Have you ever wished you were one of those women with the effortlessly perfect signature scent?
The one that not only made you feel utterly, blissfully happy with every spray but also truly defined you?
A fragrance that speaks to and about your personality?
A perfume that says exactly what you want it to say about you?
Finding your signature scent is as simple as knowing your sun sign.
Yes, that simple. And that effective.
This rests on the well-established fact that the time-tested astronomical science of sun signs is an excellent way of gaining a sneak peek into someone’s personality — and it has yet to fail me. Ever.
For instance, Chanel No. 5 has been my own signature scent, which is entirely spot-on for Taureans (moi!). I bought my Capricorn BFF the Tiffany EDP for her birthday, and she’s already stocked up on another bottle. Something is working here, right?
Pro tip: Knowing someone’s sun sign is also one the best ways of finding the best fragrance to gift them. One that is sure to hit the right spot, which is what makes an ideal gift!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This is a sign that’s perpetually questing and questioning. Arians are straightforward, uninhibited, and have a childlike wonder for the world around them. And they will never give up, trying to crack the same problem over and over again!
The best signature scents for Aries
Maison Margiela By the Fireplace: The signature scent that speaks to the part of the Arian soul that needs to sit back every once in a while to relax, take a deep breath, and make sense of everything… life, the future, and all the questions they are perpetually asking themselves and others.
Creed Aventus: This bold and charismatic scent is a tribute to the daring and leadership qualities inherent in every Aries. Its victorious scent profile is your olfactory armor, ready to conquer every room.
Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb: Ignite the fiery essence of Aries with Spicebomb. This explosive, spicy scent is an ode to the bold nature of Aries, igniting a trail of allure wherever they go.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Intense: Unleash a zest for life with the refreshing essence of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Intense. The energetic citrus notes mirror Aries’s boundless energy and enthusiasm, making every spray a burst of vitality.
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani: Dive into a wave of freshness with Acqua Di Gio. Its daring scent reflects the adventurous spirit of Aries, offering a splash of invigoration with every wear.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans (and I marry personal experience with astronomical science here) love beautiful things with classical forms and comforting vibes.
This is not a sign that believes in the outlandishly trendy, opting instead for an almost heirloom quality in their most precious possessions. Hidden under the down-to-earth exterior is a sensual, romantic core.
The best signature scents for Taurus
Chanel No. 5: Chanel No. 5 ticks all the boxes as their signature fragrance, as does Chanel No. 19. Both these signature scents have pride of place on my very own, very Taurean perfume shelf.
Dolce & Gabbana The One: Elegance meets sensuality in Dolce & Gabbana The One. Its classic aroma reflects the timeless beauty Taurus is known for, offering a scented caress that’s as comforting as it is captivating. This is another perfume I find myself gravitating towards every time I enter a perfume shop!
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb: Let the floral explosion of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb transport you to a garden of desires. Its lush, romantic essence resonates with Taurus’ sensual and romantic side, blooming with endless possibilities.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium: Delve into a world of warm, exotic allure with Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. Its rich aroma is a comforting haven for Taurus, wrapping them in a velvety cloak of elegance.
Gucci Bloom: Step into a modern garden of earthly delights with Gucci Bloom. Its floral melody is a scent-sojourn Taurus would find comforting and beautiful, blossoming with every wear.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
A Gemini likes everything that shimmers, shines, and sparkles. And puts them where they firmly belong — in the spotlight.
They live life to the hilt, extravagantly and with total freedom. Crystal chandeliers, glittering diamonds, and sparkling Champagne are their soulmates.
The best signature perfume for Gemini
Byredo Inflorescence: The fragrance, which sparkles with wild garden blossoms and intoxicates with honey and rose petals, is the best signature perfume to win a permanent place in that crazy, mad heart!
Chanel Chance: Unleash the whimsy within with Chanel Chance. Its sparkling essence is a playful dance of aromas, mirroring the effervescent spirit of Gemini.
Marc Jacobs Daisy: Let the playful, bright scent of Marc Jacobs Daisy be your aromatic anthem. Its lively essence is a scented spotlight, perfectly embodying the sparkling spirit of Gemini on any given day.
Gucci Guilty: Embrace the unpredictability of Gemini with the daring and exotic notes of Gucci Guilty. Its audacious aroma is a scent adventure, promising a trail of intrigue with every wear.
Dior J’adore: Sail through a sea of elegance with a playful breeze in Dior J’adore. Its sophisticated yet playful essence caters to the duality of Gemini, offering a scented whisper of whimsy.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The calm, organized, analytical Cancer exterior hides a flair for creativity and cheerful accents. Their vibe is classic with a touch of cool, making for a truly individualistic style.
