Which perfume you should pick, according to your star sign

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Words by Kristina Ioannou

It’s written in the stars.

With a new season comes the need for a new scent. And yet, with so many to choose from, it’s daunting to sniff test your way to a signature fragrance. There’s an easier way to narrow down your options.

From basing your lipstick choice on your zodiac sign to matching your personality traits to suit a new outfit, astrology charts prove useful for fashion and beauty guidance as well as life advice.

So, channel your zodiac sign and figure out what scent is best, for you.

Unapologetically determined and passionate, Aries love to stay alert and on their A-game. Juliette Has a Gun Moscow Mule mirrors our beloved rams’ strength of character, embodying all the right pick-me-up qualities to stimulate the senses and keep Aries at peak performance. Composed of citrus top notes and a hint of bourbon vanilla, this complex perfume is instantly unforgettable and completely hypnotic.


As an Earth sign, Taureans should opt for a combo of spicy and woody scents to reflect their sultry, assertive nature. Diana Vreeland Devastatingly Chic Parfum combines rosy notes with an unexpected burst of carnation, making it a suitably saucy match for our hedonist friends.

Geminis are classically curious, playful and spirited souls, so a perfume that offers unexpected aromatic combos can be especially charming. Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso will excite experimental Geminis, thanks to juxtaposing notes of ylang ylang, red rose, jasmine, coffee, cream and Sichuan pepper.


Cancer is the most feminine sign in the zodiac, which is why a natural but romantic scent is key. La Femme Prada is just the perfect mix of feminine and modern. A sensual journey is evoked by frangipani woven with beeswax, vanilla and tuberose for a distilled finish. Something like Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia Cologne will also speak to Cancer’s sensuous traits; thanks to the freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, and mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Luscious and golden.

Ruled by the sun, Leos are best paired with bright, summery scents that enhance the energy of a room. A spritz of Tommy Girl Now will have Leos instantly revelling in juicy top notes of citrus, the freshness of spearmint and delicate petals of magnolia.


Reliable, brainy and humble, Virgos don’t like anything ostentatious, preferring to stick with clean, simple fragrances instead. Calvin Klein Women is the obvious choice, boasting a light pink concoction of delicate orange flower that won’t completely overpower the senses.

Libras favour variety, which is why a sampler kit like IME Natural Perfume Collections’ Pack is perfect for keeping them on their toes. Offering nine miniature scents for nine different moods, there’s a juicy flavour for every day of the week and then some.

Intense and sometimes mysterious, those born under the Scorpio sign are a bit of an enigma. There’s no way this water sign would be caught wearing the latest trending scent; that’s far too mainstream. A bespoke blend that leaves everybody guessing – like Carta’s Moena Spray – is more up their alley. Imagine a riot of plants sweating in the morning sun or brewed tea and fresh tobacco leaves. Everything decadent a Scorpio needs to supercharge their olfactory.

We have to love these deeply passionate, outdoorsy types. A fragrance to suit them would be Michael Kors Wonderlust, a gourmand fragrance that allows Sagittarius to discover a place filled with wonder. The beautifully-bottled fragrance is seductive and feminine while still retaining its slightly earthy vibe for the nature-loving Sagittarius.

You didn’t think we could resist pairing patchouli with the boho sign, did you? Fortunately, today’s version is nothing like the sixties. Hanako Therapies’ I AM… Inspired is intoxicatingly herbaceous and super inspiring— exotic enough for offbeat Aquarians. Rich woods popped with citruses in a fresh natural elixir encourages a sense of deep peace, clarity of thought and lightness of spirit for our free-spirited Air signs.

The dreamer, the creative, the artist—Pisceans’ ideal perfume include those with a creamy base, and light floral notes to match their dreamy and romantic personalities. Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose offers that exact harmony, featuring delicate jasmine, rose and sweet raspberry in a sweet, floral fragrance.

Due to their minimalist and modern nature, Capricorns value nostalgic, classic perfumes from Italian and French fashion houses. Miu Miu Twist is a glamorous choice for Capricorns, and will surprisingly delight their senses with a prelude of red berries and toffee apple giving way to a joyful infusion of violet flower, tonka bean, amber and cedarwood.

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