Smells sell and for many different reasons. That gives you multiple topics that could be monetized with fragrance affiliate programs.
You don’t need to be in the beauty, cosmetics, or skincare industry to take advantage of perfumes and cologne stores that have affiliate programs.
- Women wear perfume that makes them feel empowered throughout their workday.
- Singles may want something for date night.
- A married woman may want to try a pheromone perfume to get the attention of their partner.
- Job hunters could benefit from something that makes them smell nice for longer but that won’t be overwhelmingly strong.
If you want to go totally niche in the perfume market, there are affiliate programs for custom fragrances too. Guide people through the process, explaining the importance of base notes and the role of the middle note and top notes.
For those in the skincare/dermatology niche, there are natural perfumes that would do well with customers troubled by eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions that make them sensitive to designer labels using chemical additives.
On the topic of designer labels, the big bottles are expensive so for those with a taste for luxury fragrances by designer labels, there is a niche market for perfume samples, decanters, and travel atomizers with smaller bottles of 2.5ml, 5ml and 8ml.
Once a customer finds their favorite designer label, there’s then discount fragrance and beauty outlets that sell the authentic bottles at up to 70% off the RRP.
Perfume Affiliate Website Ideas
- Cater to the trial market by promoting retail sampler sized bottles/decanters.
- Build a coupon or deal site for fragrances at authentic outlets that source directly from the manufacturer.
- Tailor your product selection around all-natural fragrances.
- Categorize your perfumes for different skin types. Eau de Parfum has a fragrance concentration of up to 20%, whereas Parfum has up to 40%, and Eau de Toilette is up to 15% concentrate. Parfum products are rarely suited to sensitive skin.
- Vegan websites and blogs could promote the brands known to be cruelty-free with zero animal testing.
- Mystery boxes and perfume subscriptions could be ideal for those who like a diverse range of scents.
12 Perfume Affiliate Programs
- Beauty Encounter
- Scent Split
- Custom Fragrance Co
- Perfume Surprise
For all those who love the scents of designer fragrances but hate the price tag attached to them, introduce them to Scentbird.com. It’s a subscription service for fragrances, skincare, and wellness products.
The fragrances are authentic and more affordable because the bottles are 8ml, which is an ideal travel size. The service provides an affordable way to indulge in designer perfumes and niche fragrances without breaking the bank.
The affiliate program is managed by Impact.com, pays $14 commission per subscription plan, and cookies are set to 45-days.
Sign up to the Scentbird affiliate program at Impact.com
2. Love Scent
Love-Scent is a specialist store for pheromone perfumes and colognes. The affiliate program would be suited to those in the relationship space, including dating websites/blogs.
The store has fragrances for women and men and the fragrances can be scented, unscented, or pure pheromone fragrances.
For mainstream beauty vloggers and bloggers, the Love-scents.com affiliate program could be handy to have for seasonal campaigns around Valentine’s day.
The affiliate program is managed in-house, pays from 20% to 30% commission, and uses a 60-day tracking cookie.
Affiliate registrations are automatically approved, however, it should be noted they do not want their brand linked to websites promoting pornography, adult toys, or anything that doesn’t compliment their brand.
Sign up for the Love-Scent affiliate program here.
Dossier fragrances is based in New York and the niche here is the alternative fragrances market.
All the fragrances are inspired by designer labels and the Dossier team then makes their own variation that’s much like the original, marketed as “inspired by” and they’re all priced at $29 for a 50ml bottle.
The audience demographic is for the budget shopper. Think college students and those in the job hunting market who could do with great smelling fragrances but they need to buy on a budget.
One of the neat things for customers is that every fragrance ships with a small decanter to use as a sample. If it doesn’t live up to expectations, keep the sample and return the 50ml bottle for a refund or exchange.
The affiliate program is managed by Shareasale.com, pays up to 15% commission, and uses a 30-day tracking cookie.
What you cannot do is infringe on the copyright of designer name fragrances in your marketing. As an example, you cannot advertise a Coco Mademoiselle fragrance using the official brand imagery, advertising it as $29 or 70% off RRP. The company has a reputation for transparency and ask affiliates to do the same.
Apply to the Dossier Fragrances affiliate program on Shareasale.com
Fragrancenet is one of a few major discount retailers that sell genuine designer brand label fragrances at up to 80% off the RRP.
Shopping is made easier for fragrances as customers can filter the fragrances by brand, the ingredients used, or by scent.
They’ve also added a subscription service that works similar to Scent Bird that lets customers subscribe, add fragrances to their list, and have one 8ml travel atomizer shipped monthly.
The affiliate program is managed by Rakuten Marketing and uses a 10-day tracking cookie, however, you should check the commission rate as it has been listed as 0.1%. The
That’s either a typo or a slick way of saying the rates are negotiable. When you click around it does say it’s a baseline “offer” so it’s likely up to you to either to negotiate different terms, or perhaps they pay higher rates as you get more sales per month. This is a common incentive for affiliate programs, though I’ve never seen them start at less than 1%!
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Notino is the largest fragrance and beauty retailer in Eastern and Central Europe. The company started in 2004 and nearly every year since they’ve expanded into another country.
Notino now operates in 24 countries across Europe and the site is multilingual too. They’ve also added nine brick and mortar stores to their portfolio, each price-matching the online store prices.
