Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does natural perfume mean?

A: Natural fragrances are essential oils and isolates derived from botanical ingredients that are harvested from the earth and not from a lab (synthetic).  The majority of perfumes in the commercial marketplace contain high amounts of synthetic fragrances,  which are manufactured inexpensively and derived from petrochemicals and other chemical enhancers to create a stronger, longer lasting fragrance.

Q: What percentage of your fragrance is natural?

A: All the ingredients in our fragrances are 100% natural and synthetic free. Pour le Monde is currently only one of two companies with fragrances awarded certification by the esteemed the Natural Products Association. All of our parfums are free of the harmful chemicals found in many synthetic fragrances such as phthalates, parabens, sulfates, chemical sunscreens, formaldehyde and petrochemicals.

Q: Since Pour le Monde perfumes are without synthetic boosters, how long does the fragrance last?

A: The shelf life is like most commercial fragrances, 3 years and even longer if stored in a cool,   dark place without humidity. On the skin, natural fragrances gently evolve and last around 2 or more hours, depending on how dry or oily your skin type. Every body’s skin is different so the longevity and the spirit of the notes smell and last differently. What we love about natural perfumes is that the fragrance is not overpowering and will stay within a few feet of your body.  Basically, when you leave the room, so will your fragrance!

Q: I am very sensitive to fragrance. Will natural be better for me?

A: It depends on your sensitivity. Many people who get headaches, allergies or skin reactions from fragrances, typically have a sensitivity to the synthetics used in so many of the perfumes on the market. However, if you have allergens to certain botanicals like flowers, etc. you may still have sensitivity with natural fragrances as well. It is always best to patch test products before you use them and we suggest experiencing our samples pack prior to purchasing our full sized product. If you have any concerns, we suggest that you consult with a medical professional prior to usage.

Q: How much of my purchase is really going back to the charity?

A: The charity receives 10% of the sale (not including tax and shipping) on purchases made from www.plmparfums.com. During special awareness weeks, we’ll be giving back even more. Through third party retailers, a minimum of 5% will be given back.

Q: Is my purchase tax deductible?

A: No, only direct donations to the non-profits are tax deductible.

Q: Is Pour le Monde a charity?

A: Pour le Monde is a 100% natural fragrance company whose mission is to help shine a spotlight on some of the world’s most important charities by raising funds and awareness through our elegant, synthetic free fragrances.

Q: Where are the fragrances made?

A: Our fragrances are produced in the USA with the natural ingredients, or “raws”, coming from all over the world, supporting local farmers and their communities.

Q: Do you test on animals?

A: Absolutely not!  We are an animal cruelty free company, recognized by PETA and the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. Additionally, we do not use any animal products of any kind, making all of Pour le Monde eau de parfums vegan.

Q: How can our non-profit organization partner with Pour le Monde?

A: If you are a national charity, please send us an email outlining your organization to: charities@plmparfums.com. If your charity meets our criteria and is selected as a partner we will reach out to you.