Orleans Distributors was established in 1996 and started with the importation and distribution of Gatineau to beauty salons and department stores across South Africa.
In 2003 Orleans Distributors obtained the distribution licence for RVB Cosmetics / Diego Dalla Palma. Nuxe was added to the portfolio in 2013 and Sothys followed in 2016. In 2017, Orleans Distributors was bought by AEEI and renamed Orleans Cosmetics. In 2019, Orleans Cosmetics expanded into the fine fragrance category by launching Berdoues in South Africa.