Some people choose perfume to suit their personality, while others are simply drawn to certain smells. But have you ever considered matching your scent to your star sign? The reason? Your likes, dislikes, zodiac elements and moods are all reflected in your star sign, so the matching perfume MIGHT just be your soulmate scent. Don’t believe us? Try these…
20 January – 18 February
Symbol: Water bearer
Strengths: Independent, energetic, original
Weaknesses: Emotional, temperamental, uncompromising
You love: Having fun, being with friends, listening to people
You hate: Boring situations, people who disagree with you, feeling lonely
Dull and boring are not words in your dictionary. Nope, you live by YOLO and love standing out. We heart the new Carolina Herrera Good Girl for her, which will cause mouths to drop, thanks to the stiletto-heel bottle and notes of cocoa, vanilla and coffee. For guys, why don’t you try the classic Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male for him? It’s timeless and aquatic, and it smells of cinnamon and mint. Yes, please!
19 February – 20 March
Strengths: Compassionate, wise, gentle
Weaknesses: Fearful, sad, overly trusting
You love: Romance, sleeping and music
You hate: People being critical and cruel, being reminded of bad things in the past
You’re super-artistic and love being surrounded by creativity, so cue the two scents that are a match made in heaven for Pisces. The first is Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Soirée for her, which combines kiwi with mandarin and comes in a bottle that’s a paint-splattered masterpiece. You guys were totally meant to wear the romantic Armani Stronger With You because, well, we know you’re a softy at heart. And the glazed chestnut accord, apple and cinnamon notes will match your warm personality.
21 March – 19 April
Strengths: Courageous, confident, passionate
Weaknesses: Moody, impatient, angry
You love: Taking the lead, challenges, adventures
You hate: Doing nothing, delays, people who don’t try their best
Confident? Tick! Passionate? Tick! Sexy? Hell to the yeah. Smell irresistible 24/7 when you spray Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal for her, which fabulously reflects that cheeky personality of yours. Notes include honey and black vanilla, so expect a load of compliments. And for guys, we’re going crazy for Paco Rabanne Pure XS, which is sex appeal in a bottle, thanks to its wafts of vanilla, ginger and cinnamon. Yummy!
20 April – 20 May 2016
Strengths: Loyal, determined, hardworking
Weaknesses: Stubborn, overprotective, materialistic
You love: Making money, completing a challenge, being around friends
You hate: Being rushed, working around noise, hassle
Luxury is your middle name, so you need the crème de la crème of fragrance. Cue Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale to keep you smelling as fresh as peonies, jasmine and lavender. It’s soft and sensual, so the perfect everyday pick. Taurus men should opt for the super-classy Armani Code A-List, a blend of bergamot (keeping things fresh) and tonka bean (warm and sexy).
21 May – 20 June
Symbol: Mythical twins Castor and Pollux
Strengths: Affectionate, fun, gentle
Weaknesses: Nervous, restless, indecisive
You love: Learning things, being creative, meeting new people
You hate: Repetitive tasks, making decisions between business and pleasure
Feeling energised and free are always on your daily agenda, so you need a scent that will keep you fresh and sweet, from morning smoothie to evening margarita. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure Nectar is the new sugary scent on the block, but keeps things refreshing with the light smells of rose and pear. For guys, grab the ultra-fresh Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme which is a treat for citrus fans, with its blend of grapefruit and mandarin.
21 June – 22 July
Strengths: Loyal, persuasive, imaginative
Weaknesses: Insecure, suspicious, moody
You love: Spending time with family, helping others, showing affection
You hate: Arguments, spending too much money, rejection
We know you well. You’re a foodie! So be proud and wear a scent that matches your adventurous side. We love Ariana Grande Moonlight for her, which has marshmallow among its notes – how cool! And, guys, do you love the idea of hazelnut, vanilla and plum on your skin? You’ll obsess over Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky for him.
23 July – 22 August
Strengths: Creative, generous, passionate, cheerful and funny
Weaknesses: Stubborn (sometimes), self-centred, lazy
You love: Luxury, bright colours, fun with friends, the theatre and holidays
You hate: Being ignored, facing difficult reality
Summer was made for you. As soon as the warm weather arrives, you’re all over those summery scents. Our top pick for Leos? Shawn Mendes Signature for her and him, which mixes apple, maple syrup and rose. Lush!
23 August – 22 September
Strengths: Hardworking, kind, practical
Weaknesses: Shy, critical, workaholic
You love: Animals, reading, cleanliness
You hate: People being rude, being the centre of attention, asking for help
Your goal: to be desired and irresistible. For you Virgo gals, there’s nothing better than the new Armani Si Passione. Pop it in your handbag, give it a few spritzes when you’re on the go and – voila – the notes of pear, blackcurrant liqueur and rose will do the rest of the talking. Virgo guys should look to the super-masculine Prada Luna Rossa Black, which wows with bergamot, amber and musk. This is seriously a must-have.
23 September – 22 October
Strengths: Sociable, gracious, fair
Weaknesses: Indecisive, carries a grudge, self-pity
You love: Sharing, being outdoors, staying calm
You hate: Violence, people being rude, conformity
Your motto? Keep calm and carry on. So, obvs, calming scents were made for you. Our faves are Valeur Absolue Serenitude for her (it has crystal stones in the bottle to help keep you at peace), which smells of nutmeg, rose and sandalwood, and, for guys, Ralph Lauren Polo Ultra Blue, a natural blend of salty mineral accord and lemon. Mmmm.
23 October – 21 November
Strengths: Brave, passionate, a true friend
Weaknesses: Distrusting, jealous, secretive
You love: Being correct and truthful, making friends
You hate: Passive and indiscreet people, dishonesty
You’re so on trend that you can practically predict the catwalks. And since you’re a pro trendsetter, why not wear these scents? Trend #1: watery florals = Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori for her, with its water-drenched blackcurrant buds. You guys will probably love Trend #2: summer nights scents = Montblanc Legend Night, which was made to be worn for sophisticated evening events. We love them both!
22 November – 21 December
Strengths: Generous, funny, perfectionist
Weaknesses: Over-compromising, impatient, outspoken
You love: Travelling, philosophy, deep and meaningful discussions
You hate: Needy friends, too many details, being limited with time or information
You’re the perfect travelling companion – adventurous and brave, but sensible and open-minded at the same time. So whether you’re jetting off to the beach or ready to explore the rainforest, you’ll need Michael Kors Wonderlust for her, with its notes of Sri Lankan sandalwood and Italian bergot, or Hugo Boss Boss Bottled United for him, a blend of the exclusive South African buchu plant and spearmint, by your side. Ready, set, explore!
22 December – 19 January
Symbol: Sea goat
Strengths: Well-mannered, disciplined, takes control
Weaknesses: Boastful, condescending. negative
You love: Being with family, keeping to tradition, good music
You hate: Pretty much everything when you’re moody!
You Capricorns love timeless, traditional things, so you need a classic scent in your life. Guerlain Shalimar for her, which launched back in 1925 but is still majorly popular today, oozes rose, vanilla and iris. Guys will love Armani Acqua Di Gio, which blends nutmeg, marine notes and green tangerine – and smells as cool as ice.