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The Zodiac and Perfumes

Disclaimer: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Perfumes for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

In line with your personality, you select citric overtones for your everyday use. In other words, male or female, in order to feel good, you need the pungency and freshness of citrus fruits, sometimes spiced with aromatic herbs. You dislike fragrances which give headaches, and since you practice a sport, you put some perfume on after a good shower. Ô by Lancôme is a classic, similarly to Chance by Chanel or Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior. And since you have a good deal of energy, you may appreciate Rush by Gucci, or for younger people, Invictus by Paco Rabanne, a real tribute to adrenaline surges. La Vie Est Belle enables you to show your enthusiasm, and, on special occasions, to go all out. You are unable to resist peculiar and original creations. With Piment Brûlant by l'Artisan Parfumeur, or Poivre Samarcande by Hermès, you will stand out. Woody bases such as Dolce Vita by Dior, or Vétiver Extrême by Guerlain are very tempting.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Perfumes for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Since your olfactive signature is classical, you stick to the established perfume brands. Guerlain may be your favourite supplier owing to its historical success and to Guerlinade which adds fullness and special dimension to a vanilla component. You fall for Shalimar, La Petite Robe Noire or Habit Rouge. Your love of good food may be satisfied with Pierre Hermé's interpretation for L'Occitane and his macaroon-shaped containers. You appreciate elegant flowery perfumes such as Trésor by Lancôme, and Paris by Saint-Laurent. Men relish bucolic and refined smells such as Aqua di Parma. Looking at easy-to-wear products which do not cause inconvenience, you are most likely to adore aromatic notes, of course. In summer, you may surrender to Herba Fresca in the Aqua Allegoria collection, again by Guerlain. Your Greek goddess side will be perfectly highlighted by Le Parfum by Elie Saab, and you will tremendously sublimate the element of your sign with Terre by Hermès.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Perfumes for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

With your eternal adolescent look, you avoid disturbing people with overly heavy fragrances. Therefore, you choose fresh toilet waters with citric components or a dominant of white flowers. You usually indulge in new products because you are not a fan of ancient creations. You think that they are difficult to wear and that they tend to go off. On the other hand, perfumes by contemporary fashion creators are meant for you. Le Parfum by Miu-Miu is an excellent example, and those by Lolita Lempicka claim to be impish and naughty. They entirely match your sense of humour! In the same eternally-young style, Very Irresistible by Givenchy, or Coco Mademoiselle will suit those who want to charm in the first place. Your approach is quite androgynous. Male or female, you may enjoy Le Mâle by Gaultier, Amazingreen by Comme des garçons, or Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Perfumes for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

In your opinion, an olfactory perception is always a kind of Madeleine of Proust. You put your nose above a bottle, and all of a sudden, it is the memory of your mother, of a loved one, or of a precise moment of the past which comes to your mind. You are fond of gourmand smells, but also of flowery and woody ones such as moss or fern. L'Air du Temps, by Nina Ricci, and Loulou, by Cacharel, the success of the nineties with its vanilla accords, belong to this category. Héritage by Guerlain or Bel-Ami by Hermès match your scale of values. You never hesitate to bask in nostalgia with pre-war or roaring twenties perfumes such as Joy by Patou, Arpège by Lanvin, Femme by Rochas, or Fracas by Robert Piguet. In a more recent past, you were keen on marine notes, obviously. Rituals are important to you. You like to put a few drops on your wrists, to relax in a nice-smelling bath, or to rub on your skin generous amounts of body lotion scented with your favourite fragrance.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Perfumes for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

To complete your outfit, undoubtedly, you have no problem. More often than not, you want to impress the crowds with your glamorous aura. Therefore, niche perfumes which are rare, exclusive, and expensive, appeal to you. The refinement of Serge Lutens fascinates you, and you do not know what to choose: Ambre Sultan, Sa Majesté la Rose or Santal Majuscule make you happy with their composition but also their beautiful names. Along the same lines, Creed, kings' perfume-maker, lives up to your opinion on classy noses. You will be ecstatic about Millésime Impérial, Fleurs de BulgarieErolfa. Your soft spot may be your will to show off. You may buy One Million by Paco Rabanne or stars' perfumes, for example Beyonce Heat or Rihanna's Riri. You are willing to come across as a half-god, and you may set your heart on Kouros by Saint-Laurent or Eros by Versace, because of the lovely and polished images which you identify yourself with.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Perfumes for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Since you are extremely discreet, you loathe strong scents which give the impression that their fragrant trail makes it easy to spot you. No to all persistent oriental or amber bouquets. You prefer fresh and "good-mannered" products. You are fond of Cologne water; for instance you think that L'Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès or Verveine Agrumes by L'Occitane are very pleasant. Given your concern about hygiene, you may select anything smelling cleanliness such as Cristalle by Chanel or White Linen by Estée Lauder. In the retro style, you may choose Le Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain and more sophisticated or complex creations, particularly Serge Lutens' Gris Clair, Iris Silver Mist or Bois de Violettes. You may also find Armani Code interesting, would it be only for its power of suggestion. Ultimately, for you, everything is a matter of brain. Therefore, you need to be able to make a story out of it for yourself.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Perfumes for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Ruled by Venus, you cannot live without perfume. However, this accessory must meet a condition. It must please you as much as you want to please. Moreover, you pay high attention to the general look: a splendid container made of cut crystal, an advertisement wrapped in a romantic atmosphere, or the association with a big star, all this stirs your feelings. Therefore, it is not surprising that great classics finally win the day. Miss Dior, Flowers by Kenzo, or Poême by Lancôme always make you dream. But the absolute champion remains N°5 by Chanel, which seems to have been created for you and to encapsulate the alchemy of seduction and elegance. And Marilyn! You may also decide in favour of Allure and Antaeus by Chanel, or Champs-Elysées by Guerlain. You may want to fulfil your fantasies with Givenchy Gentleman. You are a big fan of J'adore by Dior.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Perfumes for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

