Scented candles are a must when you’re spending time at home. Whether you’ve got a date with a top-rated read or will be watching Netflix, the right scent is the ultimate ambiance-maker for an evening in. Not to mention, aromatherapy is a valid self-soothing technique that is used in therapy! But choosing your next scent is decidedly tricky when you’re limited to shopping online.
To help, Giselle Wasfie, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, reiki practitioner, and founder of REMIX, identifies the scent profiles that go with your astrological orientation. Read on to learn what candle to shop next, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Sunday Forever Rich and Fancy Set $58
“This action-oriented sign doesn’t mind being noticed, so strong scents that are smoky and rich work well,” advises Wasfie of fiery Aries. We know exactly the top-shelf fragrance for you, Aries, from Sunday Forever (our unofficial mecca for self-care), to appeal to your love of all things fabulous.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Otherland Canopy $36
“The mother of all earth sign loves scents that are deep and warm, natural and woodsy,” Wasfie says of grounded Taurus. The Instagram-beloved candle company, Otherland, creates this earth sign-friendly scent profile featuring California fig, ivy greens, and summer dew.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Boy Smells Petal $32
The cult candle company’s medley of florals should do the trick for our Gemini friends. “Geminis are light, airy, and adaptable signs that are illuminated by floral and fresh scents,” Wasfie reveals.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): wndrmade. SNTL $75
Cancers are soulful, emotional signs that can appreciate true TLC. “Tough on the outside, soft on the inside, this caring and romantic sign appreciates a sweet touch,” hints Wasfie. The line’s bestseller smells of santalum, smooth and aromatic sandalwood that is evocative of the crab’s rich emotions.
Leo (July 22 – August 22): Maison La Bougie XOXO $55
When it comes to Leo, it’s OK to be a little bit extra, so to speak. “This super-social, standout sign is ruled by the sun and loves warm and unusual scents that feel luxurious,” Wasfie elaborates. This fruity-floral candle sends the right kind of vibe for the zodiac’s social butterflies.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Overose Nudesse $68
Wasfie describes naturally nurturing Virgo babes as, “Analytical, deep, and balanced by crisp, simple scents that feel fresh and uplifting.” The Paris-based perfumery’s fun, holographic packaging belies the fragrance of petrichor — the earthy smell that comes after the rain — and roses. Perfect for the Virgo, we say.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): REMIX Magic Candle: Love $32
“Romantic and in love with love, Libras are complemented by floral scents,” Wasfie reveals of the cosmos’ most level-headed lovers. These hand-poured candles are made with intention, as well as jasmine essential oil and a lepidolite crystal, to help you manifest your next big love.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Printfresh Spellbound Candle $42
Cleanse your mind of negative emotions with this patchouli and piñon medley. Described as “delicately musky,” it could be a spot-on pick for mysterious Scorpio babes. As Wasfie notes, emotional Scorpios are especially activated by “layered, musky scents.”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Heretic Slightly Bitter $75
“Fun-loving, adventurous, and spontaneous, a spicy and exotic scent will spark a Sag,” Wasfie explains. We adore the cheeky branding by the industry’s foremost maker of clean fragrances, and their newest launch balances sweet berries with tart citrus and hints of green for a truly novel experience that is unlike any other.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Paddywax Boheme Vetiver & Vanilla $38
According to Wasfie, Capricorns love warm scent profiles that feel familiar. Few fragrances are as homey and familiar as vanilla, while vetiver hints at the sign’s earthy roots. And Paddywax gets brownie points for ultra-cute packaging.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): In Common Light The Way Candle $28
Wasfie describes Aquarians as free-spirited, artistic, and balanced by rich, grounding scents. In Common’s calm and centering signature scent (from their hair care line) will enhance your vibes at home and instill you with intention vis-a-vis this mystical, slow-burn candle.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Serena Loves Raise Your Vibrations Candle $45
Dreamy Pisces will appreciate this grounding, meditative blend of scents. It includes uplifting young ginger and ethereal white tea to cleanse your mind and raise your vibe. “The deep and intuitive water sign will go with the flow of scents that are soft and airy,” Wasfie notes of the most creative sign of the zodiac.
xx, The FabFitFun Team