Lavenderoom | These are your ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

These are your ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

Woody or citrusy, floral or oriental–it could be easier to hone into preferred fragrances if you took zodiac signs into consideration. Let an astrologer guide you to your signature scent. See the ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs, including why you should use your Venus.  While there are no rules etched in the stars forever, there are fragrant cues based on your inherent disposition that can help you find your signature scent. For instance, nature-based fragrances will align more with earth signs (virgo, taurus and capricorn) and aquatic notes will attract water signs (cancer, scorpio and pisces). Light florals balanced with woody accents will sit well with air signs (gemini, libra and aquarius) whereas the fire signs (aries, leo and sagittarius) will prefer flamboyant, upbeat and warm fragrances. Intrigued? Read on, as we reveal zodiacs and their preferred olfactory scents.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

“Since Aries is ruled by Mars, the colour red is associated with it indicating fire, energy and inherently confidence. They are driven, focussed and leaders,” says astrologer Urvi Shrimanker. If you want someone who is able to lead a project and execute it, look for an Aries. They are known for being impulsive, rather they are simple to the point of being blunt. For this strong and independent fire sign, warm woody and amber fragrances with refreshing top notes of citrus are best bets.

Duro by Nasomatto Eau De Parfum

ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

This intense fragrance with notes of leather, wood and spices will work for the Aries who want to make a statement.

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc Florale Eau De Parfum

ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

What make this Aries’ ideal pick? The balance of pink pepper and bergamot, the heart of rose amalgamated with the strength of musk, patchouli and amber.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus is ruled by Venus and they love all things that smell rich and fabulous. While the brand recall is important to them, they appreciate aesthetics and are definitely driven by the bottle as much as what’s inside it. Taurus being an earth sign leans towards the rich woody green fragrance families, so while buying scents be sure to check that the base notes have generous doses of sandalwood, cedarwood and amber.

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau De Parfum

ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

Sustainable luxury is a subject close to a Taurus woman’s heart, and she will love this new pick in it’s recyclable and refillable format.

Jubilation XXV by Amouage Eau De Parfum

ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

A classic amber fragrance. With base notes of oudh, myrrh, patchouli, cedar, musk and oakmoss, this is forest adventure in a bottle.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

If you have to win a Gemini’s nose, you have to surprise them with the combination of notes. “Gemini also referred to as the Twin Sign are known to have two strong personalities” adds Shrimanker. These air signs are not the ones to have signature scents, instead their fragrance collection will be varied thanks to their experimental nature. Pick a fragrance with woody and floral hints that complements their dual personality.

Salvatore Ferragamo Ferragamo Intense Leather

ideal perfumes according to zodiac signs

The ever-changing Geminis will identify with the charming sophistication of intense leather and mandarin balanced with the stability of musk and oak.

Naso Profumi Gardenia Marigold

If you combine fresh Indian marigold extracts with intoxicating floral gardenia and woody sandalwood– this lingering scent is born.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Ruled by the moon cancerians are very emotional and intuitive. While they can often be construed as mild, they can be a force of nature if provoked. For a scent that hooks them, it has to be familiar, comforting yet powerful. They avoid intense, experimental notes and go for universally pleasant soft florals or bright citrusy ones.

Kastoor Armour and Daydream – A Warrior In Love

Hard shelled with a soft-heart Cancerians secretly long for a fragrance that celebrates their vulnerability and this mix of rose, lavender & lilies is their true calling.

Hermès Twilly Eau Ginger Eau De Parfum

For moody, floaty and desirable Cancerians ingredients like peonies, candied ginger and cedar give a touch of comfort to match their warmth.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Shrimanker shares that this zodiac sign is ruled by the sun and is known for their larger-than-life aura and their theatrical personalities. Innately glamorous and bold, they love the limelight and can react badly to someone else stealing their thunder. So, subtle fragrances just don’t work for these charmers. Oriental fragrances with intense notes of vanilla, spices, tonka beans and bursts of citrus works better for them.

Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau De Parfum

The fiery, almost flashy bottle calls in to Leo’s theatrical side. With berries in the top and rose in the middle note it’s perfect for the dramatic zodiac.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Gold Eau De Parfum

A festive and intoxicating limited edition it’s an exotic glowing blend of white peonies, frozen lychee, sugared woods and warm vanilla.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

The perfectionists of the lot– they lead by example and find peace in organisation. Driven by the earth element, they are intuitively grounded. And for times when their nerves are a bit frayed, they seek refuge in nature to recharge. Virgos find themselves gravitating towards light florals and mossy green fragrances that have a forest vibe.

