ILK Virtuous & Libertine 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. A divine scent in the truest sense, Virtuous is inspired by a walk through the fragrant and aromatic herb gardens of a monastery in the hilltops of Tuscany. It captures the sensory stillness that comes from escaping the heat of the day by pushing open the heavy wooden doors and stepping into the old church with its damp stone walls, leather bound books and incense still lingering from morning mass. Aromatic top notes of thyme, watery basil and wormwood give way to a heart of sage, lily, violet and stone steps. A base of oakwood and moss is enveloped in ancient incense and worn leather to round out this rich and aromatic unisex Fougère extrait de parfum that lingers in the mind and connects with the soul. Libertine is a scent inspired by an encounter with the most famous libertine of them all, Giacomo Casanova, and pays homage to a quirk that he believed was fundamental to his allure - leather underwear infused with rose water and civet! You can smell his favourite tipple of orgeat cordial in the bitter almond, orange flower and brandy notes that will tickle your lips and nose, as well as your other senses. Lacking in moral principles, a sense of responsibility or sexual restraint, dare you be in Casanova’s presence? This devilishly dark and spicy scent starts out with top notes of bitter orange and beeswax soaked in cognac before giving way to a heart of dusky dark rose, spicy cumin, deep saffron and orange flower. A base of leather, amber and dark woods rounds out this unisex citrusy Woody-Leather extrait de parfum that is only for the bold and spirited. Layer Libertine over Virtuous for a more intense hit of brandy and orange, or flip for a softer projection of stone and rose with a heady aromatic edge.