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Cape Heartache Fragrance


We can't tell you about the scent without telling you the idea behind it. Here goes: Josh Meyer makes a perfume inspired by the rugged country in the Pacific Northwest. Then he invents a backstory around it, imagining that he has created a perfume based on a book by a famous author—when, in reality, Meyer himself is the creator of the whole thing. And now you understand the concept behind Portland-based Imaginary Authors, a deliciously inventive house that is a creative mashup of olfactory, literary, and graphical arts. Cape Heartache, the anticipated new release from Imaginary Authors, covers new territory for the line in the form of a deep, woodsy Pacific Northwest scent that captures the melancholy of lost love. A surprising interlude of strawberry hides among the cedar trees like memories that become sweeter only when you know they are lost forever. "If you are looking for the pieces of a broken heart," our imaginary author Philip Sava says, "you might try rifling through the twigs and needles on the forest floor." Notes include douglas fir, pine resin, western hemlock, vanilla leaf, strawberry, old growth, and mountain fog. Learn more in the Cape Heartache How to Smell guide.
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