Pope Benedict has something of a reputation for style. He’s been seen wearing Gucci sunglasses and his red Prada loafers earned him the title of “Accessorizer” of the Year by Esquire.
Now the Pope has his own scent. An Italian perfume maker was commissioned by the Vatican to create the custom cologne. The exact formula is top secret but it’s rumored to have hints of lime, verbena and grass — reflecting the pontiffs love of nature.
Serving mass as an altar boy when I was young the only scent I remember in church was the smell of the incense that I carried at major religious ceremonies. As a Catholic I still expected my Pope to smell like a delicate combination of frankincense and myrrh.
Here he is with his Prada loafers!