THE SMELL OF DISTANCE AND DISTINCTION
Many people, especially celebrities, sometimes wish for an invisible weapon such as a scent to keep their fellow man at bay. YVRA 1500, with its powerful character, responds to this idea of keeping creatures at a distance.
Therefore, as an ode to the living symbol of distance and in honor of the launch of 1500, YVRA adopted a skunk at the Amsterdam Zoo Artis.
The Scent Notes
With its irresistible and incomparable fragrance character, YVRA 1500 has quickly found its way to the noses of perfume fetishists and trained aficionados. A scent that you will remember for a long time, once you have been introduced to it... With a mix of woody and spicy ingredients, this new fragrance evokes varying associations.
Smoked notes • Orange • Mushrooms
Cloves • Mint • Floral notes • Osmanthus
Cedarwood • Patchouli • Leather • Amber
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
Want to feel the mood of l'Essence de Distance?
Check the Spotify playlist.
Contains hints of the Intermezzo Orchestra and Richard Strauss.
Like all fragrances in the YVRA line, each fragrance and packaging carries its own story. No exception for YVRA 1500. A fading memory of social distancing.
As a metaphor for this extremely powerful scent, the packaging features an image of a skunk. Below this quite animal is a little warning:
‘We tested this fragrance on skunks; they ran away’.
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.
I love the thinking behind it. It is the reason why I bought it. It certainly has a unique character. For me, it comes across as a blending of an astringent scent and a chest cold rub. The projection was only moderate for me. It was certainly long lasting.