Start the Ever-Increasing Perfume Business

For creating perfumes and selling those scents under an enterprise’s name do not require artistic skill
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • May 07,2019
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  • 12 Mins Read

In every day’s toil, excessive perspiration causes bad odour from the human body. To weed out this pungent smell, people use fragrances or perfumes a way too much.

The use of fragrances has soared now and, according to Statista’s survey, it is estimated that by 2024, the global fragrance market will reach nearly $ 92 billion.

Scope of Perfume Business in India

A survey conducted by the Germany-based database company, Statista, reveals that India along with other developing countries can drive the global fragrance market. Besides this, the survey gives vivid details about India, which are as follows.

  • Increasing disposable incomes in a developing nation such as India is likely to thrust the global fragrance market since the Indian customers will buy more luxury items, incorporating perfumes amid those expensive things.
  • In India, the revenue generation in the fragrance division is $303.7 million in 2019. The Indian fragrance market is anticipated to increase by 3.9 per cent yearly.
  • As compared to the total demographic, a person is generating revenue of $0.2 in 2019.

Seeing the booming market of India, initiating a perfume business will be a viable option for entrepreneurs.

Starting a Perfume Business

Creating perfumes and selling those scents under an enterprise’s name does not require an artistic skill. Anyone can learn perfume making and eventually, start a venture.

However, for building a perfume business, an entrepreneur or perfume maker needs to create an array of fragrances, connect to wholesale suppliers to gather necessary materials, and search a location to establish a perfume store or initiate an online website for selling products. All these objectives should be accomplished in a step-by-step process so as to start and maintain the perfumes’ business hassle-free.

  1. Business Outline

Before kick-starting the perfume business, it is of prime importance to creating a business plan. A standard business plan should include a statement for initial business goals, and a statement of goals for the first quarter, then six months and so on.

Further, the business outline should comprise information about the anticipated cash flow of the business, linked wholesale suppliers, connected retailers for reselling perfumes, startup’s budget and the expenses incurred. 

  1. New Fragrances

Before serving the customers, it is essential for the entrepreneur to have a wide array of perfumes. Essentially, customers’ taste varies and thus, different types of perfumes should be present to satisfy their individual taste.

For creating distinct fragrances, the entrepreneur should gather aroma oils and begin experimenting with them. After creating small samples of fragrances, the entrepreneur can ask his kith and kin, along with an inner circle of close friends to test them and give honest feedback. Based on the feedback, the entrepreneur can select highly recommended perfume samples and begin their mass production.

  1. Bottle Size and Design

After deciding the fragrances, the next step involves dealing with the wholesale suppliers to decide size and designs for perfume bottles. The perfume maker needs to choose bottle designs by considering different perfume types. Besides considering different perfume essences, one should choose bottles for samples as well.

Once the entrepreneur decides on the designs and sizes, he/she then needs to place an order of a minimum number of bottles required initially and secondly, the expenditure that will be incurred in the bottle purchase.

  1. Business Location

Once business connections are made and perfumes essences are decided, then the final step involves searching for a business location. An entrepreneur can either lease a place for creating the perfume fragrances and then approach retailers for reselling the product or can establish a retail store from where he could sell the perfumes directly to the customers, by eliminating the middlemen.

All these steps should be followed to start a perfume business.                 


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