THE FLAMBOYANT ONE
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 the ultimate niche fragrance that literally has no equal.
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’.
THE SCENT NOTES
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.
Pink pepper • Saffron • Nutmeg
Leather • Incense • Labdanum
Patchouli • Cedar • Amber
Listen to YVRA 1965
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
Without knowing the brand, i ordered a sample set. I was more than positively surprised, the 5 differents senses are fabulous. Heavy at first but long-lasting transforming in a incredible experience.
I'm considering ordering a full set (100ml) of all fragrances for all moments of the week....
Have a great day.
,,Very nice!” according to my Lady.
The smell from this perfume is so Nice
I gave the scent to a man as a present and he absolutely loves it! On the other hand, the aroma itself is quite appealing... :) Thank you!
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!
This is not a perfume for the faint-hearted; it’s woody and fresh, I think it’s a bit more spicy than the ‘1965’. Another stylish and fine addition to the Yvra-family!
It’s fresh and something different than ‘regular’ perfumes.
The quality and storytelling is just fantastic!!
Super elegant en exclusieve geur mijn man was er superblij mee!
Smooth and warm scent. Love it.
I was looking for a new parfum for a few years, now I found it.
Transported to a different time and place. This wonderful scent is the best yet.
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.
Just perfect. I expected something special and it really is
Definetly need the full bottle of L'essence de Presence. For me it is a fragrance that could bring a little piece of summer in autumn or even winter
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 :)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.