Ever wonder if your zodiac sign has anything to do with…your smell?
According to astrologers, the answer is yes.
Like humans, flowers, herbs, and natural elements—which form the foundation of fragrance—are also governed by the movement of planets. This means that essences and perfume notes are linked to zodiac signs, and when paired correctly, can bring out the best in you.
Of the five senses, smell is most closely linked to memory. Our sense of smell empowers us to connect to a deeper part of ourselves; to access memories of people and places that we've forgotten. Our lives are made up of memories, some that we remember and most that we don't. Smell helps us connect to these moments, to remember our most impactful life events and people; to reconnect us to our very essence.
On that note, wearing the right scent for you is a part of showing up as your highest self. And while right now you may not have access to everything you want or dream of, you can indulge in the little luxury of smelling your best.
We know Summer 2020 isn't quite going to be the same, but lockdown restrictions are easing up... so uplift yourself with a new scent that's just for you.
Here’s our summer edit, by Zodiac sign.
Action-ready Aries, we know staying indoors has been particularly challenging for you. It’s probably been a while since you tried something new or went on an adventure (other than the occasional mask-clad supermarket trip). So rekindle your fire with a scent that is reminiscent of the outdoors – a composition of woody notes such as greens, grass, and herbs complimented with a touch of citrus will reinvigorate your spirit.
Giorgio Armani Si, $97 available at Nordstrom
Compassion and kindness make you soft and sensuous, just ripe for a scent that’s floral and fruity; a perfume that’s as charming and romantic as a bouquet of roses. You enjoy being celebrated and showered with gifts, so treat yourself to an aromatic scent, and pause to marvel at the blossoming beauty of spring.
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc for Her, $100 available at Macy's
or if you're feeling especially rosy try Nina Ricci Caresse de Roses, $39 available at Amazon
This is your time. And how timely that the world is in bloom, finally beginning to open up... We know it’s been a minute since you engaged your curiosity, but now is your chance to explore. Liveliness is in the air, and with your mutable twin personalities itching for activity, try a fragrance that’s fresh, singular, and floral. Or dare to indulge your other half and dive into blends that are woody, mossy and spicy.
Emotionally in tune, nurturing and protective. We know you Cancerians tend to be moody, so indulge your loving side right now as the Sun joins Venus retrograde. Go inwards and even cozy up to a bit of the nostalgia you love with notes of jasmine, gardenia, orchid, rose, and plum.
Christian Dior J’adore $87, available at Infinite Scents
Or Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia, $78 available at Neiman Marcus
Attention loving Leo, we know you like to make an impression. Your fantastic energy, courage, and integrity fuel your confidence. So let the arrival of summer allow you to show off with a bright and fruity perfume—think mango and grapefruit. Warm things up with patchouli, and don’t hesitate to secure your spot in the limelight with spicy notes to top it all off.
MUGLER Angel Eau Croisiere, $99 available at Infinite Scents
Always seeking perfection and order, we know you Virgos rarely stop obsessing over the details. You love all things clean and orderly, inspiring a natural love of fresh, crisp, and clean scents. This summer douse yourself in sparkling notes of apple and cedar, bluebell, jasmine, and white rose…and imagine yourself a south Italian summer ;)
D&G Light Blue, $35 available at Infinite Scents
Channel that Libra love of beauty, charm, and harmony. Maybe you’ve had a trying few months mediating quarantine-time disputes. Be kind to yourself and restore the balance you love so much… As the air turns warm, relax and try on a deep sensuous scent with notes of exotic woods, patchouli, and Juniper berries.
Hermes Eau des Merveilles Bleue, $72 available at Amazon
Sensuous Scorpio, oriental and spicy scents are right for you. While you may not be actively dating at the moment, get ready to woo your next Zoom boo with deep, sexy and woodsy notes. Iris, vanilla, patchouli, and leather should do the trick.
Valentino Donna, $98 available at Nordstrom
Another adventurous soul, we know how much being cooped up inside has drained your spirit. Cheer up and channel the beautiful outdoors with sweet and flowery hints of the earth’s fruit. Freedom is what you seek, so let the aroma of lilies, pink pepper, orange, rose, and jasmine transport you to the exotic destinations you crave!
Ralph Lauren Romance, $78 available at Macy's
A serious and dedicated Earth sign, you Capricorns are always on your way to the top. Let your perfume help you exude your often calm and collected air. It’s not always up to you though, so hang back, reconnect with old ideas and practices, and spritz a calming perfume with notes of citrus, gentle flowers and woody elements.
Davidoff Cool Water, $32 available at Infinite Scents
Rebellious and spontaneous, independent and free, you are not one to be tamed. We can’t imagine what it’s been like for you to be told to stay indoors. You airy creature, own your spontaneity through scent this season with youthful notes of ginger, tuberose, and sandalwood.
"It is with young women in mind, by observing their lives, that I created Twilly d’Hermès. Free, bold, and irreverent, they swim against the tide, impose their own rhythm, invent a brand new tempo."—Christine Nagel, HERMÈS Perfumer
Hermes Twilly d'Hermes, $74 available at Amazon
Queen of mystery and magic, you Pisces can use this time to look inward and dream (as you often like to do). Get those creative juices flowing with energizing whiffs of citrus like grapefruit and orange, combined with dreamy notes of peonies, lily of the valley and other sultry florals.
Clinique Happy, $70 available at Macy's
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