Tweed, introduced by Lenthéric in 1933, is woody scent with a lot of vibrant citrus. It reminds me of Echt Kölnisch Wasser no. 4711 (Muelhens, 1792) in that it’s a very clean, vintage fragrance. However, while no. 4711 is overwhelmingly fresh, Tweed tends to be more powdery and feminine, especially in the dry down – a bit like Shalimar.
Based on my quick research, the bottle I purchased online could be anywhere between 60 to 80 years old. Given it’s age, I’m amazed at how well preserved the scent is. On my skin I could detect clear notes – nothing smelled off or bruised, and it had excellent longevity.
While, as an Anglophile it might seem that I should really enjoy Tweed, I can’t say it’s a personal favorite of the perfumes that I’ve recently tried. However, I can see its obvious merits and it has quite the following. 🙂 There’s something very definite and unique about the scent. I can even detect the smell of wool, which is lovely…
Duck Soup, also from 1933, is a classic Marx Brothers movie. The first time I watched it I was taken by how funny it was. The jokes don’t feel dated or contrived, which is incredible considering it was made over 80 years ago. Of course, I’m certainly not the only one who feels that way. Here’s a review by Roger Ebert from 2000: Duck Soup, 1933.
Here are a couple of great scenes (there are many):
We’re all looking forward to this weekend. Our son had a round of vaccinations this week and we’ve all been a bit short on sleep… It will also be nice to hopefully get out and see some Fall color. I’m looking forward to wearing cozy sweaters and putting on my running shoes… With Tweed, however, I wore a plaid vintage jacket, jeans and a vintage silk scarf. 🙂
Hit songs of 1933: