The Scent You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Choosing your next signature fragrance just got a lot easier, thanks to astrology.
Your signature scent says so much about you. If you choose something fresh and citrusy, you're likely energetic and easily excited. Or, if you opt for something feminine and floral, you're probably flirty and romantic. So, it makes sense that each horoscope sign has a fragrance that suits it best. Read on to hear from astrology experts about the ideal scent for every sign of the zodiac—and then get ready to head to the perfume counter.
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This bold and assertive fire sign should consider fragrances that include spicy notes like cinnamon. "This is an ideal scent for people born under the courageous, active, and daring sign of the ram," says relationship astrologer Anna Kovach. "An Aries person may be energized and inspired by the scent of this well-loved spice."
If they want something more chill, they should choose lilac, "a scent that brings calming to the nervous system, perfect for an active Mars-ruled sign like Aries," says Jill Loftis, astrologer and founder of Nuit Astrology. It could ease some of their impatient tendencies.
Taurus is one of the best-dressed zodiac signs and needs a sophisticated signature scent to match. Astrology experts say the earth sign should look for low-key natural fragrances. "Heliotrope offers a soft almond and vanilla scent with an edge of earthiness that some say is more reminiscent of food than flower," says Loftis. "Being the sensual food lover, this scent is perfect for grounding a Taurus personality in earthy reality."
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Gemini: Lily of the Valley
The sign of the twins may want to invest in a lily of the valley scent. "This fragrance is cheerful and youthful, which mirrors some of the best and brightest qualities of the Gemini personality," says Loftis. "Interestingly enough, it also has its dual nature, like our Gemini. Though it is beautiful and fragrant, the entire plant is quite poisonous if consumed." If lily of the valley isn't their thing, a Gemini should opt for a scent made with two primary notes that nods to their dual personality.
Cancer: Palo Santo
The nurturing homebody of the zodiac puts a lot of emphasis on creating a peaceful home, which is why celebrity astrologer and lifestyle writer Lauren Ash recommends the scent of Palo Santo. "Considering how much emotional and social effort Cancers put out in the world on a daily basis, it's no surprise that this relaxing aroma is a perfect choice to help them unwind after a stressful day." Plus, this woodsy scent "helps clear space of negative energy and reset the tone of any room," Ash adds.
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This sign, ruled by the sun, requires a light and cheery fragrance to match its fun and attention-grabbing personality. That's where citrus comes in. "Oranges, mandarins, or even grapefruits have a smell that appeals to the bright and dramatic sign of Leo," says Kovach. "They are bold, passionate, and energetic and love to stand out in a crowd."
This practical and sensible sign prefers simple fragrances that smell fresh and natural. "As a grounded and wholesome earth sign, Virgo people are drawn to the scent of pine," says Kovach. "They'll enjoy being reminded of nature and feeling like they just walked through a forest." Additionally, this scent will conjure images of a freshly cleaned home, thanks to its association with certain disinfecting products. "It will make them feel as if they are in clean and serene spaces and helps them to feel grounded and balanced," Kovach adds.
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Ruled by Venus, a planet that was named for the goddess of beauty and romance, Libras require romantic, feminine fragrances—and what's more romantic than rose? "The fragrance of rose will help a Libra person portray their sentimental attraction energy," says Kovach. "They are likely to feel more confident and empowered when they wear this scent." If a Libra doesn't like the scent of rose on its own, they can choose a fragrance that includes the flower among a larger floral bouquet. These scents play to the sign's penchant for collecting beautiful things.
Determined, passionate, and loyal, a Scorpio's signature scent needs to be bold. Kovach recommends a jasmine perfume. "As a sign associated with power, wealth, mystery, and transformation, the exotic scent of jasmine appeals to those born under the sign of Scorpio. This is a sign that has a strong charismatic appeal." Jasmine is also an aphrodisiac that's known for its sensual qualities—something Scorpios also have in abundance. It's often blended with other florals or creamy sandalwood and vanilla.
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This free-thinking, impulsive sign should consider a niche scent like eucalyptus. "Sagittarius is a sign associated with philosophy, spirituality, and healing," says Kovach. "Because of their association with medicine and advancement, Sagittarius is associated with the scent of Eucalyptus."
The chypre genre is also popular with Saggies. "One of the most ancient perfumes in history, Chypre is considered more of a category of fragrance than an individual scent," says Loftis. "This all-encompassing nature makes sense with Jupiter-ruled and worldly Sagittarius. Sophisticated and complex, these scents can include floral, mossy, woody, and leathery smells."
Capricorn's signature scent is single-note vanilla. "Capricorn people have a reputation for being the 'Plain Janes' of the zodiac—but that's why people love Capricorns," says Kovach. "Those born under this sign are no-frills, dependable, reliable, and hard-working. They are drawn toward the scent of vanilla for this reason." Vanilla is popular for arguably the same reasons. It's extraordinarily common but powerful, pretty, and somewhat addictive.
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Aquarians are the innovators and intellects of the zodiac, always shocking others with their inventions and cleverness. An unexpected fragrance like clove suits them well. "This pungent and powerful spice is intense, and its fragrance is perfect for those born under the rebellious and surprising sign of Aquarius," says Kovach. The scent is often blended with other spicy and woody notes, creating a stimulating aroma that brings just as much excitement to a situation as an Aquarius does.
Pisces are the imaginative and creative romantics of the zodiac, always fantasizing about something or someone. "When it's time to escape into their dream world, patchouli can be an incredibly relaxing and comforting scent," explains Ash. "Whether they're meditating at home or tackling a new art project, the dark and musky earth tones of patchouli are enough to transport them to a world far away."