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Posted by: wondering 30.May.2013, 11:25 AM

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 or which state the same thing.

Very disappointed sad.gif so say the least

Posted by: Mib 30.May.2013, 11:40 AM

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?

Posted by: unionisten 30.May.2013, 11:57 AM

and why is it EUs fault?

Posted by: axiom 30.May.2013, 12:19 PM

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.

Posted by: aliraza.jibs1 30.May.2013, 12:21 PM

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.

Posted by: wondering 30.May.2013, 12:25 PM

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.

Posted by: wondering 30.May.2013, 12:28 PM

I would recommend but the perfumes I were looking at were cheaper from the UK and with shipping included.

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

Bummed out !

Posted by: Snood 30.May.2013, 12:39 PM

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..

Posted by: wondering 30.May.2013, 05:08 PM

Apparently it is a new rule and is also in Australia .

Posted by: edd1 30.May.2013, 05:32 PM


Posted by: Flutterbye 30.May.2013, 05:51 PM

Best to curl up and die.

Posted by: DaveN 30.May.2013, 07:58 PM

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).

Posted by: Hisingen 1.Jun.2013, 12:50 PM

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

Posted by: Cheeseroller2 2.Jun.2013, 09:47 PM

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:

Posted by: Bender B Rodriquez 2.Jun.2013, 10:23 PM

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

FYI: The cargo hold on airliners is pressurized.

Posted by: Snood 3.Jun.2013, 12:47 PM

Exactly. I don't know how this myth spread in the first place, ever since pressurised aircraft first appeared, the whole fuselage has been pressurised.

I do wonder why they have a problem with flying pressurised containers, even if you take a bike by air they tell you to deflate your tyres. even if the hold wasn't pressurised, and lets, for the sake of argument, say that a plane flies so high it's in space, in a vacuum, the lowest pressure there can be. that means that relative to the outside, your can of hair spray is pressurised by one extra bar of pressure (as near as makes any difference)... considering the pressure they're already at, 1 bar is not significant at all, the containers can more than handle this, and so can bike tyres.

Of course this example is a theoretical extreme, aeroplane holds are pressurised and they don't fly in a vacuum.

Posted by: Hisingen 3.Jun.2013, 05:15 PM

QUOTE (Bender B Rodriquez @ 2.Jun.2013, 09:23 PM) *
FYI: The cargo hold on airliners is pressurized.

I stand corrected - well to some extent any way. Long time since I last flew ! ! But I was basing my supposition more or less on the following:-

Which may or may not be out of date regarding authenticity and validity today.

Posted by: Yorkshireman 3.Jun.2013, 08:49 PM

The ban on international packages containing perfume and aftershave came into force January 2013, it isn't about the risk of pressurised containers exploding, it is about the fact that many perfumes and aftershaves are inflammable, especially those that contain alcohol (many). Remember the recent smoking/fire with the battery in the boeing dreamliner! Certain equipment with lithium batteries onside are also under new restrictions either already, or soon.

It is possible for Amazon etc... to send those items, but they need to use special approved containers which would probably mean that the price would be too high for consumers anyway. Trade samples can be sent using those re-usable contrainers though.

The Royal Mail has managed to negotiate with the Gov. in the UK, and possibly from Summer they will resume packages in the post of certain items but only within the UK.

Posted by: hetty 4.Jun.2013, 06:18 PM still deliver to Europe for £5.50 per order, it just takes a little longer because delivery is by land.

Posted by: hxcpride 5.Jun.2013, 10:26 AM

yep i just recently bought from frangrancedirect like 2 weeks ago. its sweet! no problem at all.

Posted by: axiom 5.Jun.2013, 11:28 AM

Try the local ones, you can get a good deal: one I use.

Posted by: Raindear 7.Jun.2013, 07:39 AM

Can't beat

Posted by: Snood 7.Jun.2013, 09:18 AM

QUOTE (Hisingen @ 3.Jun.2013, 04:15 PM) *
I stand corrected - well to some extent any way. Long time since I last flew ! ! But I was basing my supposition more or less on the following:-

Which may or may not be out of date regarding authenticity and validity today.

That document was, and still is correct. Whilst the whole plane is pressurised, they do not pressurise to the same pressure as at ground level, it would require much beefier components to do it and put more stress on the aircraft body. They pressurise basically enough to keep passengers and crew comfortable. but the whole aircraft must be pressurised, if you only pressurise half of a cylinder, you get stress points at the "corners"... not good for the whole "tearing apart mid-flight" thing. Passengers tend to get a bit angry when that happens. wink.gif

So in summary, yes the whole aircraft is pressurised, but not at high as that at ground level.

Posted by: Great Scott 7.Jun.2013, 11:50 AM

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