L'Essence de Présence – YVRA 1979 Travel set

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TOP NOTES: lemon oil, bergamot, fleur d’oranger
MIDDLE NOTES: pepper oil, cardamom, cedarwood
 guaiac wood, patchouli, tonka beans

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 cedarwood and base notes are amber, moss and musk. L’essence de Présence is warmer and more powerful; it is both elegant and comforting. 

YVRA 1979 is reminiscent of the classic perfumes with a European flair, that dominated the end of the last century. It’s a woody, mysterious and sophisticated fragrance with a long-lasting capacity. YVRA 1979 strives to offer an alternative in a world dominated by synthetic fragrances that induce a hasty departure in place of a passionate embrace. YVRA 1979 contains a number of high-quality selected ingredients. It’s an invitingly fragrance, thanks to the mix of patchouli, pepper and mystical woody notes. After an opening cord of bergamot and vétiver, the fragrance will reveal it’s elegant and warm cords of cedar- and Guaiac wood. The tempting thing about this lively and mysterious long-lasting formula, is that both women and men around the globe love to wear it.

Fragrance family: oriental, woody

Travel set includes 2x8 ml L'Essence de Présence - YVRA 1979 perfume.

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YVRAYVRA is a niche Dutch perfumery brand founded by Yvo Van Regteren Altena, born in 1958.
. Upon his 6th birthday, Yvo realized he had an exceptional sense of smell. When he turned 18, the famous perfumery company IFF offered him a job as a perfumer in New York. Instead, Yvo chose to become a professional cellist and studied at the Florence Conservatory. However, after suffering an injury to his left arm, he decided to turn his career in another direction and began studying law. Yvo later became a journalist, writing mainly about the world of scents and lifestyle.

The world of scent

For more than 30 years, Yvo has traveled the world and documented everything that describes good taste, a decadent lifestyle and the secrets of the world of perfume.

While traveling, he met the world's most famous perfumers and was impressed by their desire to create enchanting fragrance combinations. After a career as a journalist, during which Yvo traveled the world more than 36 times, one dream remained unfulfilled: instead of writing about perfume, he wanted to create his own.

Exceptional compositions

Famous perfumers, including Jean-Claude Ellena from Hermès and François Demachy from Dior and Acqua di Parma, encouraged him to create his own fragrance.

Inspired by the two famous "noses" Yvo designed his first fragrance - YVRA 1958 l’Essence de l'Essence. The perfumer in known for his extravagant and bold style, creating both perfumes and exclusive compositions for home fragrances and other high-quality olfactory works.