AromAstrology! Scents for Your Astro Sign
You've had your birth chart read, follow your weekly horoscope, and know how the lunar cycle is going to impact your individual constitution. But do you know what scents help you bring your soul to balance and attract what you want into life based on your sign? We asked our aroma expert Douglas Little for the scoop:
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Leo, Sagittarius
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Libra
Lucky Numbers: 1, 9
Known for their originality and self-assured nature, the daring and impulsive Aries will leap head-first into any situation, leading the charge. Excitement and instinct ignite the passions of this fiery sign. An Aries doesn't shy away from making an impression. You will appreciate a fragrance that grabs your attention, invigorates and revitalizes your senses, and evolves into a steady smoldering burn.
Aries respond to spicy notes of Black Pepper and Ginger, camphorous and herbaceous notes such as Rosemary and Cypress, and bright citrus notes like Bergamot and Orange.
Rosemary absolute’s soothing scent will relax your aching muscles and allow you to embrace temporary solitude. It's also ideal for stress relief, as it reduces the levels of cortisol (the hormone responsible for your "fight or flight" instinct) in your body.
Color: Green, Yellow
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Libra, Aquarius
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Sagittarius
Lucky Numbers: 3, 8, 12, 23
Geminis are inspired by change. Gifted with charm and wit, they possess a need for duality and variety. Gemini's Mercurial spirit yearns for social interaction, flirtation, and excitement. The dualistic nature of a Gemini carries the ability to find harmony in contrast; they are able to reconcile into a contented understanding of things that are seemingly opposite.
Geminis can try intriguing and unusual fragrances with structures that contain contrasting elements: fresh but spicy, hot and cold. They will enjoy a fragrance that stands outside of classic categories, as well as fragrances that evolve in non-linear or surprising fashions, such as basil.
Basil, one of the most powerful essential oils, will bring out your quick wit and help you connect mentally with others. When you feel tense in unfamiliar surroundings or when emotional baggage gets too heavy, basil will get your blood pressure back under control.
Color: Gold, Orange, White, Red
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aries, Sagittarius
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Aquarius
Lucky Numbers: 1, 4, 10, 13, 19, 22
Bold, playful, and natural leaders, these kings of the jungle love to take their place in the spotlight. They often have a regal quality about them, an almost noble air. Leos are caring, loyal and straightforward. They are generally motivated by affection for people, and a desire to be loved for what they bring to others. Leoians’ fire blazes like the sun, and others enjoy basking in the radiance and light they emit.
Leos will be drawn to fragrances that are bold, luxurious and warm.
Labdanum is derived from the mediteranean cistus shrub and has a lush, rich and full “amber” note that is captivating and alluring for Leos and their companions.
Color: Baby blue
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aries, Scorpio, and Gemini
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Leo
Lucky Numbers: 2, 24, 31, 41
Symbolized by the scale, those born under this sign are whole, balanced, diplomatic and even-tempered. Libras are lovers of peace, harmony, and the pleasures that these bring. They make excellent mediators, as they have a talent for being impartial. They are sociable, kind and super charming.
Well-rounded fragrances that creatively express balance through scent will appeal to Libras. Look for notes of Juniper, Violet Leaf absolute and Peru Balsam.
Color: Violet, Purple, Red, Pink
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aries, Leo
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Gemini
Lucky Numbers: 3, 12, 21, 30
These free-spirits are the eternal optimists of the Zodiac. Enthusiastic, open-minded and full of life, Sagittarians are fiery idealists, always ready to champion the underdog. Archers tend to be witty conversationalists and storytellers, and their gregarious nature makes them the life of the party.
Sagittarians can try notes that leave a spiritual and intuitive impression, such as Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Rose.
Color: Blue, Blue-green, Grey, Black
Day: Saturday, Sunday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Gemini, Libra
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Leo
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26
Intuitive, outgoing and innovative, Aquarians are true intellectuals. They are quick, active and persevering, and always manage to have a fresh take on things. They possess a unity with nature and science, and express themselves clearly with moderation and sometimes, a dry humor.
