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 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!
Dit is een top geur. Alleen maar complimenten. Ga ook zeker de 1958 proberen
When i first got wasnt sure but after wearing a couple of times i think its fantastic .. lasts for ages
YVRA's L'Essence de l'essence is my favorite for a fresh start of another successful day.
Got a lot of good comments about this perfume..i love it!
bought as present,but we came accross it in luxemburg.but lovely fragrance .plus great delivery
YVRA 1965 Travel Spray
Great product it's 100% top
YVRA 1958 is een heerlijke geur
good opportunity to try. fully satisfied by this test.
A very different fragrance for men, long lasting and really out of this world,
YVRA 1965 Travel Spray
YVRA 1965 Travel Spray
I love the depth and complexity of this scent. Yvo did it again!
At first it starts very medical. It needs half an hour and then minute after minute it became very tasty ! The patchouly part is very smooth, not like earth/soil. I would say Its a very masculine scent but not a cold one. When wearing it the first time i got a compliment on it.
Its not a mainstream scent.
Geuren zijn heel persoonlijk. Voor mij was in deze geur de (waarschijnlijk) musk te overheersend. Maar nogmaals, smaken verschillen.
Thank you for your beautiful product, well done
I Love it
Shipped overseas very fast. Love this fragrance and appreciate the good service.
Both fragrance and service!
Beautiful, seductive, different.
The lemon note is interesting and there is a good support from vertiver. Full bottle worthy. Spring, summer and fall appropriate.
A successfull fragrance !!
Gave this to my father at father's day. Made him very happy!
In love scince the day this new scent is out!
Really happy that this perfume is added to the collection!
Really love this scent for special occasions!
Like the elegant look of the package and the smell is even better.
Lasts the whole day.
Found my favourite Yvra scent!
This was always my favourite but now I switched to the Flamboyance, really seductive scent!
Good product for its price!
I use this classic scent for a couple months now and I can't get enough of it!
Finally received it and smells amazing! Super elegant and seductive. Thank you!
Received it today!! Stylish class act!!! Fragrance is magnificent!! Now all I need is a Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider!
I received it yesterday and like it :)
Congratulations to Yvo and team for coming up with yet another remarkable and subtle fragrance that lifts you up and make you feel nonchalant and stylish at the same time!
Awesome fragrance! Sophisticated, stylish yet contemporary!
L'Essence de Flamboyance
L'Essence de L'Essence
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
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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