What Kind of Perfume You Should Wear, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Perfume is a tricky thing to buy for several reasons. For starters, it’s highly personal, and you don’t quite know what something smells like until it’s on your skin. Also, it's not exactly cheap. So how are you supposed to find a signature scent when there are hundreds of options to choose from? Take notes from your zodiac sign, of course.

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You’re an adventure seeker with an insatiable curiosity for everything around you. A fresh, beachy scent is the perfect complement to your energetic personality. It’s magnetic and vibrant yet somehow still flexible, much like the wearer.

Shop Your Scent:

Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance $80

Ellis Brooklyn Salt Eau de Parfum $105

Maison Margiela Replica ‘Beach Walk’ $144

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne $145


Warm and compassionate, Pisces are the human equivalent of a cozy throw blanket. With such an inviting personality, you need a scent that’s as appealing as you are. A familiar floral will add to your friendly charm.

Shop Your Scent:

Tocca Beauty ‘Giulietta’ $76

Tory Burch Eau de Parfum $100

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Libre’ $112

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ $168


A strong and confident soul like you needs a fragrance that will hold up to your fiery energy. Might we suggest a scent that has notes of amber or wood? Something that is bold but still approachable—just like you.

Shop Your Scent:

Le Labo ‘Santal 33’ $103

Prada ‘Amber’ $65

Aerin 'Amber Musk' $135

Tom Ford ‘Oud Wood’ $270


If there were any color to describe you, it would be evergreen. You’re reliable and steady (and thus, a great friend to have in any circle). A crisp, earthy scent will keep you centered (and smelling damn good) through anything life throws at you.

Shop Your Scent:

Malin+Goetz ‘Vetiver’ $95

The Nue Co ‘Forest Lungs’ $95

Diptyque ‘Philosykos’ $108

D.S. & Durga ‘Amber Teutonic’ $175


As a Gemini, you tend to have a diverse set of interests that are constantly changing. You’re full of ideas, and you soak up your surroundings like a sponge. A complex and layered fragrance—one that changes as it wears down—will keep your quick mind stimulated.

Shop Your Scent:

DedCool ‘Milk’ $90

Tom Ford ‘Oud Minerale’ $92

Kilian Paris ‘Love, Don't Be Shy’ $250

Marison Francis Kurkdjian ‘Paris Oud Silk Mood’ $300


The most nurturing of all the signs, Cancers need a similarly approachable (read: non-pretentious) scent. Something simple and warm with notes like vanilla or rose is wearable 365 days of a year, for any occasion and around any crowd.

Shop Your Scent:

NEST New York ‘Madagascar Vanilla’ $98

Lancôme ‘Idôle’ $100

Shop Your Scent:

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Black Opium’ $130

Aerin Beauty ‘Tangier Vanille’ $185


Fact: Leo ladies command a certain presence wherever they go. A bold and unforgettable scent—like a spicy musk—will linger long after you exit a room and leave a lasting impression (in the best way).

Shop Your Scent:

Dior ‘Hypnotic Poison’ $88

Giorgio Armani ‘Si’ $102

Kayali ‘Musk’ $118

Byredo ‘Mojave Ghost’ $196


There’s much more to you than your quiet exterior, dear Virgo. With that calm comes a wealth of knowledge that could only be expressed with an equally complex scent that balances old and new notes (think unexpected combinations like leather and peach) to mirror your many layers.

Shop Your Scent:

Juliette Has A Gun ‘Moscow Mule’ $135

Escentric Molecules ‘02’ $140

Byredo ‘Bibliotheque’ $196

Jo Malone ‘Oud & Bergamot’ $196


Libras, you are extremely charming and easygoing—which draws people to you constantly. A light, playful fragrance that has a bit of sweetness to it is reflective of your personality.

Shop Your Scent:

Philosophy ‘Amazing Grace’ $52

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy Love’ $62

Burberry ‘Brit Sheer’ $100

Prada ‘Candy Kiss Eau de Parfum’ $128


Whether it’s in work or in love, a Scorpio always approaches everything with intensity and passion. A strong patchouli matches your heat and fervor note for note.

Shop Your Scent:

Tocca ‘Cleopatra’ $76

Gucci ‘Guilty Pour Femme’ $115

Shop Your Scent:

Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid’ $140

Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ $146


Sagittarius ladies are known for their killer sense of humor and spontaneity. They’re always down for a good time (and are usually the ones bringing the fun). A bright citrus is invigorating to the senses and is like a breath of fresh air (which is what you’ve been called by many).

Shop Your Scent:

Nest New York ‘Citrine’ $78

Armani Beauty ‘Acqua di Gioia’ $86

Gucci ‘Flora’ $102

Dolce & Gabbana ‘Light Blue’ $110


There is perhaps no sign that is more polished than you, dear Capricorn—even amidst your constant hustle. And as a woman who keeps her nose to the grindstone, you need a steadfast scent that you can always rely on to keep you smelling fresh.

Shop Your Scent:

Lancôme ‘La Vie Est Belle’ $102

Chloé ‘Love Story’ $132

Maison Margiela Replica ‘Lazy Sunday Morning’ $144

Chanel ‘N°5’ $146

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