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!
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
We are delighted to have a Waters + Wild Facial Serum to giveaway to one lucky reader!
About the Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum
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.
I would love this serum since chemotherapy skin can be dry
I would love to try this organic product. Session 3 of chemotherapy and I miss my perfume. I also miss my hair🥴
Would love to try this 😍🤞
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 🌹
Congratulations Fiona, you are our winner! I have emailed you to get your postal address.
Love this daily email and all your tips and stories 😁 the perfume sounds fab so.ething new to try out
I would love to try the perfume. Using perfume again after chemo gave me a small feeling of regaining my old self.
Would love this organic perfume.
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.
I would love to win this. My skin is very dry while on Glevic long term. Would love to see how well this works.
I would love to see my skin glow again 🤗💕
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
I would love this. I really feel the past few years of treatment and stress have aged my skin. It needs some love
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
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.
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.
Sounds lovely…would absolutely love a treat like this!
Organic, non toxic and natural. All sound great for a perfume! Would love to try this fab Irish product.
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 💕
Sounds really good. I’ll watch out for Waters + Wild products.
The Waters + Wild Organic Facial Serum sounds absolutely amazing and something my skin could most definitely benefit from! Fingers crossed! xxxxx
These products sound amazing..would love to try for post chemo skin problems 🙌
Would love to try this!! ❤️
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.
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 💗
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
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 😘😘