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To celebrate National Siblings Day, we got these siblings to swap fragrances - SCENTS Blog

To celebrate National Siblings Day, we got these siblings to swap fragrances


Two sets of sisters. Two fragrances. So what happened when we got our SCENTS blog editor and her sister, Hayley, to swap fragrances for the day? Let’s find out…

Lauren & Hayley Carbran

NAME: Lauren Carbran

AGE: 25

FUN FACT: I’m an ice skater and competed in the British Championships when I was younger

FAVE PERFUME: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure


LAUREN’S TAKE ON HAYLEY’S FAVE, TOMMY HILFIGER TOMMY GIRL: ‘I think I might have attachments issues with my signature scent, Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure. I wear it every day and even have a mini version on my desk so I can top up whenever I please. When I swapped fragrances with Hayley for the day, it felt weird and a bit sad. I spritzed Tommy Girl on before leaving the house, and I was surprised at how similar it was to Pure in its instant freshness and simplicity. I was hit by the sweet but subtle hints of apple blossom, honeysuckle and grapefruit, which I appreciated, especially on my crowded commute into London. I totally get why Hayley loves this one. It’s easy to wear, not overbearing at all, young and fresh. You never know, I may just have to get one for my dressing table.’


NAME: Hayley Carbran

AGE: 22

FUN FACT: I used to be a fashion blogger and was chosen as a fashion correspondent for New York Fashion Week four years ago

FAVE PERFUME: Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl


HAYLEY’S TAKE ON LAUREN’S FAVE, ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY PURE ‘My sister’s style is simple and chic, and when I smell Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure I can’t think of anyone else but her. I sprayed her perfume just before leaving the house to catch the bus to work (central London) and felt refreshed and calm. Wow – the top notes of lily of the valley and heart of rose are so feminine and gorgeous. And it’s perfect timing that I’ve fallen in love with this because I’m headed out tonight – whoop whoop! Honestly, I LOVE this scent. Watch out, Lauren, I’ll be stealing this from your perfume shelf LOADS…’


Portia and Marsha King

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NAME: Portia King

AGE: 26

FUN FACT: Although I’m a designer, I love playing instruments, like the guitar and the piano



PORTIA’S TAKE ON MARSHA’S FAVE, PACO RABANNE OLYMPEA ‘My sister gave me Olympea to try for the day. We have the same taste in perfume but can’t always wear the same ones as they can smell different on the two of us. This reminds me of my sister as it’s really sweet. She has always been into sweet scents, especially candles and body products, and loves the smell of vanilla. I was surprised by how much I liked this on my skin. I didn’t think it would smell as good, and I’d definitely buy it for myself.’


NAME: Marsha King

AGE: 38

FUN FACT: As a teenager I used to be such a tomboy and really into sports. I’m a qualified makeup artist now

FAVE PERFUME: Paco Rabanne Olympea


MASHA’S TAKE ON PORTIA’S FAVE, YSL BLACK OPIUM ‘I was excited to try Portia’s fave as I used to wear my mum’s YSL Opium all the time. I’m not a coffee lover, but I like this. The scent lasts all day, has vanilla in it – which is one of my favourites – and reminds me of my sister, who loves anything floral. I think I might have to steal it from her some time.’


Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pure Eau de Parfum for her £62.00 null Quick buy >
Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl Eau de Toilette for her £21.99 null Quick buy >
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum for her £72.00 null Quick buy >
Paco Rabanne Olympea Eau de Parfum for her £59.99 null Quick buy >