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Cape Heartache (2013)
by Imaginary Authors

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Cape Heartache information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 66 votes)

People and companies

HouseImaginary Authors
PerfumerJosh Meyer

About Cape Heartache

Cape Heartache is a shared / unisex perfume by Imaginary Authors. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Josh Meyer

Reviews of Cape Heartache

Strawberry and old books mixed with smokey pine wood. The dry down becomes more oily and animalic.

Projection and longevity are both very good.
11th November, 2018
Pine, smoke and a honeyed strawberry note. The sweetness and the smoky pine are fighting for many hours to the take the first place and none of them is a clear winner. What I smell in the opening is mostly what I get until the dry down. It goes on Arso's territory with a good effort, but Profumum Roma is better constructed.
24th September, 2018
OK, the strawberry is OVERWHELMING, but not a bad choice for layering. Maybe with Profumum Roma Arso, but too candy-ass by itself.
26th June, 2018
Relatively new to the indie/niche fragrance world and was excited to try this house. Really cool theme and I appreciate the thought that went in to the brand.

I must say I've been really disappointed so far. Got the short story collection and have been trying them out.

Cape Heartache has a very sweet opening. Like a candied strawberry. But it comes off as synthetic, like a little girl's Ring Pop with "strawberry flavor." There is definitely a smoky quality. Like a sweet smoked wood mixed with the strawberry accord. Overall much sweeter and sugary than I expected. Not masculine enough and a hard pass for me.

p.s. I don't know if its the sample vials that I got, but there seems to be a plasticky, sickly-sweet characteristic to a number of the scents which I find extremely off-putting. Smells really cheap and childish.
14th June, 2018 (last edited: 15th June, 2018)
Fire and ice. The chilly greens and clear mountain air feel of conifers combined with wood smoke and the resinous warmth of pine sap demonstrate that this is a trick worth pulling. Recommended for winter with its core of heat and frost-touched crust. Over time an odd player emerges – first, just a juicy sweetness, then something that resembles a candied strawberry. Perceptions of this note weave in and out of the largely coniferous feel of the rest – it should be out of place but somehow isn’t. Like a successful cocktail made of ingredients that nobody thought of mixing together before.
I shouldn’t sing its praises too highly, as it remains a pine dominant scent and if that doesn’t appeal to you, then you’re unlikely to be won over.
13th January, 2018
Cape Heartache:

Paper-
This is a Christmas holiday at a cabin in the thick west coastal woods. It seems early morning or evening, due to a cooling dew like vibe. You have personally walked out through the forest to harvest the tree you will be placing in the entryway and you have brushed against every bit of foliage along the way. There is something very youthful in this strawberry note. More of the childhood memory of strawberry scents, than the note itself. This is the first offering from this house, in which I really noticed that, as opposed to a top, middle, bottom triangle, you can smell the notes individually and together, all at once poured into a candle and lit.

Skin-
This scent does a really great job at evoking the feeling of memory for me. The thing is I don't know exactly what memories they could be. It is so perfectly unisex, and aptly named. I might be remembering a lost love's lip gloss, but she could be remembering a night in the woods under the stars. I am thinking, I hope this as great for everyone else around me as it is for me.
07th August, 2017

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