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.
Fouquet was in love. He needed to keep the memory of their first meeting alive and the best way he could do this was to create a beautiful fragrance capturing all of the smells he remembered from that night.Eight & Bob’s Nuit de Megève takes us to nights in Megève. The scent of the fireplace crackling, the warmth of the atmosphere, and the rich woods of the château. Warm and inviting, yet also mysterious and sexy on the skin. The Vetiver and Tonka blend seamlessly created a creamy, slightly sweet smokiness that draws you in.
Top: Clove, Grapefruit, Petitgrain
Middle: Black Coffee, Orris, Tonka Bean
Base: Moss, Tobacco, Vetiver
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…
HOW IT WEARS
This fragrance is an Eau de Parfum from Eight & Bob has great longevity. Nuit de Megève is long lasting and quite strong, it also leaves a gorgeous wafting scent that will (almost) always get comments. This Eau de Parfum last many hours on the skin. One of the stronger scents from Eight & Bob, you’re bound to get 8 hours out of this one. This is certainly one to try on the skin, as the development of this scent is so unique and amazing, hours of pleasure. A delicate blend of Smoke, Woods and something deliciously creamy that we can never quite place. This is a fragrance that is both alluring and mysterious.
We love how warm and sexy (but not overly sweet) Megève is on the skin, plus the element of smokiness gives this scent a lovely twist. The perfect gentleman’s fragrance, this is so comforting and delicious! The unique blend of Leather and Grapefruit has created such an interesting take on a sweet scent. Not a typical sweetness that we are accustomed to, but something more intricate and complex. The perfect twist on a deep warming scent, to be worn year-round. Gourmand and decadent, this is the beginning of a love story. The scent of grass as you approach the old château. The scent of the old wood of the building mingling with the smoke from cigarettes and cigars. Perhaps even a little smoke from the fireplace too. At the heart of it though, there’s a little special something that we can never quite place but perhaps when it settles to a gentle, creamy coffee, vetiver, moss and tobacco cocktail, the magic really begins.
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