Scent Twins and Evil Scent Twins used to be A Thing on the perfume forums. The idea was that your Scent Twin is a person whose taste in perfume is so similar to yours that you are virtually guaranteed to like any perfumes that he or she likes. Conversely, your Evil Scent Twin’s perfume preferences are the exact opposite of yours. ESTs can actually be terribly useful, because if your EST recommends a perfume, you know to stay the hell away from it.
I consider my Scent Twins (Triplets?) to be Gaia of The Non-Blonde and Birgit of Olfactoria’s Travels. Time after time, those two ladies go for the exact same bold oriental scents that I do. Gaia even shares my love of Serge Lutens Louve, and nobody likes Louve. My Evil Scent Twin has to be Mals of The Muse in Wooden Shoes. She loathes my most cherished perfumes, and I’ll never understand what she sees in all those girly florals. She’s just lucky her writing is so damn compelling!
It’s been way too long since I’ve heard anyone talking about Scent Twins and Evil Scent Twins, so let’s bring ’em on back! Who do you consider your Scent Twin or Evil Scent Twin? It can be a perfume blogger, a perfume blog commenter, or even a real-life fellow perfume lover. If you’re not sure who your ST/EST might be, then leave a comment telling us your perfume preferences and we’ll all try to figure out who to match you with!