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Libertine by Contradictions in ILK
Extrait de Parfum
Pairs with Virtuous (see below for layering guide)
Top Notes: Bitter Orange, Cognac and Beeswax
Middle Notes: Bitter Orange Flower (Orange Blossom), Dark Rose, Cumin and Saffron
Base Notes: Casanova Leather, Amber and Dark Woods
"This scent story is set in a palazzo in Venice, home to Cassanova - the most famous libertine of all time. Lacking in moral principles, a sense of responsibility or sexual restraint - dare you be in his presence?
You can smell his favourite tipple of cordial orgeat - the bitter almond, orange flower and brandy tickle your lips and nose, as well as your other senses. There’s an intoxicating smell of gunpowder from the duelling pistols wistfully intermingling with the beeswax candles. With one hand you might pass him a single rose, with the other remove your mask and dash it into the canal below.
Dusky dark rose soaked in cognac and bitter orange flower, teased with soft worn leather, hot wax, spicy cumin, deep saffron and held down by amber and dark woods. Not for the faint of heart, but for the bold of spirit.
Have a look at Libertine's contradicting paired scent, Virtuous. Each pair is harmoniously crafted so that each highlights and subdues certain qualities of the other to create a unique third or fourth scent depending on which way round you layer.
50ml Extrait De Parfum, 20% Oil Concentrate, cruelty free, unisex, and ecologically responsible."
A GUIDE TO LAYERING BY CONTRADICTIONS IN ILK:
"Be the artist of your own scent story.
We want the way you apply, wear and enjoy scent to be a more personal experience. So we started with you, and sought to create a range that captures the different facets of your personality.
You're not static or one dimensional - so neither are we. Our scents are created to be adaptable depending on your mood, environment or caprice! Layering our scents is the easiest way to achieve this.
Our 8 unisex scents comprise of 4 layerable matching pairs with each pair featuring contradictory but uniquely harmonious perfumes. If you choose to layer you can achieve a third or even fourth scent depending on which way round you layer them.
Below is our recommendation on which scents to layer and how. Or you may want to find your own secret combination across the range - perhaps try our discovery set to find out!
So whilst the two opposite scents have been specially crafted to enhance and subdue different facets of the other for a unique and rich experience, don't forget they’re definitely equally wearable alone."
LIBERTINE & VIRTUOUS:
"Why not dabble with layering Libertine over Virtuous for a more intense hit of brandy and orange. Alternatively, flip the layer for a softer projection of stone and rose. The difference in layering is more subtle with this pair so we also suggest multi spritzing Virtuous on top for a heady aromatic edge."