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Grace Coddington To Launch New Perfume With Comme Des Garcons

03/02/2016 11:50 EST | Updated 03/02/2016 11:59 EST
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Creative Director of American Vogue, Grace Coddington attends Victor Alfaro collection at the Studio Workshop during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Victor Alfaro Studio on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

Fashion icon Grace Coddington is teaming up with Comme des Garcons to make her debut into the fragrance industry.

The former creative director of Vogue will release "Grace by Grace Coddington" in April, Vogue reports, and the scent will be packaged in an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed bottle.

Featuring an amber crystal-spiked Moroccan rose heart, the fragrance comprises notes of peach blossom and white musk for a gentle floral effect.

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"My mother had a rose garden, and it just never occurred to me to smell like any other smell except rose," the style icon told the publication.

The romantic scent will come in a bottle designed by Fabien Baron, capped by a top depicting the famous Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," dreamt up by Coddington herself.

The news was broken by US Vogue, whose Instagram account published an illustration by Coddington showcasing the chic bottle and incorporating the Alice and Wonderland theme.

The fragrance is a major stepping-stone for Coddington, who stepped down as the creative director of US Vogue in January after more than two decades at the publication. Commenting on her departure at the time, she said: "I'm not running away from Vogue, because it has opened so many doors. But it will be nice to collaborate, and nice to go out [and] give talks to people. It's just another approach. I'm certainly not going into retirement. I don't want to sit around."

A former model, Coddington gained huge popularity after featuring in the 2009 documentary film "The September Issue" alongside American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

"Grace by Grace Coddington" will be available from April 19.

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