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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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Scent type
Fresh
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Office
Season
Fall
Complexity
Refined

EIGHT & BOB The Original description

Eight & Bob Original’s cheery elegance and rakish spices make for a versatile and engaging wear. The backstory doesn’t hurt, either: Eight & Bob takes its name from an anecdote involving perfumer Albert Fouquet being asked by John F. Kennedy to send him eight samples plus “one for Bob,” meaning Robert Kennedy, the future President. So, when two of the most iconic Presidential figures…

EIGHT & BOB The Original rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
02/09/2019
Awesome
One of my favorite! I can see why Bill got Monica wearing this product. Two thumbs up!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/05/2019
Eight & Bob
My favorite fragrance so far. Smelled great, lots of compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/04/2019
Gentlemen
The perfect timeless clean scent of gentleman without being overpowering.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
01/20/2019
Nice
I like
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/16/2019
Awesome
Like the smell. Good clean old school but can hang with all the new school colognes
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
01/10/2019
AMAZING
Loved it by far my favorite great smell not overpowering very soft
Rated2on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
01/03/2019
Happy
Was a nice subtle scent, would use again.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
12/30/2018
Loved it
Subtle smooth and professional.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/27/2018
Great
Loved it!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/24/2018
Awesome
I really like this smell. It did not disappoint one of the better scent I received.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/12/2018
Fantastic!
Class in a bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
12/01/2018
Love this cologne!
This is a great all around scent!
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/01/2018
First time user
Excellent choice!! You can’t go wrong
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
11/29/2018
Good
It was so nice
Rated3on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
11/27/2018
Great
You'll go through it quick as the life of the scent is very short in duration.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
11/19/2018
Love it
Love this sent! Will not disappoint.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
11/14/2018
My favorite so far
Definitely one of my favorites so far. Can wear it every day
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/10/2018
solid scent
very classic refined scent. not very overpowering and I receive many compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
william
great
Rated3on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
11/08/2018
great stuff
amazing
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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 of0to10
11/05/2018
Great
Pretty good sweet smelling cologne not to sweet kinda light scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
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 of0to10
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/02/2018
Love it!
Definitely a very easy scent to wear. Probably more summertime for me but it smells so good!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
Everyday
Im glad I chose this cologne as my first with with scentbird. Besides the cool history behind this cologne, this is something you can wear anyday of the week for any occasion. Subtle yet fine smell that lasts all day long. From business meetings to enjoying a late Night scotch you cant go wrong with having this in your arsenal.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
Fantastic!
This is a fantastic cologne. It is not overwhelming or too masculine, but it’s also not too sweet or cloying. It has a perfect unassuming scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
JFK
I love the fact that JFK wore this Cologne. That's why I picked it. A little piece of history. Great smelling cologne but definitely not my favorite. A+
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/26/2018
Its Growing On Me
My First impression when I first got this was wow is this a cologne? Smells more like a women's perfume then a men's cologne but that’s just my opinion. I didn't get a little card to say what it smelled like to remember what notes I was suppose to be catching whiffs of throughout the day. But the more you wear it the more you get use to the notes and you start catching them all day. I enjoy The Original by Eight and Bob; it has a nice clean scent. By clean scent I mean like you just took you clothes out of the dryer and you smell them clean. Well really not the clean but I hope you get the picture. Lol I would wear this around the office cause it’s not a strong scent that smacks you in the face like other colognes. It has a nice soft and subtle scent I would say it’s more of a spring scent. With it being this soft I would recommend this as a date night cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
10/24/2018
Its ok
This cologne smells pretty clean but it doesnt last very long. I dont think it is a perfume.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/08/2018
SCENT BIRD is about to lose my business
I have not received my September package and I've sent countless emails just to have a copy and paste responses. I want to know where my package or my money will be here. This is absolutely unacceptable. I want to talk to someone actually person.
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Macie
11/04/2018
Same boat here, just wait. They can't even keep up with their ZenDesk app, they will ship stuff to you though. I was charged for 2 months, and now I have both months within a week of each other. Good luck!
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Richard
10/19/2018
How long ago did you order. It was within a week that I got mine. Just like it said on the help page.
