Scent In Your Stars

In the second part of this four series article, we take a look at the probable fragrance blends for star signs of the warmer seasons…

This is the second of the four-series feature and this time around we look at those star signs that fall between April and July. So that’s Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.

Belonging to the earth element, Taureans, like the bull that represents them, are known to be intelligent, dependable, hardworking, dedicated, and stubborn. Air signs are smart, sharp and speedy; they are known to ‘think’ more than they feel, or do. Geminis are the liveliest of the Air sign gang - versatile, youthful, curious and fun

While Cancer belongs to the water element and they're primarily known for being emotional, nurturing, and highly intuitive, as well as sensitive and at times insecure.

What do you think men and women from these star signs would like for a perfume? Let’s find out!

TAURUS: April 20 – May 20

Idôle | by Lancôme


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Created by three female perfumers, Idôle is made for all women, by women. Sophisticated yet unapologetically modern, it bursts with notes of citrus, rose, jasmine, white musk, and vanilla.

Notes
Top: Bergamot, Juicy Pear, Pink Peppercorn
Heart: Rose and Jasmine
Base: Caraway: White Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood


Rose | by Roja Dove
This is a very modern take on the traditional rose fragrances that we know. The mesmerising scent is set on a soft and warm base of musk as well as vanilla that gives it a lasting sillage.

Notes
Top: Bergamot
Heart: Rose, germanium, ylang-ylang
Base: Musk, patchouli, vanilla

Fragrances to impress the Taurus man

You may see them as big, burly and tough guys. But at heart, they are warm and kind-hearted, always willing to help people around them. When it comes to perfume, Taurus men like rose and musky scents.

Taurus ladies are known for their loyalty, emotional strength and independence. They have an artistic flair. The women with this star sign will be seduced by notes of wood and balsamic tones.

Fragrances to impress the Taurus woman

JOOP! Homme Absolute | by JOOP!
This perfume is a fragrant illustration of men’s dual nature: it contrasts an unexpected floral heart note with an unmistakably masculine base accord. The scent was launched in 2019 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu.

Notes
Top: Black pepper
Heart: Ylang-ylang
Base: Vetiver, tonka bean, incense


1 Million Intense | by Paco Rabanne
This is a cult favourite and is extremely popular among modern gentlemen. When it comes to woody fragrances, this scent is undeniably an option that you would want to try. The complex yet classic composition manages to impress with its depth.

Notes
Top: Blood mandarin, cardamom, pepper, saffron
Heart: Rose, neroli, cinnamon
Base: Leather, patchouli, sandalwood, iris


GEMINI: May 21 - June 20

Prada Candy Night | by Prada for women.
Inspired from neon-lit cityscapes and the kaleidoscopic delights, this fragrance captures the unbounded freedom found after dark. The use of bright, bitter orange and vivid iris aldehyde inject a vibrant colour to this mesmerising scent. The seductive overture of rich cocoa absolute guarantees a lasting sillage.

Notes
Top: Orange, iris aldehyde
Heart: Patchouli, musk, tonka bean
Base: Cocoa


Gypsy Water | by Byredo
This is a beautiful blend for the modern woman. It starts off on a citrusy note that paves way for the warm and comforting vanilla. It is the perfect contrast that works well for both men and women.

Notes
Top: Bergamot, lemon, pepper, and juniper berries
Heart: Incense, pine needles, and orris
Base: Amber, vanilla, sandalwood

Fragrances to impress the Gemini man

Enthusiastic, charming and clever, the Gemini man is good at almost anything he puts his mind to. He is usually very friendly, easy to talk to and loves to make people laugh. These men have an inquisitive personality and are known to flirt. The extrovert Geminis love the sweet and warm, spicy notes of a strong perfume.

The Gemini women are usually outgoing, spontaneous and very eloquent. They almost always have a pressing need to talk, share experiences and love to laugh. Simply put, they are impulsive and want to live life to the fullest. The romantic Gemini women will fall for aromatic and musky scents.

Fragrances to impress the Gemini woman

Stronger With You Intensely | By Giorgio Armani.
This addictive fougere scent features notes of pink pepper, vanilla and ambery wood accord. It reflects the personality of today's young man in search of an intense fragrance that lights up his profound love story. The aged cognac colour perfectly embodies the intense character of the new fragrance.

Notes
Top: Pink pepper essence
Heart: Vanilla essence
Base: Ambery woods accord


Acqua di Gio Profumo | By Giorgio Armani
This is an aquatic, aromatic, woody and spicy composition which is, like the original, signed by Alberto Morillas. It opens with fresh aquatic accord and bergamot. Its heart captures aromatic tones of geranium, sage and rosemary, laid on the base of patchouli and musk.

Notes
Top: Jasmine, Rosemary, Hesperidic Notes
Heart: Persimmon Fruits, Marine Notes
Base: Cedar, Patchouli, White Musk, Rock Rose


CANCER: June 21 – July 22


Pure Musk for Her | By Narciso Rodriguez
The black and white bottle echoes the exquisite artistry and beauty of the fragrance within; it is a synthesis of clean line and pure form. Additionally, musk is known to have a timeless aura and a certain olfactory depth that makes it very tempting.

Notes
Top: Orange Blossom
Heart: Musk
Base: Cashmeran


Black Musk Night Bloom | By The Body Shop
Inspired by flowers that bloom at night to reveal their secret scents, this eau de toilette combines notes of creamy ylang ylang, and heliotrope blended with juicy red berries and warm musk.

Notes
Top: Pepper, Red Berries, Pineapple
Heart: Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Heliotrope
Base: Vanila, Sandalwood, Musk

Fragrances to impress the Cancer man

with this star sign are known to be full of contradictions. However, they turn out to be extremely reliable partners in a relationship. Those born under the Cancer sign are likely to be seduced by musky and floral notes.

Known for her moodiness, maternal instincts and protective nature, a woman with the Cancer star sign is intuitive and sensitive. The women of this sign will have their attention captured by warm spicy and aromatic notes.

Fragrances to impress the Cancer woman

La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum | by Yves Saint Laurent.
This perfume tells a story of intensity, bold sensuality, and seduction that lies half-way between restraint and abandon. Bright, masculine freshness combines with sophistication and nonchalance to create a fresh, yet deep and mysterious scent with notes of cardamom, cedar, and coumarin—a structure of contrasting forces.

Notes
Top: Cardamom
Heart: Bergamot, Lavender, Virginia Cedar
Base: Caraway, Vetiver



Tom Ford | Oud Wood
Rare, exotic, and distinctive, this artisanal scent features classic woods and the iconic Tom Ford Oudh. Exotic rosewood and cardamom give way to a smoky blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood, and vetiver. Tonka bean and amber add warmth and sensuality.

Notes
Top: Rare Oud Wood, Chinese Pepper, Vanilla


That’s it for now; we will talk about ideal perfumes for those belonging to the Leo, Virgo, and Libra zodiac signs, in the next issue. Till then, stay tuned!