During the fifties of the last century Porfirio Rubirosa was the ultimate man’s man, with his polo, Ferraris, and macho jet set adventures. But what made the Latin diplomat truly unforgettable were his women - an endless parade including Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Hutton and Ava Gardner.
On a typical day, Rubi awoke at noon. After coffee, he would go to the Bagatelle Polo Club in the Bois de Boulogne to exercise his ponies until six. A former friend from Santo Domingo, Kahlil Heche, says: ‘Rubi was the only one who played polo wearing a jacket and a scarf. . . . He protected his skin with honey; he took better care of himself than a woman.’
Jimmy’s disco in Paris, owned by the legendary Régine, was Rubi’s preferred haunt. ‘When he came in, everything changed, like magic,’ remembers Régine. ‘All of a sudden, the women were on fire. It was everything—his eyes, his hair. He never went running after the women, the women were throwing themselves at him. They would even pull him into the ladies’ room. He was a victim, not a gigolo.’
Our new YVRA 1965 L’essence de Flamboyance will honour the most famous playboy of the 20th century. A scent that has the gift to seduce both sexes. Lots of ingredients refer to Rubirosa’s life. Hints of leather refer to his love for playing polo and pink pepper honour his nickname.