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.
Today, Orleans Cosmetics distribute skincare, make-up and fragrance products to over 130 retail stores and 250 independent businesses including pharmacies and beauty salons/spa’s across South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius. Our head office, training facility and warehouse are based in Westlake, Cape Town. We have built a strong foundation of qualitative service, collaborative partnership and strong brand representation with our customers. By being selective in our supplier portfolio, we are able to place the right focus and attention behind every brand we represent
Talent – we endeavour to seek out individuals who bring a unique skill to the business and to continuously develop the talents of our team.
Teamwork – we encourage joining hands at all levels to ensure mutual success.
Trust – we pride ourselves on having developed a strong relationship of reliability and confidence: with our international principals, the retailers and independent stockists we supply and our end consumer.
Transformation – we strive to be constantly developing and evolving to create optimal customer satisfaction and increase our market share within the luxury cosmetics industry.