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Rated4on the scale of0to10
09/21/2018
Great smell
Long lasting clean crisp smell. Definately a unisex smell but takes on its own smell for each.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/13/2018
My All Time Favorite
This is hands down my all time favorite cologne I’ve worn. I get more compliments when I wear it. I truly enjoy the long lasting fragrance that just won’t quit.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
09/13/2018
Nice.
Its a real sophisticated scent... a little bit goes a long way
Rated4on the scale of0to10
09/07/2018
Soft then Warm
A soft powdery, but not strictly feminine, scent with a tinge of floral sweetness mellows into a deeper, almost heavy warmth. Woody aromas linger nicely throughout the day, but occasional wafts of vanilla comes through a little sweeter than I would like. There is no sex or mystery to this one. Instead it is a subtly comforting fragrance that would be nice at an intimate gathering of friends or family.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/07/2018
Awesome!!
So many compliments on this cologne. Even when telling the JFK story perople were like "oh wow thats so cool" definitely a great scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/01/2018
Great
It was really great I wish I could afford the bottle.
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/01/2018
Surprising
I was unsure away first but after it dries it smells fantastic
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/29/2018
It's a winner! Who doesn't want to smell like JFK?!
This one took awhile to get used to....but once I did, I absolutely love it! It smells fresh and unique. It's like nothing I've ever smelled before. Some have commented on how it smells a bit feminine on the initial application, but once that wears off it turns into a great masculine smell. Highly recommend! I can't afford a full bottle or I would totally add this to my regular rotation.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/27/2018
Eight and Wow.
I love this scent. It not overpowering with a classic twist.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
08/26/2018
A gentlemans delight
After reading the history of this cologne, i had to try it myself. And sure enough, it stood up to its expectations. Outstanding!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/25/2018
Love it!
Strong scent when you first spread it, but is dissipates after a short while. The smell remains, but the overwhelming initial power fades, which is good. I like the smell quite a bit and would definitely recommend it.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/17/2018
Soapy
This cologne last for a decent amou t of time if you like the scent. As for the scent I found it smell too much like laundrt soap or fabric softener.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/14/2018
Alluring Scent
This scent is not overpowering at all but I can still get whiffs of it throughout the day. It's not overly masculine, in fact, you might call this a...I forget the word...a scent for both a man and a woman. It smells kind of elegant and sexy, seductive and confident. I can't wait to wear this out on the town.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/09/2018
Loved it
Wife loved it so much even she started wearing it.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
08/08/2018
Not refreshing or spicy
Usually a cologne will smell crisp, light, and refreshing... or woody and a bit spicy. This was neither of those. It smelled like your grandma's old poupri bowl that you sprayed with a walmart brand cologne. Considering how absolutely amazing their eight and bob black was... this was a disappointment.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/05/2018
Great old fashion scent
Very masculine smell. Lasts fairly long. Get many compliments at the office.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/04/2018
More of a perfume than cologne
Honestly?? It smells better on my wife. Not masculine enough for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/04/2018
My top 5
So many compliment a with this. Kind of a vanilla scent which I love in cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/02/2018
Eight & Bob
Love the fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/31/2018
Amazing Scent!
I absolutely love this scent! Great as an every day wear. I get compliments all the time on how great this smells!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/30/2018
Great every day cologne
Goes on strong and lasts a long time. It mellows out after a bit and has a semi-sensual smell while still being fairly bright and casual. Smells far too strong for a little bit after putting on, so don't use it right before you go somewhere.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
07/30/2018
Solid choice
Was super excited to get this one! Great smell and people noticed! After wearing it a few times I started to notice it was a bit perfumey, but still wear it here and there.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
07/23/2018
NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER
I HAVE EMAILED THEM MULTIPLE TIMES AND NO RESPONSE! THEY CHARGED ME $25 FOR AN UPGRADE AND IT DID NOT REFLECT ON MY STATUS. I BELIEVE THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM! STAY AWAY......
