ILK Fantasist & Realist Extrait de Parfum Duo Set 2x7.5mlRegular price £58.00 Save £-58.00
Contradictions In ILK is a niche fragrance house with a collection of 8 layerable unisex scents comprising 4 layerable matching pairs, each pair featuring contradictory but uniquely harmonious perfumes inspired by an emotion or personality trait. They provide the wearer with the option to apply their favourite scent individually or combine the two to amazing effect for a unique third and fourth scent. For layering purposes, the two opposite scents have been specially crafted to enhance and subdue different facets of the other, to create a unique and complexly rich experience for the wearer and those lucky enough to be close. Fantasist invites you to pull back the heavy silk curtain and take a seat for an enchanted night at the circus. Prepare to feast your eyes on the extraordinary, the inexplicable and the dazzling. It captures the coffee and cannabis passed round the performers sitting out by their billowing fire as the heat and greasepaint rises and warms the nearby scent of soft hay from the animal pens. At the top you’ll find grapefruit, pink peppercorn and juicy, tart apple alongside a head-turning waft of cannabis. The warming pull of coffee and Arabian jasmine in the heart leads on to a base of tonka bean, pink praline, mystical incense and animalistic musk, rounding out this unisex Floriental fantasia of delectable treats and mystical promises from distant and otherworldly lands. Inspired by the ancient Buddhist incense ceremonies in Japan, Realist evokes a monk’s quest to achieve enlightenment and follows him up a mountain as the moon slips away and night gives way to a brand new day. It explores the olfactory passage from cold night to daybreak and the effect it has on the smell of the crisp mountain air, the forest trees and the few belongings the monk has with him, including a yuzu and his prayer incense. Bright top notes of bergamot, lemon, yuzu and pepper are invigorated by fresh transparent ozonic notes in the heart of petitgrain, marine accord, rose, black tea and cedarwood. A base of vetiver, everlasting flower, amber, incense and the creamy lemon of hinoki wood rounds out this invigorating unisex Woody-Fresh extrait de parfum that is a cleansing scent for the soul and sharpener for the mind. Layer Fantasist over Realist for a greener, fresh scent or the other way around if you like things fruity.