If you have this zodiac sign, you prefer sunny colors, and flowers are always welcome in your life. And that you are a natural nurturer and crave a comfortable environment.
The best signature scent for Cancer
Prada Candy: The perfect mix of classic florals with an unexpected caramel accord, and the warm musk and benzoin notes settle into a safe, comforting cocoon. Bonus points for the awesomely cheerful bottle that makes for a forever signature perfume!
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce: Embrace the soft, feminine allure of Dolce & Gabbana Dolce. Its comforting aura is a scented hug for Cancer, mirroring their nurturing nature.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle: Bask in the warm, comforting essence of Lancome La Vie Est Belle. Its soothing aroma is a scented sanctuary for the sentimental Cancer, enveloping them in a fragrant embrace of happiness.
Estee Lauder Pleasures: Let the tender, gentle breeze of Estee Lauder Pleasures whisk you away. Its soft, comforting white florals reflects the nurturing side of Cancer, promising a serene scent journey.
Chloe Eau de Parfum: Explore the gentle grace of Chloe Eau de Parfum. Its comforting, sophisticated essence is a tender, aromatic touch, resonating with Cancer’s caring nature.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream: Float through a sky of light, airy essence with Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream. Its light and nurturing scent is akin to a dreamy caress, much like the comforting nature of Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Grand, regal, dominating… Leos are born to rule! So powerful is their presence that it can sometimes even become overwhelming, which is when their powers of wittiness save the situation.
They love making an impression, adore expensive objects, have a flair for the dramatic, and dress to kill. If there was ever a zodiac sign meant for muskier scents and heavier woods, it’s this one!
The best signature perfume for Leo
Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous: This is the perfect signature scent soulmate for a Leo because that’s how they think of themselves… fucking fabulous!
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: Command the room with the bold, regal essence of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. This aristocratic aroma is a crowning glory fit for the royalty in every Leo, casting a majestic aura wherever they go.
Versace Eros: Radiate the passionate spirit of a Leo with Versace Eros. Its powerful scent profile is an ode to every Leo’s undeniable presence and charm, making a grand statement of grandeur.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle: Flaunt your flamboyance with the rich, exotic notes of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Its luxurious essence is a regal rendezvous, echoing the opulence that Leos adore.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium: Dive into a realm of sophistication and drama with Yves Saint Laurent Opium. Its intense, spicy notes are a roar of elegance akin to the commanding presence of a Leo.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl: Embrace the duality of sophistication and allure with Carolina Herrera Good Girl. Its bold, dramatic essence is a scent spectacle, capturing the charismatic appeal of every Leo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos (and I have two of them in my life!) appear practical, discreet, and understated. But their cool, calm appearance belies the complex emotions underneath.
They are conformists but have a secret creative streak that revels in unexpected touches — like a classic LBD set off by a vivid brooch.
And they have a deep dislike of clutter and chaos.
The best signature scents for Virgo
Aerin Ikat Jasmine: The perfect blend of effortless style and creative modernity… the classic underlined by the unexpected, the calm waters challenged by an intriguing exoticism. THE best signature scent for Virgos!
Dior Miss Dior: Embrace the refined grace of Dior Miss Dior. Its understated elegance reflects Virgo’s modest yet sophisticated demeanor, offering a whiff of charm with every wear.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: Revel in the gentle, refreshing breeze of Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh. Its soft, comforting aroma is soothing, mirroring Virgo’s refined and nurturing nature.
Gucci Bamboo: Explore the versatile elegance of Gucci Bamboo. Its graceful, gentle scent is a tribute to Virgo’s adaptable and unassuming nature, weaving a narrative of understated elegance.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Charming, flirtatious, feminine Librans like to stand out without having to screech or go all OTT.
They have an unerring eye for beauty and love to be surrounded by all its many forms — flowers, books, art, music…!
Their style combines comfort and luxury, and they are romantic at heart.
The best signature scents for Libra
Diptyque Eau Rose: With its infusion of some of the world’s finest roses, this one dials in perfectly as a signature fragrance for this love of laidback luxury that will be noticed without demanding attention.
Bvlgari Rose Goldea: Delight in the harmonious blend of romantic florals in Bvlgari Rose Goldea. Its tender, feminine essence is a fragrant ode to the graceful charm inherent in every Libra.
Chanel Coco: Indulge in the elegant allure of Chanel Coco. Its luxurious, balanced essence is a scented symphony, capturing Libra’s aesthetic and harmonious spirit.
Lancôme Tresor: Treasure the warm, romantic embrace of Lancome Tresor. Its tender, sensual aroma is a fragrant mirror to Libra’s romantic and charming nature, blooming with tender affection.
