Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Pope's Cologne

I got onto this tip from Dominicanus who suggests buying it for the priest who has everything! It's a website that claims to have re-created the cologne worn by Pope Pius IX in the 19th Century! Here is the exert from the website:
The Pope’s Cologne is a classic Old World cologne made from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). We obtained this formula from descendants of the commander of his Papal Guard and lifelong friend, General Charles Charette. We have followed this complex, exclusive formula meticulously, using the same essential oils that his perfumers used 150 years ago. We believe that we have succeeded in capturing the same fragrance that he and those around him enjoyed so long ago. This is a truly extraordinary cologne with surprising freshness and notes of violet and citrus. We are pleased that you will have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful, historic fragrance. It is an honor for us to be able to produce it and make it available for your pleasure today.
There was an article published about it in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Libby Silvestri said...

I got myself a bottle, and it's simply lovely - truly a spiritual experience! Wore it for New Year's Eve - lots of hugging of friends, you know - and there was much intrigue over The Pope's Cologne.

I typically wear Banana Republic's Classic which is outdoorsy and light. This scent is in the same family AND unisex in my opinion!

What a great gift for anyone with a fascination for history, Papal workings, perfumes, aromatherapy.


indolentserver said...

libby, are you the guy who made it's daughter by any chance?!!