You do know that perfumes smell totally different on each person, right? Yep, mind-blowing. I know. Don’t worry though—I’m not gonna bore you with a science-y lecture on how your skin’s unique pH actually changes the way things smell on each person, even if it’s true and interesting. Instead, we (yep, you and I) are going to turn to the stars for a lil guidance on selecting the right scent for you.
Astrology already keeps E-V-E-R-Y other area of our life in order, from finances to love. So of course, it can help in the beauty department too. If you take a closer look at the notes in the fragrances below, you’ll see that each one is a spot-on interpretation of all 12 signs. Whether you’re looking for a new spritz to add to your collection or hoping to grab someone a gift, peep the best fragrance for each zodiac sign below.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR AN ARIES
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Neon
You hotheaded Aries out there need a fragrance that has a lil kick, similar to the energetic coffee notes in this bad boy. It’s not too “in your face” and it calms down quickly, just like those Aries tantrums, thanks to the help of sweet orange blossom and dragon fruit.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A SAGITTARIUS
Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense
Sag, your spontaneous, down-for-whateva nature might surprise a lot of people, like the myrrh, tonka bean, and lavender scents here. But surprises are always good.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A LEO
Estee Lauder Cinnabar Eau de Parfum Spray
Here’s a fragrance that belongs in the spotlight, ~dahling~ (just like all my Leos). The smell of clove spice brings the heat, similar to your warm heart, and you can count on the lily aroma to last all day long, similar to your loyal, always there vibes.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A CANCER
Christian Dior Holy Peony
Your tough shell, like the light woody smell in this fragrance, ain’t fooling nobody. It often takes a back seat to your sweet, nurturing soul, which is similar to the pink peonies here.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A PISCES
Maison Margiela Replica Springtime in a Park Eau de Toilette
Strong connections are, like, SUPER important for Pisces, just like all the fruity, floral scents in this perfume that work together perfectly.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A SCORPIO
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
Dhs496, Chanel Store
Calm down, Scorpios. I know you’re already overreacting to the fact that you’re a perfect match for a classic Chanel fragrance. It’s intense, just like your uncontrollable emotions, with patchouli but it also keeps things sexy with a Turkish rose finish.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A GEMINI
Byredo Sundazed Eau de Parfum
Both sides of a Gemini’s personality are split right down the middle in this perfume, which has moody musk mixed with upbeat cotton candy.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR AN AQUARIUS
Chanel Paris Riviera Les Eaux de Chanel
Dhs477, Chanel Store
Aquariuses are kinda out there (in the best way), like this carefree Sicilian orange and neroli spritzer.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A LIBRA
Aerin Aegea Blossom Eau de Parfum
Balance is everything to Libras, similar to the perfect distribution of floral and fruity smells here.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A TAURUS
Tom Ford Oud Wood
Most of the time, you’re pretty practical, Taurus, but admit it, you love to get a lil fancy sometimes. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood is the same, with timeless scents of trees mixed with luxe spices.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A VIRGO
Coach Dreams Eau de Parfum
At first, it might seem sweet with hints of a juicy orange. And then after a few seconds, things get a lil sensual with gardenia, kinda like those Virgos.
BEST FRAGRANCE FOR A CAPRICORN
Nomade Absolu de Parfum
Nothing can stop the plans of a Capricorn, just like the strong, intense oak moss and the take-charge cherry plum in this fragrance.