Aquarians will find appeal in fragrances that are soothing, natural, aquatic and airy. Try Lemon Verbena, Seaweed absolute and Geranium.
Color: Blue, Pink, Green
Day: Friday, Monday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Virgo, Capricorn
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Scorpio
Lucky Numbers: 2, 4, 6, 11, 20, 29, 37, 47, 56
The strong-willed bull is quick to anger if provoked, but when left to his own devices, a Taurus is most at home passing the day peacefully, indulging in the pleasures of the senses. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and sensuality, Taureans are hedonists, often imbued with greatly heightened senses and a true appreciation for beauty. What better way to satisfy your need for sensual titillation, in a too-often dull world, than by wrapping yourself in the most beautiful and delectable of fragrances?
Taureans can try cozy gourmand notes and delicious florals. Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Benzoin and Honey are just a few of the notes that they love to love.
Color: Orange, White
Day: Monday, Thursday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Scorpio, Pisces
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Capricorn
Lucky Numbers: 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25
The intuitive and sensitive crab, whose internal world is as changeable as the moon, craves nourishment and stability. Cancerians take comfort in nesting and making a beautiful home for themselves and their loved ones. They are romantic and appreciative of art, literature, and drama. Cancers may use fragrance to satisfy a need for comfort and sweetness, or they may use fragrance as an emotional form of self expression, revealing unexpected aspects of their nature that might otherwise remain safely concealed.
Cancers respond to cool watery marine or herbaceous notes, as well as warm and comforting notes such as Vanilla and Sandalwood. Traditional fragrance structures may give them the stability they enjoy.
Color: White, Yellow, Beige, Forest Green
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Capricorn
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Pisces
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50
Virgos are discriminating, practical and natural problem solvers. They prefer to contemplate what is real over what is imagined, and value the concrete world of sensation over the subjective and changeable realms of thought and feeling. This tendency seems to foster honesty and an uncanny sense of perception. Virgos are natural connoisseurs. They are often attracted to all that is natural and pure, and yet unafraid to explore all that is not.
Crisp, clean notes of any citrus, as well as woods and herbs, will appeal to their detail-oriented sensibilities.
Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Cancer, Pisces
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Taurus
Lucky Numbers: 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90
Scorpios are intense, tenacious, and powerful personalities. They seem to possess a magnetic intensity, and often strangely hypnotic personality under a tranquil and seemingly reserved composure. Their tenacity and willpower are immense, their depth of character and passionate conviction overwhelming, yet they are deeply sensitive and easily moved by their emotions and intuition.
Dramatic notes of seductive florals, such as Tuberose absolute or Jasmine sambac- earthy musks such as Bourbon Patchouli, Oak Moss and Choay Ral and “amber” notes will express their seductive and sensual personality.
Color: Brown, Grey, Black
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Taurus, Virgo
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Cancer
Lucky Numbers: 1, 4, 8, 10, 13, 17, 19, 22, 26
Capricorn is one of the most practical and and sure-footed zodiacal types. Confident, strong willed and calm, these independent characters have many sterling qualities: trustworthy, persistent, disciplined...they know how to do things, and to get things done. They are also known for their wit, humor, and sarcasm.
Capricorns can stay grounded with calm notes of Vanilla, Fig, Lavender & earthy fruits.
Color: Mauve, Lilac, Purple, Violet, Sea green
Day: Thursday, Monday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Cancer, Scorpio
Best for Marriage and Partnerships: Virgo
Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 12, 16, 21, 25, 30, 34, 43, 52
Pisceans are endowed with a gentle, patient, easygoing nature. They have many generous qualities and are sensitive to the feelings of those around them. Mysterious and alluring individuals, they are innately artistic and sometimes exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually. They are also versatile and receptive to new ideas and atmospheres.
Artistic and independent, Pisceans are drawn to unusual notes. Try Ginger, Clove, or Rhubarb.