Holygrace is not a new perfume (it came out a few years ago) but it's new to my collection so it's getting a review. It has a cute backstory. Holygrace is one of two perfumes made by COMME des GARÇONS for Jun Takahashi's label Undercover. It's inspired by and named after a series of amazing and kind of petrifying dolls Takahashi's created called Graces. They were crafted from things like wool, lace, pearls and light globes and look like deceptively friendly Edwardian alien teddybears.
So how does it smell? It starts with a warm, powdery spicy-sweetess and eventually settles down into a creamy vanilla and ginger vibe. The makers describe it as “a perfume of elegance, soap freshness and poison with notes of bergamot, pink pepper, purple ginger, cardamom, jasmine, incense, broom, red pepper, vanilla, amber, vetiver and styrax."
Like most of the COMME des GARÇONS scents it has a synthetic quality but I like the idea of wearing something that has no natural equivalent and Holygrace is constructed in a way that makes it a positive.