The Curmudgeon


Thursday, March 15, 2012

An Unforgettable Olfactory Message

The Pontiff of Paedophilia has struck another blow against crass materialism by commissioning a custom-blended cologne from Silvana Casoli, who in the past has concocted smells for pop singers and the king of Spain. Casoli was brought to the sixteenth Daddy Goodspeak's attention when she supplied fragrances for Catholic pilgrims travelling Buñuel's Milky Way to Santiago de Compostela. Local functionaries slipped a few samples into their cassocks and presented them to the boss, whose elaborate outfits are known, courtesy of the papal press agents, to exude his reverence for tradition rather than reeking of hypocrisy. Casoli, who claims that her works "leave an unforgettable olfactory message for him and her", stated that she would never repeat the pope's formula for another customer, so any of the pious who hope to indulge in some odorous emulation will have to content themselves with the usual Vatican fragrances; at least until the Reverend Blair can boil up a credible imitation.


  • At 6:56 am , Anonymous TheJudge said...

    In Blair's case, it might be "Charnel No.5".

    (I can't claim credit for that one: the late Philip Oakes used it as a one-line review for the film "The Sweet Smell Of Success", and this was too good a chance to miss).

  • At 7:22 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    To borrow from John Cleese, "do I detect the scent of burning martyr?"


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