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Jaret
08/27/2018
I upgraded too but i got mine so its definitely not a scam guy
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Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/22/2018
Eight & Bob review
I really liked the scent of this. It has a strange smoke smell at first. But then it settles down to an awesome fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/14/2018
Sweet and subtle
Not too heavy, one spray works just fine, initial smell is more musky but after settling into my skin it gets less musky and more sweet. Smells even better when im in the shower and it gets rewet. Definitely a keeper
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/14/2018
The JFK
Amazing scent, very subtle lasts a while. Great for office setting or date night. Have to be up close to notice it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/13/2018
Unique
Nice smell I’d use it in fall or winter. Reminds me of a cozy campfire
Rated3on the scale of0to10
07/12/2018
Joe
Didn’t care for it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/09/2018
Love it
This cologne is pretty much the go-to for any occasion. It smells amazing and lasts all day, especially in an office setting. Perfect for date night also, the "light" aroma is not too overwhelming but just enough to make you feel confident. JFK knew what he was talking about.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/09/2018
Eight & Bob
My absolute favorite fragrancr!
Rated2on the scale of0to10
07/05/2018
Not my preference
It has a light smell which i would normally like but this particular fragrance does not seem to match my pallet.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/05/2018
Awesome!
This has to be one of the most amazing fragrances for men on the market. I can't believe I hadn't heard about it until just recently. Simply Awesome!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/04/2018
Awesome
Really like this one and so does my wife
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/03/2018
The best
Sweet smell stays on for days my girl loves it
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/01/2018
Eight and Bob
Smells nice, slightly complex.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
07/01/2018
Eight&Bob
Enjoyed this very much
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/30/2018
Amazing
perfect in every way
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/29/2018
Eight and BoB is great
I loved Eight and BoB. Its light and airy and ny wife loved the smell. She has even worn it a time or two. The scent changes when she wears it. Its masculine on me and feminine smelling on her.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/29/2018
Awesomeness
Very good
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/27/2018
Light and clean
Light and clean scent. It’s delicate and almost smells soapy in a good way.
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/25/2018
Classic
This scent is super classy, great for the office, subtle enough to wear everyday, and also pronounced enough to be noticed. I love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/25/2018
Great stuff
Very mature scent, it stays on for a while. Smells like real quality.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/24/2018
Great for women
This is a lovely unisex scent, great for a woman for a hot summer day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/23/2018
Awesome!
Smells awesome!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/21/2018
Amazing Fragrance
Nothing but great compliments about the fragrance. Not too sweet perfect for Date night
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/19/2018
Great cologne
Compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/18/2018
Great stuff
People compliment me on this cologne. It’s light and not too overbearing and stays a while. I loved this cologne so much that I bought the 3.4 oz bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/17/2018
Nice scent
Nice scent
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/16/2018
My new favorite
I chose this from a top 5 must-haves review from thatsNathan on YouTube and he wasn't wrong. I really like this one. The scent is very fresh, clean, and long-lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/15/2018
Perfect for warmer weather
I was impressed with this scent!! After the winter time I was looking for a good scent to go along with the increase in temperature. Eight & Bob was perfect to go along with hotter weather and in the office or on a night out it never failed
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/13/2018
soapy at first
on first spray it smelled rather soapy to me, but over the work day that smells fades into the background and you get a little more of the vanilla and wood coming through (which are scents I prefer over a clean laundry smell). overall, I really like it. In a cool office I was able to smell it through an 8 hour work day, when applied on wrist and chest. I think this would be a good cologne for any occasion (office, date night etc), probably wouldn't waste it at the gym though. since it is in my opinion a light refreshing and not overpowering scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/12/2018
Masculine
When I received my order today I immediately tried the scent and shared it with all my guy friends. They loved the scent and said it was something they would definitely buy and use. "Masculine" and "earthy" were the two words used to describe this new favorite cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/10/2018
Sweet and Sophisticated
If the nostalgia isn't enough, the scent is one of the best I've ever known. I wear this regularly and get complimented frequently. I get about 4 hours of projection working outdoors...not bad
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/07/2018
Refreshing and bold
It's a great scent for every season. Its refreshing and bold. It's strong at first and then settles nicely and lasts all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/07/2018
Love this
The best cologne ive ever worn
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/06/2018
Last All Day
This cologne was great overall! Only thing is that when you first spray, it takes sometime to really settle down because it's a little too overpowering, but once it's settled down it smelled amazing. It last all day. Definitely going into my rotation!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/06/2018
Sweet Baby Jesus
This is an amazing smelling cologne. I just received my sample today and already 5 compliments from women and men. This is great!!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/05/2018
Very good
Smells amazing! Just wish it lasted longer.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/04/2018
PitchaScent
I like this one. On the sweet side but not too sweet. Makes me think of warm summer nights.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/04/2018
Great scent!
