Albert Fouquet, butler, Philippe, surprised everyone with an exquisite fragrance that became increasingly in demand within the exclusive social circle he frequented. Albert met and got on very well with a young American student who was touring France in a convertible: John F.K. Within minutes of being introduced, JFK was captivated by the essence that Albert wore. John’s charm and congeniality persuaded Albert to leave him a sample of his cologne with a note at the hotel the following morning:
Albert received a letter from John in the U.S. thanking him for the kind gesture and informing him of the success his perfume was enjoying among his friends. He requested that Albert send him eight samples, “and if your production allows, another one for Bob”.
Finally, he ordered several boxes decorated with the same pattern as the shirt that JFK was wearing when they met, and then labeled the bottles and boxes with John's amusing request: “EIGHT & BOB”.
The top notes are Cardamon, lemon and Pink pepper. The middle notes are Dried wood , Labdanum and Violet leaves. The base notes are Amber and Sandalwood.