Gucci Flora: Stroll through a floral fantasy with Gucci Flora. Its gentle, pleasing scent is a fragrant flirtation, embodying the delightful and charming aura of a Libra.
Estee Lauder Beautiful: Celebrate the beauty of love and harmony with Estee Lauder Beautiful. Its romantic essence is a scented serenade, reflecting Libra’s gentle, loving nature.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Like their namesakes, Scorpios can be moody and fierce. They are also sensual, highly individualistic, love to cultivate an air of mystery, and have a dramatic flair.
With this zodiac sign, chances are high that you gravitate towards oriental notes and darker colors, like blacks, deep reds, and indigos. And a Scorpio would always prefer to dominate the room — whether with their signature fragrance or clothes.
The best signature perfume for Libra
Guerlain Shalimar: This legendary fragrance is just the kind of maximalist luxury that will appeal to this sense of drama, while its sheer sultriness and impact will make it a signature calling card.
Tom Ford Black Orchid: Explore the dark, exotic mystery of Tom Ford Black Orchid. Its intense, luxurious essence is a scented spell, encapsulating the enigmatic allure of Scorpio.
Thierry Mugler Angel: Dive into the sensual, intoxicating realm of Thierry Mugler Angel. Its rich, dramatic aroma is a scent spectacle, mirroring Scorpio’s passionate, mysterious nature.
Christian Dior Poison: Immerse in the intoxicating allure of Christian Dior Poison. Its seductive, deep notes are a fragrant foray into Scorpio’s mysterious and passionate side.
Gucci Guilty Intense: Embrace the provocative, luxurious essence of Gucci Guilty Intense. Its rich, bold aroma is a siren call, showcasing the magnetic allure of Scorpio — making it a must have in their fragrance wardrobe.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are happy, optimistic beings who are adventurers who love to travel and explore new dimensions.
They would be happy living in an idyllic fairytale with cupids, flying horses, unicorns, and centaurs.
They are also fiercely protective of their freedom, including the freedom of style — which is super individualistic to the point of eccentricity. This is a sign that would rather break rules than blend into the crowd.
The best signature perfume for Sagittarius
Elizabeth Arden Red Door: This is the epitome of the rebellion that lives inside every Sagittarius, right from its Arcadia-like honey, wild violet, and freesia notes to the bottle, which is a symbol of the defiant individualism set in motion by the beauty mogul when she marched with the suffragettes. In short, the perfect signature perfume for Sagittarius!
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil: Embark on an olfactory adventure with Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. Its exotic, fresh essence is a fragrant voyage, resonating with the adventurous spirit of Sagittarius.
Creed Virgin Island Water: Sail through a sea of tropical allure with Creed Virgin Island Water. Its refreshing, island-inspired scent is a breath of fresh freedom, embodying the boundless exploration Sagittarius yearns for.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt: Traverse through the whimsical woods and serene seas with Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt. Its earthy, free-spirited aroma is a scented escape to the wild, echoing the adventurous soul of Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
My best friend is a Capricorn, and I intuitively reached for Tiffany’s Eau de Parfum on her birthday… much before working on this guide for finding a signature scent. It was just so her.
And now I understand why.
Capricorns don’t like deviating from a set path — whether it’s personal style or career choices.
If they like a perfume or lipstick, they will likely continue to wear the same one day after day. And most likely, it’s not going to be overwhelming.
They like tidiness and dress to impress, with a style that’s minimal-accented-with-one-dramatic-accessory.
The minimalism is down to their practical nature; the dramatic accessory is an ode to their highly creative streak.
Yes, that sounds like a contradiction, and you may need first-hand experience with a Capricorn to understand what I am saying… like I have!
The best signature scents for Capricorn
Tiffany Eau de Parfum: Tiffany’s is a showstopper signature perfume that combines a lack of fripperies with a light, fresh, citrus-based scent that’s practically the Capricorn signature. The bottle is faceted like a diamond, with pure lines that dial into their love for opulence without seeming opulent.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver: Revel in the sophisticated, grounding notes of Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Its elegant, earthy aroma is a fragrant homage to Capricorn’s grounded and dependable nature.
Versace Dylan Blue: Dive into the deep, serene essence of Versace Dylan Blue. Its mature, balanced scent is a scented mirror to Capricorn’s sensible and composed demeanor.
Chanel Bleu de Chanel: Navigate through a realm of classic elegance with Chanel Bleu de Chanel. Its timeless, dignified aroma is a fragrant nod to Capricorn’s traditional yet sophisticated style.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Calm and unflappable, Aquarians are meticulous about their appearance and prefer calming colors and ordered silhouettes.
Grand, dramatic entrances are not their style, nor is sultriness or fussiness.
