An astrologer reveals which are the keynotes in harmony with you in 2023.
Whether you make every major decision based on your astrological sign or have fun with a horoscope now and then, one thing is for sure: astrology is a delightful way to get creative and spice up your outfits, makeup, and not only. If you want to emulate the colors associated with your sign or wear something reminiscent of your zodiac element, the possibilities are endless.
One of the most neglected ways to customize your beauty routine according to your zodiac sign is through a signature perfume. Those at Byrdie turned to astrology expert Priscila Lima de Charbonnieres to guide you in choosing the perfume that is in harmony with your zodiac sign.
Aries: Pine or tangerines
“Aries is ruled by Mars and its element is fire – both are associated with the color red,” explains Charbonnieres. Due to Aries’s bold and energetic nature, the astrologer recommends energizing perfumes with notes of pine or tangerine.
Taurus: Vetiver and Patchouli
Charbonnieres says the “solid, reliable, sensual” nature of Taurus – an Earth sign – is associated with fresh essential oils such as vetiver and patchouli. These earthy aromas will invigorate Taurus and help them stay in touch with nature.
Gemini: Bergamot and orange blossom
Dual twins, always indecisive, are ruled by Mercury and attracted to vibrant lights. “Versatile, adaptable, and communicative, a Gemini will be stimulated and calmed by bright, light scents, such as bergamot or orange blossom,” advises Charbonnieres.
Cancer: Rose or Ylang-ylang
“Cancer is ruled by the Moon and belongs to the water element,” says Charbonnieres. “Associated with shades of pink or pale red, this sign conveys warmth and is known for its romantic and sentimental nature.” As such, the astrologer recommends the sensual notes of Ylang-ylang or rose.
We all know and love a bold and confident Leo. Charbonnieres says that Leos are also incredibly charismatic, passionate, and a source of inspiration for those around them. They tend to be drawn to luxurious, attention-grabbing fragrances with seductive notes like neroli. Thus they will remain at the center of attention.
Virgo: Eucalyptus and rosemary
“Virgo is an Earth sign and is ruled by Mercury. It is associated with bright white and various bright shades”, explains the astrologer, adding that Virgos are caring and highly attentive. To complement this personality, Charbonnieres recommends “light, fresh, clean aromas, such as eucalyptus or rosemary, to bring out the Virgo frequency.”
Libra: Melissa and Cananga leave
Libra, an air sign ruled by Venus, is usually associated with colors like green, pastel yellow, or bright white. The astrologer says that most Libras are diplomatic and stylish, so an elegant and simple perfume will suit them well (more precisely, Charbonnieres recommends notes of melissa or Cananga leaves).
Scorpio: Spices and sandalwood
According to the astrologer, fiery, magnetic, and emotional Scorpio is ruled by Mars and will be complemented by a strong, woody smell. “Woody, spicy, and musky aromas, such as sandalwood or cardamom, are in tune with Scorpio energy,” she says.
Sagittarius: Pine and sage
Ruled by Jupiter, this Fire sign is associated with deep orange and yellow hues, which complement its free, adventurous, and playful nature. “Rich but light natural flavors like pine or sage harmonize with the Sagittarian frequency,” says Charbonnieres.
Capricorn: Cedarwood and juniper
An Earth sign associated with deep brown shades, Capricorns are described by the astrologer as “reliable, determined, and resilient”. For the Capricorn in your life, she suggests “earthy, woody, smoky, lingering scents — like cedar wood or juniper berries.”
Aquarius: Frankincense and cypress
Associated with the deep blue shades of the mysterious ocean, Aquarius is independent, original, and open-minded. “Cooling and surprising aromas like frankincense or cypress work best with Aquarius,” says Charbonnieres.
Pisces: Lavender and rosewood
Associated with the colors light blue and light purple, Pisces is deeply intuitive, and empathetic and have a limitless imagination. “Deep, compelling, yet subtle scents like lavender or rosewood are in tune with Pisces energy,” says the astrologer.