First off, I'm by no means an astrological guru. However my friend was asking me what cologne I'd recommend for a Leo and it got me thinking about how the astrological sign personalities would pair up with different scents. Some were pretty easy and obvious and some were a little more off the beaten track.
I also took this opportunity to explore some lesser known niche fragrances because, hey, if you're into astrology you're a little off the beaten path anyhow.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Self-confident, daring and often headstrong, you are a natural leader, jumping head-first into any situation. A fire sign, your life centers around passion and determination. You aren't afraid to be noticed. Fragrance-wise you gravitate towards something that projects strength, garners attention, and awakens the senses.
Suggested notes: Black Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Cypress, Bergamot, Orange.
Colognes for Aries
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taurus are the cozy homebodies of the zodiac. You get along with almost everyone, are reliable and not easy to fluster, though sometimes a bit stubborn. Ruled by Venus, you have a strong sense of beauty and the sensual so you truly appreciate following a rich cologne journey.
Suggested notes: Gourmand notes like vanilla, chocolate, or tonka bean. Florals like jasmine or orange blossom.
Colognes for Taurus
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis love variety and bore easily. You are a good communicator, with charm and wit on your side. However you're also mercurial and have a duality that yearns for balance and harmony between your two sides. Bringing this into fragrances, this means you likely will be bored with the classic categories and more intrigued by fragrances that pair disparate scents or evolve in unexpected ways.
Colognes for Geminis
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The dichotomy of the tough outer shelled crab and the sensitive interior. You love the arts, making a beautiful home and taking care of your family. You're romantic and yearn for elusive emotional stability. For fragrances try cool marine notes and warm, homey notes like vanilla or sandalwood.
Colognes for Cancers
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Just like a lion, Leo's are fearless, exhibiting bravery wherever they go. You are warmhearted, passionate, and sincere. An element of fire, and ruled by the sun, you are well aware of your desires and in constant search of self-awareness. Impossible to miss, you love being center stage and making a lasting impression. You radiate warmth and enthusiasm, and love to have a good time. Because you dislike being ignored, a bold, warm, and luxurious fragrance suits you well, as playful fragrances will make you the center of attention that you continuously desire.
Colognes for Leos
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos are loyal and kind, possessing a deep sense of humanity. You are very hardworking and pay close attention to detail. An Earth sign, you have a strong character and you prefer well-organized things. You are the most careful out of all the signs, and you are very methodical, leaving nothing to chance. Your weakness, however, is your constant worry and your perfectionist nature. You dislike being the center of attention, as you are not focused on shining in the limelight. As far as fragrance goes, you prefer crisp, clean notes of citrus to please your aesthetic sensibilities. Wood and greens notes appeal to your earthier side.
Colognes for Virgos
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Signified by the Scales of Justice, Libras are very fair-minded, peaceful, and harmonious. You can be indecisive however, and soak in self-pity. You have a sense of gentleness about you and you are a social person who doesn't like to be alone. A Libra is intrigued by balance and symmetry, finding the need to pursue peace and harmony in everything. You seek equality and dislike injustice. Ruled by Venus, you have a love for art, music, and beautiful places. When looking for the right fragrance to match such a personality, look for well balanced fragrances that are creative and beautiful, such as those that contain notes of juniper, fig, and violet.
Colognes for Libras
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
A water sign, Scorpios are very passionate, emotional beings. Simultaneously, you are stubborn and assertive, but this can lead to feelings of distrust and jealousy. Because you are brave, honest and fair, you are a great friend to have. You exhibit a very calm and cool behavior, giving off a very mysterious presence. A sign that feels most intensely of all the zodiacs, you also radiate a highly intense, sexual energy. Fitting fragrances for you would include dramatic notes of seductive florals, earthy musks and exotic amber.
Colognes for Scorpios
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Another fire sign, a Sagittarius loves their freedom and the outdoors. You are very generous and idealistic, possessing a love for philosophy. You enjoy traveling the most, having a displeasure for being constrained and delighting in change. You are open-minded, curious, and energetic, but can often be impatient. A sagittarius will most likely be drawn to spiritual and intuitive scents, such as sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh, and rose.
Colognes for Saggittarius
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn is known as the steady bankers of the zodiac — practical, trustworthy and disciplined. While everyone else races about in a panic, you remain calm, logical and independent. However under your sometimes dour exterior lurks a witty humor and deep loyalty for those you love. Fragrance-wise you are more apt to go for the high-quality classics that have proven themselves.
Suggested notes: vanilla, fig, lavender & earthy fruits.Some Suggested Colognes for Capricorns:
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius are always a step-ahead — preferring a fresh approach over the tried and true. You are quick, intellectual and innovative. You love communicating with others and often use a dry humor to mask your true inner passion. For fragrance, flowing aquatics and soft airy scents are the way to go.
Colognes for Aquarians
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
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 enjoy something unusual in their fragrance like ginger or clove.