Lurk RSW005 Eau de Toilette Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Lurk RSW005 Review Giveaway

Lurk Giveaway RSW005

I have mentioned this quite a few times before: I have a serious problem with synthetic fragrances. In fact, the first products I gave up when I started to pursue a greener beauty routine were all my fragranced lotions, candles, deodorants, and perfumes. The moment I gave them up, my usual migraines and nausea disappeared. At first I thought that I would never find a personal fragrance that would be as pleasant, wearable, and unique as it was pure and safe, but lately I have been blown away by the scents I have tried. Lurk RSW005 Eau de Toilette* unanticipatedly won my heart.

RSW005 is a rose-based scent mixed with warm sandalwood which gives it a less girly, and more girl boss feel (the company describes it in fact as androgynus, which I find to be pretty accurate). Even the rose scent itself is quite delicate, and not overly floral. The best part, though, comes with an unexpected, crispy, citrus twist that makes the whole fragrance more unique and vibrant, yet still wearable and delicate for a sensitive nose like mine.

Beside the gorgeous scent, the perfume’s ingredients are as pure as they can be. Lurk does not use any water or alcohol in their perfume oils, and the base for the RSW005 Eau de Toilette is made with USDA organic cane alcohol that is triple distilled for purity. No man-made preservatives, stabilizers, or additives are included in their formulas; only nature-derived, organic oils. With that said, the lasting power of the perfume is quite impressive for a “natural” fragrance as it will last at least a few hours before starting to fade. Yet, you will still be able to perceive it on your skin after several hours. Not as vibrant, but still there.

Lastly, I can’t help but admire the stunning product design. RSW005 comes in a sleek glass bottle with golden accents, and the bottle is presented in a pretty muslin bag with nature-inspired images. The whole packaging is so simple, elegant, modern and cool that you don’t need to be a design connoisseur to appreciate it. It’s just so beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

I think that RSW005 makes the perfect gift for anyone (men will enjoy the earthy, vibrant scent as well). I would particularly recommend it as a gift for obnoxious, migraine-triggering perfumes wearers. That’s more like a gift for them and for you too,  cause you won’t have to smell synthetic chemicals when you are around them, (let’s not forget that mother’s day is fastly approaching — lucky moms, you’re welcome). If you are looking for a synthetics-free personal fragrance, you need to check out Lurk. All of their products are hand-made in Soho, NY.

For more information, and to purchase the product, visit The Detox Market. Learn more about Lurk and its creator, Anne Sanford, at


I am thrilled to let you know that Lurk and The Detox Market generously offered a bottle of the precious RSW005 for you, (valued at $ 225).

You can enter the giveaway by following the instructions below (and make sure to show Lurk and The Detox Market some love via social media for their generous gift!) :)

Open internationally.

*gifted sample


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  • What a lovely giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try LURK.

    • Thanks Megan, I hope you get to try it :)

  • Annabelle

    Hi Lilly!

    This perfume sounds incredible – I hope I get the chance to try it out! Just one quick question though – how long does the perfume last on you (longevity), and how far does the scent linger around you (sillage)?

    Thank you for your review and the giveaway! :)

    • Hi Annabelle, this perfume lasts for a few hours on my skin (average of three-four hours, but mind I spritz very little). It’s pretty delicate; it lingers for maybe an hour but it’s not overpowering. I hope it helps, and good luck with the giveaway :)

  • Thanks for hosting the giveaway! <3

    • Thank you for reading the post and for entering. Good luck!

  • Amy

    How does RSW 005 compare with Satori by Lina Hanson?

    • Hi Amy, RSW005 is an Eau de Toilette, so you can spritz it, while Satori is a perfume oil (btw RSW005 is also available as a perfume oil). The scents are quite different; Satori is slightly more sweet, very feminine and a bit more oriental. RSW005 has floral notes, although pretty delicate. Both have a hint of citrus and they are overall warm scents. I hope it helps, please let me know if you have any questions :)

  • Ruty

    Great give away!! Thanks

    • My pleasure, Ruty! Lurk and The Detox Market were very kind to sponsor it :) Good luck!

  • Lara

    I had tried the lurk oils in the past – the scents dissapeared within half an hour on my skin. Good to hear that this lurk spray may be different and last longer!

    • Hi Lara, I have never tried a Lurk perfume oil, so I can’t share any experience with them, but the Eau de Toilette lasts a few hours. Maybe you could try a sample-size first and see how long it lasts on your skin? Thanks for reading the post, and good luck with the giveaway :)

  • Lorraine

    Would love this! Love sandalwood perfumes & im perfume less since I gave up my synthetic fragrances :-(
    I don’t think lurk is available in Ireland yet.

    • Hi Lorraine, I went fragrance-free for a while, so I know it can be a tad frustrating, especially if you want to smell extra nice :) I hope you get the chance to try Lurk, and will definitely report to them that Ireland needs a stockist ;) Good luck with the giveaway, and thank you for reading the blog!

  • TheOrganicKind

    Ah, thank you so much for this chance! I have a sample of rsw005 and use it sparingly as to enjoy it and make it last! I love the scent and of course I love it even more so bc it’s natural. Love you and your blog! Xoxo

    • Thank you for your kind words, and good luck with the giveaway :)

  • 1chynna

    Liked on Fb Gabriela Aguilar Follow on IG chynna_gaby thak you for the opportunity

    • Hi Gabriela, thank you for reading the post and good luck! :)

  • Bambi Organics

    Ciao bellezza che bel profumo!
    Ho appena partecipato al give ❤ incrocio le dita.

    Grazie mille!!!

    • Ciao teso, buona fortuna! E’ davvero, davvero stupendo. Molto delicato e non troppo femminile. Io lo adoro! Tanti baci :)

      • Bambi Organics

        Speriamo bene allora! È da un po che lo punto (come quello di Lina, Satori!!) insomma troppo belli questi profumi di Lurk..peccato non sii troviamo in europa.
        Va bene se mi trasferisco per un po da te?? Hahaha

        Un bacione enorme amore ❤❤❤

  • I’ve been reluctant to try natural perfume as I’ve had bad experiences with a few. Didn’t smell good at all. But this sounds real promising and the packaging is divine

    • Hi Rowie, this is one of my favorites, so I am really biased when I say it’s a great one to try. What have you tried so far? Which notes do you prefer in a personal fragrance?

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  • Amy

    Has a winner been announced yet?

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