Spring and summer are prime time to update your perfume wardrobe. Brands start rolling out new fragrances, and we’re suddenly inundated with notes like rose and geranium and vetiver. But with all the gorgeous scents being released, it can be a little daunting to sniff your way to your new go-to fragrance.
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How’s a scent-lover to choose? Look to the stars, of course. We talked with Ophira Edut, one half of the amazing AstroTwins, and asked her — which scent is ideal for each sign? Ahead, find the perfume that’s your perfect match. No sniff test required — it’s already written in the stars.
Aires (March 21 — April 19)
Rams, you’ll want to reach for Nest’s latest fragrance — a tangy, citrusy scent that will give you an instant energy boost. “Aires like trendy and newer brands,” Edut says. “This is an active, powerful, and go-getter sign, so the musk expresses their strength, while notes like freesia softens their sometimes overly direct personalities.” Citrine is also full of notes like lemon blossom and lotus flower, making this an energetic scent for the equally on-the-go Aires.
Nest Citrine, $68, available at Sephora.
Taurus (April 20 — May 20)
Those born under Taurus are more interested in subtle scents, which is why Diptyque’s latest is perfect. “Taurus is an earth sign that likes classy, tasteful, and restrained notes,” Edut says. “They’re high-end, but not flashy.” This bottle is that exactly, with an equally tasteful fragrance inside. Orange blossom, juniper berries, and patchouli mix to make a bold yet refined blend.
Diptyque Eau des Sens, $125, available at Diptyque.
Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
The twins are the playful sign of the zodiac, and Stella McCartney’s latest is equally frisky. “Experimental Geminis like anything colorful and trendy,” Edut says. “They don’t take themselves too seriously and don’t mind being ‘too much.’” With notes of violet, tuberose, sandalwood, musks, and cedarwood, Pop is incredibly irreverent and insanely spirited.
Stella McCartney Pop Eau de Parfum Spray, $92, available at Stella McCartney.
Cancer (June 21 — June 22)
“Cancer is the most classically feminine sign in the zodiac, so they’ll be drawn to this iconic brand,” Edut says. But Chanel’s soon-to-be-released update to its quintessential scent has a few new notes in its bottle. Lemon, mandarin, jasmine, rose, and vetiver create a light, multifaceted fragrance that will appeal to Cancer’s feminine side.
Chanel No. 5 L'Eau is available in September 2016. You can sign up for the waitlist — and a chance to get your hands on it early — right here.
Leo (July 23 — August 22)
Leo is ruled by the sun, so they are in need of a sexy, summery scent. Bottega Veneta’s Parco Palladiano IV is reminiscent of a Mediterranean garden, with notes of azalea and chestnut. It’s a scent that commands attention, just like Leos themselves. “They’ll love a beautiful bottle by a high-end house that they can put on display,” Edut says.
Virgo (August 23 — September 22)
“Clean and simple, Virgos will love the white bottle and the earthy scent,” Edut says. While the notes are slyly floral and musky — think amber and sandalwood — there’s a little spice, thanks to the cardamom. “That secret spice is just like your sign,” Edut says. Fun fact: Tom Ford is also a Virgo.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum, $300, available at Sephora.
Libra (September 23 — October 22)
“Libras love pink, pretty, sweet, and femme,” Edut says. “A sweet air sign, they fancy themselves part of the angel squad.” So a fragrance dubbed Angel Muse seems perfect, right? Grapefruit, pink peppercorn, and hazelnut cream make this a yummy, girly fragrance perfect for the scales.
Mugler Angel Muse Eau de Parfum, $70, available at Mugler.
Scorpio (October 23 — November 22)
CK 2 has notes of wasabi, sandalwood, mandarin, vetiver, and incense so it’s both intense and fresh. “Musky and mysterious suits this intense sign’s vibe,” Edut says. “They can come on strong but leave you guessing.” And since Calvin Klein is also a Scorpio, this is a match made in heaven.
Calvin Klein CK 2 Eau de Toilette, $25, available at Macy’s.
Sagittarius (November 23 — December 21)
Sagittarius is the earth sign of the zodiac, and they love being outside. “They don’t like anything overpowering or too perfume-y,” Edut says. “They like more plant-based scents.” Enter: Jo Malone’s latest Herb Garden collection, specifically the Nasturtium & Clover Cologne. With notes of freshly cut grass, green pepper, and vetiver, it’s the most earthy scent of the bunch.
Jo Malone Nasturtium & Clover Cologne, $70, available at Nordstrom.
Capricorn (December 22 — January 19)
“Earthy Capricorns like masculine, woodsy, and clean scents,” Edut says. “Capricorns rule the masculine realm, so think ‘menswear of perfume.’” Byredo Super Cedar encompasses all of that. A top note of rose petals is immediately grounded by mid- and bottom-notes of cedarwood and silk musk. “Capricorn’s minimalist, modern aesthetic will like the clean font and design of the bottle, too,” Edut adds.
Byredo Super Cedar Eau de Parfum, $150, available at Byredo.
Aquarius (January 20 — February 18)
True Romance is an ultra-clean scent to appeal to the sporty Aquarius. “They like unisex scents, and while the bottle might be a little girly, they’ll like the lightness of this fragrance,” Edut says. The lightness comes from notes like ginger, magnolia, and soft cashmere, which makes it ideal for Aquarians.
Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Eau de Parfum, $96, available at Ralph Lauren.
Pisces (February 19 — March 20)
Pisces are dreamy and romantic, so why wouldn’t they love to smell like roses? “Everything from the bottle to the scent of roses speaks to this sign’s romantic and fantasy-fueled nature,” Edut says. African dog rose and Turkish rose absolute are grounded with white daffodil, musk, and sandalwood. It’s a whimsical scent any fish would adore.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa, $93, available at Sephora.
By: Maria Del Russo.