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Perfumes can no longer be shipped by air from Uk

If not sure, blame the EU

wondering
post 30.May.2013, 11:25 AM
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Joined: 3.Oct.2011

So FYI...

ordered perfumes from UK but they can no longer be shipped to Sweden or for that matter any other EU country outside UK.

The message I have received is

Thank you for your recent order. Unfortunately due to a recent change within the international aviation regulation we are unable to send nail lacquer, aerosols, perfumes or aftershaves internationally.

I have been googling on this and there are threads here http://www.basenotes.net/t/321888/new-ship...lations-from-uk or http://persolaise.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/n...from-skies.html which state the same thing.

Very disappointed sad.gif so say the least
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Mib
post 30.May.2013, 11:40 AM
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Joined: 7.Jul.2006

So no perfumes/aftershave during flights? Cannot take them onboard? cannot have them in your baggage? What's the rational other than having nothing better else to do?
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unionisten
post 30.May.2013, 11:57 AM
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Joined: 30.Jan.2011

and why is it EUs fault?
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axiom
post 30.May.2013, 12:19 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

I actually noticed that on Amazon, I tried to buy some perfume and they basically said they can't ship this to my location.

The other items were quite happy though.
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aliraza.jibs1
post 30.May.2013, 12:21 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 15.Feb.2012

which brings me to topic online shopping for perfumes whats the best place online to buy quality branded ones at resonable prices then avaliable on Kicks and other stores here in Sweden.
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wondering
post 30.May.2013, 12:25 PM
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The thing with Amazon is that as you know Amazon itself also sells perfumes and they were not doing that to Sweden. But they have had sellers on Amazon doing sales to Sweden. But now neither of those will work.
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wondering
post 30.May.2013, 12:28 PM
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I would recommend Nordicfeel.se but the perfumes I were looking at were cheaper from the UK and with shipping included.

Although Nordicfeel.se has free delivery but also the perfumes I was looking for were not available here.

Bummed out !
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Snood
post 30.May.2013, 12:39 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 20.Sep.2011

I wonder why they're targeting perfume so much? I just had a look at some of the UK whisky retailers and they are still shipping outside the UK. Whisky is also a flammable item, high alcohol content..
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wondering
post 30.May.2013, 05:08 PM
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Apparently it is a new rule and is also in Australia .

http://www.ebay.com.au/gds/How-to-report-s...02118303/g.html
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edd1
post 30.May.2013, 05:32 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 27.Mar.2008

http://www.parfym.se

cheap
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Flutterbye
post 30.May.2013, 05:51 PM
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Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 11.Feb.2010

Best to curl up and die.

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DaveN
post 30.May.2013, 07:58 PM
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Joined: 28.Feb.2007

I ordered a lithium camera battery from UK. After a couple of weeks it never arrived, and when chased they said they'd sent it by sea as it couldn't go by plane. Never did see that battery.

Of course, it's a battery for the camera that gets taken on holidays (usually by plane).
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Hisingen
post 1.Jun.2013, 12:50 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

As I see it that things cannot be sent by mail, but you can perhaps carry them on your person.
That would be the difference - unaccompanied goods versus accompanied. So unless you are planning on becoming a suicide bomber, then you can bring stuff onto a plane yourself, but not send it as a package.
International aviation is, in fact, doing its best to safeguard the passengers, hence the 'unaccompanied' regulations. I can understand the aerosol problem since packages are carried in the unpressurised hold, but simple perfumes and after-shave. Hmmm. Whisky has been mentioned as being OK, and I would have thought after shave would fall into a similar category, albeit just a smelly form of same.

Curiouser and curiouser ! ! ! rolleyes.gif
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Cheeseroller2
post 2.Jun.2013, 09:47 PM
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Joined: 4.Jul.2009

Inflammable products such as perfume, nail polish etc are categorized as Hazardous Goods. These can only be shipped by sea or road - with very few exceptions (such as a specialist courier - UPS, FedEx etc will not accept HG). In addition, special packing, education and certification is required in most cases. Plus the courier will charge a premium. As a consequence some companies take the risk and ship by normal post or air courier.

It's also forbidden to carry these items with you on a flight: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bagrest/public/en_gb
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 2.Jun.2013, 10:23 PM
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Joined: 25.Mar.2006

QUOTE (Hisingen @ 1.Jun.2013, 12:50 PM) *
since packages are carried in the unpressurised hold

FYI: The cargo hold on airliners is pressurized.
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