The Smell of Infallibility

Dr. Fred Hass of San Rafael, California found a recipe for the perfume worn by Pope Pius IX in a limited-edition 1963 cookbook. On a whim, he whipped some up in his kitchen and was quite pleased with the result: "Surprisingly fresh, with notes of citrus and violet." Soon he went into business producing and selling the stuff, which he markets as The Pope's Cologne.

Some details about Pope Pius IX: He had the longest reign in Church history, from 1846 to 1878. During his reign the First Vatican Council decreed that Popes were infallible. He defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. And he was a very nice smelling man.

(Thanks to Prof. Music!)
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 21, 2009
     Category: Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

I always thought something smelled about the church.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/21/09 at 12:44 PM
At least it doesn't smell like artificial deer piss!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/21/09 at 12:45 PM
@ Patty ~ very well said. I admire you, I believe that working in a nursing home is indeed heartbreaking. I watched my mom pass after several months in nursing home and I got ot know some of the people working there. Many of them were very caring and gentle people. Several that I went to visit after mom died cried with me..yes, actual tears. And don't even get me started on the catholic church...except to say you're right on and then some..
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 03/23/09 at 03:53 PM
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