Excelsis has launched Benedictus, a new fragrance in honor of Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood:
Doctor Frederick Hass, founder of Excelsis, created this fragrance appropriately with linden blossom from Benedict's native Germany, frankincense from the Holy Land and bergamot from Italy. The result is subtle and dignified, befitting a man of finely cultivated tastes. Barely perceptible is a nuance of citrus, and as it evolves, a discrete hint of musk. The overall impression is one of understated elegance. A slightly astringent and balsamic quality makes it a soothing and refreshing aftershave.
Excelsis Benedictus is available in Eau de Cologne, size unknown, for $27, and can be purchased at the Excelsis website. (via press release)