Albert Fouquet, the creator of the Eight & Bob perfumes, was an aristocratic Parisian who produced perfumes exclusively for his own personal use and that of those nearest to him. Each perfume was born from a memory of a place or of a person whose exclusivity and distinctiveness Albert Fouquet wished to transform into extraordinary fragrances to conserve them in time.
On this occasion Fouquet wanted to satisfy the request of his dear friends Alessandro and Chiara, an Italian couple who owned a villa in Provence where they went to relax and enjoy themselves, breathing in the freshness of the more than 1600 wild plants that flowered every year in the countryside of this beautiful region of France.
Every spring, Albert Fouquet went from Antibes on the French Riviera to the home of Alessandro and Chiara to share with them the splendid spectacle of colours and the wonderful aromas. During one of his trips, while decanting one of the wines he produced from his own grapes, Alessandro told Fouquet that his next diplomatic post would be in the far-away Philippines. He enjoyed carrying out his work travelling around the world, but during his long stays abroad he always remembered with melancholy the beauty of Provence.
Some months later, when Alessandro and Chiara were already settled in the Philippines, they were surprised by the best present they could receive from their good friend. Only an artist such as Albert Fouquet was capable of transforming into a perfume the freshness of the exuberant aromas brought forth by the plants growing in the Provence countryside. A beautiful green flask contained all the magic of an unequalled perfume, unique in its fragrance and freshness: Champs de Provence.