How can I ship perfume, nail polish etc abroad from the UK?
September 28, 2012 6:43 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to ship perfume and nail polish abroad from the UK? People are telling me there isn't but I don't quite believe them.
posted by neilb449 to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
I need to send some girlie chemicals to Germany from the UK. Specifically: several bottles of perfume and nail polish and a few aerosols (which are not so important). The perfume bottles are half used and don't have the original packaging.
I too the package to Mail Boxes Etc
this morning and they said that they can't send perfume, aerosols or anything flammable. They also said that all packages are scanned and if there are any restricted items then they are returned and they have to pay a fine.
I looked on the Post Office website
and it says that you can't send perfumes or aftershaves which are classed as flammable or nail varnish. It seems that some perfumes are OK to send if the alcohol content is low enough but as I don't have the boxes I can't tell if this applies to what I'm sending.
Is there some way round this? There must be, right? It's my understanding that these items would be OK in checked baggage on a flight so why should posting be any different?