The quest to find your new signature scent can feel staggering. “Do you like florals?” “What’s your perfect first date?” “Diamonds or pearls?” The seemingly unrelated questions perfume salespeople pose can leave you sniffing every scent in the store until everything smells like an amalgam of musks, florals, spices and fruits.
So what if we told you there was an easier way to find the best perfume for you — a way that requires you to answer just one question that you’ve answered a billion times before: What’s your sign?
Before you roll your eyes, hear us out. Sure, you may not let your horoscope guide your every move, but it does uncannily sync up with your life more often than you care to admit.
According to perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis, founder of Strange Invisible Perfumes, choosing a scent based on your zodiac isn’t all that far-fetched. “Similar personalities gravitate toward the same fragrances on a vibrational level,” says Balahoutis. “It isn’t that cheerful people tend to like one fragrance without fail and that intellectual people prefer another. It often has to do with two things aligning. The feeling that comes with experiencing a certain scent somehow matches the feeling that a person’s presence emits,” she explains.
Plus, says New Orleans-based psychic, astrologer and medium Cari Roy, wearing a scent that corresponds to your star sign brings out your best qualities. “Using a scent that empowers you will give you the will to push your strengths forward,” says Roy.
And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe a few dozen impossibly pretty perfume bottles will. Here, the best perfumes for your zodiac sign.
Key Traits: Aries is a firecracker. Ever the busy bee, the first sign of the zodiac has a restless energy — though sometimes they take on too much. “Of all the signs, they are the most motivated,” says Roy. “Their mission on Earth is to get things done.” Aries’ spirited personality and animated aura means that they attract others easily, although non-Aries may have a hard time keeping up with their always-on-the-go nature.
Fragrance Match: Aries need a fragrance to match their outgoing, fast-paced life. Black pepper, frankincense and lemon are sharp scents that will support their fiery spirit and keep them feeling invigorated.