Relax, inhale deep, and think within to the first perfume you ever loved –that scentwhich you loved so much that you could never imagine sporting another!Most certainly, you still have strong feelings about it even today, whether it's still in your rotation or you bid a sad adieu to it long ago. Scent is the sense most closely aligned with memory. Which is probably why many of us put so much importance on how we smell. So much so that even the stars have something to say about it.
In astrology, planets rule the world — including the flowers, plants, herbs, and what have you that go into creating the perfumes that warm, enliven, and melt our hearts.
To satisfy our intrigue and curiosity, and to even find a new favourite scent, we have researched upon the essences that are linked to the different zodiac signs. The resultant we have come out is that, calling upon your astrological fragrance notes can do magical things for your life.
The quest to find your new signature scent can feel staggering. "Do you like floral?" "What's your perfect first date?" "Diamonds or pearls?" The seemingly unrelated questions perfume salespeople pose can leave you sniffing every scent in the store until everything smells like an amalgam of musks, florals, spices and fruits.
So what if we told you there was an easier way to find the best perfume for you -- a way that requires you to answer just one question that you've answered a billion times before: What's your sign?
Before you roll your eyes, hear us out. Sure, you may not let your horoscope guide your every move, but it does uncannily sync up with your life more often than you care to admit.
According to perfumer Ramachandran, founder of B’Zire, choosing a scent based on your zodiac isn't all that far-fetched. "Similar personalities gravitate toward the same fragrances on a vibrational level," says Ramachandran. "It isn't that cheerful people tend to like one fragrance without fail and that intellectual people prefer another. It often has to do with two things aligning. The feeling that comes with experiencing a certain scent somehow matches the feeling that a person's presence emits," he explains.
Also, wearing a scent that corresponds to your star sign brings out your best qualities. "Using a scent that empowers you will give you the will to push your strengths forward", says Ramachandran.
And if that doesn't convince you, maybe a few dozen impossibly pretty perfume bottles will.