When I heard JFK used this I had to give it a try!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/01/2018
Wonderful
Smells great! Highly recommended.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/01/2018
Classic, Clean
Really liked this scent, could have lasted a little longer but overall very happy with it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/30/2018
Awesome stuff.
Smells great, lasts a while. I'm reordering for next month.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/30/2018
Class
This fragrance is beautiful. It is subtle, yet sophisticated. It goes as well with a suit and tie as it does with shorts and a polo. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to add a little maturity to their cologne game.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/27/2018
Unique
Love this cologne smells unique not like anything else and a little bit goes a long way.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/19/2018
Awesome
Fairly sweet but works well for my body chemistry.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/18/2018
Versatile, Great Scent
I LOVE this one and it is the reason I joined scentbird. It has a great story which is definitely what drew me in. And it lived up to all of it. Smells great, not too overpowering, but strong enough at the same time. It's fun, light, clean, and unique smelling. Only drawback is that it doesnt last very long. Luckily it's not too strong, so it isn't a problem to keep reapplying. I can't wait to buy a full size bottle!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/17/2018
In Between
I like the smell but for me at least it comes across as more of a feminine smell than masculine. It smells to me very powdery. I'm not a big fan of powdery smells as a cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/16/2018
Fantastic!
Smooth, clean and classic. Love this one!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/09/2018
New fave
At first, the smell is a bit overpowering but once it settles down, it has light, somewhat fruity scent but also very masculine
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Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/09/2018
Good
It smells strong when first applied, fades in about 4 hours. I can smell the patchouli on my skin after 4 hours. I like the smell of this cologne. I’m glad I tried the sample before buying. I won’t buy the full bottle
Rated4on the scale of0to10
05/08/2018
good smell, light wear
This is a really nice smell but I wish it was stronger. It wears very light...almost hard to smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
04/30/2018
Clean, Fresh Scent
Scent for older men but it is safe to wear and will be acceptable to many.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/24/2018
Best Smell
I absolutely love this smell. This has to be some of the best cologne I have ever worn. You can wear it at work or out on the town.
Reviews: 2
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Products received: 4
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/05/2018
Favorite
I could wear this all year round. Only downside is that it fades quickly, so you could smell great in the morning but would need a refresher come early afternoon. Overall, the smell is amazing.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
04/04/2018
okay i guess
smelt like so many other colognes. i would not buy this again. nothing original about it. it could of been aqua di gio.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
04/04/2018
I like it, but...
I like this scent a lot, but there is something about it that falls short after wearing it for a long time. It has a nice, clean scent and is not too heavy. I would definitely order it again.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
04/03/2018
8 & Bob
A little old man smelling for me but not bad.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/03/2018
Breath of fresh air
Love the scent. Starts out a little too sweet, but dries down to a nice fresh scent. Perfect for spring. I can't see JFK wearing this...but I can!!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/03/2018
Amazing
Sweeter than my usual but still amazing
Rated3on the scale of0to10
04/02/2018
A bit like a clean soap smell.
This fragrance smells like a fresh bar of soap. Not quite an “irish spring”, but a light fragrance nonetheless.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/02/2018
Love it!
Exceeded my expectations! Long lasting scent that stays with you all day. Would highly recommend trying it! Definitely ranks in my top 3 of all time!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/02/2018
great
love it
Rated1on the scale of0to10
04/01/2018
Too sickly sweet
I found this to be too sickly sweet for me. I wore it once and really just don't want to put it on again. The description said wood, but I smell more musky scents.
Reviews: 2
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Rated4on the scale of0to10
03/31/2018
Great Fragrance.
