Eight & Bob Original Eau de Parfum In Book, 100ml

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Brand
Eight & Bob
Fragrance Range
Eight & Bob Original
Fragrance Type
Eau de Toilette
Scent
Woody
Scent Intensity
Moderate
Scent Longevity
Moderate
Volume
100ml

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Eight & Bob

Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat, was part of elite French society in the early twentieth century and a perfume connoisseur. Fouquet created and perfected various essences for his own personal use in a room on the upper floor of the family chateau, aided by Philippe, the family butler. At social events he would surprise everyone with an exquisite fragrance that became increasingly in demand within the exclusive social circle he frequented.

One night during his summer vacation in 1937 on the French Riviera, Albert met and got on very well with a young American student who was touring France in a convertible: John F. Kennedy. Within minutes of being introduced, John was captivated by the essence that Albert wore. John’s charm and congeniality persuaded Albert to leave him a sample of his cologne with a note at the hotel the following morning: “In this bottle, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks.”

On returning from his vacation, Albert received a letter from John in the U.S. thanking him for the kind gesture and informing him of the success his perfume was enjoyed among his friends. He requested that Albert send him eight samples, “and if your production allows, another one for Bob”. Albert didn’t fill the order until he found some beautiful glass bottles in a Parisian pharmacy that Albert considered suitable for his own colognes.

Finally, he ordered several boxes decorated with the same pattern as the shirt that John F. Kennedy was wearing when they met, and then labelled the bottles and boxes with John's amusing request: “EIGHT+BOB”.

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