You know that you have reached your goal when you are approached by someone who asks what the mysterious fragrance emanating from you is. In other words, you need mystery and mystery again! It is true that you can yield to the charms of the mainstream devil with Opium and today Black Opium, Hypnotic Poison, or Coco by Chanel. Ideally, powerful, spicy and woody accords on a base of musk and patchouli attract you like a magnet. You are also fascinated by tuberoses. The best one is probably Carnal Flower by Frédéric Malle if you wish to come across as more selective or ambiguous. With its uncompromising philosophy, Serge Lutens is very good. La Vierge de fer, Vitriol d'œillet, Serge noire. Their names are bewitching. Explore Cerruti 1181, Bella Notte and its manly Szechuan pepper, or Noir by Tom Ford, and you have every chance to get it right.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Perfumes for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

To deal with your hectic routine, you prefer above all moss and undergrowth smells. Green fragrances and chypres are easy to wear. Amazone by Hermès, Fidji by Laroche, or Azzaro for Man have conquered you long ago. However, it is those which irresistibly suggest a journey which enchant you most. It all begins with the name, like Comptoir Sud Pacifique or Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur. You may take Vol de Nuit to fly to the East. India is a land of scents you may visit with Jaïpur by Boucheron, Escale à Pondichéry, and Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens. You may travel to Tonkin with Tam Dao or Nuits de Chine by Les Parfums Rosine. You may end your voyage in some remote islands thanks to Ylang and Vanille by Guerlain. Since you tend towards extroversion, the entire family of ambers may suit you, for instance Vanille by Réminiscence, Habanita, by Molinard or Oud Ispahan, by Dior.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Perfumes for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

You are difficult to convince when you look for a perfume, but once you have found it, you keep it for a long time, if not for a lifetime. You avoid like the plaque anything akin to publicity stunts. In most cases, you consider that perfume is an accessory which completes your work clothes and enables you to show your image as well as your status. A priori, you are inclined to prefer safe creations such as Boss, by Hugo Boss, whose name sums up your world very well, or Stella, by the fashion designer, although she goes against the prevailing tendencies with her deliberately quaint style, in any case an anti fashion-victim. Sticking to traditions, you wear fragrances which have proved their worth. L'Interdit by Givenchy, Vol de Nuit by Guerlain, Pour un Homme by Caron, or even Eternity by Calvin Klein fit your personality quite well. In the tamed animal category, you may be content with Cuir de Russie by Chanel.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Perfumes for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Your mascot? It may not exist yet. Therefore, for want of finding the angels' perfume, you will have to accept formulas similar to a heavenly smell... Seriously, as always, you are seeking something outstanding. You may be interested in the laboratory which developed metallic notes which are supposed to be in harmony with your blood group. Florabotanica by Balenciaga also runs counter to usual rules, while Portrait of a Lady by Frédéric Malle has an intellectual style. Japanese people share your very ethereal taste: the tried and tested L'eau d'Issey, by Issey Miyake, and Le Jardin de Monsieur Li, by Hermès. In the science-fiction world, Alien, by Thierry Mugler, has entrenched fans who feel mystical and slightly supernatural. As for men, they are glad to drag a red herring with Chrome by Azzaro.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Perfumes for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

You do not need to know the brand or the composition of a smell. You immediately know whether you like it or not. An adept of impressionists' blends which fire up your fantasy, you succumb to L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain or Songes by Annick Goutal. Indeed, romanticism and emotions must be part of the adventure. You take pleasure in smelling how perfumes react on your skin, or in watching how they change hour after hour. If possible, you prefer them to be compatible with the person who is dear to you. Do not hesitate. Give yourself over to Modern Muse by Estée Lauder or Romance by Ralph Lauren. The fad for marine notes seems to have been imagined for you: Aqua di Gio, for man and woman, Dune, and Cool Water by Davidoff do enthral the sea-lover or the mermaid you enjoy being. Terracotta, Le Parfum, by Guerlain and Escada are most likely to conjure up the blessed holiday season, when you would delightfully lounge around on the beach. But if you are willing to be original and to bring up memories of the eighties, you may adopt Cargo de Nuit by Prada.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

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