The relationship between the sea and the literature and art it has inspired; Crabtree’s grandfather drew luxury yachts, while his father collected a library of nautical fiction and his own body of tattoos as reference. Notes of black ink dominate throughout this scent, although West Indian rum (spiced with ginger) dilutes the saline stain with sweet heat. Papers lost and found are represented by notes papyrus-like delicacy, the spines of forgotten tomes crackling with the dulcet, dry musk of dark leathers. This familiar dry accord of leather bound books is balanced by the warm, enigmatic notes of vanillic pipe tobacco. Finely finished with dark birch tar and labdanum. Like the packed, small close of a veteran captain’s quarters, Couer De Noir speaks to an endless, insatiable fascination with the sea. Dominating, passionate and full of tangy spice, Coeur De Noir is as fine a reward as any sea faring traveler could wish for--especially when marooned ashore. Dip into this dark heart for a taste of the addictive power of the sea.