When American student John F. Kennedy met Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet on the Cotes d’Azur in the 1930s, not only was he charmed by the man, he was also intrigued by his hand-crafted scent. Upon his return to the US, JFK made a quirky request for eight samples—”and if your production allows, another one for Bob”.
“EIGHT & BOB,” as the cologne came to be known, was a hit with the Hollywood elite, but it would languish for decades after Albert’s tragic death in a car crash. WWII forced Fouquet’s loyal butler Philippe—the only other person who knew the cologne’s formula—to hide his final shipment of bottles inside books that he carefully cut by hand.
But “EIGHT & BOB” has returned. Based on its original formula, this bright, elegant cologne with the rare “Andrea” plant extract from the Andes, is even packaged in a cutaway book reminiscent of the one Philippe used to hide the bottles during the war.
A fragrance with a history, “EIGHT & BOB” is a true perfume event.