Okay, I really need to know. Just WHICH cologne was Daniel Petrocelli, counsel to Jeffrey Skilling wearing that caused the Enron trial to be paused yesterday? The LAT says it was Chocolat:
During the morning session, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake called the lawyers to the bench for a private conference. The reason was that a juror had complained that she was being overwhelmed by Petrocelli’s cologne.
“I get a lot of compliments on that cologne,” Petrocelli said later of the fragrance, Chocolat. He made a quick trip to the men’s room to wash his face.
But on the Houston Chronicle blog about the trial, the cologne is identified otherwise:
The five minutes were for Skilling’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to scrub off his cologne.
Apparently, a juror in the front row found it overwhelming during Petrocelli’s cross-examination of witness Mark Koenig. She felt strongly enough to ask the court for an attorney fragrance correction.
Petrocelli said he would not comment, since the matter involves a juror.
But to be fair: To others, Petrocelli’s cologne, Tabac by L’Artisan, is quite divine.
The real question is, who would trust a lawyer who wears heavy cologne?