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Perfume policy

We generally allow the sale of most new perfume and cosmetics on eBay, with some exceptions, but testers, smell-alike perfume, decanters, and dramming bottles are not allowed.

New perfume must be in original packaging and include all legally required information. 

What is the policy?

New perfumes must be in original packaging and provide all information as required by the Cosmetic Directive - opens in new window or tab, including:

  • Identity of the manufacturer or the person responsible for marketing the product
  • Composition of the product (content and list of ingredients)
  • Use of the product
  • Preservation of the product (date of minimum durability)
  • The following are not allowed:
    • Tester perfume
    • Smell-alike perfume when compared to a well-known brand or scent
    • Decanters
    • Dramming bottles (bottles that include small quantities that can be used as free samples)
  • Unboxed perfume from certain top brands may be subject to limits or restrictions
  • Homemade cosmetics can be listed, as long as you make sure they comply with your country's regulations

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.

Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.


Why does eBay have this policy?

The policy helps sellers follow important government regulations.

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