*NOW CLOSED* Natural perfume review and a Giveaway from Waters + Wild!

Back in February this year, we shared some organic and/or natural perfumes here on Happy Magazine. One of the brands we featured was Waters + Wild – a collection of organic and natural products made in small batches in West Cork. Today I want to share my experience with their Rose + Oud perfume with you. We also have a giveaway!

Waters + Wild Rose + Oud eau de parfum. Volume 50ml. €98.00

Before my own cancer diagnosis, I loved perfumes, maybe not as much as the next girl, but I had a fairly sizeable collection of scents that I had bought over the years or had been gifted for birthdays, etc. I loved Gucci Rush, Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue and my all-time, every-occasion Chanel No. 5.

Fast forward through my cancer diagnosis and chemo, to the phase where I threw EVERYTHING out to start again with clean beauty brands. While there is no concrete evidence to say that perfumes are unhealthy, I was going through a complete overhaul of my life and this included my dressing table. I felt more in control of my situation if I knew exactly what was in the products I was using on my body.

So, yes, the perfumes went. I didn’t bin them as that would have been a terrible waste – but I donated them to a charity shop and they were glad to receive them. The only one that I didn’t ditch was my beloved Chanel. That, I could not bear to part with. Instead, I reasoned, I would keep it for special occasions.

When we posted the piece back in February regarding some natural and/or organic perfume options then, I was delighted altogether to hear of some clean beauty brand options for perfume. Perfume is just such a lovely self-care ritual – an instant lift to personal confidence and mood – and I was missing it terribly!

After our post went up, the team at Waters + Wild got in touch with us and offered to send us a Rose + Oud perfume to try, and one of their Facial Serum‘s to giveaway to one lucky reader. Well, we (me) were just delighted! Over the past few months I have indeed been enjoying my Rose + Oud – it lives in my handbag in it’s little linen drawstring bag and it comes absolutely everywhere with me. Whenever I need a little lift in confidence or mood – out it comes and it is pressed into service (literally!).

About the Rose + Oud eau de parfum

Described on the Waters + Wild website as:

Rich and deep. Rose petals harvested at dawn when their perfume is at its strongest, combined with rare, exotic and woody oud giving it a mysterious sensual depth.  

My experience? I think the Rose + Oud is a real achievement for a natural and organic fragrance. It is not cloying or overpowering, rather it is just the right balance of delicate and feminine. It is fresh, revitalising and light to wear – you will not be choking in a cloud of perfume, nor will it leave a powerful trail behind you as some perfumes do. This is soft, gentle femininity in a beautiful glass bottle.

It is made with organic rose otto (rose petals) and oud, a sweet and earthy resin from the bark of the Agar wood tree, often called liquid gold in perfume making.

I absolutely love it and it is helping me feel like a woman again. After so long not wearing perfume I am delighted to have the beautiful Rose + Oud from Waters + Wild as an option once more.

About Waters + Wild

Waters + Wild is a certified organic Irish perfume company based in West Cork, Ireland. All of the ingredients they use in their products are 100% natural and certified organic where possible. While many companies may use the words ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ on their products, often when you look closer at their labels, they say otherwise. With Waters + Wild, they are committed to using only the finest natural ingredients. All of their products are handmade in an ancient stone barn using the age-old traditions of perfume-making, with a 21st century twist. All of their precious ingredients have been ethically and sustainably sourced from around the globe and from right on their doorstep in West Cork.

We are delighted to have a Waters + Wild Facial Serum to giveaway to one lucky reader!

About the Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum

Volume 50ml. €79.00

The Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum is made from the natural moisturiser in our skin – olive squalane, and a blend of organic evening primrose oil and healing essential oils: neroli for wellbeing, lavender for natural antiseptic qualities, frankincense for healing and fennel for purity.

From their website:

The serum glides on like liquid silk, easily absorbed, leaving a visibly firmer, hydrated and supple skin, glowing once more with youthful vitality.


We are delighted to have a Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum worth €79 to giveaway to one lucky reader.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below here on HappyMagazine.ie, or on this post on any of our social media channels.

Winner will be announced on 7 June 2019. Giveaway open to Ireland residents only.


