People say that you can tell which zodiac sign someone is just based on what they wear or how they text – but what about by how they smell?
We’re breaking down the best in summer scents for your zodiac sign, whether you’re a Taurus man, a Virgo woman or a gender-queer Libra/Scorpio cusp – I’m sure these (scarily accurate) fragrances are sure to please any twin flame or selective Capricorn.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
To complement your brash and bold energy dear Aries, we recommend a fragrance that matches your natural ferocity. Rhinoceros from Zoologist is an intensely crafted scent with the power that resembles a charging rhino and the heat of a raging summer sun — nothing screams Aries like a scent that’s inspired by one of the most aggressively chic members of the animal kingdom.
Rhinocerous Extrait de Parfum, Etiket, $250
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Tauruses are naturally sweet, tender and very cuddly. Even in the blistering heat, a true Taurus is always down to get cozy with their partner. So it goes without saying that a fragrance like Lazy Sunday Morning by Maison Margiela would be perfect for the Taurus who chooses to sleep in ’till noon versus going out for brunch. Not that a Taurus won’t have brunch with you, it’s just more likely to be sometime around 5PM instead.
Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Lazy Sunday Morning, Sephora, $90
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Everyone says a Gemini has two faces, but I believe they’re just adaptable. A classic air sign goes with the flow under any situation, but Geminis have a unique tactical advantage of being the perfect chameleon amongst any crowd. They are a bit showboat-y, which is why Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules is the ideal fit. It’s just as adaptable as any Gemini – once sprayed, the fragrance bonds with the oils on your skin, so depending on whether you just came from the gym, out of a clean shower or stumbling out of your local bar at 2AM, Molecule 01 is always going to adapt to fit any situation so you always come out smelling like roses.
Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules, Amazon, $158
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Cancer (June 21-July 22)
We’re neck deep in Cancer season, and as a shy (mildly) emotional little crustacean myself, I appreciate a fragrance that can greet others for me – so I don’t have to. Cancers are naturally drawn to social settings that are more intimate, where they can step out of their shell so to speak. That’s why I think Another 13 from Le Labo is the perfect subtle statement piece for any Cancer looking to impress at their next summer solstice.
Another 13, Le Labo, $250
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos swear up and down that they are the most confident sign in the zodiac, I beg to differ. In order to be “that b****,” a Leo needs time to prep – so it goes without saying that their fragrance should emulate their meticulous need to show up looking 100 at all times. I suggest CREED’s Virgin Island Water – it takes all the guesswork out of having to think of how impressed people will be by your scent. This coconut-y fragrance exudes confident luxury and with one whiff you’ll be whisked away to an illustrious beach party in the Caribbean, even if you’re just hanging out by Lake Ontario.
CREED Virgin Island Water Eau De Parfum, Holt Renfrew, $403
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
We hate to say it Virgo, but you’re a bit of a know-it-all. Some might call you the gatekeeper of knowledge, others might say something slightly more unsavoury. Either way, you pride yourself on being a fierce, intellectual queen that demands adoration – just like Beyoncé, and there is nothing wrong with that. To achieve your final form, you’ll need a fragrance that is both current and niche. I suggest the all-seasons amber scent Baccarat Rouge 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian – it’s mainstream enough that people will know it, but niche enough that you’ll most likely be the only one to have it. Just the way you like it.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
The independent girlboss with charisma for days needs a scent that says: “I hate my job; I’m going to quit” but also, “Hello, you’ve reached [insert corporate sellout job here], how can I help you?” It’s this polarizing mentality that requires a scent that is not so bold you’ll get a call from HR, but enough that it screams, “Give me a promotion and 3 weeks vacay.” Remarkable People by Etat Libre d’Orange is the perfect summer fragrance for those ritzy executive luncheons – with notes of fresh spices reminiscent of champagne, you’ll be climbing that corporate ladder in no time.
Etat Libre d’Orange Remarkable People Eau de Parfum, Amazon, $124
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Deep, dark and sensual – the Scorpio is an enigma, and in summer your all-black outfits are definitely a choice. All that being said, the most hated-on sign of the zodiac (sorry but it’s true!) has one redeeming quality that stands above the rest – their passion. That’s why I have assigned Crimson Rocks by Amouage as their ideal summer fragrance. The notes of cinnamon evoke warmth, and the crimson red bottle exudes passionate love. You wanted a summer fling? Look no further.
Crimson Rocks Eau de Parfum 50 ml, Amouage, $265
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittariuses are kings and queens (and jesters) of commitment issues. Let’s be real, you’re a free spirit! The world is your oyster. But when it comes to sticking to a routine, you’re not the best at it. That’s why I recommend grabbing a discovery set from any fragrance house. Trust me when I say this is your best option – you can select from a multitude of fragrances you wouldn’t normally try and that way you’re always keeping yourself entertained and adventurous. Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But citrusy spicy notes in summer?! Iconic.
The 7 Virtues Peace Perfume Discovery Set, Sephora, $38
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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns have this talent of attracting wealth and prestige – all while doing it in the most eye-catching Hermes espadrilles you’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t say Capricorns are on the cutting edge of fashion trends, however, their natural sophistication lends itself to leading a more refined lifestyle. That’s why the edgy yet classy F**king Fabulous by Tom Ford is the perfect way for Capricorns to step outside their comfort zone and be the CEO they’ve always wanted to be.
TOM FORD F**king Fabulous 1 oz/ 30 mL Eau de Parfum Spray, Sephora, $275
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Shoutout to the recluse socialite of the zodiac! You’re playful and aloof, and were probably the kid with a pet rock growing up. Your natural quirkiness and innate desire to be frugal makes choosing a fragrance for you quite easy. That’s why I’ve chosen the eclectic Fox in the Flowerbed by Imaginary Authors. This mildly sweet and floral scent is as playful as you are! Like the fox frolicking in the fields, you’ll be surprised how cosmically aligned this fragrance is for a foxy character like you.
Fox in the Flowerbed by Imaginary Authors, Etiket, $125
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Ah yes, Pisces. The dreamer, the lover, the demure admirer. You need – and deserve – a fragrance that is equally as enchanting to look at as it is to smell. The beautiful casing and romantic scent of Paris Love, Don’t Be Shy by KILIAN is your ideal plus one when off exploring the world of summer love and romance. Although this fragrance may be a love potion of sorts, I recommend using it sparingly as you may attract more flies than bees with this honey.
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