The online store now has over 55,000 products listed from over a thousand brand names, many of which are perfumes and other fragrances.
The affiliate program is managed by Commission Junction, pays 4% commission on all fragrances, including those in the sales section, and 6% commission on all other categories.
Those commissions are for new customers. Returning customers are those who have placed an order within the previous six months and those are reduced to 2% on fragrances and 3% on everything else.
For a brand like this, if you can, take advantage of the language differences by building your site in French, Spanish, German or any other language covered.
To sign up for the Notino affiliate program, log into CJ.com and search for Notino, then select the country-specific domain you want to promote.
Ajne is a small business that was founded in 2005 and is based in Carmel California. All the fragrances here are 100% plant-based and grown on their own organic farm.
Among their products are natural perfumes, including a roll-on perfume. Customers can order samples of custom blends too. Sample bottles are 3ml and the prices paid for these are deductible from the purchase of the larger bottles of 15ml and 30ml.
Some of the ingredients used are USDA certified organic and as there are no chemicals added, the natural perfumes would be suited to those with sensitive skin, as well as vegan blogs promoting only cruelty-free brands that don’t use animal testing.
If you’re in the pet niche, there’s also a Furfumes line. These are natural fragrances using ingredients like lavender to calm overactive pets, assist in pet wellness and they could also be useful for small animal boarding facilities.
The affiliate program is privately managed and pays a 10% commission.
Register here for the ajne affiliate program.
7. Beauty Encounter
Beauty Encounter is a discount beauty retailer stocking over 1,000 brand names.
Some of their stock is hard to find products, niche fragrances, and other skincare products that aren’t sold by big-box department stores.
Similar to other discount fragrance and beauty outlets, the fragrances are genuine and they are sold with an authenticity guarantee.
The affiliate program is managed by Rakuten Marketing, pays a 1% base commission, and uses a 7-day tracking cookie. Higher commissions can be negotiated based on the performance of your campaigns.
Sign up to the Beauty Encounter affiliate program at Linkshare.com
Fragrance X is another brand name retailer of beauty items including all the designer fragrances and they ship internationally.
The affiliate program is managed by Commission Junction. Of each of the discount retailers, FragranceX pays the highest commissions.
Commissions are 8% to 12% across the store and the cookie tracking is one of the longer ones with a 45-day referral period. Coupon affiliates and loyalty partners are paid a lower commission of 1% to 4% depending on the deals and the products.
Sign up for the FragranceX.com affiliate program at Commission Junction or FlexOffers.
9. Scent Split
Scent Split do exactly as the name implies. They take smaller doses from original designer fragrances using sterile pipettes to preserve the scent, then split them into smaller sample bottles and decants.
For those who find a scent they like, they have large decanters that can last for up to a month and there’s no subscription required.
This type of service is ideal for those who love their scents and don’t tie themselves down to one or a few select brands.
The affiliate program is managed by Refersion.com, pays 10% per sale, and uses a 90-day tracking cookie.
Sign up for the Scent Split affiliate program at Refersion.com
10. Custom Fragrance Co.
Custom Fragrance Co lets customers make their own scented perfumes and there are custom designs and labeling options too.
The perfumes are sold in 100ml bottles at a price point around $49 and all the ingredients used are natural.
A simple way to promote a program like this is to teach people how to make a custom scent by explaining about the different notes, and the effect it has on the end product.
As an example, you could provide a best-of list for base notes to start with and then list out a selection of mid notes that last the longest or are stronger.
The affiliate program is managed in-house, pays a 15% commission and uses a 7-day tracking cookie.
Sign up for the affiliate program at CustomFragranceCo.com.
ARQUISTE has a very distinct brand in that the scents are not created by a perfumer.
The founder is an experienced architect that blends history with aromatic scents to recapture scents from bygone times.
The brand was founded in 2011 and now have 19 scents in the collection, each designed in collaboration with big names in the fragrance industry including Rodrigo Flores-Roux, and Yann Vasnier.
For travel affiliates, the ARQUISTE Parfumer is the designer brand behind the signature room scents of St. Regis Hotels so if you’re promoting St. Regis hotels, you could promote the signature scent perhaps as a wedding gift to remember a honeymoon.
The affiliate program is managed by Affiliate Window, pays a 5% commission and uses a 30-day tracking cookie.
Sign up to the ARQUISTE affiliate program at awin.com
12. Perfume Surprise
Perfume Surprise is a subscription fragrance service that packages up five 2.5ml spray bottles of designer fragrances and ships every month, quarter, or twice a year.
Each perfume bottle is the authentic fragrance as they’re only taken from larger bottles, repackaged into 2.5ml spray bottles then gift boxed.
Within each box there’s one piece of jewelry included. Each month has a different theme and there’s enough fragrance to last the customer the entire month.
Affiliates can sign up directly at PerfumeSurprise.com, but the only details provided are that affiliates can request a free box to review. Nothing is listed about what you’ll be paid.
For commissions, they are listed on the CrateJoy.com marketplace so it’s that affiliate program you’d want to use to get paid cash. Or reach out directly to negotiate terms privately.
The Crate Joy affiliate program is managed by Shareasale.com and pays from 10% to 15% commission and uses 60-day cookies.
Sign up to for the cratejoy affiliate program on shareasale.com.