Realist 2020

Realist by ILK
Bottle Design Alistair Davies
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Realist is a perfume by ILK for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is fresh-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Mylène Alran

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot LemonLemon YuzuYuzu PepperPepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesMarine notesMarine notes PetitgrainPetitgrain CedarwoodCedarwood RoseRose Black teaBlack tea
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver Everlasting flowerEverlasting flower AmberAmber FrankincenseFrankincense Hinoki woodHinoki wood

Ratings

Scent

5.73 Ratings

Longevity

6.03 Ratings

Sillage

6.03 Ratings

Bottle

8.02 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 22.08.2021.
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Reviews

6.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
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33 Reviews
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A citrus bomb. The love child of bathroom cleaner and fresh linen sheets.
This is without a doubt a hugely refreshing and invigorating fragrance. The blast of citrus in the opening needs some time to settle as it is overwhelming, like being attacked by lemon, yuzu, and bergamot flavoured sunflowers. Suffocating, yet beautiful.

The cedarwood offers a softness in the mid, which is deftly counterbalanced by the dry bitterness of the black tea note.

I have most enjoyed this in the air, or on fabrics. On my skin all I am left with is the citrus notes which turn more and more sour as time passes. In air or on fabric this fragrance seems to have more breath, more room to open up and develop. Unsure as to why. For this reason I wouldn’t say this is a safe full bottle buy.

I received a decent as part of a month subscription to HooHaa (UK Based), and have been using it to scent my sheets (the top and mid notes are great for this), and to scent my second hand books that may have been owned by heavy smokers in that past.

The dry down compliments the smell of book paper (not smokers book paper but new book paper). The woods and earthy grasses and frankincense give the dry down a nice woody warmth which, for me, can not be detected on skin. On skin (after an hour of so) all I get is sour citrus and kitchen floor cleaner. ?
It could be a lovely summer scent, but it doesn’t work for my skin.

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