Eight & Bob Original
Eau de Toilette
Olfactive Family – Woods
Perfume Author – Albert Fouquet (1934)
The Eight & Bob Original eau de toilette has a fresh, citrus scent with top notes of pine cone to begin with, followed by a dry wood, vanilla base notes. This sophisticated fragrance is made using extracts of the ‘Andrea’ plant, a wild plant, found in South America, but which is in short supply, due to the very exacting climate conditions required for it to grow. There are, therefore, a limited amount of Eight & Bob perfumes produced every year.
Beautifully packaged in a handsome monochrome book/box, which tells the story of the chance meeting between Albert Fouquet and John F. Kennedy.
Head Notes – Bergamot, Lemon, Cardamom, Ginger
Heart Notes – Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood, Cistus Labdanum, Nut
Base Notes – Patchouli, Sandalwood, Grey Amber, Vanilla
Eight & Bob began when American student John F. Kennedy met Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet on the Cotes d’Azur in the 1930’s, not only was he charmed by the man, he was also intrigued by his hand-crafted scent. Fouquet left a fragrance sample at JFK’s hotel with a note that said, “In this jar, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks.” Upon his return to the US, JFK made a request for eight bottles of scent – ‘and if your production allows, one for Bob’.