I was very impressed with this fragrance. I receive many compliments on it. I only wish it last longer.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/28/2018
Where is my product?
I ordered this cologne but did not receive it. However scentbird thinks i did. I hope I still get it
Rated4on the scale of0to10
03/28/2018
Good
I wan to like this scent but it’s vanilla aroma is a little overpowering. This scent is also unisex and not very masculine.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/27/2018
Always wanted to try and I'm glad I did!
I loved the scent and had so many compliments. Just smelling it was good but it got even better after I applied it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/19/2018
Amazing Scent
This scent is by far one of the best I've ever used. However, my boyfriend said it smells nice but not for him. I've gotten compliments on it at work and I love the lingering smell throughout the day, it's not too overpowering, its soft but stays with me throughout a 12-hour shift of working as a nurse, which is good for that profession.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
03/14/2018
Effeminate!
I didn’t like this scent. It smells like something my wife would wear.
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/14/2018
My Absolute Favorite
I’m not sure if the historical reference to JFK is true, but it adds to the allure of this incredible scent. It is manly, sophisticated, yet carefree and youthful. It has many levels that carry soft, spicy notes with nice blends of citrus and sweet scents. It’s one of the most balanced, unique and intoxicating scents. My absolute favorite.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/09/2018
Casual and classy
Wowowowow. The Original is casual and classy at the same time. On one hand, it’s not groundbreaking or risky or weird--it’s actually very easy to wear--but it’s also damned GOOD and has shot to the top of my want list. And it’s all the ambergris’ fault. Oh my God, do I love ambergris. I did not know that I loved ambergris. But Eight & Bob smelled me the light--or more precisely, the salt-water cured byproduct of a whale’s anal glands. Until I tried The Original, I thought that I hated aquatics, hands down, no exceptions. But ambergris gives an aquatic character to The Original that salty and doesn’t screech, that’s smooooth as hell rather than being chemical hell. Fricken’ excellent. The citrus and ambergris are quite dominant for the first few hours, and it dries down into a lovely woody-vanilla thing with a hint of powder. Longevity is quite good especially for this lighter kind of fragrance, about 8 hours or so. It’s quite discreet and sticks close to the skin. A big love.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
03/03/2018
ok
a little too "perfumey"....my lady might steal this to wear it for herself, lol
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Danny
06/20/2018
Chris, This site used to have a much longer and much more elaborate story in which they incorrectly listed Robert as a former USA president. He was a senator and presidential candidate, but killed before ever elected to the top office. They have since updated their backstory on the cologne and is no longer inaccurate.
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Danny
06/20/2018
Sorry, the reply was for user below that responded to my review -- doesn't appear to be way to delete.
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Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/22/2018
Story Flawed - Cologne Follows
The story, while flawed is still better than the cologne. At first it smells like perfume my mom used to wear in the 80's (lady stetson?), especially immediately after spraying. It mellows out with time, but holds a rose and lavender note a while and longer under the shirt before mellowing eventually to a fairly pleasant vanilla sweetness. It's not good at first, but I like it well enough after it mellows 20 - 30 mins after applying. Will not be getting more, but I might use it once in a while for something different. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************ Also, your story behing Eight & Bob is nice and all except Bob Kennedy was a U.S. Senator, not ever president. He was also U.S. Attorney General during his brother John's presidency and might have been president himself one day if he hadn't also been assasinated. Might wanna update the origin story. It doesn't lessen the alleged history -- the current version makes the whole thing sound dubious. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************ Reply to Chris's comment below: Chris, this site used to have a much longer and much more elaborate story in which they incorrectly listed Robert as a former USA president. He was a senator and presidential candidate, but killed before ever elected to the top office. They have since updated their backstory on the cologne and is no longer inaccurate. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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Chris
03/28/2018
You didn’t read the story correctly. After a perfumer made a scent for him, JFK ordered 8 samples and if production allowed, one for his brother Bob. Hence the name EIGHT & BOB.
