L'Essence de Présence 100ml
L'Essence de Présence 100ml
L'Essence de Présence 100ml
L'Essence de Présence 100ml

L'Essence de Présence 100ml

Regular price €125.00 Sale

Eighteen months after the successful international launch of the scent YVRA 1958 L’Essence de l’Essence, Yvo van Regteren Altena presented in 2017 his second long-anticipated fragrance: YVRA 1979 L’Essence de Présence. In his second scent, the headier timbre of woody and aromatic ingredients conjures up a very different mood. It shares its predecessor’s originality and elegance, with the addition of a warmer, more potent, mysterious undertone.

The fragrance is Yvo's dreamy reflection of the year 1979 when he lived in Florence. A year in which everything came together: a love affair, an eye for elegance and the appreciation for high-quality raw materials that are indispensable for a perfect perfume as for a good dish.

Top notes are lemon, black pepper; middle notes are patchouli  and cedar and base notes are amber, moss and musk. L’essence de Présence is warmer and more powerful; it is both elegant and comforting.

Meet the fragrance

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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.

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.

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 contact@yvra1958.com.

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Man-Wai Chow

L'Essence de Présence 100ml

Jean Peter Getzkow
In love

Tested it first as travel-pack. After wearing it a few times i got me the full bottle. A modern unique scent. Absolutely no mainstream. A Little luxury and exclusive. Very lovely composition. Highly recommended :)

Jasper Dijkstra
Love the scent. Please stop the advertising makes


Orderwd multiple products and really like them. However, the amount of promotional e-mails, promo codes and remarketing ads make the brand seem cheap. Similar to other cheap Tellsell type of products on Instagram.

You can do better.

WHJ Legdeur
Perfect men's fragrance

Perfect men's fragrance. The fragrance is a dreamy reflection of the year 1979 smells earthy, spicy, woody, camphor-like, wet earth and green leaves. You can also detect slightly leathery and even sweet notes. It has a dark character and brings depth and sensuality to perfumes.
Top: Lemon, Black Pepper
Heart: Patchouli and Cedar all, patchouli gives a perfume a soothing and luxurious touch.
Base: Amber, Moss and Musk.

In his second fragrance, the heavier timbre of woody and aromatic ingredients evokes a very different mood.

Ruud van Hilten
Great perfume - very present while still discrete

I love L'essence de présence. Deep and spicy, but not too heavy. It lasts long and a good number of people have asked me what i'm wearing.