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Albert Fouquet was a member of the élite French aristocracy of the early 20th century and was a perfume enthusiast. In an upstairs room of the family château, Fouquet created and perfected perfumes for his own use, aided by Philippe, the family butler, and always rejecting proposals to market his perfume. One evening, in the summer of 1937 on the French Riviera, Albert met a young American student: John F. Kennedy. J.F.K. was fascinated by the essence that Albert carried. John's charm and sympathy persuaded Albert to leave him a sample of his fragrance with a note at the hotel the following morning: "In this bottle you will find that hint of French glamour that your American personality lacks.
Little later, Albert received a letter from John in the United States, who was enthusiastic about the successthat his perfume was enjoying among his friends. He asks Albert to send him eight samples, "and if your production permits, another one for Bob". Albert sends a box with enough samples to compensate for the transport costs. He labels the bottles and boxes with John's request: 'Eight & Bob'. A few months later he began receiving letters from America with requests from directors, producers and Hollywood actors, such as Cary Grant and James Stewart. They all wanted the 'Eight & Bob' fragrance that they had discovered thanks to John's father for his previous business activities in the film industry. Unfortunately, the success of the fragrance was not to last. In the spring of 1939, Albert died in a car accident near Biarritz (France). Philippe, the only person capable of handling orders, continued working for only a few months, as the beginning of the Second World War forced him to leave the country. Decades later, the formula of "Eight & Bob" is has been fully recovered, along with its elaborate production process. Once again, it has become one of the most exclusive perfumes, preferred by the most elegant men and women in the world.
A winter evening in 1936. Fouquet is in Megève, the meeting place of the European aristocracy, to attend a dinner organised by his friend Nicolas. That magical night in Megève Fouquet meets a woman: Annicke, a young Austrian girl, daughter of a banker and a Hungarian aristocrat. Her extraordinary beauty, her innate elegance and irresistible personality made Albert's heart beat faster. Before he left, he decided to write her a letter, and as the months went by, Albert and Annicke engaged in a close correspondence. Their words of love, their desires and their dreams inspired Fouquet to create a unique and exquisite perfume that concentrated everything Annicke meant to him. A precious perfumelike the woman who had captured his heart. When they met again in Vienna, Albert surprised Annicke with his first creation. From then on, every time Albert visited his beloved Annicke, he surprised her with a new creation, a new aromatic jewel for his growing collection. And now, many years later, Eight & Bob produces the same perfumes for women who, like Annicke, are fascinated by the exclusivity of this collection of intoxicating fragrances.
If Nuit de Megeve, Eight & Bob Original and the delightful fragrances of the Annicke collection have won you over, discover all about this iconic brand with its fascinating history. On 50-ml.eu you can buy samples of all the Eight & Bob fragrances that have captivated you to try them out at your leisure! If you have any doubts or would like advice about this iconic and refined maison, we are here to help: contact our Customer Service team. Continue to search for fragrances and the best products from the niche by exploring our catalogue. Also discover the best ambient diffusers and best skincare products from the world of the niche. We remind you that on 50-ml.eu you can buy online samples of all perfumes. Free samples on request with every order.
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