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Description
When American student John F. Kennedy met Parisian aristocrat Albert Fouquet in the French Riviera, not only was he charmed by the man, he was also intrigued by his hand-crafted scent. Upon his return to the US, JFK made a quirky request for eight samples—"and if your production allows, another one for Bob". Today, “EIGHT & BOB” continues to be one of the most exclusive colognes, preferred by the world’s most classic men.<br><br>Eight & Bob’s Original is a classic gentleman’s fragrance, with fans that include iconic movie stars and former Presidents. Bracing top notes of ginger, tart lemon, and bright bergamot punctuate the sweet, dry warmth of cedar and hazelnut, as exotic patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla add an elegant five o’clock shadow.
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EIGHT & BOB The Original main notes

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Scent type
Fresh
63
Personality
Classic
80
Occasion
Office
60
Season
Fall
40
Complexity
Refined
86

EIGHT & BOB The Original rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/07/2020
Amazing!
Classic. Transports you back to the refined 50's and 60's. I can see why this was one that Kennedy loved.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/17/2020
Straight forward
Sometimes notes can seem distant or overwhelming compared to what you thought it would smell like. This was exactly what I thought it would be. Super easy going, spring/fall banger.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
I loved it
felt like JFK prewar
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/26/2020
Very unique
Love the smell and get compliments on it whenever I wear it. Would buy again and again.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
Clean
Clean and classic
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
There is a reason why this is one of JFK's favorite
I really love this one and receive numerous comments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/12/2020
Classic
Loved it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
hard to not like this one. gentle man type of scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/11/2020
sweet and warm vanilla, a little powdery
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2020
Classic scent!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2020
Best of the Best
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2020
One word: Classy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Love this scent, timeless.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2020
Husband's favorite
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
One of my all time favorites!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/17/2020
I like to wear this just as a conversation starter, the story is intriguing to anyone facinated by JFK.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/11/2020
Woodsy/musk/fresh
Good fragrance, reminds me of Spicebomb by Viktor&Rolf but not as heavy. Nontraditional yet not out in left field. You will get compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2020
Magnanimous...
This is probably the very first fragrance that can’t get enough of. I have received compliment after compliment when wearing it. And the fact that it’s about $185 on Amazon for a normal size bottle blows my mind. If Eight and Bob was not out of stock it would be in my queue for the next 6 months!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/26/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Smells amazing
Love this scent, very masculine, fresh and easy to wear. Also love the story behind this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/25/2020
I really enjoyed the scent. Not something I would wear daily.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/19/2020
My new favorite scent ever.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/18/2020
different
good change of scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2020
Creamy Lemon Scent
The most realistic lemon and cream scent. It's basic but nothing else on the market like this at it's quality.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/30/2020
Used this for years and this is not it
Doesn’t smell like the fragrance and have received before with no issue. This time it’s a fail.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/30/2020
Smells great
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
worth the rave
It’s a good smelling strong perfume that easily lasts all day. Use it conservatively so it’s not overbearing. Reminds me of Hugo Boss “the scent” in a sense that if you wear it and sweat or do things with it on it amplifies the scent and fades nicely at the end of the day/night
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/07/2020
The flower and pepper notes were overpowering to the rest of the scent, which turned me off of the cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/07/2020
love this one. great date night cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Great scent
One of my all time favorites since joining Scentbird!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/05/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Nice for office or warmer weather. Good but not great.
It has a light scent and I was mixed on it at first but it grew on me. I can pick out the top note of vanilla and the base note of cedarwood. Good for warmer months or office. Not strong but it does last for 6 hours or so.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/04/2020
I didn't like the smell on me it had an after smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/04/2020
Age:
25 to 34
great scent.
this scent has a mellow tone to it. smells great all day long. not a overpowering smell but subtle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/29/2019
eight & bob
the best cologne i have worn by far i want another! When will this be back in stock??
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Classic, understated and timeless
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2019
Great cologne!
Clean and classic scent. I really like this cologne.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/22/2019
Didn't smell good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/21/2019
Yeah....GET THIS!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/20/2019
.
I loved this cologne. It isn’t overwhelming and it is great smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/15/2019
Very sexy & classy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
G.O.A.T
Greatest scent of all time! Hands down nothing compares to this. The essence of power and respect.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/29/2019
Decent. Smells a bit antiseptic but also has a subtle sweetness.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/14/2019
Overrated.
Extremely overpowering. Was asked if I had anymore bug spray by a friend. I would have shared if I did but the only thing I had on was 2 sprays of this cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Now I know why this is so popular!
