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The World's First Scratch 'n' Sniff Holy Card
Contact: Fred Hass, 888-357-3957; Hank Sandbach,707-938-2933

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- While supplies last, Excelsis is once again offering one of these historic, collectible holy cards free with each individual purchase of The Popes Cologne.

In 2009 Excelsis created the world's first Scratch 'n' Sniff holy card imbued with the fragrance of the private cologne of Pope Pius IX. The holy card commemorates the life and work of the 19th Century Roman Catholic Pope, Blessed Pius IX and contains a "scratch 'n' sniff" tab scented with the authentic fragrance of His Holiness's personal cologne.

The Pope's Cologne is a refreshing aftershave and has become a popular gift item. Thousands of bottles of have been sold across the United States and worldwide. The Pope's Cologne, as well as "Francis" and "Benedictus," created to honor those popes, are available online (www.ThePopesCologne.com) and at gift shops within the National Cathedrals in Washington and Baltimore.

The Pope's Cologne was the subject of a "CBS Sunday Morning" segment during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. The video is available for viewing on the website.

To obtain the free holy card simply purchase The Pope's Cologne at
www.ThePopesCologne.com or

(Note to reporters: To view and obtain artwork for Pope Pius IX Holy Card go to www.thepopescologne.com. Click on "Free Holy Card.")