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Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/14/2018
Sweet and Citrus
I basically signed up with Scentbird to try this fragrance, and it’s been a smooth ride so far trying out this scent. Immediately I’m greeted with a citrusy note that reminds me of summer. After it hits the skin it develops quickly into a sweet, soapy song, with hints of patchouli and vanilla. I was reminded of baby powder. Very much like Prada Infusion d’homme, and very feminine (not in a bad way). My girlfriend loves it. What’s unique about this fragrance is the fact that it seems to change not only throughout the day; but even from day to day I get different notes that emerge. It is quite a complex fragrance, and I like that. It lasts all day long from just a spray or two, and it is certainly something that I think a woman would enjoy smelling, maybe even wearing herself. If you like sweet scents this is a no brainer for you. Eight & Bob The Original is a wonderful scent with an incredible story behind it, and the perfect complement to an formal evening out, or a cozy night in with someone special.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/14/2018
Eight & Bob The Original
I have found that almost every woman that I pass comments about how good I smell. This Cologne is not over powering with sweet notes but actually very smooth and has just enough manliness mixed in to give you a fresh and clean scent that lasts . This scent was created for President Kennedy so I can imagine the President had some high level feed back like the first Lady Jackie Kennedy and Marylyn Monroe to name a few. I would strongly recommend this for work or casual / social engagements.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/09/2018
Nice, but almost feminine in a masculine way!
Over all I enjoy this scent, but it reminds me of Chanel No. 5, so not the most masculine scent. Not that it’s overly feminine, but there’s something about it for me. Maybe too heavy on the vanilla? I can’t quite pin point the ‘issue ‘, and it doesn’t ruin Eight and Bob for me, but I figured I’d mention it.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
02/06/2018
Unpleasant Undernote
There's something I like on the initial intake of this fragrance. But there's something starkly unpleasant on the exhale. Definite headache inducer
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/05/2018
Silent killer
I did enjoy wearing it although it made you feel strong yet deadly. Most knew nothing of the scent but they enjoy smelling the scent on me
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/05/2018
Timeless classic
Very impressed with the overall smell and the longevity of just a few sprays. My new favorite
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/04/2018
Amazing! French chic!
Clean, refreshing smell, like fresh sheets! Light not overbearing.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/04/2018
Not for me
Although others may rave and rant about this one I was neither taken back or impressed. Next please!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/04/2018
Light and Clean
This is one of my favorite scents. I have since purchased a bigger bottle. It’s light and clean smelling, not over powering at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/04/2018
Stand out, holds up
This scent is dark yet citrusy. It stands out and catches attention. It does not wear down for hours!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/03/2018
Bryan
Definitely use in moderation.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/02/2018
Flower power
Pretty strong smell but it’s not the old man old spice smell. Very floral smell. Goes well with a suit and tie. Isn’t really a laid back causal/jeans and tee shirt smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2018
Great cologne
Can wear it going out or just as an everyday, will be buying myself a full bottle
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2018
Excellent fragrance
I was extremely impressed with Eight & Bob. My wife loved it and I received many compliments. It certainly is an excellent fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/31/2018
really Manly
Love this scent. I'm taking it on my cruise!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/31/2018
Love it!
Great scent, JFK had good taste
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/30/2018
The Original
Enjoyed the scent, felt that it lasted a short time. Not sure if that was a watered down version I received or the true version. I had experienced delays with customer service for some time. Hard to say if this was on the up and up from go. But skeptical about all the scents as of now. Been overcharged and little upset still so that could have been what lowered score
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/29/2018
Not bad
Nothing spectacular. If this is what JFK wore, the cigars must of dulled his senses.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/29/2018
Nice and clean
Really enjoy the clean fragrance of eight & bob
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/27/2018
Smells like Patchouli......like those chicks who smoked all that weed in the 70's
When I was a kid all my sisters friends smelled like this! If your interested in smelling like a teenage girl in 1970's this is the scent for you.... otherwise stay away!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/27/2018
Nice daily wear
I enjoy the fragrance once it wears for a while. It is a little sweet for my body chemistry and after a while losea that sec appeal i had expected from the scent. However, I would certainly suggest to anyone who wanted a subtle softer smelling mens fragrance. Cheers
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/27/2018
very wonderful scent
very happy with the smell of this.top shelf
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/26/2018
Fresh yet masculine
This fragrance is one of my favorites now! JFK had great taste in cologne just as he did in women. I have had more compliments with this cologne than any other I have worn before! Must try! It’s a very sophisticated smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/24/2018
Love it!
