The Heart of Peace is an ode to a utopian world, a world where we can all live in harmony despite our differences. This is not a fragrance inspired by material wealth and power, as the gold may indicate, in fact, quite the opposite – the notion that true wealth lies in peace, kindness and respect. Those with a heart of gold are the truly wealthy ones.
This perfume wraps us up in a warm and comforting cocoon. The warm milk accord feels calming and nurturing – which makes sense, since milk is the first nutrient we all receive. Our mother’s milk knows no barriers, no class, it’s universal.
The fragrance also contains saffron, the glorious golden spice that has been treasured and traded since ancient times. Renowned for its preciousness, saffron represents that what is precious cannot always be given a monetary value.
Top: Peppercorn, Cardamom, Cinnamon
Middle: Warm Milk, Saffron, Rose Oil. Peach
Base: Cedarwood, Musks, Australian Sandalwood
HOW IT WEARS
The Gold Heart opens with sparkly spices that after a little time on the skin are absorbed by the creamy warm milk, golden saffron, slightly sweet peach and rose oil. The dry down is a soft, smooth, creamy, slightly spicy scent that lasts well, sitting close to the skin for around 8 hours.
The Heart of Peace is the perfect fragrance to wear if you want to feel grounded and at ease. While the warm milk accord doesn’t replicate the smell of warm exactly, it helps to evoke the feeling of drinking a cup of warm milk, fragranced by chai spices perhaps. A mellow fragrance that’s easy to wear, and enjoyable the entire time.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Born in Australia, made in France, Map of the Heart was conceived by partners Sarah Blair and Jeffrey Darling. Sarah a film producer and Jeffrey a film director, the brand was formed using film methodology, with a focus on the potent imagery fragrance can elicit. After calling in a team of experts to formulate the scents, the seven-part line came to life.
Each Map of the Heart fragrance comes straight from the heart, taking the wearer on a journey of emotion, memory, and sensation. From pure joy, to lightness, love or aching darkness and desire – our heart is our essence. By mapping it with scent and colour, we can explore what it is that makes our heart beat.
Created by renowned designer Pierre Dinand, the anatomical heart bottles aim to convey the notion that everything that comes from the heart is true and unique. This is the real heart, not a pretty, romanticised heart.
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.
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