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Virtuous by Contradictions in ILK
Extrait de Parfum
Pairs with Libertine (see below for layering guide)
Top Notes: Watery Basil, Thyme and Wormwood
Middle Notes: Stone Steps (Cobblestone), Sage, Lily and Sacred Violet
Base Notes: Ancient Incense, Oak Wood, Moss and Worn Leather
"As Dante once said "Beauty awakens the soul to act" and this virtuous scent is beautiful and stirring in equal measure. Transporting your soul to the bucolic Tuscan countryside where you will follow in the shadow of a Carthusian monk. Breathing in the scent of the aromatic herb garden, cold stone walls, leather bound books and lingering incense. What a curious calm.
Aromatic thyme, sage and wet basil graced with sacred violet, grounded with stone, oakwood and moss. Enveloped in ancient incense and leather. A divine scent in the truest sense.
Have a look at Virtuous's contradicting paired scent, Libertine. 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."