Carta was founded in 2017 by Heather D’Angelo, a San Francisco-based perfumer, musician (with the band Au Revoir Simone), and ecologist. The dream for Carta originated while she was collecting botanical samples from the Malaysian rainforest as part of her research at Columbia University. After several years of working with plant-based aromatic compounds, she developed an understanding that scent, like music, is a transportative instrument. Both have the arcane power to suspend moments and places in time. The line, named after the Italian word for map, reflects the spirit of linking scent and place.
With Carta, D’Angelo explores the artistry of perfume, influenced by her background in musical composition and scientific inquiry. Rooted in her passion for environmental conservation, D’Angelo’s romance with scents is shaped and driven by a commitment to conscious practices and a desire to share the stories behind Carta’s ingredients.
Dalmatian Coast — 43° North | 17° East
Sundrenched fields of golden blossoms blanket bright coastal cliffs. A heady haze of wildflower honey and caramelized orange peels. Verdant hills traversed by vineyards and olive groves. The memory of the brilliant blue Adriatic.
Dalmatian Coast Immortelle Sunbaked Spices
Wildflower Honey Caramelized Orange Peels Orris & Ambergris
Tambopata Province, Peru — 12° South | 69° West
A riot of plants sweating in the morning sun. The scent of young ginger sweeping through the green canopy. Brewed tea and fresh tobacco leaves. An oncoming thunderstorm and the purifying crispness that follows.
Moena Soaked Moss
Brewed Tea & Tobacco Leaves Redolent Woods