When the missus handed me a 20ml bottle of Nuit de Megeve Eau de Parfum by Eight & Bob my preliminary response was “who the f**okay are Eight & Bob” – I would by no means of the perfume or the model and on condition that it is taken about six months for me to write down down my ideas I gave this one not a second thought till I pulled out all the aftershaves I hadn’t but written about (there are over fifteen – when do I begin classifying this as an dependancy?!?).
Usually I discover studying in regards to the historical past of a model fairly tedious, however the story behind Eight & Bob is basically fairly attention-grabbing – I will not break it right here, nevertheless it includes a Parisian aristocrat and a younger John F Kennedy in 1937. You possibly can take a look at the historical past right here.
The notes to Nuit de Megeve are:
- Head: Grapefruit, petit grains and clove buds
- Coronary heart: Tonka beans, orris and black espresso
- Dry-down: Vetiver, tobacco and musks
After a twig or two the very first thing that struck me was that it was far, far too female for me – it was an prompt “nope” from me and because the perfume triggered my reminiscence this jogged my memory of my Auntie Sue (in a great way – she has nice perfume tastes) however I did not wish to be smelling like a 60+ feminine. Initially ideas weren’t constructive, nevertheless it was apparent from the perfume that the sweetness of the grapefruit on the nostril was somewhat too sharp for my liking. It’s a quite heavy perfume regardless of the citrus head notes however fortunately these do not final and the perfume evolves rapidly and alters a lot that I needed to essentially change my evaluation after fifteen minutes.
The sharpness of the citrus dries away rapidly and it turns into a a lot smoother degree of sweetness because the vanilla like observe from the tonka bean mix with the espresso to make this a lot hotter, and in flip, far more masculine.
Inside thirty minutes you might be left with the ultimate perfume and that is the place my love for Nuit de Megeve actually explodes. The vetiver and tobacco present glorious stability to the sweetness and tones it all the way down to extra of an earthy heat. Pretty!
Despite the fact that it will get extra masculine it sits completely as a unisex perfume – not too gentle and never overly heavy on the musks and earthy notes.
As soon as dried down that is in a phrase – lush.
What actually amazed me about this perfume was it is longevity on my pores and skin – it is fairly attainable essentially the most hardwearing and lengthy lasting of any aftershave I’ve ever tried earlier than. A few sprays within the morning and you may nonetheless detect it on pulse factors some 24 hours later – that is astounding.
When testing this out I sprayed my wrists after which a few hours later had a bathe – even after a great scrub within the bathe I may nonetheless decide up hints of the tonka bean and vetiver. Wow!
Costly, sure, however price each penny. Sadly, this introduction to Eight & Bob goes to significantly destroy my checking account over the approaching years. Since I began penning this publish I’ve had the prospect to wrap my sniffing deal with round a number of different choices from the model and like this they only ooze luxurious high quality.
- This product was not offered to me as a PR pattern.
- I’ve not been remunerated or incentivised to write down this publish.
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