Etude by Houbigant: launched in 1931, created by Marcel Billot, was the classic Thirties perfume. The perfume was probably originally named "Douce Quietude" as I saw a reference to this name that Houbigant trademarked in 1920. I believe that the resulting name of "Etude" is a shortened form of Douce Quietude, but I could be wrong.
So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this fragrance.
The Baccarat crystal bottle rests on a silver plated base and is encased in a box of varnished wood.
Discontinued, date unknown.
"Parfum ETUDE and Parfum FESTIVAL are representative of an exclusive grouping that includes the most precious of parfums."
Ceramic Abstracts, 1932:
" Houbigant has had success with the "Etude" square flask, a pure crystal flacon with a distorting effect. "
Vanity Fair, 1932:
"The retarded development of Houbigant Parfums is the result of an exclusive process of blending rare essences ... a process which finds luxurious expression in Parfums ESSENCE RARE, ETUDE and FESTIVAL ... and in three new odeurs."
The New Yorker, 1933:
" ETUDE — The essence of Music expressed in perfume — $25.00 to $45.00."