That fragrance you spritz on before heading out might be just the finishing touch of your beauty routine, but it’s also crucial in reinforcing the character traits you want to show the world. For example, wearing a fruity, floral scent on a date night might signal that you’re fun-loving.
On the other hand, putting on a woody scent could put forth the image that you’re professional and sophisticated. Discover the best perfume for your star sign here.
Often known to be passionate and confident leaders, Aries truly personify “what you see is what you get”. If you’re an unfussy Aries, you will love the latest Calvin Klein CK EVERYONE Eau de Toilette, $93 for 100ml, for its freshness and edginess. Created with orange oil, blue tea and cedarwood, the scent is crisp and sophisticated. Plus, it’s also a vegan and environmentally-conscious fragrance, infused with 79 per cent naturally-derived ingredients to echo the ideals of our generation.
Practical and determined, Taureans are the go-getters of the lot. Not willing to settle, you are someone who is ambitious and dares to go the extra mile, shattering stereotypes to achieve success according to your definition. Celebrate your individuality with HERA The Signature Eau de Parfum, $138 for 50ml, a modern fragrance that not only pays homage to femininity, but also salutes strength and resilience. It opens with the freshness of cassis, blueberries, apples and bergamot, before revealing an airy bouquet of lily of the valley and rose. Finally, a sensual base of white musk and woods add depth to this elegant eau.
Versatile and adaptable, Geminis are quick-witted and always up for an adventure. Inspired by the excitement of a road trip with friends, Coach Dreams Eau de Parfum, $109 for 50ml, is a playful and light-hearted scent that features energetic notes of bitter orange, pear, gardenia, cactus flower and ambroxan—all of which perfectly appeal to the carefree side of all you Geminis out there.
Known to be loyal and sensitive, Cancerians value domestic happiness and bliss more than anything else. You will not hesitate to shower your nearest and dearest with love and affection—and expect the same in return. And if you’re wondering what scent could possibly promise bliss in a bottle, AERIN Wild Geranium, $192 for 50ml, is your best bet. It is made with a colourful bouquet of geranium, narcisse, orange flower, peony, rose and tuberose for a warm and luminous scent that just makes you smile.
Often dubbed the “show-offs”, Leos love to be the centre of attention and feed off the energy of others. No wonder Leos will never reach for a perfume that smells subtle and blends into the crowd—because, well, that’s your worst fear. To make a statement, try Dior JOY Eau de Parfum Intense, $175 for 50ml. While the Centifolia rose remains at the heart of the scent, it is surrounded by voluptuous blooms like Jasmine Sambac and Jasmine Grandiflorum, rich and creamy accents of sandalwood and vanilla, as well as a seductive trail of musk and patchouli that’s utterly unforgettable.
Highly intelligent and self-critical, Virgos are known to strive for perfection but you tend to beat yourself up a little too much when you fall short of your own staggering expectations. For complex characters like you, only an equally complex fragrance will suffice, which is why you’ll love the new Chloé Nomade Absolu De Parfum, $170 for 50ml. Nuances of cherry plump, davana, sandalwood and oak moss gradually unfold for a rich and refined finish on the skin.
Represented by the symbol of scales, Librans are often said to be fair and idealistic people. And what better way to appeal to your senses than a well-balanced juice like Kenzo Flower By Kenzo Poppy Bouquet Eau de Parfum Florale, $134 for 50ml? With velvety Bulgarian rose at the heart of this new fragrance, it is enlivened by the addition of Nashi pear and mandarin, while jasmine, gardenia and almond wood brings a feminine complexity to it.
Often thought to be mysterious and intense, Scorpios are like a puzzle no one can seem to solve. Chanel Gabrielle Chanel Essence Eau de Parfum, $184 for 50ml, is a multi-faceted scent concocted with jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose. It radiates with crisp luminosity while emanating an air of opulence and sensuality that perfectly complements the enigma you are.
Optimistic and restless, Sagittarians detest being boxed in and are terribly afraid of being restricted. Embrace your carefree spirit with a scent like Loewe Pink Magnolia Eau de Parfum, $150 for 50ml. With hints of sweet fruitiness, soft florals and sexy musks, you can’t quite put your finger on any identifiable ingredient. Neither this nor that, but just a bit of everything, it truly reflects the undefinable Sagittarius!
Known to be realists, Capricorns never waste time moping. This means that you get back on your feet quickly after any setbacks because it’s all about being forward-looking. And that’s why you’ll definitely feel empowered by the YSL Beauty Libre Eau de Parfum, $229 for 90ml. Inspired by women who play by their own rules, this scent marries orange blossom, lavender, neroli, mandarin, vanilla and amber, making it perfect for those who love being in charge.
Aquarians are objective and analytical, so it’s no surprise that all of you born under this zodiac sign love crisp, nature-inspired scents. Try Lush Grass, $99 for 100ml, which is concocted to bring the great outdoors to you in just one spritz. With fresh and herbaceous notes of grass, neroli, bergamot and sandalwood, wearing it is like taking a walk through an evergreen forest, perfect for contemplating those philosophical theories, don’t you think?
It’s all about catching feelings for Pisces, isn’t it? If you’re someone who wears your heart on your sleeves, you’ll love the Guerlain Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose Eau de Toilette, $159 for 50ml. Featuring accents of the Carla lavender, Sambac jasmine, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose and neroli, this intoxicating concoction evokes feelings of passion, love and joy.
This story was first published on Cleo.