Do you want to smell like a rotting old Pope? Well, you’re in luck, because a California-based company claims to have obtained the recipe for Pope Pius IX’s favorite scent:
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 imagine there’s also a hint of sacrilege.