French niche line Jardins D’Écrivains has launched Junky, a new unisex fragrance inspired by Beat generation writer William Burroughs. Burrough's novel Junkie (also published as Junky) was a semi-autobiographical account of his life as a heroin addict.
This fragrance points to the analogous experience of olfactory addiction. Perfume has the power to take us to a higher plane and really influences our behavior. Perfume reveals something intimate to others but also to the person wearing it.
This is a complex, unique fragrance. There are three key phases in its development: the top notes include the subtlest hint of fresh hemp. The mysterious middle notes bring in the creamy scents of gardenia, iris and violet, which then mingle with the dry-wood base notes of cashmeran, cedar, and cade, softened by the frankincense and sweet myrrh resins and the aroma of Javanese vetiver.
Additional notes include rosewood, galbanum and moss.
Jardins D’Écrivains Junky can be found now at Beautyhabit, in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $110.
Update: see a review of Junky.