After quite some months without travelling abroad, I was lucky enough to make a report in Saint Tropez. Last week I stayed at an extremely nice boutique hotel, only 5 minutes walking distance from the village centre. Villa Cozy has 23 rooms, adjacent to vineyards and has an extremely high and friendly service standard.
These days, still troubled by Covid, Saint Tropez is reminiscent of the tranquillity of a century ago. Since the late nineteenth century, this former fishing village has been popular with France's cultural elite. Painters like Matisse, Bonnard and Dufy settled there with a pallet and brush. Later on, Saint Tropez was also discovered by the intelligentsia from Saint-Germain-des-Prés and even seduced the sun-fearing writer Jean-Paul Sartre.
Despite the long association with painters and writers, it was the actress Brigitte Bardot who gave the village a new impetus. The shooting of the film Et Dieu créa la femme, which she recorded there with husband-filmmaker Roger Vadim in 1955, would herald a new era for Saint-Tropez. An era of mega yachts, famous beach restaurants, and a huge parade of celebrities from all corners of the globe.
Now that I am travelling again, I realize once more, that my first fragrance was born with the very idea of travel in mind. YVRA 1958 is an elated fresh fragrance that suits the first shower after a stuffy long-distance flight. After flying for eight hours, you are often somewhat displaced on arrival. I have always found it very pleasant to carry a familiar fragrance with me to a new destination. My second scent YVRA 1979 is a more aromatic, woody scent, while my third perfume, YVRA 1965 smells even heavier because it’s rich in pink pepper and patchouli.
A nice reason to draw attention to these three YVRA fragrances is the approaching Summer holidays. I do hope this special gift will be a nice incentive to travel again in the forthcoming weeks.