Guide to Shipping Fragrance and Aromatic Products overseas


Perfume and fragrance are one of the most popular gifts.  Hong Kong as a shopping paradise, you can get perfume from almost all the brands!  When planning to send gifts,  what to consider before picking the right courier service? Perfume and fragrance as fragile items need to be handled carefully as well.  Not sure what to do? Check out Spaceship’s guide to shipping fragrance gifts overseas!

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Can you ship perfume overseas?

Most of the perfume found on the market contain alcohol, it is regarded as dangerous goods for Customs.  Therefore, importing and exporting of perfume is forbidden.

Can you ship deodorant and other aromatic products overseas?

The ingredients and nature of the product affect whether the items can be shipped.  Although perfume is regarded as dangerous goods, other aromatic products and deodorant products can substitute as precious gifts for your loved one!

You can ship the following scented gifts via international courier service:

  • Deodorant Stick: alcohol-free deodorant sticks can be shipped by international courier
  • Aroma gel for household : Customs may require MSDS report and product details
  • Fragrance cream: Customs may require MSDS report and product details

The following items are restricted by Customs:

  • Aroma products: e.g. aroma oil, diffusers, aroma sticks.  Since alcohol is one of the main ingredients for aromatic products, they are regarded as restricted items
  • Deodorant spray: compressed gas is forbidden for Customs
  • Fragrance cream: cream-like items are forbidden for Customs

Reminder from Spaceship
Not sure about what not to ship? Contact our Customer Service Specialist!

Tutorial on sending gifts on Spaceship

Shipping deodorant sticks from Hong Kong to Canada in 4 Steps on Spaceship

Courier Comparison


  • Start free quote
  • Pick the origin and the destination
  • Select the parcel type and enter the estimated weight,  quantity and weight of your parcel
  • You can simply enter the estimated weight.  This estimated weight will be used to calculate the approximate shipping fee for this shipment.  The actual amount will be calculated based on the actual weight measured by the courier company.

Pick Your Courier Service

Based on the information you provided, Spaceship will immediately compare your shipping options displaying shipping time and costs of various local and international courier services.  Delivery options are sorted by price from low to high, so you can find the best option for you at a glance.

How to ship deodorant stick from Hong Kong to Canada - Step 2
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Enter Parcel Details

  • For declaration process, please separate into different entries according to the types of the parcels.  Declaration process might be affected if the entries contain different items
  • Pick 【 Health care, cosmetics or food】and 【 cosmetics, skin care or hair care products 】for Item Category
  • Enter 【deodorant stick】for Item Declaration Details
  • For supplementary info, fill in the details according to the materials, e.g. 【alcohol free】

Enter Pick-up Information

  • Enter the information for pick-up service in Hong Kong and the recipient’s details in Canada

Online Payment

  • After confirming the reservation details and estimated shipping fee, enter your contact information and credit card details.  Then, press confirm to submit
  • If you would like to use a coupon, please enter the discount code and select your coupon
  • Once the shipment is confirmed, Spaceship will charge your credit card with the estimated shipping fee
  • Once your shipment is completed, courier company with issue official shipment details in 2-3 weeks, listing the actual size and weight of your parcel.  Spaceship will then collect or refund the difference
  • The more accurate the information you entered when estimating the shipment fee, the difference will be minimized




Hong Kong is a free port.  When shipping overseas, the local customs will decide whether you need to pay taxes and the amount of the payable tax.

For details, check out Spaceship’s guide on Duties & Tax 

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