Imaginary Authors

Cape Heartache



Warming | Forest | Strawberry Creme

“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

The Story: 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. Its themes of leaving the familiar and finding comfort and solace in a new place still resonate today.

A scent that's as cosy as a cabin in the woods, which suitably, is the inspiration behind Imaginary Authors' Cape Heartache.

The soothing, woody tranquility of Douglas fir balsam is met with an unexpected note of strawberry, and then vanilla's sweet richness joins in. The strawberry comes and goes throughout the heart of the fragrance, as if it's hiding amongst the green forest that the fir provides.
Cape Heartache is a truly unique scent and whilst it's a quirky fragrance, it delivers on its promise of comfort.

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.

Top Notes: Strawberry, Mountain Fog
Heart NotesDouglas Fir, Pine Resin, Western Hemlock
Base Notes:  Vanilla Leaf, Old Growth


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