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Can I send scented candles abroad?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ken, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,013


    I know perfumes are prohibited but I can't seem to find any reference to scented candles in the Royal Mail/Parcelforce Prohibited and restricted items leaflet. Anyone know for sure?

    Thanks :)
  2. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,522

    Dont know for sure but I would be "Surprised" if this was a problem.

    The prohibition of perfumes isnt going to be because of the smell, It is going to be because perfumes are generally volatile and flammable liquids. Whilst candles are flammable I would expect them to be low risk in most circumstances and therefore not a concern for postage.

    (Though I may be wrong and there may be some other concern at play)
  3. Jokester


    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,814

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Can’t think of any reason why it would be a problem.
  4. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,421

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Just make sure you put it out before sending it.