Realist Sample

  • This is a 2 ml spray sample. Find the full bottle here.  

    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 is invigorated by transparent ozonic notes, while vetiver & black tea align with the clearness of cedar and the creamy lemon of hinoki woods. A cleansing scent for your soul.
  • Ready to contradict? Fantasist’s contradicting paired scent is Realist. Each pair is harmoniously crafted so that each highlights and/or subdues certain qualities of the other to create a unique third or fourth scent, depending on how you layer it. Head over to ILK’s site to learn more about  Layerable Scents . 
  • Notes include bergamot, lemon, yuzu, pepper, marine, petitgrain, cedarwood, rose, black tea, vetiver, everlasting flower, amber, incense, and hinoki wood.

  • For the ultimate in self-expression, ILK  has created a collection of contradictory layerable unisex scents, based on stories inspired by human nature and made to celebrate our many nuances.