  1. Caroline
    24 May, 2019 / 6:36 am

    I would love this serum since chemotherapy skin can be dry

  2. Anne Tuohy
    24 May, 2019 / 7:07 am

    I would love to try this organic product. Session 3 of chemotherapy and I miss my perfume. I also miss my hair🥴

  3. Christine Moore
    24 May, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Would love to try this 😍🤞

  4. Fiona Morgan
    24 May, 2019 / 7:36 am

    This perfume sounds so tantalizing, roses 🌹 are my favorite and to have a perfume made of them would be delightful. Like you I cleared my world of toxins- so no perfume. The serum sounds like a tonic my skin would love to help recovery from treatment 🌹

    • Holly
      8 June, 2019 / 9:16 pm

      Congratulations Fiona, you are our winner! I have emailed you to get your postal address.

  5. Pamela
    24 May, 2019 / 8:50 am

    Love this daily email and all your tips and stories 😁 the perfume sounds fab so.ething new to try out

  6. Joanne Campbell
    24 May, 2019 / 9:17 am

    I would love to try the perfume. Using perfume again after chemo gave me a small feeling of regaining my old self.

  7. Anna mc Laughlin
    24 May, 2019 / 9:20 am

    Would love this organic perfume.

  8. Louise Slowey
    24 May, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Both serum and perfume sound fabulous, very difficult to determine what exactly is suitable when shopping for products. Would love to try this serum and will definitely have a look at their other products.

    • Aileen jennings moran
      24 May, 2019 / 11:31 am

      I would love to win this. My skin is very dry while on Glevic long term. Would love to see how well this works.

  9. 24 May, 2019 / 11:38 am

    I would love to see my skin glow again 🤗💕

  10. Gráinne O’Halloran
    24 May, 2019 / 11:54 am

    Struggling to find the right products for my now very dry skin. Would love this serum and as I live in west cork will be supporting local business. Going straight to their website to see what products the have x

  11. Jane
    24 May, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    I would love this. I really feel the past few years of treatment and stress have aged my skin. It needs some love

  12. Cathy
    24 May, 2019 / 2:18 pm

    I love the Waters and Wild products and bought the cedar wood and cognac scent in their shop last year as a gift for my now husband when we got engaged in West Cork. I’d love the serum to help hydrate my parched skin, they’re gorgeous products and the women running the shop were so friendly and warm

  13. Noelle
    24 May, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    I would love to try these natural Irish made products and especially before starting chemotherapy in June! Lovely to see an Irish company using natural products too.

  14. Noelle Cullimore
    24 May, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    I would love to try these Irish made natural products before starting chemotherapy in June. It is nice to see local businesses making natural products.

  15. Agnes Duffy
    24 May, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Sounds lovely…would absolutely love a treat like this!

  16. Louisa O'Reilly
    24 May, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Organic, non toxic and natural. All sound great for a perfume! Would love to try this fab Irish product.

  17. Clare Carroll
    25 May, 2019 / 9:41 am

    I would love to use a narural Irish product on my skin. I would be especially thrilled as it’s my birthday on 10th June and I woukd keep it as a special present to myself 💕

  18. Sarah Jane Aberasturi
    25 May, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Sounds really good. I’ll watch out for Waters + Wild products.

  19. Fiona Horgan
    25 May, 2019 / 1:01 pm

    The Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum sounds absolutely amazing and something my skin could most definitely benefit from! Fingers crossed! xxxxx

  20. Dianne Fitzharris Doyle
    26 May, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    These products sound amazing..would love to try for post chemo skin problems 🙌

  21. Katie
    27 May, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    Would love to try this!! ❤️

  22. Gretta Prendergast
    28 May, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I would absolutely love to try the Waters and Wild Serum.
    I continually look for natural products as we all know that
    Radiation and Chemotherapy plays havoc with our bodies
    and results in dryness and aging skin.

  23. Sharon Sheridan
    29 May, 2019 / 7:36 am

    I would love to try this as I am doing a complete clear out of all my previous products since starting chemotherapy and want to start again with natural products. Would love this 💗

  24. Anne farrell
    2 June, 2019 / 11:23 pm

    Chemical free and natural perfumes are what I use since my breast and lymph cancer diagnosis 5 years ago would love to try this new brand Anne

  25. Lesley Smith
    6 June, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    Hi I would very much appreciate the opportunity to use this perfume. I think a chance to win this would be absolutely fantastic. Rose oud- can’t wait to smell it 😘😘

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