Lenthéric Tweed, 1933 (Repost)

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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.

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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):

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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.  🙂

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FotoFlexer_Photo 1960’s vintage tweed jacket, Mid-Century vintage floral scarf, J.Crew white cotton blouse, Express skinny jeans, 60’s vintage leather shoes, and Gap leather belt


Until Sunday.  🙂

Hit songs of 1933:

Ethel Waters, Stormy Weather

Ted Leiws & His Band, Lazybones

Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

2 thoughts on “Lenthéric Tweed, 1933 (Repost)

  1. I’m dying to try Tweed! Currently cradling a vintage (early 80s) bottle of Panache and having an olfactory orgasm.

    1. Oh my goodness! Tweed is so unique. I hope you find a bottle… I have yet to try Panache. I will have to remedy that promptly and hope to have a similar experience! 🙂

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