The Fragrance Shop reveals the best note for every horoscope
Is matching our scent to our horoscope the next big trend? Natalia Ortiz, chief commercial officer at The Fragrance Shop, says: "Yes!"
Natalia says, “At The Fragrance Shop we highlight fragrance allowing you to be yourself, which is why it’s so great to see that the fragrance we choose has really become a true extension of who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we want to feel. We’re also all very in line with our astrological signs and the characteristics we adopt from them, so of course matching scent to our horoscope seems like a no brainer!
“If you’re very in tune with the characteristics you adopt from your astrological sign, matching a fragrance to this can definitely help to make you feel more yourself, but also unique. The reasons you’ve chosen this fragrance is unique and special to you and who you are. It’s confidence booster for sure, and if you’re having an off day it can be a positive reminder of the great qualities that you have as a person.”
Read on for your sign's scent!
Jasmine for ARIES
"Aries are passionate, motivated, and confident, so they need a fragrance note that makes an impact and a statement just like they do. Jasmine gives a richness and intensity to fragrances: a sweet floral note, but with a dead-sexy muskiness to it."
Natalia's recommendation: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray (£91, £64.80 for My TFS members).
Cherry or cherry blossom for TAURUS
"Taurus are down to earth, tenacious, reliable, and loyal, and the cherry blossom is a reliable sight and iconic feature of Japan. They always bloom as the first sign of spring. The soft, sweet, pretty-pretty powderiness of blossoms adds an ethereal veil of softly charming fresh-airiness to a fragrance."
Natalia's recommendation: Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau De Toilette 50ml (£77, £61.60 for My TFS)
Lime for GEMINI
"Geminis are very distinct and make a real entrance when they first walk into the room, which is exactly what lime does as a fragrance note. A top note of lime makes for the brightest and most energising of first encounters, in a fragrance – lighter and sweeter than a lemon, but at the same time more intense."
Natalia recommends: Maison Margiela Under The Lemon Tree Eau De Toilette 100ml Spray (£115, £92 for My TFS members).
Orange or orange blossom for CANCER
"Cancers are loyal, intuitive, sensitive and caring so they need something intense like orange blossom to match that. Orange blossom has been used almost symbolically in fragrance, as well as for its bewitching scent; it is rich, sweet, and heady. Orange blossom's versatility lends itself to all kinds of fragrances."
Natalia recommends: Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray(£70, £56 for My TFS members).
Bergamot for LEO
“Compassion and big-heartedness, consciousness, drive, and natural leadership are the four main characteristics of the Leo personality, so they need a big note that is also familiar, which makes bergamot perfect for them. Its scent is fruity-sweet with mild spicy hints, and you’ll encounter it as a top note in compositions within most of the fragrance families.
Natalia recommends: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray (£95, £76 for My TFS members).
Rose for VIRGO
"Virgos are humble, self-effacing, hardworking, and practical, but under the surface, they are frequently natural, kind, and sympathetic. They need a fragrance note that makes an impact but is also delicate and not stealing the limelight, making rose the perfect note. An absolute cornerstone of perfumery, rose is the most important flower of all, from the point of view of a nose. Sometimes powdery, sometimes woody, musky, myrrh-y, clove-like, sometimes fruity, or just blowsily feminine – but always, intensely romantic."
Natalia recommends: DIOR Miss Dior Rose N' Roses Eau De Toilette 50ml Spray (£82, £65.60 for My TFS members).
Ylang ylang for LIBRA
"Librans are extroverted, cosy, and friendly and are often concerned with attaining balance, harmony, and peace. Ylang Ylang makes a perfect fragrance note to compliment these characteristics as it is exotic, intense, and comfortingly familiar. It's generally recognised to be one of the more 'aphrodisiac', sensual note in the perfumer's box of tricks. It has an almost cinnamon quality, yet is very feminine and can also be luscious, buttery, a little bit apricot like."
Natalia recommends: CHANEL N°5 Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray (£99, £79.20 for My TFS members).
Amber for SCORPIO
"Scorpios are strong, enigmatic, independent characters who crackle with an intensity and charisma that makes them un-ignorable, exactly like Amber as a fragrance note. Amber has an animalic quality, and is warm, a little powdery, and gives depth and sexiness to a fragrance."
Natalia recommends: Goutal Ambre Fetiche Mixed Eau De Parfum 100ml Spray (£165, £132 for My TFS Members).
Grapefruit for SAGITTARIUS
“Sagittarians are lively, passionate, smart and more philosophical than their clown-y energy may hint at. They love to feel free and resist rules, regulations, constraints and schedules. So they need a fragrance note that is zesty yet still unique, like a Grapefruit. Sharp, aromatic, and refreshing, grapefruit blends well with other citrus ingredients in the ‘overture’, or top notes, of summery and uplifting scents.”
Natalia recommends: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau De Toilette 50ml Spray (£70, £48 for My TFS members).
Musk for CAPRICORN
"Capricorns are ambitious, determined, materialistic and strong, so they need a fragrance note that just won't quit and will last day through to night. Enter Musk. Incredibly versatile in a perfumer's hands, it softens, balances, adds staying power and keeps a fragrance on the skin while stopping other short-lived ingredients from disappearing too fast. It smells like skin itself and almost hypnotises passers by."
Natalia recommends: Narciso Rodriguez for her PURE MUSC Eau De Parfum 50ml (£87, £69.60 for My TFS members).
Lemongrass for AQUARIUS
“Aquarians are clever, analytical, technical, truthful, assertive, confident, progressive and innovative, which means you need a fragrance note that is just as sharp as you. Lemongrass has a fresh, sharp lemon-like scent with a slight hint of exotic ginger. On the other hand, what gives strength and support to this fragrant note is a definite earthy and grassy undertone. It is bright and refreshing, exceptionally well balanced, and is there to stir things up, wake and energise."
Natalia recommends: Valentino Born In Roma Donna Yellow Dream Eau De Parfum 30ml Spray £65.00, (£52 for MYTFS members)
Iris for PISCES
"Pisces people are known for being emotionally sensitive, gracious, and emotionally aware. Pisces characters are regarded for being among the most sympathetic of the zodiac signs, so it's obvious their fragrance note match would be Iris, a soft and delicate flower. However instead of smelling something more floral in your fragrance, you will find the aroma to be more of an earthy and powdery yet sweet combination. Lending base notes of violet, the iris fragrance can vary slightly from plant to plant, giving off additional spicy, woody and dry notes."
Natalia recommends: Lancome La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray(£97, £77.60 for My TFS members).