Pour le Monde is a line of natural fragrances created to make natural fragrances frankly, appear more glamorous. These aren’t oil or solid base and were meant to “rival” many of the things sold by designer houses. I’m not here to stir sh*t, I’m only repeating what the brand has on their site. And if you want to go there to read more about pregnancy safe perfume and how most naturals aren’t beautiful, then do it. But, I’m a perfume blogger and I’m here to talk about what this smells like. I happen to wear lots of things that this brand may consider “unsafe”. Anyway…let’s move on.
Together opens with bitter citrus and a hint of spicy anise. It reminds me of anise-lemon biscotti because I get a hint of almond-florals in this too (like heliotrope). The heart is a toasted almond floral that dries down to a sheer vanilla. There’s some patchouli at the base but it’s very sheer, if anything it adds a refreshing “coolness” to the vanilla bean.
Overall, Together is a very light and inoffensive fragrance. I could see it wearing very nicely in warm weather. It’s one of those few gourmands that actually smell good in heat. Do I think Pour le Monde achieved their goal of not smelling like a natural perfume? Yeah, I guess. It does smell like something Fresh or Lavanila could have launched. I mean, it isn’t a solid or an oil. 🙂
Notes listed include Argentine lemon, Italian bergamot, jasmine, violet, freesia, lilac, woods, Madagascar vanilla, balsam and Indonesian patchouli. Launched 2013.
Give Together a try if you like light citrus scents. Or if you like perfumes like Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon, Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom, Fresh Sugar and/or Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae. Being a light fragrance, Together would be a good choice for “day” wear or summer wear.
Projection and longevity is below average. It wears more like an EDT.
10% of the sales of each of the perfumes in this line go to an organization. 10% of the sales of Together goes to the Cancer Support Community.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $95 at Pour le Monde.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sheer lemon anise biscotti. It’s not something that I would wear but that’s because I rarely wear citrus. I do appreciate that it leans gourmand but isn’t heavy.
However, this is not about this scent but the brand, I do think if they want to attract perfume lovers (people that wear naturals, synths and mixed media), they’re going to have to lay off of some of the claims, emphasizing more of what the perfumes smell like. I mean, their site “disses” synthetics because they are potentially irritating. But, IFRA has restricted many naturals, including lemon oil since it is phototoxic. I think saying “natural” and “smells good” should be enough for them to pique curiosity with the markets that will like them. But, that’s my unsolicited advice.
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7 thoughts on “Pour le Monde Together EDP Natural Perfume Review”
I wish some “natural” skincare, makeup and fragrance companies would choose their words carefully. They create some misinformation about certain ingredients.
Yep. And the deal is that there isn’t a national regulating body so anyone can make these claims even if they are true or not.
My deal with naturals is that naturals are really beautiful, like neroli absolute is OMG good. But, I wish the push for natural perfumes were more like “these smell better because naturals smell of better quality” than some sort of fear-based marketing.
Yeeeaaahhh, that attitude espoused by the brand is the kind that really pisses me off. I’ve got a background in biology and chemistry, and I always find it funny how “IT’S NATURAL” enthusiasts always seem to forget that stuff like poison ivy, cobra venom, and the bubonic plague are all 100% natural, too.
This attitude occurs in everything food/beauty related. For me, it’s irritating, especially when I hear “I’m sensitive to chemicals” – well, we’re all chemicals so good luck with that! But, that’s just me being all picky about semantics…
I know. Like I’m a LUSH fan but when I go into the store I always get the “it’s natural” line regarding their skincare. I’m like so is poison ivy but I’m not rubbing that on my face!
i’m impressed they go as far as not including absolutes in the aromas. however, i see they have benzoin… so perhaps there is some differing in interpretation of what may contain solvent residue… but i don’t want to discourage such a high reaching company. 🙂
it’s hard to crack that aromatherapy/perfume barrier.
10% to charity is a beautiful thing, and those factors seriously make me consider making a purchase.
Yep 🙂 And to me it doesn’t matter as long as the final result smells good. In other news, I think if I could eat benzoin, I would.
I think this line is on to something good. Another charitable perfume company that I like is The 7 Virtues. It’s nice to see brands doing this.
HEY!! thanks for the tip on 7 Virtues!! i had never heard of them. VERY cool stuff.
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