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Find their next scent with an astrology-inspired match.
Fragrance? For a gift? Too personal, one might say. That’s exactly the point. Here, we’ve sorted the best scents into astrologically linked, present-ready categories: think spicy notes for fire signs, solar fragrances for water, light, musk-y sprays for air and terrain-type bottles for earth.
Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius):
Guess Bella Vita Rosa Eau de Toilette
One spritz of Guess Bella Vita Rose is like stepping into a breezy field of wildflowers on summer’s day. (Can’t you just picture it: deep breath in, deep breath out.) An ethereal blend of blackcurrant, jasmine and magnolia, this one merits a mid-day spritz just for the escape.
Phlur Missing Person Eau de Parfum
Meant to mimic the lingering scent of your lover’s skin, Phlur’s Missing Person is musk done right. Enhanced by sheer floral and transparent wood notes, it’s a subtle but undeniably addictive fragrance for the true romantic.
Diptyque L’Eau Papier Eau de Toilette
Light and impossibly soft was the obvious directive for Diptyque L’Eau Papier. White musk is what you’ll note right off the top, but a collection of equally airy and shape-shirting scents — luminous mimosa, blonde wood and rice steam — is what give it that early springtime energy.
Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces):
The olfactory embodiment of the south of France in summer, Dioriviera captures the feeling of a sparkling seaside getaway in a bottle. Expect a harmonious union of fig and rose to sweep you off your feet.
Louis Vuitton Pacific Chill
“Fresh” is the overwhelmingly on-point feeling evoked by Pacific Chill, Louis Vuitton’s take on a “detox-oriented” cologne. Invigorating citrus notes — cédrat and lemon among them — mingle with basil and peppermint for a complete reviving of the senses.
Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Parfum
Chanel’s latest interpretation of Chance Eau Fraîche — a fragrance icon for nearly twenty years — is a solar scent in every sense of the word. A burst of zesty freshness comes care of citron, followed by an intense trail of jasmine, and finally, a teak wood accord that brings a warm, elegant energy. Simply divine.
Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn):
Aesop Ouranon Eau de Parfum
Woody, spicy, resinous — Aesop’s Ouranon is like inhaling untouched earth deep in the forest (stay with us.) Crafted with ingenious notes of petitgrain, hay and myrrh, this scent is for you, for him, for whoever wants to smell like they’re coming home.
Kilian Can’t Stop Loving You Eau de Parfum
Some newness in the narcotic olfactory family is Kilian’s Can’t Stop Loving You — and it’s definitely earned that designation. Take in this scent lineup and tell us you’re not intrigued: jasmine, Provence-sourced honey, earthy oak moss and incense extract from Somalia.
Loewe Esencia Eau de Parfum
Like breathing in a luscious, well-kept garden, Loewe Esencia is a truly singular scent in the fougère family. It’s composed of over 200 herbaceous elements including lavender, basil, juniper, green peppercorn, tarragon and Moroccan Atkas cedar. It’s technically for him, but we won’t judge if you sneak a spritz or two.
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius):
Paco Rabanne Phantom Eau de Parfum
Don’t be fooled by the futuristic exterior: inside Paco Rabanne Phantom is a mélange of warm, familiar notes — rhubarb, lavender and vetiver — that come together in a beautifully bold juice.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum
Fragrance fiend, meet masculinity in a bottle. Spiked with rich spices, creamy vanilla, cocoa and sweet wood sap, Tobacco Vanille gives off opulent English gentleman’s club vibes in the best way.
Byredo Rouge Chaotique Night Veil
An aptly ordained oud gourmand fragrance, Byredo Rouge Chaotique Night Veil is a distillation of everything sweet and spicy: dessert-like plum, toasted praline, cassis and upcycled oakwood.
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