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Realist by Contradictions in ILK
Extrait de Parfum
Pairs with Fantasist (see below for layering guide)
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Yuzu and Pepper
Middle Notes: Marine (Sea Notes), Petitgrain, Cedar Wood, Rose and Black Tea
Base Notes: Vetiver, Everlasting Flower (Immortelle), Amber, Incense and Hinoki Wood
"Inspired by the ancient Buddhist incense ceremonies in Japan. This scent story follows a monk’s journey up a mountain and captures his enlightened spirit as the moon slips away giving rise to morning. Exploring the olfactory passage from cold night to daybreak and the effect it has on the smell of the crisp mountain air, forest trees, and the few belongings he’s brought with him - including a yuzu and his incense for prayer.
Japanese yuzu citrus invigorated by fresh transparent ozonic notes, tickled by vetiver, pepper and black tea then crispened by the clearness of cedar and the creamy lemon of hinoki woods. A cleansing scent for the soul and sharpener for the mind.
Have a look at Realist's contradicting paired scent, Fantasist. 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."
FANTASIST & REALIST:
"We recommend layering Realist over Fantasist for a greener fresh scent. Or the other way around if you like things fruity."