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 4 is a bright and exquisite floral fragrance. Hints of fruity notes, with a beautifully rounded floral heart. Inspired by the Roseraie de Bagatelle in Paris where Albert and Annicke would sometimes meet. The famous rose garden with over 9500 varieties of roses. Annicke 4 is a sparkling, romantic rose fragrance with a fruity playfulness and a velvety woody-moss base.
Top: Blackcurrant Buds, Nectarine
Middle: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang
Base: Patchouli, Cashmeran, Oakmoss
HOW IT WEARS
Annicke 4 is a very strong and long lasting floral fragrance, it contains depth in its base so whilst opening in a bright and fresh floral it has an earthy base that gives great longevity. This is a must for any Rose lovers out there! The sparkling and romatic notes of Rose and Jasmine, draping you in the rich bliss of springtime lovers share. A touch of fruit (Blackcurrant and Nectarine) comes out to enliven the rich florals, helping them to dance playfully along the skin.
Annicke 4 is that moment when you realise your loving someone comes as easy as breathing. Inspired by a garden Albert and Annicke met at, with over 9000 differing species of Rose. This is that sparkling fragrance that echoes those romanticised moments, when time slows just a little, and all the bliss and fear of life courses through your body, as you turn and look your lover in the eyes and know that they truly are the one for you. It is an elegant, bursting with life and sparkling floral, with emphasis on the Rose. Or maybe I just imagine it’s sparkling because I think of the champagne celebrations afterwards? Either way, it’s worth smelling, even just to reminisce and imagine the moment two people were drawn across countries to be together through love.
ABOUT THE BRAND
The perfume with history – Eight and 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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