How to Start a Cologne Business

How do you cash-in on people’s innate desire to smell good? Everyone, men and women, love to smell good. Smelling good is an integral part of good grooming and if we smell good, we feel even more attractive.

Take a look at our simple guidelines, follow them and make a profitable business making other people smell good.

Why a Cologne Business

You might be asking right now, what does it take to start a cologne business? What do you have to be in order to be successful in the business? You just have to be yourself and have patience creating the scents you will market. You can also opt to seek assistance from the various fragrance laboratories that are mostly based in Europe and the US. These laboratories are always willing to provide assistance, provided you have a definite idea how you’d like your cologne to smell. For the production process, there are companies who also provide assistance, as long as you provide your requirements and sign the contract, they will proceed with the perfume production. They can also be relied on to design the bottle and packaging.

Tips to Succeed in the Cologne Business

However, if you want to be hands-on in the start of your own cologne business, here are some steps you can follow to get you started:

  • Read up on the fragrance business and acquire all the necessary information in the creation, production and marketing of fragrances. Stock up on helpful reading materials that will ensure that you know everything there is to know before going into the business.
  • Take time to get to know a lot of the fragrances available in the market, find out the manufacturers behind each and how much they are sold. You have to be able to identify each of them even with your eyes closed.
  • Decide which type of business you want to have, an online one or an actual shop. Both have advantages and disadvantages so be sure to weigh everything before making a decision. If you decide to go online, make sure that your website is attractive and has a detailed description of each of your products. Make sure also that your online payment is reliable and secure for your customers protection. Make sure also that all your shipments are sent out on time. If your choice however is a shop, make sure that it is attractively decorated and all your colognes are displayed significantly. If you plan to hire help train them well with your products otherwise be the one to man the store and o the selling yourself.
  • Make an inventory of all the scents you want to market and categorize them into different groups for easy classification. The internet is a rich source of information on which colognes are most sought after, be sure to include these in your product list.
  • Find distributors who can help you market your colognes and continue to add up to your inventory until you have all the fragrances you want to sell.
  • Give your colognes a reasonable and competitive price to be able to make profit while at the same time be able to stay abreast with the other products in the market.
  • Lastly, market your colognes enthusiastically, and cover all types of media to attract your prospective customers.


  • dwayne russell said on May 25, 2013
    want to start a small business selling the perfumes and colognes not making or creating the product
  • ronacelle ragas said on June 25, 2013
    i want to start business selling the cologne or perfumes
  • Derel B Greene said on April 28, 2014
    I would like to sell colognes and perfumes, I've always loved wearing them, sampling and reading about all kinds of colognes and perfumes.
  • andre shaw said on October 28, 2014
    I want to start my own cologne business i love cologne an love wearing it
  • Matthew Carter said on October 29, 2014
    My passion coming up with a idea to invent a product is good. But only if quality is presented. I'm seeking assistance in the field of cologne, lotions, and perfumes.
  • Morris Twilley said on March 20, 2016
    I would like to start my own business selling cologne and perfume I know that I'll be very successful because it's something that I love doing.
  • Craig Ufondu said on September 19, 2021
    I am highly intrested in selling colonge and perfume and i need help on how to get started the right way.


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