One of my new favorites!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/24/2018
not for me
I really wanted to like this cologne. but on me the floral scents come through entirely too strong and i fell like i'm standing in a nursing home. unfortunately this is not for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/23/2018
Strong but fades
I would agree with other reviews that the fragrance is strong upon application but then fades throughout the day. I was excited about this fragrance due to its history but have not had one compliment since I have been wearing it. I like it but wouldn't be my first choice.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/23/2018
great light scent
great scent for the spring, summer, or during the day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/22/2018
More than what I expected
Superb discreet and classy. Not overwhelming and makes people smile...specially girls!!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/22/2018
Not what expected
Scent is way too strong, smells more like women's perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/22/2018
4 stars
The opening scent is great the dry down is great it’s not really strong so it’s not going to linger and it doesn’t last very long so the only reason it doesn’t get 5 is it doesn’t last
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/20/2018
William
Love it
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/19/2018
Nice
A touch feminine, but I like to smell it on myself, and I've had a few compliments in the first couple of days. Starts strong but softens and the softer scent stays quite a while.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/19/2018
Absolute original
This scents is amazing! I’ve never smelled anything better !
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/17/2018
Pretty Good Clean
Good scent very clean no staying power
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/15/2018
A little too femine for me
Tried it based on some reviews here. It came across really light. My wife was not a fan.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/14/2018
Great Cologne
This is an excellent scent. The fragrance lasts and lasts. Although it smells great, it's a bit strong for me. I have to go very light or risk a mild headache. Yes, there are scents I'm very sensitive to.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/14/2018
Eight and Bob
Pleasant scent and lasted for a full day
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/14/2018
Holy cow
This right here . Let me tell you what. This stuff right here is “The bees knees” . I mean seriously the man, the myth, the legend JFK had the White House staff keep this in stock at all times, it was his go to and can you blame him he got freakin Jackie O! But seriously this fragrance is outstanding. Thanks to your staff for keeping it in hand would of never found it otherwise.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/13/2018
Thumbs Up!
I was very surprised how much I liked this scent. It starts off great and the with the dry down it gets even better. About a solid 6 hours of coverage!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/07/2018
Really good like all the notes long lasting
nice and sweet very classic I like it alot
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/05/2018
Perfect for everyday wear
I really love this fragrance. It’s got such a classic smooth and not overbearing smell and it lasts for much of the day.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/03/2018
gentlemen should have this
Surprisingly for me, this one was very decent. I would go to office wearing this, or even to some formal occasions. It's not my #1 choice, but fine.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/30/2017
Not sure if it works for me.
Good , but not blown away. Very light almost perfumey like. My usual is Invasion Barbare by MDCI, I like a masculine floral but this just didn't float my boat at all, rather disappointed that when sprayed on me, it mixed with my body chemistry in a not so good way, Glad it was a sample and not a full bottle. Will try it again (maybe for a week) and see if it changes.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/28/2017
Not for me
You better be a huge fan of bergamot to like this one. Unfortunately, I am not.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/22/2017
A great, clean and manly scent!
