Contradictions in Ilk Discovery Set

£40
 

Dare to explore your inner self via Contradictions in Ilk, the NEW NICHE fragrance house behind this enchanting collection of UNISEX fragrances, which is inspired by human nature. We think they’re something truly different – and FAB…

This collection beckons you to ‘go within’ and celebrate your complexities, through scent. Face up to dark and provocative thoughts by spritzing yourself in the spicy Oriental Devious, with rousing notes of amaretto and cherry liqueur. If you find yourself reminiscing over the days of endless daydreaming and unrequited love as a lovesick teenager, allow yourself to be transported by the aromatic Infatuated. And brace your senses for the Fantasist, inspired by an alluring evening at the circus with whirling notes of coffee, cannabis and grapefruit.

However you’re feeling today, Contradictions in Ilk have you covered with this captivating Discovery set of EIGHT cruelty-free and planet-friendly 2ml extrait de parfums

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

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Devious

Devious

Devious

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  ORIENTAL SPICY
TOP NOTES:  bergamot, bitter almond, amaretto
HEART NOTES:  cherry liqueur, cyanide, chambord, nutmeg
BASE NOTES:  cardamom, tonka, vanilla, sandalwood

Inspired by the poisonous effect you can have on your own mind when over indulging in dark and devious thoughts with notes of rich amaretto and cherry liquor, met with spiced bergamot and bitter almonds to cut through the sweetness. Warming notes of nutmeg and cardamom compliment a soothing base of sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean. X

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Fantasist

Fantasist

Fantasist

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  FLORIENTAL
TOP NOTES:  grapefruit, cannabis, pink peppercorn, apple
HEART NOTES:  jasmine, coffee
BASE NOTES:  tonka bean, incense, musk, pink praline

Whisk your senses away and prepare to be dazzled for an evening at the circus with sparkling notes of grapefruit, pink peppercorns and apple, with dancing curls of cannabis. A warming pull of coffee and heady jasmine at the heart accompanied by a rich base of cedarwood, incense and animalistic musk. A fantasia of delectable treats and mystical promises from distant and otherworldly lands. X

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Infatuated

Infatuated

Infatuated

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  WOODY AROMATIC
TOP NOTES:  pepper, apple blossom, pear, custard
HEART NOTES:  juniper, saffron, cedarwood, lavender, wet grass accord, rubber accord
BASE NOTES:  amber, frankincense, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, tonka bean, oudh

An ode to the all-consuming feeling and whirring thoughts of a love-lorn teenager endlessly daydreaming with uplifting notes of apple blossom, pear and pepper with an aromatic heart of lavender, juniper and saffron, sat upon a woody base of oudh, amber, sandalwood and frankincense. X

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Libertine

Libertine

Libertine

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  WOODY LEATHER
TOP NOTES:  bitter orange, cognac, wax
HEART NOTES:  orange flower, rose, cumin, saffron
BASE NOTES:  leather, dark woods, amber

Set in a palazzo in Venice, home to Cassanova - the most famous libertine of all time, you can smell his favourite tipple of 'cordial orgeat' in this fragrance with dusky dark rose soaked in cognac and bitter orange flower, with notes of vigorous leather, hot wax, spicy cumin, deep saffron and held down by amber and dark woods. X

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Nonchalant

Nonchalant

Nonchalant

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  FLORAL MUSK
TOP NOTES:  orange, pepper, raspberry, pink berries
HEART NOTES:  cinnamon, geranium, rose, cistus, violet, orange blossom, brandy
BASE NOTES:  patchouli, musk, frankincense, vanilla, benzoin

Inspired by Josephine Baker - the first black film star, world renowned dancer, bisexual, wartime spy and American expat living in Paris - who is still the epitome of timeless, glamorous cool. Embody Josephine in this dramatic floral fragrance with a bouquet of rose, geranium, violet and orange blossom with notes of warming brandy over a base of musk, patchouli, frankincense and vanilla. X

Contradictions in Ilk

Realist

Realist

Realist

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  WOODY FRESH
TOP NOTES:  bergamot, lemon, yuzu, pepper
HEART NOTES:  marine, petitgrain, cedarwood, rose, black tea
BASE NOTES:  vetiver, everlasting flower, amber, incense, hinoki wood

Follow a monk’s journey up a mountain and capture his enlightened spirit by inhaling the smell of the crisp mountain air and forest trees with fresh notes of yuzu, pepper, bergamot and lemon, over an aromatic heart of black tea, rose, cedarwood with energising ozonic notes, against a base of vetiver, incense, amber and hinoki wood. A cleansing scent for the soul and sharpener for the mind. X

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Sincere

Sincere

Sincere

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  ORIENTAL
TOP NOTES:  peach nectar, milk, ginger blossom
HEART NOTES:  ylang ylang, orris, ambrette
BASE NOTES:  saffron, amber, coconut musk

Inspired by the sincerity of a mother’s love, this balmy fragrance opens with notes of sweet peach nectar, ginger blossom and soothing milk, which are grounded by a heart of warming ambrette, ylang ylang and orris over a base of saffron, amber and creamy coconut musk. X

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Virtuous

Virtuous

Virtuous

2ml extrait de parfum

FAMILY:  FOUGERE AROMATIC
TOP NOTES:  basil, thyme, wormwood
HEART NOTES:  stone, sage, lily, violet
BASE NOTES:  incense, oakwood, moss, worn leather

Inspired by the words of Dante 'Beauty awakens the soul to act'. Transport your soul to a beautiful herb garden in the Tuscan countryside via aromatic notes of thyme, sage and basil which are graced with sacred violet, grounded with stone, oakwood and moss. Enveloped in ancient incense and leather. A divine scent in the truest sense. X

Ilk is an ancient Scottish word which translates to ‘the essence of who you are’, Contradictions in Ilk refers to the contradictions we experience as humans on a daily basis. This niche house understands that we are complex beings, and that we do not always feel one emotion at one time. So express yourself and have fun with layering these intriguing fragrances…

Devious – inspired by the poisonous effect you can have on your own mind when over-indulging in dark and devious thoughts

Fantasist – a fantasia of delectable treats and mystical promises from distant and otherworldly lands

Infatuated – an ode to the all-consuming feeling and whirring thoughts of a lovelorn teenager endlessly daydreaming of unrequited love

Libertine – imagining a palazzo in Venice, home to Casanova – the most famous libertine of all time, with a note evoking his favourite exotic tipple, known as ‘cordial orgeat’

Nonchalant – inspired by Josephine Baker, the first black film star, world renowned dancer, bisexual, wartime spy and American expat living in Paris, who is still the epitome of timeless, glamorous cool

Realist – follow a monk’s journey up a mountain and capture his enlightened spirit by inhaling the smell of the crisp mountain air and forest trees

Sincere – inspired by the sincerity of a mother’s love

Virtuous – taking its inspiration from the words of Dante: ‘Beauty awakens the soul to act’

Each full-size fragrance is priced £118 for 50ml extrait de parfum

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