Every spring, Albert would travel from Antibes to Provence to visit his good friends Alessandro and Chiara, an Italian couple who owned a villa there. During one of these trips, while decanting one of the wines he produced from his own grapes, Alessandro told Fouquet that his next diplomatic post would be in the far-away Philippines. Some months later, Albert surprised his friends by sending them the best present they could ever receive, a bottle of Champs de Provence, containing many of the exuberant aromas of the Provençal countryside they were so sad to leave behind. Fresh citrus top notes of bergamot, orange and pear give way to a heart of jasmine absolute, orange blossom and rose. A dry down of ambroxan, mate and musk rounds out this unique Fresh/Floral fragrance that captures the beautiful elements of Provence.
Top: Bergamot, Orange, Pear
Middle: Rose, Orange blossom, Jasmine
Base: Musk, Matè, Ambroxan
One of the most iconic scents of the 20th Century, Eight & Bob was created by French aristocrat Albert Fouquet alongside his butler, Philippe, and quickly found favour within the ranks of Hollywood’s glitterati. A passionate lover of fragrance, the three scents in the Eight & Bob collection were deeply personal to Fouquet, inspired by his profound affinity for certain places and people. Originally, Fouquet created what would come to be known as Eight & Bob for himself and his close acquaintances, until by chance he happened to cross paths with a young John F. Kennedy, holidaying in the French Riviera. Bequeathing the future president a bottle of this hitherto secret concoction, the Kennedy boy was so taken with the scent that upon his return to America he wrote to Fouquet requesting a further eight bottles, “and if production allows, another one for Bob”. After the tragic death of Albert Fouquet in a car accident, his butler Philippe had to halt production of the fragrances thanks to the onset of the Second World War, but not before he sent a final shipment to America, with the fragrances carefully concealed inside hand cut books. Now revived from Philippe’s original hand written notes, and presented in packaging that pays tribute to that famous final shipment, Roullier White is delighted to present Eight & Bob to our customers in the UK who finally have a chance to experience these wonderful fragrances after more than half a century.