various regulations.
    Being a hobbyist and being legally compliant aren't mutually exclusive.
    Sarah McCartney runs workshops covering exactly this (

Similar Threads

  1. New state, new scent
    By darthgromit in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th June 2012, 02:17 AM
  2. A State Of Exaltation.
    By N_Tesla in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th March 2012, 05:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000