Apr 05, 2021

Perfume firm plans $30 million expansion in Melville, to add 50 jobs

A wholesale distributor of perfume and other beauty products wants to expand in Melville, spending $30 million to purchase and raise the roof on a warehouse, officials said.

Perfume Worldwide Inc. hopes to buy 135 Spagnoli Rd., which it has been renting since May 2019. The expansion would add 50 people to the company’s workforce of 68 in Melville and 357 in Ronkonkoma.

Perfume Worldwide has received preliminary approval from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency for $2 million in tax breaks. Much of the savings would be derived from a reduction in property taxes over 15 years: $1.1 million, or a 29% savings.

Perfume Worldwide CEO and co-owner Piyush Golia said purchasing the 119,000-square-foot warehouse in Melville and raising the 22-foot roof to 40 feet would accommodate increased sales. The company fills customer orders for Bloomingdale’s, CVS, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Walmart and other major retailers as well as supplies goods to small businesses and salons.

Perfume Worldwide, which doesn’t sell directly to consumers, has seen its revenue grow from $10 million in 2010 to $200 million in 2019, according to Golia.

Without IDA aid, he said, the company would be forced to combine its Melville and Ronkonkoma warehouses in a bigger facility in another state, possibly New Jersey or North Carolina.

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