ILK Infatuated & Nonchalant 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. Infatuated is an ode to all-consuming experience of unattainable love, a momentary olfactory glimpse into the whirring thoughts of a lovelorn teenager unconsciously chewing on the rubber ended pencil, wondering what their teacher’s thinking about right now, what their lips taste like, if they noticed that their fingers nearly touched today. It evokes the lush wet playing fields, the scent of pear and ginger crumble wafting from the kitchens, leather books, a chewed rubber ended pencil and the clinging scent of dark polished wood. Top notes of pepper, apple blossom, pear and custard give way to a heart of juniper, saffron, cedarwood, lavender and a surprising twist of wet grass and a rubber accord. A base of dry amber, frankincense, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, tonka bean and oud rounds out this unisex Woody extrait de parfum that is so good you can almost lick it. Nonchalant is inspired by a woman who carried her numerous accolades and characteristics with all the breeziness for which French women are famous. The first black film star, world renowned dancer, bi-sexual, wartime spy and American expat living in Paris, Josephine Baker is still the epitome of timeless, glamorous cool. This scent transports you to her dressing room where, in a rare moment of lost composure as she hurls her powder puff across the room, you smell the scent rising from a bowl of berries, from an untouched champagne coupe and from the countless bouquets of roses. Even the coolest cat deserves a melodramatic moment. Nonchalant is a celebration of the cool reserve typical of those who can keep the gift of their truest selves for those who deserve it most. Top notes of orange, raspberry, red berries and pepper give way to a floral heart of geranium, rose, cistus, violet and orange blossom alongside nots of cinnamon and brandy. A base of patchouli, musk, olibanum, benzoin and vanilla rounds out this unisex Floral-Musk extrait de parfum that oozes self-assuredness and mystique. Layer Nonchalant on top of Infatuated for a spicy berry twist, or the other way around for a dark wood, ambery finish.