A Japanese perfume manufacturing company is seeking EU distribution partners for their exclusive products

OFFER from Japan, reference: BOJP20180503001, valid from 04-05-2018 untill 05-05-2019

  • Start date:
    4 mei 2018
  • End date:
    5 mei 2019
  • Summary:
    A Japanese perfume manufacturer is looking for distribution partners in the EU. The company is offering luxurious perfume made from natural Japanese essential oils for high end consumers. The perfume comes in a exclusive hand-painted lacquerware containers.

    The company would like to cooperate with partners having networks with high-end retailers / consumers under a distribution services agreement.

    Samples for a fee can be provided on partner’s request during negotiation process.
  • Description:
    The Japanese company sticks to quality and authenticity by making everything – from the scents to packaging – exclusively in Japan. The high-end perfume is made from natural essential oil of lindera umbellata, well-known as “kuromojee”, that is grown in Amagi-kogen, Japan.

    The essential oil is extracted from its bark and leaves contains 27% of linalool and 21% of geraniol that is believed to help when suffering from gastrointestinal diseases, back aches and relief pain in neck and/or upper shoulder areas.

    Their extracting method enables to reproduce a high quality ancient Japanese incense. The fragrance made from lindera umbellata extracted essential oil is suitable for unisex use.

    Their perfume is widely recognised among male and female users in their 40-70s and is available on the market in a variety of price ranges.

    The company is targeting European customers who are interested in the Japanese culture and have a strong purchase power. Therefore, the Japanese company would like to collaborate with the partner who deals with high-end consumer products in the region.

    They would provide samples on partner’s request for a fee at a certain point of business negotiation process.

    The company adds value to the perfume presenting the fragrance in a very luxurious package: Japanese hand-made “inro” (a pill box used in feudal-era in Japan) style with hand-painted of “Yamanaka-nuri” lacquerware container.

    This lacquerware container makes it a perfect gift, also suitable for later use, or as a display. A lacquered paper-made box is also available.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The partner should have previous experience importing perfume / fragrance. It is expected from the partner to be equipped with storage possibilities for their own inventory control.

    The ideal partner should have a strong network in the sector of high-end consumer products in Europe. They would help the Japanese company to reach luxury cosmetics/perfume retailers.

    SME 11-50,SME <10

  • Development stage:
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  • Market keywords:
    Health and beauty aids
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    Nowadays, majority of incense ingredients: agarwood, sandalwood, saussurea costus (kuth), ambergris and musk, are very restricted or not allowed to be imported in line with CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

    Since the company is highly conscious of protection of rare wild plants, they developed an original method utilising lindera umbellata to extract high-quality essential oil. This method enables to reproduce a high quality ancient Japanese incense.

    Although, normally it costs a lot to produce ancient Japanese incense by mixing imported materials such as aloes-wood (kyara), frankincense etc., their own method is less costly in comparison to the common method.

    The exclusive handmade lacquerware container used for their perfumes has no equivalent on the market and can be seen as a strong marketing advantage compared to usual luxury perfumes.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
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  • Languages spoken
    • English