Is your signature scent written in the stars? Whether you’re a spiritual soul who takes their cue from the universe or are looking for a new way to switch up your fragrance collection, we’re about to deep-dive your zodiac sign and serve you a spritz that bottles up your unique spirit.
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 and you’re not afraid to stand out from the crowd. Try on Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl for size, with its killer heel bottle and bold blend of cocoa, vanilla and coffee, it was made to make a statement. For guys, go down the timeless route with Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male for him. With its aquatic scent profile, it’s blend of fresh and grounding notes (think cinnamon, mint and sandalwood) is one you can rely on when you’re out and about.
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 go down the playful route with Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy Le Bubbly. Combining notes of champagne, with blood orange and mandarin, it’s a muse in its own right. For the deep-thinking gent who wants to impress come date night, Armani’s Stronger With You is the wing man you never knew you needed. We love how the glazed chestnut accord, apple and cinnamon notes will complement 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
You welcome the spotlight when you walk into a room, so let’s amp up the drama with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scandal. A bold blend of honey, blood orange and black vanilla, it causes a scene that of course, you’ll welcome. And for guys, you’ll love Paco Rabanne Pure XS, which will make them stop and ask ‘what are you wearing?’ thanks to its intoxicating notes of vanilla, ginger and cinnamon.
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, which blends a bouquet of peonies, jasmine and lavender for that lavish finishing touch. Taurus men are as reliable as Armani Code, a scent that will never let you down thanks to its fresh-meets-woody tones.
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, keeps things refreshing with its pops of honey, rose, and pear. For guys, grab the ultra-fresh Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme which plays with zingy grapefruit and sweet 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
You love to socialise and are a self-confessed foodie. So we’ve found scents to match your adventurous (and sweet tooth) side. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, with its heady blend of jasmine, lotus and chocolate at the base. And for the guys, Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky features a delicious blend of hazelnut, vanilla and plum.
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? Lady Million Empire by Paco Rabanne for her, which mixes magnolia with mirabelle plum and orange blossom, and Boss Man by Hugo Boss, which bursts with crispy apple, coriander seed and cardamom.
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
You’re quietly confident, so let your scent do all the talking with Armani’s Si Passione. Pop it in your handbag, give it a few spritzes when you’re on the go and let the notes of pear, blackcurrant liqueur and rose make a statement. The male equivalent? Look to Prada’s Luna Rossa Black, which wows with bergamot, amber and musk.
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
You live by ‘keep calm and carry on’ and all your friends would describe you as laid back. Yes, Libra’s channel a sense a calmness and so should their fragrance.Our top picks are Bamboo by Gucci (with soothing notes of musk, vanilla, and bergamot) and Fusion d’Issey by Issey Miyake (a natural blend of coconut water, lemon and patchouli essence).
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 = Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs for her, with its coconut water-drenched blackberry and jasmine. You guys will probably love Trend #2: summer nights scents = Montblanc Legend Night, which was made to be worn for sophisticated evening events.
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 bergamot, or Valentino’s Born in Roma Yellow Dream Uomo which bottles the scent of the Mediterranean.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 value timeless over trends, so you need a classic scent in your life. Guerlain’s Shalimar, as iconic today as it was back in the twenties, emits notes of rose, vanilla and iris for that traditional touch. And Armani’s Acqua Di Gio, which blends nutmeg, marine notes and green tangerine, has stood the test of time thanks to its refreshing and uplifting profile.