This would make for a fascinating study about those identical twins separated at birth. How much of their memories would influence their fondness for particular notes? I tend to think nature always wields a little greater influence than nurture.
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My brothers are twins, each very different in their own likes & dislikes.
One brother sees my collection as absolutely ridiculous while the other is very impressed and enjoys having mini-sniffas when he visits. (Guess which one I've always been closer with )
They don't like to dress or smell alike...but I believe it's because they feel the need to assert their individuality instead of really having different tastes in scent & clothes.
It would be interesting to know if they would be more alike if they had been separated at birth.
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My old flatmate was an identical twin and their tastes were very different. Twin who didn't live with me wore something very floral (don't know what), flatmate twin if she wore scent at all wore muskier ones. Their food tastes were very different too, but their clothing and everything else was very matchy even with 200miles between them.
My mum has a twin sister. They are different in character, tastes and personnality. One is excessive and buys absolutely everything, the other one takes her time and likes beautiful things (clothes, handbags, shoes, etc.).
Their perfumes are quite opposite as well. My mum likes aldehydes, citrus and chypre perfumes and her sister only wears Dior Addict and Pamplelune.
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From what I understand identical twins are far from identical neurologically speaking. Much of the brain's development occurs after birth and environment affects it's development more than we are led to believe. Many children born with severe damage to one hemisphere of the brain are actually able to recover from this so well that they display almost no outward signs of this injury (they may have some impediment to their speech or walk with a slight limp, for example.) This would lead me to believe that they develop quite unique personalities and I wouldn't be surprised if they had equally individual tastes. However, since they do have the same "blue-print", similar experiences may affect them in similar ways so, particularly in situations where they are raised together, I'd expect them to have a lot of similarities in personality. I do, ultimately, think that they are more shaped by nurture than nature.
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.