What's Your Sign? Your Horoscope Takes On Scent Form with These Zodiac-Inspired Fragrances
A signature fragrance is a lot like your zodiac sign---it's an extension of your personality, and is completely unique to you, even if your friend happens to spritz on the same formula. Playing off of that idea, indie fragrance brand Strange Invisible Perfumes has launched a twelve-piece collection of scents inspired by the horoscope, containing a range of dynamic notes to complement your different traits.
"While formulating Perfumes of the Zodiac, I drew heavily from my own personal impressions of each star sign. I've read so much on the subject over the years," brand founder and perfumer Alexandra Balahoutis says. "I see the constellations of the zodiac as a palette of twelve mysterious essences. They somehow power aspects of our personalities and influence our lives certainly, yet without explanation." Balahoutis also teamed up with aromatherapist Mindy Green to ensure each note tapped into the energy and traits of each sign, all of which smell pretty stellar regardless of whether Mercury is in retrograde.
Though we don't consider each prediction as written in stone, sometimes our horoscope can be so on point, it's almost uncanny (hello, Susan Miller!), and we definitely love the idea of using a perfume tailored to fit your monthly forecast. Shop each fragrance now for $125 each at siperfumes.com, and keep reading to see if your scent matches your star sign!
Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19): Your colorful imagination gets reflected by dynamic notes of rose, angelica, and an unexpected cinnamon twist. Soft lavender, benzoin, and sandalwood keep the stimulating elements from coming off too impulsive.
Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20): You wouldn't say you're stubborn, but you certainly know your take on something is usually the right one, and you're flexible when it comes to finding a compromise. Your independent spirit is mirrored in geranium, oakmoss, vetiver, and frankincense notes, as grapefruit and neroli lighten the overall mood---not unlike your bright personality.
Gemini (May 31 – June 20): There are at least three sides to every story, and you're able to see the point of view from each of them with your agile mind and quick wit. Floral notes of gardenia, violet, and angelica create the sense of allure, and darker notes of amber and leather keep you thinking.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): On one hand, you can be adventurous and free-spirited, and on the other, you love the comfort of home and are fiercely loyal to your family. Tahitian vanilla mixed with amber and leather evoke a warm, cozy feeling, while lily of the valley, mandarin, and patchouli offer up a playful vibe.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): A born leader, you never shy away from the spotlight, and the charismatic mix of lemon, bergamot, and cardamom perfectly reflect your vibrant personality. Tamer notes like jasmine sambac and ambrette seed lie at the base to keep you from being too domineering.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Some would call you a perfectionist, but really, you just know exactly what you want, and how to get things done. Since when is a little attention to detail a bad thing? Vibrant mandarin, rose, and neroli speak to your pursuit of excellence, and are tempered by deep notes of baked earth and palo santo wood to appeal to your introspective side.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): If you tend to get worked-up in high-pressure situations, the myrtle, basil, and golden champa act as the scent equivalent to a calming cup of chamomile tea. The fruity-floral blend of iris, grapefruit, and rose balance your love of luxury with a slight mischievous twist.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): This heady mix taps into your many distinct sides---notes of cinnamon and frankincense complement your spiritual aspect, making for the perfect complement for those times you need to sit back and reflect, while white Cognac and leather serve as a reminder to let go of reservations and live in the moment. The woody palo santo note mirrors your determined personality, as the vetiver gives off a softer touch.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You can be quite the social butterfly, and the fresh mix of honeycomb, bay leaf, and cypress prove to be the perfect conversation starter while catering to your wanderlust tendencies. Hints of neroli and lime mirror your bubbly personality.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): The sensual mix of Tahitian vanilla, iris, and frankincense appeal to the Capricorn's need for a stable environment, and reflect your committed, driven ambitions. Alternately, unexpected notes of white Cognac, jasmine, and neroli serve as a reminder to keep things spontaneous, and every once in a while, it's okay to change up your usual routine.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Not unlike your independent, charismatic personality, this fragrance has a lively opening, blending neroli and rosemary with a hint of lavender. The base of sage and frankincense adds a much-needed soothing element.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20): Night-blooming jasmine and lime tap into your creative energy, while the deep blend of cedarwood, black pepper, and frankincense help keep your emotions grounded in the case that any turbulent moments arise.