Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat, was part of elite French society in the early twentieth century and a perfume connoisseur. In a room on the upper floor of the family chateau, Fouquet created and perfected various essences for his own personal use.
The hand-crafted fragrance spread to the US after being worn by John F Kennedy, who had met Albert while on vacation on the French Riviera in 1937. Captivated by the scent, he wrote Albert upon his return to the States asking for more bottles, requesting that Albert send him eight more bottles and one more for Bob.
Decades later, thanks to the family of Philippe, the formula for "EIGHT & BOB" has been completely recovered, along with its carefully crafted production process. Once again, it has become one of the most exclusive colognes, preferred by the world's most elegant men.