Whether you make every major decision according to your astrological sign or just dabble in horoscopes every now and then, one thing is for sure: Astrology is a delightful way to get creative and inspire your outfits, makeup, and beyond. Whether you want to emulate the colors associated with your sign or wear something reminiscent of the element your sign belongs to, the possibilities are endless.
But arguably one of the most overlooked ways to personalize your beauty routine according to your Zodiac is via a signature scent. So ahead, we turned to astrology expert Priscila Lima de Charbonnieres to explain exactly how to choose a signature scent according to your zodiac sign.
Meet the Expert
Priscila Lima de Charbonnieres is an astrologer and the founder of SOULLOOP, an astrology and wellness app.
Aries: Spruce or Mandarine
"Aries is ruled by Mars and its element is fire, which are both associated with the color red," explains Charbonnieres. Because of the bold, energetic nature of the Aries, our astrologer recommends energizing scents such as spruce or mandarine.
Taurus: Vetiver and Patchouli
Charbonnieres explains that the "steady, reliable, sensual" nature of the Taurus—an Earth sign—is associated with fresh essential oils such as vetiver and patchouli. These earthy scents will help to invigorate the Taurus and keep them in-touch with their natural desire to connect with nature.
Gemini: Bergamot and Orange Blossom
Dual-sided, ever-conflicted Gemini is ruled by Mercury and drawn to rich, vibrant blues. "Versatile, adaptive, and communicative, a Gemini will be stimulated and soothed by bright, light scents such as bergamot or orange blossom," recommends Charbonnieres.
Cancer: Rose or Ylang-Ylang
"Cancer is ruled by the Moon and belongs to the water element," says Charbonnieres. "Associated with pink or pale red hues, this sign transmits warmth and is known for being bonding, nurturing, and sentimental." As such, our astrologer says that enveloping scents such as Ylang-Ylang or rose geranium will feel supportive to any Cancer.
We all know (and love) a bold, confident Leo. Charbonnieres says Leos are also incredibly charismatic, inspiring, and passionate. They tend to be drawn to luxurious, attention-grabbing, seductive scents like neroli, which support Leo's desire to become the life of the party in any room.
Virgo: Eucalyptus and Rosemary
"Virgo is ruled by Mercury, is an Earth element, and is associated with bright white and various sparkling bright colors," explains our astrologer, adding that Virgos are detailed, caring, and attentive individuals. To complement this personality portfolio, Charbonnieres recommends "light, fresh, clean fragrances such as eucalyptus or rosemary to bring forth the frequency of Virgo."
Libra: Melissa Leaf and Cananga
Libra, an Air element ruled by Venus, is typically associated with colors like green, pastel yellow, or bright white. Our Astrologer says that most Libras are diplomatic and quite stylish, so a sleek, no-frills scent will suit them nicely. (Specifically, Charbonnieres recommends notes of melissa leaf or Cananga.)
Scorpio: Spice and Sandalwood
According to our astrologer, fiery, magnetic, emotional Scorpio is ruled by Mars, and will be complemented by a strong, woody scent. "Woody, earthy spicy, musky fragrances such as sandalwood or cardamom attune to the energy of Scorpio," she says.
Sagittarius: Pine and Sage
Ruled by Jupiter, this Fire sign is associated with deep orange and deep yellow hues, which complement its free-spirited, adventurous, playful nature. "Naturally rich—yet light—fragrances such as pine or clary sage attune to the frequency of Sagittarius," says Charbonnieres.
Capricorn: Cedarwood and Juniper Berry
An Earth sign associated with deep brown hues, Charbonnieres describes Capricorns as "reliable, determined, and enduring." For the Capricorn in your life, she suggests "Earthy, woody, smoky, long-lasting fragrances such as cedarwood or juniper berry" to satisfy the luxury-seeking Capricorn.
Aquarius: Frankincense and Cypress
Associated with the deep blue hues of the mysterious ocean, Aquarius is known for being independent, original, and open-minded. "Breezy, refreshing, enlivening fragrances such as frankincense or cypress best align with Aquarius," says Charbonnieres.
Pisces: Lavender and Rosewood
Aligned with the colors light blue and light purple, Charbonieres says Pisces is deeply intuitive, empathetic and boundless. "Deep, compelling-yet-subtle fragrances such as lavender or rosewood are attuned to the energy of the Aquarius," she says.