Are you in search of the perfect fragrance? Match your perfume to your sun sign
Next time you’re looking for a perfume, don’t get overwhelmed by the overdose of choices! Tarot card reader Monika Chawla tells you how to take a quick look at your Zodiac sign and find a scent to suit your personality.more lifestyle Updated: May 20, 2018 13:18 IST
Your dynamic and confident personality gets enhanced with powerful musky and spicy scents (think cardamom, cloves, and tobacco, cedar, and pepper notes). These fragrances not only match your drive but will do what you aim for: command attention and respect.
This cardinal earth sign has a reputation for being stubborn but remember it is ruled by the sensual planet of Venus. Luxurious earthy scents (white musk, oak moss, sandalwood) as well as soft florals (lavender, lilies and orange blossoms) are best suited for the bull.
The twins are fun and flirty but never loud. Male or female, the tangy citrus and lemony scents of the Mediterranean complement their airy sign and easy-going nature. Gemini loves variety and even their perfume should have two or more variants that blend well.
Food and home are the two true loves of the crab and they thrive best when they feel comforted. Anything that reminds them of home will do the trick. Fruity fragrances (think vanilla, pink pepper, wine, red lychee, and cinnamon) will subconsciously soothe the insecurities of the crab, making them feel more confident.
A flamboyant and classy bottle and packaging matter as much as the perfume itself for the bold and flashy Leo. Oriental florals with base notes of chypre and patchouli or amber wood and crystal moss are best suited for the fierce lion.
These folks are picky and are drawn to clean, crisp scents that don’t overpower their finely tuned senses and sensibilities. The scent of freshly cut grass, basil, violets, dewy lilies, and ylang ylang will destress the Virgo throughout the day.
Gentle and romantic fragrances like creamy hazelnut, wild rose, grapefruit, vanilla and raspberry will reflect the inner harmony of the Libran. Loud perfumes with heavy notes will disbalance the Libran scales and should be avoided completely.
Exotic, strong and lingering scents will mimic the Scorpio’s intense vibe and mysterious nature. Heavy, spicy notes coupled with strong bases like smoke, amber and woody musk will heighten their intuition and make them feel more in control. Luxury and complexity are the keywords.
The outdoorsy and adventurous archer benefits from fun-loving and strong fragrances. Peonies blended with wood, passion fruit mixed with mandarin, wild berries, orange blossoms, candy flavours synergised with amber energise the optimistic Sagittarius.
Traditional scents coupled with tried-and-tested brands appeal to the sophisticated and elegant goat. Heady, seductive and over-the-top concoctions that speak of class and status without being in your face are perfect for this sun sign.
Although congenial, the Aquarian aims to confuse others and not give away its true nature. Hence, androgynous and unisex perfumes that are all-encompassing yet retain a bit of mystery work well for the water-bearer.
Beachy and marine fragrances or florals with sharp oceanic notes draw out the best in the intuitive Piscean. Unlike other signs, the fish can only survive in water. Hence, cool coastal aromas with a light base are great choices.
First Published: May 20, 2018 13:15 IST