Our Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Imaginary Authors.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
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.
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.
NOTES: Douglas Fir, Pine Resin, Western Hemlock, Vanilla Leaf, Strawberry, Old Growth, Mountain Fog
i was so happy with this purchase ! right off the bat it’s definitely a strong pine forest smell but not overpowering in anyway, with a little sweetness (i’m guessing the strawberry) and i do notice those “mountain fog” notes listed on imaginary authors’ website. it has a really light vanilla scent that comes out much more once it’s been worn for long, and the other reviewers are right about its long lasting scent!!! if you apply too much at first like i did once it’ll be a little too strong but it goes away within an hour :)! with the sweet pine, vanilla-y, hazy cold evening notes it’ll be a go to for me for the winter. i really loved this and will probably be buying more samples til i can save up to justify the $50+ full bottle :D !!!!! i would consider this a pretty safe perfume to buy bigger than the 1ml sample :)
PNW born and raised. F/24. This smells like home. It has incredible longevity, and it will be my new go to winter fragrance. I was nervous about smelling like Febreze but every note is authentic and reminiscent to me. I don’t smell the strawberry, at all. That being said, I am perfectly happy with the fragrance and I do not need the strawberry in order to love it, the multifaceted evergreen notes are perfect for me.
This is a pleasant, outdoorsy scent. Right up front it gives you a big hit of evergreen, woody and resinous. The berry sweetness takes the lead a little while later as the wood fades out. If you want to smell like a hazy summer afternoon in the Olympic National Forest, this is the closest thing to it I've ever come across.
Not my kind of fragrance at all, even though it was described with a collection of interesting notes. I was especially excited for the coniferous and other woody notes, but I didn’t get them. Everything was smeared in a sweet but thin incense. The sweetness originally attended the artificial strawberry, but even the strawberry disintegrated into cheap, chalky, sweet incense. 2 stars because it had decent longevity, for those who may like this fragrance, otherwise it would be 1 star.