Hey Posse Peeps! Egypt by Eight & Bob has been a total surprise. Not because it’s adventurous, new or groundbreaking but because I love it so much. The original fragrance from Eight & Bob has become a mainstay among the wealthy Sydney lesbian population. I often come across its handsome tones when giving a mate a hug at an event. Rarely are the rest of the brand noted or talked about on blogs or boards. I think there’s just too much out there and some good stuff gets missed.
Egypt by Eight & Bob 2014
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Lavender, lemon, moss
Heart: Cardamom, nutmeg
Base: Sandalwood, leather, patchouli
It was the note list that drew me when shopping at Surrender To Chance recently. Talk about ticking a bunch of my favourite boxes. Lavender, moss, cardamom, sandalwood, Leather AND patchouli! Sign me up. So I grabbed 5ml
The lavender in the opening is reminiscent of Lolita Lempicka but without the overdose of fairy floss. Somehow the lemon and nutmeg give it a zing that is flattened out by the creamy green cardamom, There are even vague recollections of A*Men with the lavender played against a large clean patchouli. Patchouli becomes and remains the star till dry down.
While I do see resemblances Egypt is all its own person. Comfortable as an old jumper or T-Shirt yet presentable at dinner and events. Especially good if you are looking for a fragrance that is defiantly unisex. Loaded with traditionally masculine features yet presented in a sweeter, more palatable niche form. Egypt is fun, and nothing like my memories of Egypt.
Seems like Egypt is a good fit across the board. Work, Leisure and Events are all catered within its fragrant parameters. Further, for date night I think it could be an excellent choice. Fragrant but not overpowering, longevity and sillage are good.
Have you tried any of the Eight & Bobs?