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 3 has an element of glamour to it – this perfume is soft and floaty on the skin, leaving a gentle trail. The most beautiful Gardenia note enchants and with a soft sweet heart, and a slightly juicy Berry note that gives this feminine perfume a cheeky little sparkle. The soft and creamy dry down is exquisite and comforting, almost like your favourite cashmere jumper – luxurious, warm and comforting all at once.
Top: Bergamot, Mandarin, Red Berries
Middle: Gardenia, Jasmine, White Rose
Base: Cashmeran, Meringue, Sandalwood
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum from Eight & Bob has great longevity. Annicke 3 is soft on the skin but long lasting (we generally get around 8 hours). It also leaves a gorgeous wafting scent that will (almost) always get comments. We find this fragrance leaves quite a comforting and glamorous trail, the Rose and Gardenia work together in perfect harmony, with the depth of woods and playful sparkle of sweetness from the Berries and Meringue coming alive on the skin.
We love how feminine Eight & Bob’s Annicke 3 – the creamy Gardenia blended with rich Rose is absolutely divine. A soft heart and tender moments within a glamorous world sit at the heart of Annicke 3. This fragrance exudes both comfort and sweetness, perhaps a from the Mandarin and Meringue, while still maintaining a bright elegance, perhaps from the Gardenia and Bergamot. Either way, this feminine fragrance has a cheeky sparkle to it that we believe is meant to echo Annicke’s heart and soft nature. It’s definitely one worth trying for the Gardenia lovers out there.
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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