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This April, You Can Smell Just Like Grace Coddington

The editor is releasing her first fragrance — and the bottle is shaped like a cat, of course.
Grace Coddington at Proenza Schouler's fall 2016 show. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Grace Coddington at Proenza Schouler's fall 2016 show. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Since scaling back her creative director role at Vogue, Grace Coddington already has a slew of outside projects in the works. There's the film adaption of her memoir and a book on her career since 2002, which will be published in the fall by Phaidon, and soon, Coddington will be releasing a fragrance in collaboration with Comme des Garçons. 

We reached out to Comme des Garçons and are waiting to hear back on more details, but according to Vogue, the fragrance is called Grace by Grace Coddington and will be released on April 19 exclusively at Dover Street Market. The influential art director and Interview Editorial Director Fabien Baron has designed the bottle, which was aptly based on one of Coddington's quirky cat sketches. The final product is less cartoonish than, say, Katy Perry's feline version, but we're talking about a fragrance developed by a woman whose creative career spans six decades. Of course you'll want to display this vintage-style product on your vanity set.

Most importantly, what does it smell like? "Amber crystal-spiked Moroccan rose absolute," along with peach blossom and white musk. Coddington tells Vogue that it's mainly inspired by her vivid memories of roses — her mother's garden and the Floris perfume named Red Rose that she wore during her very early modeling days. If you've ever wanted to get inside the editor's head, this may be your best chance yet.

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