25 things you didn’t know about The Perfume Shop

By Lauren Carbran

To celebrate The Perfume Shop’s 25th birthday, we list the 25 things people may not know about us, which range from how our staff are trained to the exclusive perfumes, services, Rewards Card… and more.

  1. It’s The Perfume Shop’s 25th birthday this year.
  1. The Managing Director is Gill Smith, whose favourite fragrance is Marc Jacobs Decadence.
  1. Each year, staff are selected to join a training programme called The Masters, where they devise and design their own perfume.
  1. Last year alone we had 120 new launches.
  1. Our Rewards Card is one of the best out there! For every £1 you spend, you get 1 point. And when you reach 100 points, you get £5 off your next purchase.
  1. We love gift wrapping so much that we offer a cello-wrapping service in stores, where customers who buy more than one item can have them wrapped in cellophane and ribbon. We also do beautiful standard gift wrap.
  1. Our quickest delivery option online is Click & Collect Express, which allows customers to collect their purchase within as little as two hours.
  1. We don’t just sell perfume. Yep, if you’re looking for body lotion, shower gel or even chocolates and a teddy bear, you’ve come to the right place!
  1. We have a YouTube channel where we get up to fun challenges with bloggers and celebrities.
  1. We have loads of celebrity perfumes, from Rihanna to Ariana Grande.
  1. Michael Edwards is our fragrance expert, who developed The Fragrance Wheel.
  1. We have 258 stores.
  1. We have an Irish website, which launched this month.
  1. We love raising money for our charities Look Good Feel Better and Alzheimer’s Research.
  1. The Perfume Shop’s head office is in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
  1. The longest-serving member of staff at The Perfume Shop has been working there for 25 years.
  1. We sell over 100 brands.
  1. We offer an engraving service, where you can opt to get your perfume bottle personalised.
  1. We’ve been in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies To Work For for four years. Whoop!
  1. Here at TPS, we’ve met some big celebrities, who have launched perfumes with us. These include Daniel Sturridge, Michael Bublé and Stella McCartney – read our interviews with them on the blog.
  1. We’ve just launched the exclusive Minnies Bath & Body range with Sam and Billie Faiers.
  1. We have perfumes that date back to 1919. Cool, right?
  1. This summer will see the launch of about 25 incredible new fragrances.
  1. The Perfume Shop’s blog, SCENTS, launched in 2016.
  1. Our favourite colours are red and black – obviously!

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