August 01, 2019
Finding a personal scent is, well, very personal. There are so many factors to take into account, not to mention the time (and testing!) it takes to find one. And while choosing a unique personal scent is definitely a worthwhile experience (you can read our tips on how to do it here), there is a fun way to narrow it down: let the stars do it for you. Every zodiac sign has its own unique characteristics, which could influence the smells you like too. So, here we share the best scents according to your star sign.
Determined, self-assured and at home in the limelight, vibrant Aries have the confidence to wear the kinds of big, bold and bright fragrances that can be hard for other signs to pull off. Their element is fire, so warm smells like Amber and musk would always work a treat, as would honeysuckle notes as it’s Aries’ zodiac flower.
Earthy Taureans are renowned for loving the finer things in life – and don’t mind spending their entire paycheck on it. With a keen eye for design, they appreciate craftsmanship in their products, especially if something could be displayed on their vanity. Sensual and loving, sexy, smoldering smells (in a nice bottle, obviously) are a great go-to.
Try: Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy No.6 Boxed EDP, $65
Lavender is the flower of this Air sign, which in typical Gemini form is the complete opposite of what you would think of for a sign known for being witty, youthful and lively. Geminis have an airiness to them so light, crisp, fun fragrances work well as do unisex or versatile fragrances that take you from day to night.
Try: Demeter Fragrance Library Pixie Dust Cologne Spray, $32.95; Maison Matine Poom Poom EDP, $119
Gentle, intuitive and warm, sensitive Cancerian’s are notorious homebodies. Tap into this vibe by choosing fragrances that smell like home. Think: warm, leathery notes, wood-based scents or cozy musks, or go for something feminine and nurturing like jasmine, lily or white rose – one of their zodiac flowers.
Fiery, passionate, bold and outgoing, Leo’s are not shy of attention, and they are definitely no shrinking violets. With such big personalities, they can wear bold fragrances without the scent wearing them. They love to make a statement, so unique is the only way to go, but make sure the base is warm (spicy also works) to keep in line with this warm-hearted fire sign.
Sophisticated and grounded, Virgos are great appreciators of beauty, but can also be perfectionists with a tendency to get stuck in their ways. Balance out these characteristics with notes that have calming, soothing and comforting effects – lavender, chamomile, and cedarwood.
Librans are all about balance and beauty. They’re big on aesthetics, but are also romantic, idealists and are easy going. A romantic scent dominated by rose (their zodiac flower) works here, but also something that’s perfectly balanced, naturally, like a green scent with woody undertones, or a citrus with floral notes.
If there was one word to describe a Scorpio, it would be passionate - or perhaps even seductive would be more apt. They’re magnetic, emotional, and the types of people you don’t want to cross – that deathly tail is there for a reason. The notably sexy notes of musk is a good choice for Scorpios, as it can also be quite soothing, which is great for their often intense nature.
Sag’s are exuberant, life-loving folk who value freedom above almost all else. Their carefree nature and funny, honest repertoire makes them a crowd favourite – they’re the sparkly, charming people in the room. They also love to travel, so scents that feel “bright” with citrus notes are a good place to start, or anything with notes that remind them of their adventures – whether that be Italy’s Bergamot, or even cloves.
Practical, earthy, strong… Capricorn’s are much like the goats their sign represents. Strong, bold scents with earthy notes like moss or woods work well, and they’re also drawn to high-quality ingredients and expertly crafted bottles. On the flip side they can tend to be overly serious so choosing a scent that has light, bright qualities can help to alleviate that feeling.
For Aquarians, originality is their guiding force. They’re independent, friendly and love to be a part of the collective good, but they never want to be seen as following the crowd. Not surprisingly then, their zodiac flower is the orchid, notoriously as beautiful as it is unique. They love to make a statement and they love the unexpected so a fragrance that captures that is perfect.
Pisces are the dreamers of the zodiac. Sensitive, intuitive, and deeply connective to the spiritual, they love wellness and the rituals associated with them, so smells used in ritual like frankincense or sandalwood could be a good choice. Alternatively, something dreamy, that inspires their creative side will really light their fire, or you could just go for something with water notes, or water lily (both their elemental and their zodiac flower sign).