The autumn equinox officially marks the arrival of candle season. But did you know that the candle scent you gravitate towards can also reflect the unique personality traits of your star sign? So whether you're a fiery Aries or a dreamy Pisces, there's a scented candle out there that perfectly aligns with your zodiac. Here, we'll explore the worlds of aroma and astrology to help you find a scented candle that resonates with your cosmic energy.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libra's are ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and harmony, and are all about finding balance. Your diplomatic, yet indecisive nature thrives in an atmosphere filled with soft and carefree scents like orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, cyclamen and cedarwood. These breezy fragrances match your air element and will create the perfect backdrop in your pursuit of equilibrium.
Libra's scented candle choice: CLOUD NINE. A calming wellness-inducing scent that is welcoming, unoffensive and loved by everyone – so right up your street.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Intense and mysterious, Scorpios need a candle scent that reflects their depth. Ruled by Pluto, the so-called ‘planet of fate’ means you are destined for scented candles with rich and spicy notes like tonka bean, tobacco and oud or floriental accords like poppy and clary sage. These symbolic scents will resonate with your spiritual side, creating an environment that suits your passionate aura.
Scorpio scented candle choice: COSMIC JUICE. A perplexing and supernatural scent that will help you explore your spiritual side.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Adventurous and optimistic, Sagittarians require a candle scent that embodies their sense of wanderlust. Explore enticing tropical scents like peach, papaya and passion fruit alongside notes of coconut and sandalwood. These home fragrances will mirror your love of experiencing new things and will keep your home as dynamic as your pursuits.
Sagittarius' scented candle choice: NUDIST BEACH. A tropical scent that is a full-on fruit cocktail, offering endless summer vibes all year round.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, 'the taskmaster' planet and the element of Earth. Thriving on structure and ambition, your determined personality is best complemented by scents that promote focus and restoration. Look for scented candles with earthy notes like hinoki, oak and guaiac wood or highly-sophisticated notes of fig, papyrus and leather. These fragrances will create an atmosphere that helps you achieve your goals whilst soothing your sensitive soul.
Capricorn's scented candle choice: STORM CHASER. A refined woody aroma that matches your tenacious character, whilst keeping you grounded as you build your legacy.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarians are known for their creative thinking and humanitarian spirit, being ruled by the planet Uranus and the intellectual element Air. With your sign being the water bearer, you may think aquatic home fragrances are your go-to, however candle scents with unconventional green notes like moss, eucalyptus, cypress and vetiver most align with your astrological character. These fragrances resonate with your independent spirit and will set your mind at ease.
Aquarius' scented candle choice: CLIMATE CHANGE. A mother-earth inspired scent that makes your eco-commitments clear and is as thoughtful as you are.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Dreamy and intuitive, Pisces individuals need a candle scent that aligns with their ethereal nature. Unsurprisingly ruled by the element of Water and the 'idealistic' blue planet of Neptune - scented candles with cool, empathetic and avant-garde fragrances connect with you on an unconscious level. Look to marine notes like sea salt, ozone and freesia or multi-layered scents like Palo Santo, cucumber and blue agave. These will create a fresh and provocative atmosphere that nurtures your imagination.
Pisces' scented candle choice: MILE HIGH CLUB. An alluring aquatic scent, perfect for those ruled by their emotions and spontaneous nature.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries, the boldest and most determined of all the star signs, require a candle scent that matches your dynamic energy. Ruled by the planet Mars, named after the god of war, and centered around the element of fire, you gravitate towards warming, exotic and enigmatic aromas. Strong scent notes of caramel, coffee, musk, whiskey and pepper will strike the right chord. These scents will inspire and energize your fiery spirit, keeping you motivated and ready to seize the day.
Aries scented candle choice: MORNING SEX. A room filling scent, perfect for passionate individuals who know what they want, and will seduce others to their way of thinking.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taurus individuals, ruled by Venus, appreciate the finer things in life. Fiercely devoted and loyal but adverse to change, your earth element sensibilities are best complemented by classic and luxurious scents like patchouli, rose, incense and amber. These home fragrances create a cozy atmosphere that aligns perfectly with your love of glamour and indulgence.
Taurus' scented candle choice: FILTHY RICH. A stylish and decadent scent that evokes ‘the life of luxury’ as you daydream about your next shopping spree.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
As an air sign, Geminis' free-spiritedness, curiosity and impulsive nature shines through. Ruled by Mercury, you are highly self-aware, logical and look at things from every angle. Your dual nature is well-matched with scents that are both lively and versatile. Look for scented candles with fresh notes of lemongrass, citrus fruits and mint or introspective home fragrances like white tea, elderflower and chamomile. These aromas will stimulate your mind and keep your environment as engaging as your thoughts.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Nurturing yet tenacious, those under the Cancer star sign need a candle scent that evokes feelings of security and empathy. Uniquely ruled by The Moon, your emotions change like the tides. You would benefit from nostalgic and comforting scented candles with notes of rosemary, lavender, violet, tomato vine or juniper. These fragrances will create a compassionate ambiance that helps you unwind and feel truly at home.
Cancer's scented candle choice: PURPLE HAZE. A humble, nostalgic scent for you to take comfort in the familiar and which matches your nurturing energy.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leo's, the natural-born leaders of the zodiac, require a candle scent that exudes confidence and flair. Look for scented candles with bold and vivacious notes like lily, pine, and magnolia or highly fragrant berries like pomegranate and strawberry. As the only star sign ruled by The Sun, these scents will mirror your radiant personality and keep your space burning as bright and as brave as your spirit.
Leo's scented candle choice: CAMP AS FUCK. A generously flamboyant aroma that isn’t for the faint hearted, and is as self-confident as you are.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Considerate and practical, Virgo's appreciate scents that promote clarity and resilience. Like Gemini you too are ruled by notorious ‘messenger planet’, Mercury. Pure and crisp aromas like osmanthus, pomelo, tuberose and vetiver speak to your pragmatic side. As an earth sign, these fragrances are a sensible choice that will help you maintain a sense of order.
Virgo's scented candle choice: DAWN CHORUS. A fresh easygoing scent that is wholesome, perfect for those that love routine and have a kind heart.
Cosmic energy, meet for your next scented candle
Scented candles have a fascinating ability to transform our surroundings, infusing them with personality, luxury and comfort. Choosing the perfect candle scent based on your horoscope can add an extra layer of meaning to your home fragrance experience. Whether you're seeking energy, relaxation or inspiration - there's a scented candle that can resonates with your zodiac personality traits. By aligning your surroundings with your cosmic energy, you can create a harmonious atmosphere that supports and enhances your journey through life. So go ahead, light your start sign scented candle and let the aroma guide you on a sensory adventure that's feels so very you.
Happy DAYDREAMIN' 💙