Perfume Anorak was recently invited to Harvey Nichols for the reveal of Eight & Bob’s latest fragrance, Mémoires de Mustique.
The launch took place in the fabulous new Beauty Lounge in the Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge store (well worth a visit if you haven’t discovered it yet). It really was the perfect setting for Eight & Bob to showcase their beautiful new fragrance and we were so impressed by the attention to detail that had gone into the planning of this event – there were so many ingredients for us to smell, which really helped to bring the fragrances alive!
Eight & Bob is a brand steeped in history……the story begins with a French aristocrat and ends with an American president and we couldn’t wait to hear more. Eight & Bob had a surprise up their sleeves with none other than Benicio del Toro on hand to tell the tale (albeit via one of America’s most watched TV shows, Live with Kelly & Michael).
Eight & Bob later added Cap d’Antibes and Egypt to the collection. Cap d’Antibes, as the name suggests, is inspired by sailing on the French Riviera and features fresh and natural top notes such as mint, violet leaves and birch which are warmed by vibrant cinnamon, moss and aromatic green notes at the heart. Woody base notes give this fragrance depth and elegance – definitely one to try.
With the creation of Eygpt, we are told, Albert Fouquet was fulfilling a life long dream to travel to this ancient land. The fragrance is an expression of the things he encountered on his travels. Top notes of lavender, moss and lemon interact with heart notes of cardamom and nutmeg on a base of sandalwood, leather & patchouli.
And what of the new fragrance? Mémoires de Mustique offers something completely different. The scent is inspired by memories of the beautiful island of Mustique, playground of the rich & famous and somewhere that Albert Fouquet loved to go. Sadly Albert passed away before finishing Mémoires de Mustique but as a tribute to him, the talented perfumery team at Eight & Bob reprised the formula and realised Albert’s dream. The result is a fresh, sparkling scent that is a real joy to wear. We suspect that this might be quite a universal scent………the presence of white florals gives the scent a delicacy that is hugely appealing. Guys watch out – your fragrance may not be safe!
Top Notes: Bergamot, Petit Grain, Neroli
Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine Sambac, Osmanthus
Base Notes: Amber, Precious Woods, White Musks
The fragrance is exclusively available at Harvey Nichols, priced £115, 100ml EDT.