At Italian perfumer has produced a perfume especially for the Holy Father. The Daily Telegraph reports here. The expert says it was very difficult and she almost gave up. I would have thought it was quite easy--just take the fragrances of various incense types and you'd have something suitably ecclesiastical.
What got me is that she attempted to produce a fragrance that reflected the Holy Father's personality and theological position. What?? It got me thinking what sort of fragrances might reflect my personality and theological position.
I'm for cordite, incense and the mustiness of old books.