In the thirties skiing was a newborn sport reserved for the social elite. In those days St. Moritz had already become the place to go for the European aristocracy and one of its habitual visitors was Albert Fouquet, creator of the Eight + Bob perfumes. He made interminable journeys there from Paris every winter.
Fouquet already knew that the Baroness Maurice de Rothschild had recently decided to create a ski resort in Megève with more class and greater discretion than those in the Swiss Alps. Some months later Albert Fouquet was encouraged to accept an invitation from a friend to a pre-Christmas dinner he would be hosting in Megève.
On his first day in Megève, having spent a strenuous time on the ski slopes, Fouquet began what was going to be the most magical night he had ever dreamed about. On entering his friend’s house, there was his host together with the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Albert Fouquet had the good fortune to spend the whole evening with her. Hours of conversation beside the fireplace, laughter, and dancing led to a firm promise to meet again within the next few months.
On his return to Paris, Fouquet wanted to hold on to his memories of that evening without forgetting any part of the magic of Megève: the smell of the mountain air and the wood burning in the fireplace, the ambience created by that select party. He knew that the best way of keeping them alive would be to transform all this into an exquisite aroma that only his extraordinary talent would be able to achieve. And so a new creation of Albert Fouquet was born: Nuit de Megève.
Top notes: Grapefruit, Petit Grain, Clovebuds
Heart notes: Tonka Beans, Orris, Black Coffee
Base notes: Vetiver, Tobacco, Musk