The history. The scent. This is a gentleman's fresh scent cologne with a slight sweetness. My wife loves it and didn't have to get right up on me to smell it. Now I will test how long it will last.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Amazing scent
It's light and great for summer. I don't get the powdery scent that I got from Histories de Parfums "Cassanova." It's really a pleasurable fragrance for my nose. Projection is pretty weak, but I don't need that. Everyone who has smelled it thought it was a really great fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Lady's man fragrance
This cologne is amazing. It gives you confidence the moment you put it on. I have strangers tell me how good I smell. The woman absolutely LOVE it. It lasts a while after putting it on as well.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Smells like women perfume
It smells like a powdery women's perfume. Something an old lady would wear.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/24/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Eight & Bob Original
I really like this fragrance. It wasn’t really my usual type, but in a good way. The more I wore it, the more it grew on me. It might come off just a tad bit perfumey but it really does smell great. I give it a 4.1 out of 5!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/19/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Too feminine
Gave it to my daughter.
Chris
11/20/2019
Maybe you should go back to Wal Mart and get a refill of Brut? No way this smells "feminine". I have heard that that being hit on the head can cause an issue with ones sent glands, maybe have a Dr. check that out for you.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/18/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Real class and style
A fantastic masculine scent. Not for boys or clubbing. For a man with confidence and style.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Love this
At first I thought it was a bit strong but after a few minute’s I really liked it a lot! I want a full sized bottle now.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Smells like success
Loved this scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Age:
25 to 34
It’s ok
Well it’s not a bad scent at all. It just has a cinnamon type vibe at first that I don’t really like much. But that seems to be the top note it soon fades out as it settles. Idk just bit feeling it like I thought I would
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Great
love this smell. I recommend this to everyone. Will get a bigger bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2019
Awesome
Very nice scent for going out on the town. Light but long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Super Fresh
Really impressed with this one - not as impressed as I was with Egypt by Eight & Bob, but very pleased still. Really, really fresh and clean scent with a very excellent balance of layers. The opening and dry-down aren't all that different, but the vanilla definitely becomes more prominent. Long lasting on my skin and the sillage is just right - never overpowering. I would buy a full bottle of this for sure, but I'm going to get a full bottle of Egypt first because it is just more my style; this one's a classic for a reason though and did not disappoint.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Bob8
More of a perfume then a men's cologne.
Jeff
04/23/2019
While your testing out new scents and getting more familiar with fragrances you should also look into concentrations to better understand cologne, edt, edp, parfum, etc.
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Didn’t like it
Didn’t like it much
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
Love It.
Eight and Bob has become my favorite cologne company since joining Scentbird.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
Can't go wrong
My favorite so far.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Love it
Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
This is the real deal.
This scent is off the chain. Get it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
8 & Bob
Awesome Scent, will get again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
love it
My Husband love's it and so do i
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Eight & Bob
Nice, clean scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Great
Smells terrific! Plenty of compliments!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Eight & Bob
Great signature fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2019
Good Stuff
When I wear this I feel like I am driving to the school homecoming prep rally in the Fall of 1960 with Sally Coopersmith.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/09/2019
Awesome
One of my favorite! I can see why Bill got Monica wearing this product. Two thumbs up!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Eight & Bob
My favorite fragrance so far. Smelled great, lots of compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Gentlemen
The perfect timeless clean scent of gentleman without being overpowering.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Really cool.
This was my first delivery ad everything was smooth and on time! Loved the cologne and could see it becoming a regular in my stable.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Love it
I love this scent and get lots of compliments. Although some of the tones in this profile can be overbearing or heavy, this is a nice light scent that works for all of signs.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/20/2019
Nice
I like
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2019
Awesome
Like the smell. Good clean old school but can hang with all the new school colognes
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2019
One of my favorites!
Seems to be a very unique cologne. It is not too masculine. I love this stuff. The back story behind this excited me, and I was not disappointed when I received this. It almost seems a bit floral.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/12/2019
SMELLS LIKE $5 COLOGNE
I don’t know if scentbird sent me the wrong cologne or if this cologne smells like cheap drug-store cologne. Totally disappointed, this was my first order with scentbird, will most likely cancel subscription.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/10/2019
AMAZING
Loved it by far my favorite great smell not overpowering very soft
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/06/2019
Too Floral/Unisex
I found this scent to be too floral...too unisex. In fact, the sweet notes set off my migraines. I had to pass it along to a friend.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2019
Awesome
A very nice mild sent not overpowering and a little goes a long way. Best one I’ve found yet. That’s why sentbird is so cool, just trying different colones. Try this one you’ll be hooked, so will your new friends.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/04/2019
Eventially becomes a decent scent but starts off very offputting
When I first tested the scent I was very worried that I had made a big mistake in ordering it. I had a strong chemical aroma and reminded me of hairspray. I decided to still wear it and was pleased to find that after a short time it calmed down into a more mellow scent. That being said it is still not something I will be refilling. If I even use it all.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/03/2019
Happy
Was a nice subtle scent, would use again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2019
The BEST
Don't what else to say except that i will never be without this scent again. So distinctive. Love everything about it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Really good
I believe that this is my favorite in my subscription so far. I traditionally like woody scents. I was a little hesitant on this because the first ingredient is cedar. My initial thoughts of a cedar scent immediately go to the very strong original Polo in the green bottle. This is noting like that, it's fresh, woody and much softer. Cedar is not the predominate scent. I pick up the sandalwood and somewhat of a peppery smell. When I researched the brand and found the history of this fragrance I was even more intrigued. As a history buff the story and connection to JFK and RFK was interesting. Hint: the name Eight and Bob plays into the Kennedy family. Scentbird is sold out of the full size bottles currently but I plan on ordering if it comes back in stock.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Loved it
Subtle smooth and professional.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Great
Loved it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/24/2018
Awesome
I really like this smell. It did not disappoint one of the better scent I received.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2018
Fantastic!
