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Eight & Bob

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A fragrance with a history, Eight & Bob was first created by the son of a Parisian aristocrat, Albert Fouquet, in his family chateau for his own personal use. Whilst holidaying on the French Riviera, Fouquet had a chance meeting with a young JFK who was instantly taken with the cologne that Fouquet wore and upon returning to the US with a sample, wrote to Albert to request 8 more “and if your production allows, another one for Bob”. As it had proved incredibly popular amongst JFK’s friends, Fouquet began receiving orders from Hollywood’s elite and with the help of the family butler, Philippe, Eight & Bob started to take off. Unfortunately in the Spring of 1939 close to Biarritz, Albert died in an automobile accident. In his absence, Philippe continued the work for a few months until the start of World War II forced him to leave his job. The final shipments of Eight & Bob were hidden inside books that Philippe had cut by hand to disguise the contents from the Nazis. Decades later we are able to enjoy this exclusive cologne again thanks to Philippe’s family who have recovered Eight & Bob’s formula and carefully crafted production process. Each cologne is packaged beautifully within a cut out book, printed in the same striking stripes as John F. Kennedy’s shirt on that evening in the French Riviera.