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In its elegant glass, this scented candle fills the atmosphere with a rich, layered scent that embodies its exclusive past. John F. Kennedy championed the original Eight & Bob scent, and we can imagine him lightning this candle while indulging in fine conversations with good friends at Camelot.
With top notes of Pink Pepper, Cardamom and Lemon, heart notes of Violet Leafs, Labdanum and Dry Woods, and base notes of Sandalwood, Amber and Vetiver, it is the secret and rare ingredient, the Chilean ‘Andrea’ plant, that forms the soul of the original Eight & Bob fragrance which is the concentrated essence of this vegetable wax candle. Eight & Bob candles are made through a delicate handmade process. Their exclusivity is based on a demanding selection of a 100% vegetable wax based on a paraffin free formulation.
Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat, created and perfected various essences for his own personal use aided by Philippe, the family butler. One night during his summer vacation on the French Riviera in 1937, Albert met a young American student who was touring France in a convertible: John F. Kennedy. Within minutes of being introduced, JFK became captivated by the essence that Albert wore and persuaded Albert to leave him a sample of his cologne. Albert did so and on returning from his vacation, he 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,” Bob being JFK’s brother; Robert F. Kennedy. Albert fulfilled the order and labeled the bottles and boxes with John’s amusing request: “Eight & Bob.” Requests from Hollywood directors, producers, and actors such as Cary Grant and James Stewart followed. Unfortunately, Albert died in a car accident in 1939. For several months, Philippe continued Albert’s work but World War II would force the loyal butler to leave his job with the Fouquet family. In his final shipments, Philippe hid the bottles inside books that he carefully cut by hand to prevent the Nazis from seizing the cologne. Decades later, 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, still hidden in a book, and preferred by the world’s most elegant men.