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’.
YVRA 1965 is an extreme powerful, seductive and elegant fragrance. The strongest link with Rubirosa will be found in the fragrance itself: seductive, sexy and powerful. YVRA 1965 is an intriguing and sultry blend of spellbinding ingredients, rich in precious wood extracts, exciting patchouli and exotic pepper varieties.
YVRA 1965 is an exclusive, intriguing niche fragrance. Thanks to powerful notes like incense, labdanum, amber and patchouli. In the best playboy traditions, the fragrance has so much power that it will be pleasing the nose all night long.
YVRA 1965 is the ultimate niche fragrance that literally has no equal.
Three diverse and totally amazing scents destined to be in every man’s collection, perfect for any mood or moment.
I’ve used Creed for years but yvra1976 has surpassed my expectations...my new fragrance
Love the smell.... brown label
Jó illat imádom!
Alle drie heerlijke geuren. Ik vind ze alle drie klassiek, gedistingeerd, je kunt ze voor elke gelegenheid gebruiken en ik denk ook wel in elk jaargetijde. Alleen jammer dat deze geuren (althans bij mij) snel vervliegen. Ook mensen om mij heen ruiken de geuren niet bij mij.
I love the smell from both parfumes from the Travel set I bought some weeks ago. Really nice and fresh. Well done Yvo!
In Time , wonderful wrapped , all as promised the fragrance is outstanding marvelous !
Good product good service
L’Essence de Flamboyance raakte bij mij een snaar die eerder alleen werd geraakt door Terre d’ Hermès en Égoïste van Chanel; plezierig zacht, verrassend kruidig met de impliciete belofte van een vroege ochtendzon. Uitmuntend gebalanceerd verkeert deze geur op eenzame hoogte: werkelijk heel erg goed.
Eerst was de envelop beschadigd aangekomen, dit was snel opgelost door Roemer met een nieuw exemplaar!
Love the scent, intense yet nice
Quick delivery - bad labeled
The only complaint I have is that it is so good that I want to spray my window all the time love it
Highly pleased with YVRA’s new hand sanitizer. In times of negativity and fear, the scent itself reminds of good times at the Côte d’Azur, Portofino, or any place in the Meds where the sun shines on rakish men and stylish people. A treat for your hands and mind :)
YVRA 1979 Trial Spray 8ml
Really excellent fragrance which is both smooth and sharp
Pleasant for any occasion
Lovely smell and unusual dispenser - love it
I knew your 2 first scents from earlier and I loved them. Then one of my friends showed me his newest purchase, which was your first scent. I then wanted to try them again and saw your new scent Flamboyance and wanted to try that one. OMG! That’s my new favorite scent and I have a lot. Both niche and designers.
It’s really one of a kind and want to buy a whole bottle. I’m just looking for the best price.
Being an avid Chanel and Hermes fan, this beautiful and complex scent sent me back to the sweet memories of my awakening as an adolescent in the the 70’s, dreaming of far away destinations Bond style and conquering life as The King of my own Land :)
Its still in the box.
YVRA 1958 Trial Spray 8ml
Great service, even better fragrance!
wonderful fragrance with its own character.
Got a subscription for my birthday. Ordered this because my year of birth is 1958. This is really a great scent that will most likely become my favorite. And later I discovered that this was developed by an old classmate. Nice side effect.
Heerlijk zachte zoete parfum.
Wat een fantastische geur. Mannelijk, zwaar, aanwezig, volwassen, alles wat ik zoek in een parfum. Ik heb de filter hier op Parfumado gebruikt om suggesties te krijgen die bij me passen en dit was een schot in de roos.
Houd je van amber, aromatisch, hout, musk, oudh, patchouli en warm kruidig, is dit een absolute must.
Leuke bijkomstigheid is dat je zelden iemand zal tegenkomen die hetzelfde ruikt!
New favorite. Soft, subtle, unique. Gentleman meets passion. I have really become a big fan of this perfume, and that after years of acqua di parma!
Good perfume with great notes
One of my favorite scents of all time, my girlfriend loves it too. Warm and spicy but not too heavy.
I myself think the scent is nice and special. You don't smell it often. Is a bit spicy.
Full, lingers for a long time, an instant fan!
When my friend wears this perfume it reminds me of Mr. Big! (Sex and the city)
So nice and sophisticated :-)
Heerlijke lucht niet zal vervelen, veel geurlagen in dat maakt het boeiend.
Een geur die er uit springt; mannelijk, exotisch.
Smells nice, fresh and sunny. A long lasting fresh scent! Recommended, different than others.
It sets itself aside through having different facets.
Stylish yet contemporary!
Wow dit is wel een beuker zeg! Ik ben fan omdat het diep & zwaar is. Minder fris en zeepachtig dan de andere YVRA's en daardoor meer een winter versie.
Lovely warm scent, given as a tester with a normal scent ... are you in doubt and do you like warm strong scent? Take this and you won't regret it. Warm notes with a challenging scent.
Een van de betere luchten
Real winter warm scent. Lingers for a long time.
Want to feel the mood of L'Essence de Flamboyance?
Check the Spotify playlist. Contains hints of Bob Dylan, Curtis Lee and The Teddy Bears
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.
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.
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.
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Great herby smell, a female attention grabber!
I thought I give it a go but am back to my aramis 900 it last for over 24 hours and when your wash your shirt and when you are pressing it the scent is still strong