No Snow, No Alps?


Dear friends,
Many had looked forward to a liberating week of skiing at the beginning of this year. I myself have long been eyeing my favorite areas such as the Swiss Engadine with its vast snow-covered lakes and beautifully situated hotels. I am a fan of the Waldhaus at Sils Maria. It is a 15-minute drive from Sanit Moritz and time seems to have stood still in the hotel. In the common room, where music is played in the evening, you are not allowed to touch your mobile, because that disturbs the peace…


And what a shame not to be able to go up and down to a village like Gstaad these weeks and visit the Palace Hotel where in the past Roger Moore could regularly be found at the bar.

Not standing on skis forces you to think back to the past. A time where all limbs were still intact and you skied without a helmet and an old-fashioned salopettes on 2-meter-long skis from the roofs of completely snowed-under chalets.

Or the days when you went on the slopes with friends who have difficulty with the regular ugly ski clothing and therefore appear on the slopes in a stylish tuxedo.
Who knows that later this year it will still be possible to go to the crackling snow with an après ski around a fireplace. During winter sports I am not really concerned with fragrances, but I recently realized that the YVRA 1500 L’Essence de Distance is a perfect fit for a cold walk through a snow-covered forest. The strong wood tones and some smoky ingredients make this fragrance the ideal choice for winter sports in my opinion. For now, just stay in your own house and keep your spirits up.

Of course, you can cover your own house in our YVRA 1958 L'Essence de Résidence room spray dreaming of new winter sports trips in the near future.
Kind regards,
Yvo van Regteren Altena



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