Pope perfume

March 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

I don’t quite know what to say here, so I’ll just report the facts.  I’ve recently  learned that the current Pope (who does not take a vow of poverty, unlike Catholic nuns) has paid to have a special cologne created for him:

Italian celebrity perfume-maker Silvana Casoli, has created her most heavenly scent yet for a very special client, Pope Benedict XVI. Known for creating a number of perfumes that can be used by both men and women with names like Chocolat Bambola (Chocolate doll) and Vanilla Bourbon, Casoli has designed unique fragrances for famous personalities like Madonna and Sting. 

Stranger than fiction, right? Wouldn’t you think that there are better things to spend money on?  And it’s just for the Pope:

Unlike other perfumes, the scent won’t be sold to the public and is to only be worn by the Pope, explains Italian newspaper Il Messaggero.

I’m not the only one to find the story about Pope-cologne puzzling.  Michael Morris, author of a website titled Funmentionables, has written an article he titled, “The Old Pope Smell,” in which he pulls out quite a few Bible verses that mention perfume.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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