Contradictions in Ilk – Libertine


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.


Returns: 14 Days


Materials: All of the materials are sourced from within the UK.


Production: Contradictions in Ilk has worked closely with their UK factories in Doncaster and Leicester for years.


Use: All of their fragrances have been safety and stability tested. They have a shelf life of 36 months from opening. All fragrances have a recommended life span of 6 years from point of manufacture.


Disposal:  Once you have finished with your fragrance, it is recommended that you recycle the bottle.


Responsibility:  Contradictions in Ilk are committed to PETA as well as World Land Trust, where they support the preservation of 20,000 hectares of Vietnam’s tropical rainforest. All products are cruely free and not tested on animals.


50ml Extrait De Parfum, 20% Oil Concentrate, cruelty free, unisex, and ecologically responsible.

T: Bitter Orange, Cognac, Wax

M: Bitter Orange Flower, Dark Rose, Cumin, Saffron

B: Casanova Leather, Amber, Dark Woods


Alcohol denat, parfum, limonene, hydroxycitronellal, geraniol, linalool, citronellol, cinnamal, eugenol, isoeugenol, citral, cinnamyl alcohol, benzyl cinnamate, farnesol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl alcohol.

If you are not fully happy with the goods you have received, you can return them to us within 14 days of receipt, providing they are in original resalable condition.

Once returned you will be entitled to receive an exchange or a refund, which will not include the cost of the original postage and packaging. We are not able to refund or exchange items that appear to have been worn, washed, or are not in original condition.

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