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

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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:

Philosophy Pure Grace ‘Summer Surf’  $42

Maison Margiela Replica ‘Beach Walk’  $126

Pacifica ‘Waikiki Pikake’  $22


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:

Tory Burch ‘Absolu’  $136

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’  $165

Tocca Beauty ‘Giulietta’  $72


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:

Stella McCartney ‘Stella’  $92

Library of Flowers ‘True Vanilla’  $48

Hermès ‘Eau des Merveilles’  $162


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:

Diptyque ‘Philosykos’  $135

Malin+Goetz ‘Vetiver’  $165

L'Occitane ‘Verbena’  $59


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:

Elizabeth and James ‘Black Nirvana’  $68

Commodity ‘Orris’  $135

Guerlain ‘Mitsouko’  $350


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:

Pinrose ‘Pinrose’  $39

Aerin Beauty ‘Tangier Vanille’  $170

LaVanila ‘Vanilla Lavender’  $48


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:

Giorgio Armani ‘Si’  $115

Le Labo ‘Santal 33’  $184

Apothia Los Angeles ‘Pearl’  $95


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:

Byredo ‘Bibliotheque’  $275

Jo Malone ‘Oud & Bergamot’  $180

Juliette Has A Gun ‘Moscow Mule’  $135


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:

Ex Nihilo ‘Les Interdites Devil Tender’  $325

Prada ‘Candy Kiss Eau de Parfum’  $122

Penhaligon's ‘Ellenisia’  $160


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:

Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid’  $140

Histoires de Parfums ‘Noir Patchouli’  $185

Gucci ‘Guilty Intense’  $94


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:

Pour le Monde ‘Empower’  $82

Penhaligon's ‘Luna’  $181

Gucci Flora Eau de Parfum  $118


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:

Calvin Klein ‘CK One’  $72

Chanel ‘N°5’  $210

La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum  $120

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