Pope Benedict Now Has a Distinct Odor
The Guardian reports today (guardian, pope perfume) that Pope Benedict has commissioned an boutique designer to create a special scent, and for his exclusive use. Notorious for his fussiness about his robes, and never seen in public in anything but the finest tailor made red shoes, the Pope now has his very own smell.
Italian boutique perfume maker Silvana Casoli, who has previously created scents for customers including Madonna, Sting and King Juan Carlos of Spain, was charged with the awesome responsibility of creating the scent.
Casoli told the Guardian that she has agreed to a "pact of secrecy." The Vatican has previously played down reports that the 84-year-old pontiff is a snappy dresser, arguing that his unusual hats, including a red panama, reflect his respect for papal tradition rather than an eye for fashion.
And anyone keen to smell like the pope will be disappointed. "I would not ever repeat the same perfume for another customer," Casoli told the Guardian.
Say what you will, but Papi does know how to act like a Lady.