Ajmal India Prose Eau De Parfum

With a scent that’s both woody and refreshing, this concoction spells sophistication, ideal for Virgos.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Parfum

A comforting floral scent with rhubarb and daffodil mellowed by almond milk cedarwood and casherman.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Librans aspire for the balancing act–they want to make the right decisions, wise investments and naturally veer more towards fragrances which will be timeless additions to their collection. With the venus’ influence librans tend to be romantics and can’t resist woody, floral, citrusy and earthy harmonious blends.

Chopard Love Eau de Parfum

A fusion of six different rose essence blended with sandalwood, patchouli and a dash of pepper, this promises to make the heads turn and hearts flutter.

Amouroud Midnight Rose

Lychee, pomelo and notes of lily keep its’ fragrant disposition light and airy despite the presence of grounding oudh notes in the base. If you are looking for just the right temper of freshness, this is it.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 21)

“While being emotional, Scorpios are extremely intelligent and nothing makes them happier than having a productive day at work. Their favourite way to detox is to have intimate conversations with their loved ones,” shares Shrimankar demystifying the most secretive of the zodiac signs. Scorpios need perfumes that match their sense of passion and power which translates to dark, woody oudh fragrances with a touch of fresh marine every now and then.

Acqua di Parma Oud Eau De Parfum

Complementing the air of mystery around Scorpios, this bottle is a combination of luminous citrus notes and rich agarwood with notes of Russian coriander and Haitian amyris wood.

Versace Dylan Turquoise Eau De Parfum

This aquatic woody fragrance which is fresh yet intense is ideal for Scorpios who nurture a vulnerable and emotional heart under their seductive exterior.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

“Embodying an extravagant lifestyle. Sagittarius, often loves to explore and try out things that others wouldn’t ever think of,” says Shrimanker. To complement their flamboyant and competitive personality, the perfumes need to be playful, upbeat and charismatic. Fresh citrusy, zesty fragrances with a touch of glamorous white flowers and strong woods will  appeal to their adventurous streak.

Bvlgari Allegra Fantasia Veneta Eau De Parfum

The explorer in Sagittarius will love this lavish composition with hints of red peach accord and addictive trail of vanilla. This fragrance will wrap you in an opulence of festivities.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita Eau De Toilette

Sagittarius’ love Sicilian escapes while sipping margaritas and this scent transports them just there. Guerlain’s iconic grandiose Bee Bottle and is a collector’s pride and bonus!

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

“Symbolised by the mountain goat, capricorns are dreamers and doers,” shares Shrimanker. However, their governing trait is that of being so emotionally steady that it can be construed as reclusive. Fragrances with warm and solid woods which stand for nostalgia, status and taste appeal most to their noses.

Burberry Hero Eau De Parfum

The bottle is strong and modern, like the depth of its’ warm cedarwood scent and is sure to appeal to the sophisticated capricorn’s palette.

Issey Miyake Wood & Wood Eau De Parfum

With notes of notes of grapefruit, cedar and sandalwood on a steady base of Haitian vetiver and patchouli, this scent feels modern and solid like capricrons themselves.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

“The aquarian aura is often associated with a head in the clouds behaviour followed by an eccentric personality. They are solution providers, great negotiators and thrive in leadership roles,” explains Shrimanker. Darker perfumes with intense woody or amber notes can help them stay grounded as long as they have refreshing top notes to sync with their need to soar.

Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum

This combination helps the Aquarius stay grounded but heart of the fragrance will grab attention – a blue rose accord, a unique hybrid featuring Japanese rose which lends a delicacy.

Coach Dreams Eau De Parfum

The bright woody fragrance opens with notes of bitter orange and juicy pear, revealing a heart of gardenia and cactus flower before drying down to sensual Joshua tree and Ambroxan musk– aligning perfectly with the carefree zodiac.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

The last of the zodiac signs-pisces carry the emotional load of all the zodiac signs– hence are very emotional and empathetic, says Shrimanker. Symbolised by the fish, they possess a high emotional quotient. However, they are adept at keeping their mystical side hidden under the easy conversations and fantasy-led stories. They love the sea and often look at perfumes to escape to the depth of the ocean. When in doubt, gift them an aquatic scent.

Davidoff Cool Water Eau De Parfum

A whiff of this bottle conjures up images of serene beaches, deep oceans and crisp sea breeze – everything that makes the water signs feels at home.

Calvin Klein Defy Eau De Toilette

The bergamot lavender complement a rich and alluring base of amber notes in this oceanic scent, taking Pisceans on a flight of fantasy to where deep forests meet serene seas.

This article first appeared in Vogue


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