Choosing a third-party perfume manufacturer is a critical decision for the success of a perfumery project. Àuria Perfumes is a reliable partner that ensures excellence in perfume. To make it easier for you, before taking the first step, we have compiled a series of frequently asked questions that may arise when starting the development of a fragrance with a third-party manufacturer. How do we guarantee a high-level collaboration with brands and what added values do we incorporate?
Questions that arise before choosing a third-party perfume manufacturer
1. What experience does Àuria Perfumes have in the perfumery industry?
Experience is a key attribute when choosing a third-party perfume manufacturer. At Àuria Perfumes, we already have 15 years of history in the perfumery sector. The company started operating in 2008 as a perfume manufacturer and packager. In 2022, we made a leap to full service, creating a Private Label division with a team of top professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, enhanced by a two-million-euro investment.
“Based on our clients’ needs and the values of their brands, we create custom perfume collections, from fragrance composition to product design and packaging, and, of course, we also offer what we have more than 14 years of experience in, such as manufacturing, packaging, labeling, conditioning, or final handling of the product. Additionally, we cover Regulatory needs for market placement,” explains Albert Piñol, CEO of Àuria Perfumes.
Our trajectory, working for both national and international clients, endorses our knowledge, our abilities to overcome challenges, and our skills to adapt to the latest trends in perfumery, offering creative and valuable solutions.
2. What certifications and quality standards do we have?
Safety and quality are priorities in all perfumery and cosmetics projects we undertake.
Àuria Perfumes holds the certification of Good Manufacturing Practices in Cosmetic Products (UNE-EN ISO 22716:2008), ensuring proper product manufacturing and safety.
We comply with the requirements of the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) regarding manufacturing and packaging activities.
We have the ISO 45001:2018 certification for occupational health and safety.
Additionally, we have implemented IFS HPC, a certification that reinforces the product’s safety guarantee.
Regarding environmental commitment, we have the ISO 9001:2015 quality management certificate, ISO 14001:2015, and the European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification.
For companies interested in natural cosmetics, we have the Cosmos certification (awarded by Ecocert, a certification body with a European standard for natural and organic cosmetics).
We prepare the cosmetic safety report, a document required by Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, which includes all the information and data from the safety assessment that the cosmetic product must undergo before entering the European market. This report must be carried out by a qualified safety assessor.
3. Production capacity
Our full-service perfume creation includes the entire development process, from concept to the finished product, ready for commercialization. Our facilities are where the fragrance design takes place, from the idea and olfactory composition to packaging and essence production.
We have our own 10,200-square-meter manufacturing plant in Igualada, Barcelona, which allows us to meet all our clients’ demands, regardless of their profile. Our facilities include laboratories, clean rooms, maceration rooms, alcoholic product filling areas, and handling areas. We can produce up to 50 million units per year from our facilities.
4.- How do we ensure the quality of the fragrances we produce?
The perfumery and cosmetics laboratory must have control from the beginning of the formula, monitoring its stability over time and its compatibility with the packaging material. Throughout the manufacturing and packaging process, we continue to control critical parameters to ensure the product’s quality throughout the entire process.
5. How do we manage regulations and regulatory requirements?
Product safety is essential for any brand and manufacturer. Àuria Perfumes complies with all industry regulations and guidelines. We follow rigorous safety protocols in ingredient handling, testing, and safety assessments, and we comply with labeling regulations and ingredient declarations. Each product we produce has a cosmetic dossier (PIF) that contains all data related to the product (formula, safety evaluation, information about raw materials and packaging elements, all tests, labeling texts, etc.).
6.- Are we an innovative company?
The perfumery and cosmetics industry is highly competitive and innovative, which is why research and development at Àuria Perfumes are key values that allow us to evolve and grow to provide the most accurate and innovative responses to our clients’ demands.
Before deciding to hire a third-party perfume manufacturer, our Private Label department, as well as our technicians, can address all your questions about the technology we use and the approach to creating new fragrances aligned with current market trends and preferences.
7.- What customization services do we offer?
Each brand has a unique identity. Therefore, when choosing a third-party perfume manufacturer, it is crucial that they offer customization services to adapt fragrances to the brand’s values.
At Àuria Perfumes, we provide different options for ingredient selection, as well as customized packaging with personalized finishes and the possibility of creating exclusive fragrances for premium collections.
8.- Do you need a sample?
Before committing to a third-party manufacturer, you can request samples of fragrances we have created for other brands. At Àuria Perfumes, we invite you to visit our facilities to see firsthand everything we can do for your brand. Our team will provide you with references of previous work to give you an idea of the quality of the perfumes we produce.
Protecting intellectual property is essential in any commercial collaboration. At Àuria Perfumes, we ensure the confidentiality of the projects we work on.
10.- How do we manage sustainability and social responsibility?
Sustainability and social responsibility are fundamental values in the current industry. Firstly, Àuria Perfumes is a company that places people at the center of its business objectives, as we employ and train people with disabilities to involve them in an exciting perfumery project. Currently, 70% of our staff is composed of individuals with disabilities or at risk of exclusion.
Furthermore, we have a strong environmental policy: we always choose the most sustainable options when selecting natural ingredients and ensure that our production processes minimize negative impact on the environment. We follow this measure throughout the entire supply chain.
As you can see, choosing a third-party perfume manufacturer requires a process of study and evaluation by the brand to have certain guarantees that ensure the success of their project. At Àuria Perfumes, we not only have ample experience in the fragrance sector, but we also have our own factory, allowing us to meet all the needs involved in launching a perfume. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Manufacturer of Perfumery and Cosmetics Collections. Àuria Perfumes offers Contract Manufacturing & Full-Service services for third parties.