Loved it. I normally have a hard time finding new scents for me. This one is a solid!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/15/2017
Too manly (spicy) scented. I give up on woodsy scents. Going back to citrusy scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/10/2017
Really enjoyed this cologne. Very soft. I am use to over bearing strong smells. My wife said she really enjoys, but she doesn't smell it unless she's close. (so in any married mans eyes this is a good thing). I personally like the soft smell. I like to smell it which I do, and when you pass someone, they too will smell you and I promise, it will get their mind thinking.... "what is that?" I would say it has notes of vanilla... personally that is what I smell the most. I am a bearded manly man so it's a tad soft for me, but I totally like the change. This is a cologne, that I do own now, and wear on special occasions and date nights with my wife. It's my stellar cologne I like to cherish. Would totally recommend it. Don't get scared by the price and try the sample to see for yourself. In my personal eyes it has more of a feminine smell than an over powerful manly scent. You only live once, try it out and see for yourself! It is one I definitely will always keep on my shelf!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/05/2017
This scent smells very fresh and clean. It has a citrus scent that leans more to the sweet side than flowery. It is a light scent that lingers all day and is perfect for hot weather. It is similar in that way to D&G's Light blue and if you like Light Blue you'll definitely love this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/29/2017
It’s a great scent for everyday. Definitely a classic smell with sweet notes. I am more of a citrus scent lover or I would have given this a 5.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/03/2017
Very musky scent. It's very masculine, but reminds me more of my father wearing Brut way back when. Wasn't especially thrilled.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/01/2017
AMAZING fragrance! Very masculine, but subtle at the same time. Everyone that smells it on me has to ask what am I wearing my girlfriend loves it so that’s definitely a plus! re
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/31/2017
Wonderful scent but it doesn’t last throughout the day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/19/2017
You notice how every cologne on here has a 4 heart rating. Not very accurate if you ask me. This one deserves 5 hearts. This one is the only one I've liked so far.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
09/07/2017
Just so-so. Not bad at all, but nothing great. Not especially masculine, but it is clean and fresh. Not a favorite. Easily forgettable.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/05/2017
A great choice for wearing every day
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/29/2017
nice casual scent
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/21/2017
Good , but not blown away. Very light almost perfumey like. This would be something I would have in my vehicle just incase I forgot to throw something on and I want to smell decent, I would probably wear this to a summer picnic, not a formal event.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/13/2017
Awesome scent very interesting and unique great for my first scent
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/09/2017
Very effeminate scent - I honestly thought it was a perfume for women. Will not be purchasing again. Very floral and light
Rated2on the scale of0to10
08/08/2017
I enjoyed the initial notes, they were different than most of the other scents I have tried. I did not like the scent after an hour or so. The scent started to take on flowery notes that were not what I was interested in.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/07/2017
I really like this scent. I wish it lasted a little longer. But it's a great all around masculine scent. I would order a full bottle of this.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/05/2017
High level scent.. explicitly exquisite
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/27/2017
Love this scent. Within 5 minutes of being in a store a woman did a very loud whisper to her friend "He smells amazing!" Ten minutes later another woman leaned way to far into my personal space. No complaints here!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/01/2017
Fantastic scent. Mature well put together man smell, but not an "old man" cologne. Spicy opening with the red pepper and the cardamom. Easy to wear with business casual or better.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
06/20/2017
This has a woody yet sweet smelling tone. Extremely pleasant. It's not sharp at all. It sticks really well throughout the day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/04/2017
it is an AWESOME scent, I really like it ALOT, I may order many more of them, and the fact it was President Kennedy's favorite scent just adds to it. thanks so much for this awesome service you provide
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/27/2017
Great scent. Thought it was a little too sweet at first but calms down quickly. The sale for me is that my wife loves it on me.
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Products received: 9
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/08/2017
Loved this one. Subtle notes of woods, spice, and sweetness at the same time. Long-lasting. May actually buy a full-sized bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/29/2017
This is a great scent to have in your arsenal, if you're going out with the fellas or with your lady you can't go wrong with this scent here. I love it and plan to get a bottle soon.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
04/29/2017
Nice scent. A little sweet for my taste, but is long lasting.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
I liked the scent. It's a bit strong at first and then it fades to a really nice woodsy scent. I've worn it for about 2 weeks now. I will say that I haven't gotten any compliments on it, but haven't had anyone say they didn't like it either.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
Skin scent. Just not my kind of cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
03/06/2017
I was excited to receive this scent because of its description and reviews. It was ok. I'll wear it, but it's not one of my favorites. The scent starts out strong when you originally spray it, but softens after a few minutes. I wouldn't buy a large bottle of it, but it's worth the monthly payment.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/04/2017
This is a happy, clean cologne. Perfect for Saturday's TeaDance Or Sunday's church & brunch. Anytime you want to feel special and different but don't want to overwhelm. Buy it now and wear it all spring and summer.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/03/2017
I asked for a men's subscription, but received perfume instead. Contacted customer service, but never heard from them. Didn't get what I paid for. I do not recommend to anyone.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/01/2017
Amazing fragrance with great longevity on the skin.
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