Scent is a powerful thing. Research has shown that fragrances can change a person’s mood, work performance, and behavior, so it’s important to make sure you’re surrounding yourself with the right aromas — especially when it comes to your home. Luckily, you don’t have to fret over what to pick up on your next candle run, since we’ve already selected the perfect scent for you based on your zodiac sign. Read on to see which sweet smell should soon be filling the air in your abode!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Home Candle ($65): The uplifting, vibrant throws of this orange blossom flower with clementine flower and water lily will give the adventurous Aries all the energy they need to embark on their next big excursion.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Voluspa Japonica Baltic Amber Large Glass Jar Candle ($28): The warm-hearted Taurus craves security, and warm amber scents are perfect for creating a cozy safe haven. This particular candle also pairs sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla blossom “to warm your heart and home.”
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Paddywax William Shakespeare Library Candle ($8+): Surely the intellectual Gemini will appreciate the Library Collection from Paddywax, which includes quotes from literary greats such as John Steinbeck and William Shakespeare on the packaging. Breathe in eucalyptus, sweet lime, cardamom, and more as you contemplate The Bard.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Three-Wick Candle ($74): Keep emotional, moody Cancers centered with a calming candle in ylang ylang, which is said to help heal emotional trauma and work with the cardiovascular, endocrine, and hormonal systems to provide balance and improve the mood.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
White Barn Cinnamon-Spiced Vanilla Three-Wick Candle ($25): Cinnamon paired with vanilla has the power to spark creativity, according to Psychology Today — a very good thing for all those Leos out there who count the trait among their assets.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Bath & Body Works French Lavender Three-Wick Candle ($25): If you worry a lot, as Virgos are wont to do, this French Lavender scent should do the trick, since its calming, relaxing aroma has been shown to help with anxiety. Great-smelling digs AND peace of mind? Yes, please!
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Henri Bendel Peony Candle ($25): Libras, known for their romantic nature and appreciation of beauty, will love this peony fragrance. Not only is the flower a stunning one to look at, but it also represents (what else!?) romance, making it tailor-made for those born under this sentimental astrological sign.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Tocca Cleopatra Candela ($42): Scorpio is a sign of passion, and this blend of grapefruit, jasmine, patchouli, and vanilla musk — described as “powerful, seductive, and exotic” — seems perfectly designed to tap into your sensual side.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Yankee Candle Flowers in the Sun Large Jar Candle ($28): This sunny pick matches the jovial, optimistic nature of Sags (and with up to 150 hours of burn time, the future’s looking bright indeed). But what exactly do flowers in the sun smell like? “Like a walk in the garden,” according to the website, what with the scent’s top notes of lemon and orange, mid notes of apple blossoms and pink water lilies, and sweet, airy musk base.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Mama Moon Spiritual Bleach Candle (40): For all their positive characteristics, Capricorns can also be a bit pessimistic. Luckily, this Spiritual Bleach candle from London is chock-full of sage, rosemary, and lemon, which work together to nix negativity, help you let go of old baggage, and bring “peace, comfort, and healing.” Sold!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Nest Ocean Mist & Sea Salt Three-Wick Candle ($64): You have a strong inclination toward freedom, Aquarius — and what embodies that lack of restriction better than the mist of the open ocean and sea-salted beach air?
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Archipelago “Excursion” Fiji Glass Jar Candle ($20): Escapist Pisces love to daydream (tropical getaway, anyone?). This hand-poured candle takes you on an excursion without ever leaving the comfort of your home, as you breathe in its unique scent of coconut, sugar, cane, and lemon leaf.
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