Eight & Bob
Albert Fouquet, the son of a Parisian aristocrat, was part of the French jet set in the 1930s. Albert was also a homemade perfumer who had already made a number of creations for his own use.
During his vacation on the Côte d'Azur in the summer of 1937, Albert was a young American student who toured France in a convertible. The two immediately clicked and spent the entire holiday together. The American student's name was John F. Kennedy…
The young John F Kennedy was immediately fascinated by the special perfume that Albert wore. Impressed by John's sympathetic and charming appearance, Albert had a bottle of his perfume delivered to John's hotel the next morning. On the accompanying note, he wrote: “In this bottle you will find a touch of French glamour, which you Americans are so lacking…”
A while later Albert received a letter from America. John told him the perfume was a huge success and asked him to send in 8 more bottles, "and if your production can't do it please don't start for Bob either" And so the name of JFK's perfume was born: EIGHT & BOB