Fragrance Family: Woods
Main Note: Cedarwood
Concentration: Eau de Parfum
Occasion: A workhouse fragrance, it's always appropriate.
Made in France.
Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Cardamon, Lemon, Ginger, Violet Leaves, Labdanum, Dried Wood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber, Vetiver, Vanilla.
THINGS TO KNOW
During the early twentieth century, Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat and a perfume connoisseur, created and perfected various essences for his own personal use.
Whilst on his summer vacation in 1937, Albert met a young John F. Kennedy on the French Riviera and JFK became immediately captivated by the fragrance Albert wore. He requested Albert send him eight samples, "and if your production allows it, another one for Bob"
Albert was surprised a few months later when he began receiving letters from America with requests from various Hollywood directors, producers, and actors such as Cary Grant and James Stewart. Everyone wanted the “EIGHT & BOB” cologne they had apparently discovered through John's father, who had maintained relationships with well-known stars because of his previous business ventures in the movie industry.
Unfortunately, the success of his cologne would not spread much further. In the spring of 1939, Albert died in an automobile accident near Biarritz, France. Philippe, the only person who could handle the orders, would only continue with the work for a few months, since the start of World War II forced him to leave his job with the Fouquet family. In the final shipments, Philippe hid the bottles inside books that he carefully cut by hand to prevent the Nazis from seizing the cologne.
Decades later, thanks to the family of Philippe, the formula for EIGHT & BOB has been completely recovered, along with its carefully crafted production process. Once again, it has become one of the most exclusive colognes, preferred by the world’s most elegant men.