Class in a bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Very impressed
This scent is top notch (not surprised for $160/bottle) great scent and lasts all day... thumbs up
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Sweet/Unisex
While I did really enjoy this cologne, it was a little too sweet and I felt like it was more of a unisex cologne than strictly a men's fragrance. Some female friends of mine also felt like it was a little sweet for daily use. I had read reviews from others stating that this was a perfect fragrance for the office. However, I feel like this is more suited for date night. Regardless, this cologne's presence lasts a long time and I've really enjoyed it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Classic
No way I could describe this one. It's definitely a one of a kind must have for any frag head. A legend!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Best in show!
JFK's favorite colgne? 'Nuff said..i tried it and couldnt wait for six months to get it again. Off all the fragrances ive received over the last year this is the best. Great any time of the year
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/04/2018
Amazing
This cologne has gotten rave reviews.if it wasn’t for scent bird I wouldn’t b able to have it due to the high end price of it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Love it
I loved it and more importantly my wife loved it. It doesn’t seem to last as long as I would like or bring as many compliments as other scents I’ve worn but it smells great and very dignified. For me it’s a work fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Soft and amazing
The smell is really unique, and I get tons of compliments on it. The only downside is that it doesn’t stay for a long time
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2018
I wish I had it
I haven't gotten the cologne yet cause your shipping department is filled with a bunch of knuckleheads.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
Love this cologne!
This is a great all around scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
First time user
Excellent choice!! You can’t go wrong
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2018
Absolutely love this scent!
I love this scent, it reminds me of a more mature version of Chanel allure homme sport. Will be keeping this in my rotation from now on!!! Thank you Scentbird for introducing me to Eight & BOB.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2018
Good
It was so nice
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Kinda soft....not super masculine. Smells like something my wife would wear.
Has a baby powder smell to it. Light and soft, it does smell real clean though. I anticipated Kennedy smelling more like a dude though lol!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Great
You'll go through it quick as the life of the scent is very short in duration.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
I truly was expecting more
Was kind let down on this famous scent.. maybe i was expecting more but it doesn’t smell bad
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
Smells great
So many compliments on this one. Once the initial spray settles it has a light but distinct freshness.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/19/2018
Love it
Love this sent! Will not disappoint.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2018
The Office Hero
The scent is really demanding. In a positive way. Very stately and distinguished. Can't miss it, but very subtle. It gets a lot of attention from everyone. One of my coworkers is looking into this one. They like it as much as I do. Amazing scent. Good for multipurpose, work or play, definitely a good one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2018
Eight & Bob
Great classic scent. It’s a crowd pleaser. The scent last a long time. This is my new go to.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2018
My favorite so far
Definitely one of my favorites so far. Can wear it every day
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
solid scent
very classic refined scent. not very overpowering and I receive many compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
william
great
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
Nice but not what I expected
This is a fairly nice smelling fragrance but I assumed it would be more fresh smelling than it actually is. It was almost like a baby powder/patchouli scent on my skin. It lasted most of the day on me but I rarely got compliments from it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Ran out fast
Loved it...couldn't resist spraying like it was a never ending supply. Then got mad at myself when it was empty.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
great stuff
amazing
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
My Father
The scent reminds me of my father. And when he passed, it's one of the only things that instantly brings him to memory.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
The True Original
When a boy grows up and thinks of a scent that describes a successful man in his study, this is the smell you imagine. This is my first scent with ScentBird and I am quite pleased. The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is that the scent fades after a few hours to where you need to be "close enough to kiss" to smell it. And, where I love the smell, my wife thinks I'm wearing baby powder which is a con for a different reason.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Great
Pretty good sweet smelling cologne not to sweet kinda light scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Eight & bob original
Very good scent,i love it. Armani emporio is still my #1 but eight&bob has earned my #2 spot so far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2018
Clean and Classic
I really enjoyed this scent. It's subtle enough to wear every day and I got several compliments every time I wore it. I would highly recommend it to anyone.