There’s a bouquet of fresh new scents for fall ’21. But where do you begin to find the one that will hit the right notes for you? Your astrological sign, of course. (Consider this an excellent way to shop for others at the holidays, all you early birds out there.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Fragrance Pick: Calvin Klein Euphoria Intense Eau de Parfum
Spritz this on if you don’t mind standing out in a crowd — in a good way. Like those who are born under the ram sign, this juice is bold, rich and complex thanks to layers of blackcurrant, orchid and patchouli. Aries, which tends to have a soft side despite the dynamic exterior, will appreciate the gentleness of this fruity chypre; though the notes are strong, no single one is overpowering or overly sweet.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Fragrance Pick: Oribe Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum
As those that fall under the bull sign tend to love a bit of luxury, what better locale to capture in a scent than one of the most glamorous places on the planet — the French Riviera. Sensual Taureans will especially love the seductive notes of sandalwood and jasmine. Known for being creatures of comfort, they’ll also appreciate soothing and comforting aromas like lemon, orange, and vetiver.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Fragrance Pick: Fenty Eau de Parfum
Versatile Geminis will appreciate the unique combination of sweet and spicy in this unisex juice: Magnolia, musk, tangerine, blueberry, Bulgarian rose absolute, geranium and patchouli. It’s expressive and charismatic, just like those under the sign of the twins. Gems, who love to travel to a variety of places, will appreciate that creator Rihanna chose notes inspired by significant locations in her life, including Barbados, France, New York and L.A.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Fragrance Pick: Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
Sensitive Cancers love a romantic backstory, which this fragrance has. The original Miss Dior debuted in 1947 as a symbol of post-war hopefulness and harmony, which suits crab signs that thrive when surrounded by optimism. The 2021 version amps up the floral notes, with light lily of the valley, expressive peony and feminine apricot, all of which will complement Cancers’ classic, sophisticated personas. Those under this sign tend to be nurturing, so the vanilla, tonka bean and musk notes will feel like a warm hug for the soul.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Fragrance Pick: Valentino Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum
This is a bold fragrance that suits Leo that loves the limelight. The marketing around this new fragrance says it “celebrates the sound of your voice,” which will speak to proud, theatrical Leos. Those born under the sign of the lion tend to exude warmth, as does this scent thanks to a base of bourbon vanilla. At the same time, calming citrus will balance Leo’s fiery side.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Fragrance Pick: Aerin Cedar Violet
Virgos, with their minds always planning and organizing, often need a calming space to breathe and relax and that’s the intention of this scent; it’s meant to transport you to the crisp, clean air of the Adirondacks. There’s nothing intense, overly spiced or sweet to this fragrance, which will appeal to the Virgo’s gentle, sophisticated nature. Just clean cedar, creamy gardenia, powdery violet, light muguet (lily of the valley) and smooth sandalwood.
Libra (September 23-October 23)
Fragrance Pick: Louis Vuitton Spell on You
A few key Libra characteristics? They pay attention to aesthetics, are hopeless romantics and optimists that see the world through rose-colored glasses. So this rose-colored bottle of Louis Vuitton Spell on You has Libra written all over it. The perfumer designed it for a woman who is innocent, yet provocative, with notes of powdery iris, acacia flowers, and smooth peach. For those under the balance sign that hate being alone, this fragrance is bound to attract others to you, solving that issue.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Fragrance Pick: Tom Ford Ombre Leather Parfum
Tom Ford uses words like “wild” and “unbridled” to describe his newest fragrance, which will suit the passionate nature of Scorpios. Jasmine sambac and violet notes will also pique Scorp’s romantic side. But the real reason for choosing this scent is the warm, intense leather. For the sign that rocks a leather jacket like no other, this is an obvious spritz.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Fragrance Pick: Marc Jacobs Perfect Intense Eau de Parfum
Like those who fall under the Sagittarius sign, this scent is confident and approachable. What gives Perfect Intense these characteristics? Bright daffodil, jasmine, roasted almonds, and sandalwood. Those born in the archer sign tend to be extroverted and the friendliest in the room, so having a scent that is both light and comforting will draw others in, rather than repelling with cloying sweetness or overpowering florals.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Fragrance Pick: Armani My Way Intense Eau de Parfum
Like Capricorns, this EdP hits a classic note thanks to the intensified florals that weren’t as strong in the original My Way. Is this the most original fragrance out there? Nope. But like Capricorn, it’s dependable and even-keeled. And simply put, the medley of orange blossom, bitter orange, Indian tuberose, Madagascar vanilla, and sandalwood are beautiful and appealing.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Fragrance Pick: Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée
The title of this unisex fragrance may lead you to believe it’s going to be all about vanilla. But just like those under this sign, don’t judge a book by its cover. Vanilla Insensee, like the Aquarian, is unpredictable, fresh, and unconventional with notes of lime, woody moss, and cilantro.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Fragrance Pick: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum
Romantic, dreamy Pisces that are prone to fantasy will love this sweet floral that was inspired by the idea of mystical power and honoring self-expression. The notes will speak to Pisces’ artistic and gentle sides: Pear blossom, red berries, mandarin, gardenia, jasmine, brown sugar, and patchouli. And the bottle with its subtly vintage vibe? A piece of art that every Pisces will appreciate.
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