World Wide Web
YVRA 1991 is an antidote to life online. The fragrance harks back to times before 1991, the era of independence from the digital and online world. Back in the day we travelled and explored based on our own knowledge, intuition and senses. YVRA 1991 links up with our pre digital heritage.
Meet the fragrance
YVRA 1991 offers a firm and refreshing overture thanks to bergamot, petit grain and rosemary. After about an hour and a half this is transcended by a warm dry down, thanks to ingredients like oakmoss, cedarwood, sandalwood and amber.
Petit grain • Calabrian bergamot • Rosemary Lemon
Lavender • Geranium • Cardamom • Cypress
Oakmoss • Vetiver • Amber • cedarwoord • Sandalwood
I enjoy spraying it on me in the morning.
Just as I do with the 1965, although that one is like a Bernardus Chardonnay: don’t use it too often, it will bore you. The 1958 doesn’t seem to have that issue. I’m a fan!
after trying the samples, i found the perfume i was looking for
It’s fresh and something different than ‘regular’ perfumes.
The quality and storytelling is just fantastic!!
Verwende YVRA 1958 erst seit wenigen Tagen, habe aber im Gegensatz zu denen, die ich früher verwendete schon mehrfach sehr schöne Komplimente dafür bekommen. Habe daher schon nachbestellt.
Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Duft! Riecht außergewöhnlich und man wird darauf angesprochen! Kein Duft „von der Stange“! Ein bißchen müsste noch an der „Ausdauer“ des Duftes gefeilt werden, dass er etwas länger hält!
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.
Love the deep Rich smell of this fragrance
Very sophisticated scents, a pleasure to wear them, not invasive, personally I prefer your first and second releases. Anyway, beautiful all of them.
Listen to YVRA 1991
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Contains hints of Queen, David Bowie and Lou Reed.
Box and bottle design
YVRA 1991 is packed in a mouse-grey box designed as a visual incentive to digitally detach ourselves. The sides are finished in WiFi symbols showing no reception.
The only WiFi symbol with reception is crossed out. When opening the box, you will see portraits of the three leading men of our online life; Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs. Their portraits also bear a red cross with which the tone has been set.
In the box itself, when lifting the bottle, the apotheosis of the packaging design follows. But this experience you will have to undergo yourself.
PICK YOUR SIZE
Each YVRA fragrance is available in two primary sizes; Full Bottle 100ml or 2x8ml with our Travel set.
The big bottle comes in a nice box and contains a heavy bottle for at home.
The Travel Set includes 2x8ml, in a handy compact size and case to hold the vials.
Not sure about what size or scent to pick?
Try our Discovery Sets first.
A message from the founder
As a style and travel journalist, I have immersed myself in the world of seductive scents from an early age. Thanks to my interviews and close contacts with several renowned perfumers, I have been active in the world of niche perfumes myself since 2017. With my scents I aim to offer an inspiring alternative in a world dominated by commercial fragrances. In composing my scents, I am therefore attracted to the world of original thinkers and dandies.
After all, the dandy lifestyle is characterized by individuality and an eye for quality, while usually also being quite extravagant and cosmopolitan. This is exactly what we strive for at YVRA: originality, flamboyance and, of course, always an eye for refinement.
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 email@example.com.