I don’t know about you, but I feel like finding a signature scent is just as difficult as finding a life partner. It’s like, how do you choose one unless you try them all out first? And the options are limitless, so you have to make a lot of hard decisions. Are you a floral kind of girl? Or do you want to smell like a citrus grove? The beach? The woods? What if you want to smell like everything at once or nothing at all? Instead of just making a decision and sticking with it, most of us do what any red-blooded woman would: we go through fragrance phases.
And while going through phases can be a lot of fun, the majority of us are eventually going to want to find that one special perfume we can grow old with. If you’re ready to quit playing the fragrance field but have no idea where to start looking for the One, just relax–the answers are already written in the stars! (And astrology has never led you astray in the past, right guys?)
Read on to learn about how your zodiac sign can help you find a signature scent you’ll really want to commit to.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, so us Rams are natural-born leaders. Our ruling planet is Mars, which was named for the god of war, so it’s really no surprise that we’re feisty, driven to succeed, and fiercely independent. Aries women are drawn to spicy and unexpected scents, like Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge. On the flip side, a Ram lady might want a soft and light perfume to balance out her natural fire. In that case, check out Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus girls are down-to-earth realists. If you’re a Bull, chances are your friends would describe you as dependable, loyal, and persistent. Your ruling planet is Venus, the goddess of love, so Taurus ladies are true romantics. If you’re a Taurus, you should consider scents that are both earthy and floral, like Marc Jacobs Daisy.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Y’all Geminis are crazy. OK, I’m kidding; you’re not crazy; you’re just a Twin and a really smart one at that. You’re remarkably intellectual, clever, and witty, and you’re a fantastic conversationalist. You believe that there are always two sides to every story, and you can be extremely indecisive. As a result, you’ll probably never be able to settle down with just one signature scent–it’ll take twins to satisfy you. You’ll love Elizabeth, and James White Nirvana and Black Nirvana–not only are they gorgeous scents but they were created by the most famous Gemini twins on the planet: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. (Both fragrances retail for $75 for 1.7 oz.)
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer girls are moody, seductive, and emotional. Crabs are prone to be, well, crabby, but you’re also extremely sweet and caring people. Cancer girls are ruled by Jupiter, which was named after the god who ruled and protected over all other deities. As a result, Crabs are nurturing, loving, and extremely family-oriented. While you Cancer ladies can be homebodies, you have a secret wild side. If you’re a Cancer, you’ll love fragrances that are familiar and comforting but with a twist, like Jo Malone’s White Jasmine and Mint Cologne ($120 for 3.4 oz).
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
This is the best perfume for Leo women. Leos loves to be in the spotlight. A Lion lady is loyal, confident, charming, and ambitious. You have tons of energy, and you’re very concerned about your reputation. Leo ladies are ruled by the sun, which probably explains why you love to be the center of attention–everything revolves around you. Because you’re no shrinking violet, a Leo needs a strong, bold, and opulent fragrance, like Dior J’adore ($92 for 1.7 oz). This is a people-pleasing perfume that will score you a ton of compliments, and it’s strong enough to last all day. Lions will also be drawn to the iconic golden bottle.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos are perfectionists. You’re a practical, independent, and single-minded kind of girl, and you demand excellence and simplicity in your life. You’re a minimalist at heart, and your friends would probably say you’re the most refined and tasteful person they know. Virgos should look for clean, simple, and straight-to-the-point fragrances, like Demeter’s entire one-note fragrance library. I think you’ll like Green Tea, Wisteria, and Salt Air in particular. (Each fragrance retails for $31.60 for 4 oz.)
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras need balance and harmony in their lives. If you’re a Libra, you’re probably a classy lady–and no, I’m not being sarcastic. You’re elegant and feminine, and it’s really easy for you to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You’re happiest when you’re surrounded by happy people, and your friends would say that you are the glue that holds your group together. A Libra lady will love a balanced and reserved floral scent, like Roses De Chloé ($95 for 1.7 oz).
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You Scorpios are, like, the sexiest things to ever happen to the zodiac. You’re mysterious and intoxicating, and people are drawn to you, but they’re also kind of scared of you–and you would have it no other way. A Scorpion’s ruling planet is Pluto (ruling star? What are they calling Pluto these days, anyway?), which was named for the god of wealth, so it comes as no surprise that you have an appreciation for the finer things in life. You’ll love heavy and spicy scents like Dior Hypnotic Poison ($75 for 1.7 oz).
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are the happy-go-lucky people in the zodiac. Things just work out for you. Your most used and abused hashtag is #blessed because it’s absolutely true. You’re optimistic, charming, and enthusiastic about life in general. Archers need their perfume to be as happy and light as they are, so look for clean and fun citrus scents like Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit ($48 for 1 oz) or the original cheerful fragrance, Clinique Happy ($19 for 0.5 oz).
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are the most responsible sign in the zodiac. You’re level-headed, practical, and wise, and you’re probably the most ambitious person you know. Capricorn girls are affectionate but in a quiet way, and you’re extremely trustworthy and dependable. You’re also really good with money, so you need a fragrance that won’t break the bank. With that being said, you want a perfume that will work just as hard as you do, so if the scent fades quickly, you’re not interested. Pick up the Tory Burch gift set from Sephora–you’ll love the classic and polished fragrance, and it’s a great bang for your buck ($120 for a 3.4 oz Eau de perfume spray and a 0.2 oz rollerball).
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are the free-spirited, wild children of the zodiac. You’re crazy creative and independent, but you also have a real appreciation for simplicity. You’re curious, and you can be a little unpredictable, but your friends will say that you’re loyal to a fault. You would be totally turned off by a traditional scent, so you need something that will make people stop and say, “What are you wearing? I’ve never smelled anything like it before!” Try Maison Martin Margiela Beach Walk–you won’t be disappointed ($125 for 3.4 oz).
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
And last but not least, the sensitive and dreamy Pisces. You are an artist at heart and an old soul. You’re an inquisitive and emotional daydream believer, and you’re incredibly intuitive. Unsurprisingly, you’re most at home when you’re near the water, so you’ll fall in love with warm and comforting oceanic scents like Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Summer ($74 for 3.3 oz).