Cape Heartache

Brand: Imaginary Authors

Scent Description:

Douglas Fir, Pine Resin, Western Hemlock, Vanilla Leaf, Strawberry, Old Growth, Mountain Fog

“If you are looking for the pieces of a broken heart, you might try rifling through the twigs and needles on the forest floor.”

-Philip Sava

Cape Heartache is the lone American contribution to Philip Sava’s wildly popular series of exploration novels. It is based loosely on an expedition he made to the Pacific Northwest as a teenager in 1881 and is generally regarded as the most candid of his works. Revolving around a homestead he built in a coastal grove of old growth trees, the novel documents his romance with a young woman who was a descendent of the Nehalem Indian Tribe. It’s themes of leaving the familiar and finding comfort and solace in a new place still resonate today.

WHEN TO WEAR: For any new adventure including, but not limited to, beach bonfires, first dates, party crashing, or simply barhopping alone on a rainy night. Like a scarf, wear Cape Heartache in the fall and winter and observe how people gravitate to your warmth.

4 thoughts on “Cape Heartache”

  1. This is a blast of pine. If you’ve ever chopped down pine trees and gotten needles and sap stuck in your hair, or if, bored as a child, you rubbed spruce tips between your fingers until they disintegrated, you’ll remember this smell. I don’t think I would know there was supposed to be strawberry in this if I hadn’t read the description. There’s certainly an underlying sweetness, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it strawberry.

  2. The strawberry note is super fake. I know what the heavenly scent of fresh, ripe strawberries smells like, and this is in no way it. I read someone else say that it’s reminiscent of maybe strawberry-flavored chapstick, and I completely agree. This isn’t to say I didn’t like the scent. It’s a very interesting scent, and I continue to waffle between “hmmmm, this is nice” and “ehh plasticky chapstick”. It’s not a cold scent for me. It’s warm and interesting. This scent is strong and long-lasting.

  3. This is a really lovely, fresh, very vaguely nutty pine scent. I don’t get a distinguishable strawberry note, but it adds a little bit of sweetness.

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