Time for my favorite autumn fragrance to poke its head out. Cape Heartache is a beautiful fragrance that blends pine, fir, and strawberries to create the perfect isolated forest sanctuary most people dream of visiting some day. While it took me a bit to warm up to A City On Fire, this fragrance tickled my fancy immediately. Opening up with a strong blast of fir and pine needles, you’re immediately transported to a conifer woods. Shortly after that opening, strawberry enters the fray to sweeten up the experience before they balance out together with some woody notes to create a smooth blend that makes you feel like you’ve just woken up in a freshly oiled log cabin. The needle notes preventing the strawberry from becoming too cloying and sweet. There’s apparently a vanilla note present as well but strangely enough I don’t really pick it up at all. I would say that in my collection right now that this is the ying to Silver Mountain Water’s yang. I say this because while they both remind me of the experience of being deep in a forest, Cape Heartache is more like just walking through that forest while Silver Mountain Water would be like walking next to a river that passes through it. They still both accomplish their goals as fragrances, but to me I just get a similar vibe from the both of them even though they aren’t similar in scent or composition in the slightest. This fragrance really comes alive in the cold weather and I give it a hearty recommendation, but still try before you buy.