Each perfume in Albert’s private collection was born from a memory of a place or of a person – transforming them into extraordinary fragrances to conserve them in time.
In 1936, Albert Fouquet traveled to Megève – the luxurious ski resort town in eastern France, as he did every winter to spend his days skiing and his evening socializing. On this particular night, Fouquet attended a dinner at his friend Nicholas’ château. At this gathering he met Annicke, a young Austrian woman with striking green eyes. Mesmerised by her, they spent the evening drawn to each other – chatting by the fireplace, dancing and drinking. As the evening came to a close and feeling the fluttering of love on this first night, Annicke and Fouquet promised to stay in contact. As Annicke was to travel back to Austria and Fouquet to Paris, they promised to write to each other and meet again in a few months time.
Their letters were filled with love, desire and dreams. Inspired by their planned meeting in Vienna, Albert created a fragrance to present to Annicke. She was amazed by the beauty of this perfume, and from then on Albert would present Annicke with a new perfume he had created on every meeting.
Annicke 1 is a soft, caressing Lily based perfume. Inspired by the purity of both Annicke and a White Lily, this scent has a hint of fruits to begins then plunges into a pure and soft Lily fragrance. With the hint of Musk and the Woody note to hold the fragrance and give it depth, this perfume is absolutely divine on the skin.
Top: Ivy Leaves, Mandarin, Peony
Middle: Cyclamen, Jasmine, Lilly of the Valley
Base: Drift Wood, White Musk
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum from Eight & Bob has great longevity. Annicke 1 is long lasting and yet gentle on the skin, it also leaves a gorgeous wafting scent that will (almost) always get comments. Annicke 1 is a delicate and clean fragrance – the gentle floral notes of Cyclamen, Jasmine, Lilly of the Valley and Peony really star in this gorgeous scent.
We love how gentle and soft Eight & Bob’s Annicke 1 is – this is such a refined and elegant fragrance. Each Annicke scent is a story, a love letter if you will, and this is where it all starts. Elegant and refined, Annicke 1 has a clean qulity owed to the Lily of the Valley to also evokes a notion of purity. The Mandarin however lends a sparkling sweetness, while the Jasmine is both classical and carnal in nature.
ABOUT THE BRAND
The perfume with history – Eight & Bob was created by Albert Fouquet, the son of a French aristocrat. In a room on the upper floor of the family château, Fouquet created and perfected various essences for his own personal use aided by Philippe, the trusted family butler. At social events his fragrance was in high demand, however Fouquet continually rejected proposals to market his fragrance. His fragrances were for his own delight, his own creative fulfillment and very personal as they told the stories of his favourite people and places. This all changed however, one night in 1937 when Fouquet met a young John F Kennedy who fell in love with his fragrance and the rest, as they say is history…
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