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Eight & Bob

Eight & Bob is a brand with an illustrious history. During the 1930s Albert Fouquet, a great lover of fragrance, spent his time creating scents at the family chateau…

One night, during a summer vacation on the Cote d’Azur, Albert met a young student who was touring in his beautiful convertible. The student was none other than John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JFK was captivated by Albert’s fragrance and while Albert had thus far been reluctant to market his scent he was so charmed by the young American that he left a sample of his cologne at JFK’s hotel with the immortal words: ‘In this bottle, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks.’

The fragrance was a great success with both JFK and his friends. He requested that Albert send him eight samples ‘and, if your production allows, another one for Bob’. Without fully understanding the request, Albert duly sent off the samples in a box labelled ‘EIGHT+BOB’. The rest, as they say, is history!

The latest launch, Champs de Provence, celebrates the splendour of the South of France – a floral, fresh scent to add to this eclectic range.