The Black Heart, otherwise known as The Heart of Darkness is journey of inner emotions, reaching the edge, going beyond our limits. Journeying into the unknown self, a pause between heart beats. The journey into a dark forest is dangerous and intimidating, yet it is one of transformation. You’ll come out another version of yourself – stronger and more powerful after confronting these shadows. While creating this scent, Sarah took a photo on her property in NSW. It was an image of blackened trees after a bushfire, ash scattered throughout, yet the sliver of a ray of sun reflecting. Mysterious and temping, this image was also used as inspiration for the scent of the dark forest. The terrifying yet also beautiful Australian bush fires – destructive and violent then also regenerative. The transformation, the rebirth after a fire in nature.
Top: Bergamot, Brazilian Orange, Eucalyptus
Middle: Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cinnamon
Base: Smoky Wood Accord, Australian Sandalwood
HOW IT WEARS
The Black Heart is a gorgeous woody scent with a smoky sparkle. It is strong and earthy, there is a fair but of Eucalyptus which gives us a real Australiana bush vibe. The wear is great – we generally get around 8 hours.
We love the smoky, dry woody feel of this scent. Almost like a wonderful smoky whiskey, The Black Heart is dry woods, but bright and smoky at the same time. A really unique scent and a great addition to the fragrance wardrobe for any earthy fragrance lovers.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Map of the Heart is the journey inside our emotions. Everything comes from the heart. From pure joy, to lightness, love or aching darkness and desire – it is our essence. Through mapping our heart with scent and colour we can explore what makes our heart beat.
Conceived in Australia by partners Sarah Blair and Jeffrey Darling, Map of the Heart came to life in France. Sarah, a film producer and Jeffrey a film director, Map of the Heart was created using the same methodology of a film. Calling in a team of experts to work together to create a line of 7 scents that explore the different dimensions of our heart.
The incredible bottle design of the anatomical heart is a direct link to the message that everything that comes from the heart is true and unique. This is the real heart, not a pretty heart. Created by the renowned Pierre Dinand, this bottle creates a connection.
From the heart of freedom, to the heart of darkness to the heart of love, Map of the Heart takes us on an olfactory journey unlike any other brand. Map of the Heart is the heart beat of scent.