Pour le Monde: 100% Natural Fragrances That Give Back


I stopped wearing synthetic fragrances eons ago, because more times than not, it would irritate my allergies and cause me to go into a sneezing frenzy. Also, the smell of it brings a wave of nauseousness, especially if I’m ever around someone that is wearing a strong scent. I haven’t completely barred fragrances for life, though. As long as a fragrance is natural, I do enjoy wearing essential oils and solid perfumes.

For the first time, for me, I was recently introduced to a spray on perfume that isn’t infused with a chemical cocktail of ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, or formaldehyde. Sure, I’ve been introduced to perfumes that touted themselves as vegan or all natural, yet a closer look of the ingredients list stated otherwise. Pour le Monde is the real deal.

The three eau de parfums (Empower, Envision, and Together; $95 for each) that they have in their collection are 100% natural, vegan, and free from animal testing. In fact, they have been awarded certification by the prestigious Natural Products Association. Only one other fragrance company has been able to achieve this certification. Pour le Monde has also been recognized by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics for being animal cruelty free, Peta’s Beauty without Bunnies, and Vegan.org.

Pour Le Monde Empower Vegan Perfume

Empower Pour le Monde

It was hard for me to settle for one fragrance, but I finally decided on the Empower. I opted for this particular fragrance, because I love anything with a citrus smell. Nothing perks up my senses more, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint in the least. It’s the perfect “cocktail” of grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin interspersed with an herbaceous mix of spearmint, lemongrass. and basil. This fragrance is clean, energizing, fresh, and slightly tart. It’s also the perfect way to start a day, because the fragrance is uplifting, refreshing, and rejuvenating.


Since Pour le Monde believes in giving back, 10% of each of every sale is given back to the charities. 10% of the net sale of EMPOWER will benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Dogs that EMPOWER the blind, visually impaired and children with autism.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way affects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

About Lesha

HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and a Maltese. She's a lifestyle and travel blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, natural wellness and living, vegetarian and vegan food, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


  1. I adore companies that give back like this.
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  2. Sounds like a nice product and a caring company. I like how they give back.
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  3. Sounds like such a great company.
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  4. Girl, you and me are alike with the citrus scents! I don’t like too many scents but I LOVE citrus, especially grapefruit. Mmmmm.
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  5. So glad you found something that doesn’t irritate your allergies!
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  6. Thanks for sharing. I’m a perfume junkie and always looking for something new to add to the collection.

  7. Love companies that give back! And I love perfume. Win/win!
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  8. I love perfume, this sounds wonderful!
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  9. Empower sounds like it would smell great & help wake me up.
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  10. Awesome product!
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  11. So many products have such scary ingredients with pronunciations I can’t even begin to attempt. I am always up for trying eco-friendly, natural products, especially those that find some way to contribute profits to a good cause.
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  12. I really like to support companies that give back. I don’t wear perfume due to my super sensitive allergies. I used to enjoy wearing it.
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  13. I have perfumes and it just sitting in the bathroom’s drawer. I don’t wear perfume that often. But, I might buy this kind of perfume since it is giving back to charities.
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  14. I used to love wearing fragrance but my poor allergies just don’t allow it anymore. It is nice to see a perfume taking a gentler approach and giving something back too!
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  15. Sounds like a really great product and love that its natural. The price is pretty up there though so don’t know if I’ll ever pick this up.
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  16. So great to see a company giving back! Plus, the bottles pretty.

  17. It is wonderful to see companies giving back and not testing on animals. And I am glad you found something that doesn’t irritate your allergies.

  18. I love the fact that they not only give people a great brand, they also give back in a good way!
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  19. This is an answer to a plea! I don’t wear perfumes anymore either! I just can’t. The chemical nature of them make me sick! I can’t handle the synthetic concoctions. And my allergies…dang. I love that these are natural and use essential oils! I love essential oils. And the blend of Empower sounds absolutely perfect for me!
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  20. I like clean citrus fragrances as well. Getting the PETA endorsement is a real plus!
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  21. I should MUST check them out . My sister is allergic to many fragrances and we hardly find a good product for her . Thanks for sharing girl!
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  22. Oh this sounds so interesting and the bottle is so cute! I wonder if I can get hold of this here – I shall definitely have to look into it – so glad you found something that works for you as well. x
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  23. sarah clegg says:

    great company- the perfume sounds and looks great :)

  24. Sounds like a great company, I like how they give back :) Shows they care a lot

  25. Looks like it smells fantastic! I love that they’re also charitable.
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  26. What a stunning product, and a huge thumbs up for donating a % of profits to charity!

  27. Sounds like an awesome fragrance. I have never been able to use any perfumes. I usually only use essential oils. I might have to try this.
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  28. Love your review! This sold me on it ” It’s also the perfect way to start a day, because the fragrance is uplifting, refreshing, and rejuvenating.”

    I love fragrances that make you feel like that.
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  29. I always love it when companies give back. It makes me want to purchase the product more! Sounds like it smells great.
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  30. Your description of the scent sounds amazing! I would love to smell this. How wonderful that it’s such a natural product that you can feel good about.
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  31. I love perfume and especially when the company making that perfume is giving back to the community. This is a great way to raise money for charity.
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  32. I really love companies that have great products and also give back. This perfume sounds like something I would like. I love the name too.

  33. I love that this company is giving back.
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  34. That’s great that they give back. Of course they have to smell good too, but if i had a choice i’d choose a company that does good!
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