What determines why you like a fragrance or not? Memories perhaps, or is it your star sign?
Our star signs are said to say a lot about us. Whether it gives away how loyal we are, how musical we may possibly be, or how likely we are to have a temper tantrum… There’s a lot of characteristics tied into these signs of the Zodiac and a little bit of detective works tells us that signs are drawn to specific scents.
What this means is that if you want to find a new scent, the month and date you were born may well help you discover what you’ll like. Plus it aids perfume buying for friends and family. Why not check out our guide below that helps you find the right scent for your star sign?
The Aries element is fire and they are ruled by Mars so if you’re looking for an Aries-appropriate scent this fashion conscious sign will love something that’s on-trend and makes a bold statement. Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau De Parfum, £45.50, opens with intense fruits, mellows into white flowers like Jasmine and settles in a sandalwood heart. It’s a sensual scent that any Aries will love.
The Taurean in your life is an Earth sign ruled by Venus as a result will favour a subtle, earthy scent that oozes class and good taste. Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum, £52, is a leathery, floral chypre that makes a statement without being overpowering – exactly like a Taurus.
It’s one of the Zodiac’s most playful signs and Gemini’s are known for being slightly out there and a tad irreverent. This Air sign is ruled by Mercury and they’ll love the lightness of DKNY Be Tempted Eau Blush Eau de Parfum, £37, that’s quintessentially feminine and lingers on the skin without being overpowering.
This Water sign is ruled by the Moon so for the Cancerian in your life look for scents that are slightly mysterious, just like the wearer who are known to be one of the more challenging signs to get to know. Flower By Kenzo L’Elixir, £44.33, is the darker, more mysterious sister scent to Kenzo’s coveted original. It opens with mandarin and raspberry, followed by a heart of orange blossom and Bulgarian rose flowers before settling into praline and vanilla.
Here’s a fiery sign for you, a natural born leader who oozes charisma. A Leo hates to be ignored so a wispy, light scent won’t work for this sign that’s ruled by the very powerful Sun. Some strong scents are almost unpalatable and illicit a love/hate reaction, but Jo Loves Pink Vetiver, £70, is just like Leo… It’s impossible to ignore, bound to start a conversation and demands attention.
Virgos are Earth signs ruled by Mercury and they tend to be focused on the finer details. Virgos favour crisp, fresh scents so something with green notes will cater to their tastes. Korres White Tea, Bergamot and Freesia Eau de Toilette, £30, feels reassuringly expensive and leave a fresh, inviting scent on skin.
Libra is the sign of love and romance, perhaps in large part because this Air sign is ruled by Venus, so they need a bit of depth with their scent, rather than a scent that fizzes at the start then fizzles into nothing. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Toilette, £45, is bursting with intense rose at the start, but it’s the anchoring patchouli that makes this an ideal choice for lovelorn Libra.
Scorpios might be a Water sign ruled by Pluto and Mars, but it’s no secret they are one of the most passionate signs of the Zodiac. Scorpios are assertive and are born fierce so they need a fragrance to suit. Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven Perfume, £215, leaves the wearer with a second skin of iris, patchouli and tonka bean with a hint of oriental amber. Scorpio will also fall for the beautiful flacon, but who wouldn’t?
This fire sign is ruled by the largest planet in the Zodiac, Jupiter, and are known for being fiercely loyal and outdoorsy. Green, clean scents are their jam and Clean Air Eau de Parfum, £59, is packed full of green accords with citrusy bergamot on the top that settles into cashmere wood and amber on the skin. This is also a unisex scent making it a safe bet for all the Sagittarians in your life.
Capricorns are well known for being stable and responsible, which means this Earth sign, ruled by Saturn, will be won over by the classics and is there anymore classic scent than Chanel No5, £52. The Capricorn in your life will not only love the classic, timeless bottle but the powdery-floral scent that’s undeniably outstanding.
The Aquarius scent can’t be too formal or buttoned-up because the wearer finds anything too rigid a turn-off. This Air sign is ruled by Uranus and Saturn and they love the newness of a recently released scent. Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum, £43.99, is an exotic floral with delicate notes that don’t get overpowered by some of the stronger, more intense components such as Tahitian vanilla and Ambergris.
Pisces are compassionate, artistic and incredibly intuitive so a subtle scent wears well on them. This Water sign is ruled by Neptune and Jupiter and tend to be musical and incredibly generous. Look for scents that blend flowers and spices such as Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Toilette, £58.50.