The best signature perfume for Aquarius
Acqua di Parma Arcancia di Capri: This fragrance recreates the enchanting islands of the Amalfi Coast, which could well be their private paradise, complete with the fresh sparkles of citrus notes and the purity of marine blues. And yet this sure-to-become signature perfume is just that little unexpected, with whiffs of grass and vetiver to appeal to the Aquarius love for the occasional surprise.
Calvin Klein CK One: Embrace the spirit of individuality with Calvin Klein CK One. Its fresh, unconventional scent is a fragrant freedom, echoing Aquarius’s independent and innovative spirit.
Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey: Traverse through a realm of calm, clean sophistication with Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey. Its crisp, elegant scent is a fragrant breath of fresh air, mirroring Aquarius’s clear-headed and progressive mindset.
Hermes Terre d’Hermes: Explore the boundless sky and earth with Hermes Terre d’Hermes. Its grounding yet airy essence is a scented reflection of Aquarius’ balanced and visionary nature, which makes it one of the best signature scents for this zodiac sign.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This may be the most mystical and intuitive of all signs… characteristics that channel through as creativity, versatility, and resilience.
They like living the good life, often to the point of self-indulgence. Money does not get in the way of personal taste, and they love making a splash.
Fragrance is intrinsic to their being, whether as a fresh flower or bottled in a beveled crystal decanter.
The best signature perfume for Pisces
Guerlain L’Heure Bleue: A scent that speaks to their mystical, fantasy life — the one that exists in the ‘witching hour between daylight and darkness and walks the unrestrained moors, enjoying the starry night and wondering what the future holds. One of the perfect signature scents for Pisces? A resounding YES.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream: Float through a whimsical floral fantasy with Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream. Its ethereal, dreamy essence is a scented stroll through Pisces’ imaginative and mystical realm.
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre: Drift through a tender, romantic dream with Chanel Chance Eau Tendre. Its gentle, whimsical scent is a fragrant flutter, mirroring Pisces’s tender-hearted and dreamy nature.
Dior Hypnotic Poison: Delve into the deep, intoxicating allure of Dior Hypnotic Poison. Its mesmerizing, sensual scent delves into Pisces’ mysterious and enchanting nature.
Lancôme Miracle: Discover the magic of every day with Lancome Miracle. Its fresh, vibrant essence is a scented sparkle, reflecting Pisces’s hopeful and imaginative spirit.
Frequently asked questions about signature scents (FAQs)
These are the most frequently asked questions about signature perfumes. Have one of your own? Drop it in the comments below, and we will get back to you ASAP.
What is a signature scent?
A signature scent is a unique fragrance that an individual chooses to wear regularly, which becomes associated with them. It’s a personal expression of their identity and style through scent. You can wear it as a fragrance, perfume oils, hair perfume, or even spritz it as a room spray to make an impact!
How do I find my signature scent?
Finding your signature scent can be a delightful journey. You might start by identifying fragrances that resonate with your personality, preferences, and lifestyle. Sampling various scents, exploring different fragrance families, and consulting with fragrance specialists can also be helpful.
How can my zodiac sign help in finding my signature scents?
Your zodiac sign reflects certain traits and preferences that can guide you toward a fragrance that resonates with your personality and sense of smell. This article explores the connection between zodiac signs and signature scents, suggesting perfumes that may align with the characteristics of each sign.
Can I choose a signature scent if I don’t believe in astrology?
Absolutely! While this article presents a fun and unique approach to finding a signature scent through astrology, choosing a fragrance is a personal journey. You can explore different aromas, brands, and notes to see what resonates most.
How often should I wear my signature scents?
The frequency with which you wear your signature scent is entirely up to you. Some people wear their signature scent daily, while others reserve it for special occasions or alternate between a few favorite fragrances.
Should I get a signature scent?
A signature scent can be a fun and personal way to express individuality. It allows others to associate a pleasant scent with your presence. However, having a signature scent is entirely personal and not a necessity.
Can I have more than one signature scent?
Definitely! A small collection of signature scents allows you to choose a fragrance that suits your mood, the season, or the occasion. It’s all about expressing yourself in a way that feels right to you. This is called creating a “scent wardrobe”.
What if my signature scent gets discontinued?
It can be disappointing if your favorite scent gets discontinued. However, it’s an opportunity to explore different fragrances and find a new signature scent. You might find something similar or discover a fresh signature scent you love. Looking within the same fragrance family — such as woody scents, fruity florals or those with a hint of spice — for the easiest match!
Does having a signature scent make you more attractive?
A signature scent can enhance your presence and leave a memorable impression on others — like a personal scent memory. While attractiveness is subjective and encompasses more than scent, a pleasing fragrance can contribute to your overall appeal.