Rubirosa was a jet-set pioneer, charmer, race car driver and talented polo player. He was widely seen to be in the same class as Don Juan and Casanova.
As all great playboys Rubirosa executed a sense of danger, romance and adventure. He married the two richest women in the world and many would follow; from Marylin Monroe to Zsa Zsa Gabor.
His romantic escapades became so mythical that they resulted in nicknames like ‘Mister Ever Ready’ and thanks to Rubi’s ‘personal parts department’: ‘The Pepper Mill’.
Meet the Fragrance
YVRA 1965 L’essence de Flamboyance is an ode to Porfirio Rubirosa. He had a passion for perfumes and wanted to create his own fragrance, which was to be sold in ruby-colored bottles.
The fragrance is seductive, sexy and very powerful. A lot of high-quality raw materials refer to Rubirosa’s life; hints of leather (Polo) and an ingredient such as pink pepper honors his nickname, the peppermill. There is bergamot, lemon, orange, incense, cedar, musk and lots of patchouli. Sophisticated, refined and very distinctive!
L'Essence de Flamboyance
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Wonderful scent , the number of people that have asked what I’m wearing has been incredible. Would be massive if available at main stream retailers , until then it’s nice to have an aftershave that’s admired but not to easy to get hold of
Travel / Trial Set
A beautiful travel set! I am very happy with this
Travel / Trial Set
My husband started wearing this perfume and I immediately fell in love with it. Very fresh and clean smell and lasts for a very long time. Recently I started wearing it myself as well!
Love it amazing manly smell
Very special and exquise makes you feel special.
Exclusive packaging design
Master in understatement and taste, Dutch designer Durk Hattink, collaborated with YVRA to create a design which brings the interior of the bottle to the exterior. A bottle to have, to hold, to use and then… to keep.
L’Essence de Flamboyance is a reference to the lifestyle of Rubirosa. The color of the box is inspired by Rubirosa's Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider, which was designed by the legendary Pinin Farina.
The side of the box has a bark-like structure in reference to the oak tree that stopped Rubirosa’s life so promptly. Furthermore Hattink has subtly made a reference to Rubirosa's nickname 'The Pepper Mill' and therefore it’s depicted on the inside of the label YVRA 1965.
MEET THE CREATOR
Was it predestination gently prompted by that oh, so prominent nose which graces generations of family members? Yvo van Regteren Altena (Haarlem, 1958) has always followed his nose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the man behind YVRA?
Yvo Van Regteren Altena, born in 1958, has traveled the world and documented a dandy lifestyle for over 30 years. As a gentleman journalist, he engrossed in all that defines good taste, decadent living and perfumes in particular. Traveling the globe he met the greatest ‘noses’ and was influenced by their obsession with the right blend of spellbinding ingredients.
In the past few years, Van Regteren Altena created two perfumes under his own name; l’Essence de l’Essence and l’Essence de Présence. Both creations got an international claim. He is obsessed with a better smelling world and, next to his outstanding perfumes, offers highly refined products with sophisticated extravagance and a humorous tone of voice such as a scented screenwash, l’Essence de l’Automobile. Soon he will launch his third intriguing perfume which will appeal to even the most spoiled modern dandy.
How can I pay for my order?
Our payment methods include iDEAL, Bancontact, Creditcard and PayPal.
When will I get my order?
If you ordered before 16:00 CET within the Netherlands your package will be sent the same day and arrive within 1-2 working days.
If you ordered from another country within Europe you can expect your order to arrive between 3-6 working days.
If you ordered from a country outside of Europe you can expect your order to arrive between 5-10 working days.
How can I track my order?
After you place your order, you'll immediately receive a confirmation email. We'll send you another email when your order ships that includes a tracking number, so you can keep track of just how soon your product(s) will arrive.
What is your return policy?
We hope that you love the scent of YVRA as much as we love it. But we want you to be happy. Our return policy applies only if you bought your YVRA product here. If you bought it at a retail store and would like to return or exchange it, please contact the store directly. If you bought your product here and for some reason are not totally happy with it, you can return it in new and unopened condition within 30 days of the purchase date for a refund. We do not credit or refund shipping charges. We recommend using a traceable carrier (like PostNL or UPS), insured for the full value of the return merchandise. We are not responsible for return packages lost en route. YVRA does not process exchanges on gift orders. Any credit for items returned from a gift order will be issued to the original purchaser. If you need to return your product, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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