It’s official — fall is here! Which means it’s time to swap out your go-to summery scents and settle into more earthy, crisp, warm, and bolder fall fragrances. Or, at the very least, change things up a bit!
But with so many options out there, how do you find the best fall fragrance for you? It’s all in the stars. Instead of endless testing and sample spritzes, tap into your personal astrology and the traits of your star sign to find a new, truly personalized perfume for the season.
Meet the Experts
Hannah Hawthorn is an astrology and numerology expert, author, and pagan witch.
For expert assistance, we asked astrology and numerology expert, author, and pagan witch Hannah Hawthorn for her insight into each sign, and what scents work best for them.
Aries: Dior Poison
The fiery, first sign of the zodiac. Find a fragrance to match this newfound lightness. Correspondences of the sign are cinnamon, blackberry, and geranium. We love this pick, which boasts spicy and fruity with notes of amber, honey and musk — a must-have for the sweet-and-spicy loving Aries.
Taurus: Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain
The strong willed, sensual earth sign. Their scent should be woodsy, rich, and effortlessly sexy. Correspondences of the sign are honeysuckle, magnolia, and vanilla. Combining Taurus approved notes of honey and magnolia, L’Instant de Guerlain is a rich, sensual and sweetly scented perfume with unmatched scent longevity.
Gemini: Woods of Windsor Lavender
The playful, imaginative air sign. A complementary fragrance will have the same bright and bubbly feel. Correspondences of the sign are lavender, clover, and beech. Easygoing Gemini, you’ll love the fresh, clean, and simple aroma of Lavender by Woods of Windsor. Lavender’s classic scent leads the smell of this perfume, combined with hints of vanilla, amber and rosemary. Not too sweet and not too powdery, when it comes to a lavender perfume, this one is a no-brainer.
Cancer: Byredo Mojave Ghost
The tender, considerate water sign. Their scent should be immediately comforting, like lemonade on a hot summer day. Correspondences of the sign are jasmine, sandalwood, and apple blossom. Reminiscent of a crisp fall day, Mojave Ghost by Byredo includes leading notes of Gemini-approved sandalwood. It’s equal parts comforting and fresh, inspired by the captivating Mojave Desert, of course.
Leo: Korres Saffron Spices
The passionate, charismatic fire sign. They demand attention and their fragrance should be just as captivating. Correspondences of the sign are nutmeg, saffron, and marigold. Not one to shy away from a crowd, Leos will love this bold, look-at-me fragrance by Korres that lasts all day long. Leading with leathery, natural smelling saffron, the perfume also includes spicy citrus, violet, and leather making it a warming, wonderful option for fall.
Virgo: L’Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extrême
The calm, reliable earth sign. They are refined and timeless, which should be mirrored in their fragrance. Correspondences of the sign are rosemary, maple, and patchouli. If there was such a thing as fall in a bottle, it would be L’Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extrême Eau de Parfum. Made in France, Virgos will love the timeless-yet-timely allure of maple syrup, candied orange, glazed chestnuts and a bit of coffee aroma. It’s sweet, captivating, and Virgo approved.
Libra: Aqua Allegoria Flora Cherrysia Cherry Blossom
The charming, harmonious air sign. Any complementary fragrance must be just as alluring. Correspondences of the sign are cherry, spearmint, and lilac. Inspired by cherry trees along the Sakura River in Kyoto, this unisex fragrance combines cherry blossom, bergamot, and violet for a iconic fragrance made with beetroot alcohol, and 90-95% ingredients of natural origin. You can even customize your fragrance by layering it with a complementary scent like Pera Granita for a boost of freshness and complexity.
Scorpio: Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
The magnetic, cunning water sign. Their scent should be mesmerizing, leaving you in a trance. Correspondences of the sign are tobacco, pomegranate, and allspice. Bold and captivating, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent opens with crisp coffee and is followed by notes of warm, sweet vanilla and white flowers. It’s an intense perfume that instantly transforms your day while creating an audience everywhere you turn (which Scorpios love.)
Sagittarius: Byredo Gypsy Water
The optimistic, adventurous fire sign. A complementary fragrance will have the same uplifting, joyous feel. Correspondences of the sign are cedar, star anise, and juniper. Gypsy Water by Byredo is an earthy, uplifting scent crafted with top notes of refreshing lemon and juniper berries, and heart notes of incense and pine needles. It’s the perfect transitional perfume for fall, as it will leave Sagittariuses everywhere reminiscing of a citrusy summer while looking forward to woodsy, earthy fall feels.
Capricorn: Ulrich Lang New York Anverse 2
The ambitious, patient earth sign. Like them, their scent should be smooth and sophisticated. Correspondences of the sign are musk, cypress, and vervain. Ulrich Lang fragrances are inspired by fine photography, a unique muse that results in equally unique scents. Anverse 2 is no exception — Capricorns are sure to love the floral, oriental scent with Capricorn-approved base notes of musk and top notes of cypress. It’s sensual and warm yet casual, perfect for patient Capricorns.
Aquarius: Yves Saint Laurent Cinema
The inventive, eccentric air sign. There is an otherworldly quality to them that should be mirrored in their fragrance. Correspondences of the sign are almond, violet, and acacia. A seductive scent that is romantic yet understated, Cinema by Yves Saint Laurent combines mimosa blooms, vanilla and almond for a nutty, sweet scent with hints of florals and musk, too. Much like the Aquarius, it’s an original fragrance that will leave you smelling mysterious and incredible.
Pisces: Vera Wang Eau De Parfum
The enchanting and empathetic water sign. Their scent should be just as dreamy and delicate. Correspondences of the sign are willow, iris, chicory. Dreamy and delicate? Check. This namesake perfume by Vera Wang is feminine and sweet with notes of combined florals, iris, lily, and gardenia. Bursts of mandarin and sandalwood balance the floral fragrances for a subtle, refreshing aroma that is perfect for early fall, and perfect for Pisces.
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