Ever wondered how you could rock a skin-tight, cleavage-grazing, rip-roaring, tons-of-fun animal-print outfit without looking like you just stepped out of a horrible 80’s music video?! Well, listen up ladies! Ponder no more, because ESSENCE has got you covered (as always), and in all the right places too!

Our bad-ass, TV-champ Mrs. Cookie Lyon (played by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson) on Fox’s acclaimed hit show Empire proves week-after-week that you can be as bold as you want, wear whatever trends you love and still play hard ball with the toughest of tough dudes (aka her ex-husband on the show, Lucious Lyon- played by Terrence Howard).

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Tons of fabulous clothing styles are displayed on the show, but the one trend that stands out the most, is Cookie’s obsession with animal-prints! Whether it’s a cheetah-print or leopard-print fur coat, or a safari-inspired dress or snake-skin shoes, Cookie always comes across the screen in something animal-esque and ready-to-roar — and we hear her loud-and-clear!

In addition to the show’s groundbreaking fashion trends, there’s been a heightened sense of awareness about all things Empire, and along with that awareness comes endorsements and licensing deals. For this holiday season, Fox has commissioned a set of fragrances to be sold for fans of the show. Teaming up with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, Simon

James London — a boutique fragrance agency — has created two extraordinary new fragrances, Lyon’s Truth (for women), and Lyon’s Legacy (for men), inspired by the show’s epic family dynasty, The Lyons!

SHOP THE LOOK: Cookie Lyon’s Monster-Style

So not only can you be inspired to dress like your favorite Lyon, you can also smell like them too! Happy hunting!

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