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 5 is a heady, warm perfume. With the seductive warm and gourmand notes, Annicke 5 leaves a seductive trail. Less innocent than the other fragrances in the Annicke Collection, Annicke 5 is a sumptuous and luxurious blend. Inspired by meetings in the Burggarten Gardens of Annicke’s home, Vienna. Regal and refined with an Art Nouveau twist.
Top: Bergamot, Lily of the Valley, Rhum
Middle: Honey, Plum, Amber
Base: Vanilla, Caramel, Patchouli
HOW IT WEARS
Annicke 5 is warm, sweet and well rounded. A more floral gourmand with a good sillage and also good longevity. We find that Annicke 5 lasts up to 8 hours and wears close to the skin, the kind of scent that you notice with an embrace, the kind of scent you want to go back for more of! The slightly boozy, fruity, sweetness stand out the most in Annicke 5 for us.
Warm, fruity and gourmand. Annicke 5 has lost her inhibitions and is unashamedly herself. This is the scent of someone who is comfortable in themselves with a vivacious personality to spread. The fragrance dries down to a deep sexy fruitiness, without getting sickly sweet. The Honey and Amber mix well to give it a rich depth that mixes with the boozy element of the Rum leaving the aroma well balanced, and utterly intoxicating. This fragrance embodies the confidence most of us spend a life time trying to find.
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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