Fashion Friday: A Perfume for the Pope and More Style Scoop

TIME’s Feifei Sun rounds up the brilliant and bizarre from this week in fashion.

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Pope Perfume. Pope Benedict XVI joins a long list of celebrities who’ve had a fragrance made in their honor. The Catholic leader’s cologne is reportedly meant to showcase his love for the animals and forests of his native Germany, but will not be available for sale. [Telegraph]

Lusting for Lipstick? According to lipstick sales figures, a lot of women are, too. Sales for lip color rose 13% from 2010 to 2011, generating almost $290 million. And with a $48 tube from Tom Ford Beauty, those numbers don’t seem so outrageous. [WSJ]

You Can’t Fake Fashion. That’s the message the Council of Fashion Designers of America wants to send with its latest partnership with eBay. The organization and online retailer are releasing a second line of bags designed by fashion heavyweights like Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg with the goal of discouraging counterfeit replicas, which, sadly, are more prevalent than the original versions. [SheFinds]

Karl’s Universe. After designing a line of H&M and creating bottles for Diet Coke, among other collaborations, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has finally launched his own website. (what else did you expect?) showcases his fashion designs alongside inspirational quotes—from Karl himself. (Again, what else did you expect?) []

Derek Bids Farewell. After a six-year run as designer of Tom’s, Derek Lam is leaving the Italian leather goods company. [Fashionista]

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