If you’re looking to find love, you could give your chances a significant boost simply by wearing the right sort of perfume.
Research by bath and shower experts Showerstoyou.co.uk has revealed which perfumes and aftershaves men and women find most alluring on each other, according to their star signs.
Experts analysed character traits associated with each sign as well as surveying 1,440 people about their favourite scents on the opposite sex and noting their zodiac sign.
It turns out that if you want to attract the Aries man a spicy and sweet scent such as Tom Ford’s Black Orchid will reel him in, while the Gemini woman can’t resist the aromatic green notes of Hugo Boss.
ARIES: March 21 – April 19
Men: Bold and fiery Aries is attracted to warm spicy and sweet notes
Ideal perfume: Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Women: The Aries woman enjoys citrus and fresh spicy notes on a partner
Ideal aftershave: Terre d’Hermes
Warm spicy and sweet notes in Black Orchid by Tom Ford attract Aries men (left). Citrus and fresh spicy notes in Terre d’Hermes are ideal to lure Aries women (right)
TAURUS: April 20 – May 20
Men: Sensuous Taurus loves is also a grounded sign that’s full of earth energy and will be attracted to woody and powdery notes.
Ideal perfume: Vol de Nuit by Guerlain
Women: Woody aromatic notes are the ideal aphrodisiac.
Ideal aftershave: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel
Woody and powdery notes – Vol de Nuit – Guerlain attract Taurus man (left). Bleu de Chanel has the woody aromatic notes Taurean women love
GEMINI: May 2 – June 20
Men: Light and breezy Gemini enjoys sweet lingering notes.
Ideal perfume: Illicit by Jimmy Choo
Women: Aromatic green notes are the key to her heart.
Ideal aftershave: Hugo by Hugo Boss
Splash on Illicit by Jimmy Choo to attract a Gemini man (left). Classic Hugo by Hugo Boss is the key to her heart
CANCER: June 21 – July 22
Men: Floral and fruity notes are the way to have him weak at the knees.
Ideal perfume: J’adore by Dior
Women: Masculine spicy and aromatic notes are the way to a Cancerian’s heart.
Ideal aftershave: La Nuit de L’home by YSL
J’adore by Dior has floral and fruity notes to tempt Cancerian men (left). La Nuit de L’home by YSL is full of spicy and aromatic notes loved by female Cancers
LEO: July 23 – August 22
Men: The mighty lion prefers surprisingly sweet and ‘edible’ notes in perfume.
Ideal perfume: Black Opium by YSL
Women: Fresh citrus and spicy notes will entice the Leo woman.
Ideal aftershave: 1 Million – Paco Rabanne
Black Opium by YSL is favoured by Leos for its sweet notes (left). 1 Million by Paco Rabanne will attract Leo women with its citrus and spicy scent (right)
VIRGO: August 23 – September 22
Men: This earthy sign prefers floral and musky notes when it comes to perfume.
Ideal perfume: Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf
Women: Vanilla and woodsy notes will impress a Virgo lady.
Ideal aftershave: A*Men by Mugler
Virgo prefers the floral and musky notes Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf (left). A*Men by Mugler will impress a Virgo lady (right)
LIBRA: September 23 – October 22
Men: Libra has an innate fresh energy and enjoys the citrus and oriental floral notes in a perfume.
Ideal perfume: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Women: The same oriental floral notes are also a hit with Libra’s female counterpart.
Ideal aftershave: Garanat by Bvlgari
Libra man loves citrus and oriental floral notes in Coco Mademoiselle. Oriental floral notes in Garanat tick the box for female Libras
SCORPIO: October 23 – November 21
Men: Extreme, moody and passionate, Scorpio appreciates oriental floral and fruity notes
Ideal perfume: The One – Dolce & Gabbana
Women: Oriental spice, with a hint of tobacco will definitely win her over.
Ideal aftershave: London for Men by Burberry
Scorpio appreciates oriental floral and fruity notes in The One (left). Meanwhile, Scorpio women love London for Men by Burberry (right)
SAGITTARIUS: October 23 – November 21
Men: Fresh floral and salty notes appeal to the sense of optimism and freedom.
Ideal perfume: Olympea by Paco Rabanne
Women: Woody and fresh notes will definitely win her over.
Ideal aftershave: Fresh Alfred by Dunhill
Spritz on Olympea by Paco Rabanne to impress your Saggitarius man. Fresh Alfred by Dunhill will do the trick for women
CAPRICORN: December 22 – January 19
Men: Capricorn has a stable, trustworthy nature and appreciates vanilla and woody notes.
Ideal perfume: Manifesto by YSL
Women: Woody and citrus notes are the way to her heart.
Ideal aftershave: Pi Neo by Givenchy
Manifesto by YSL is favoured by Capricorn males (left). Woody and citrus notes in Pi Neo by Givenchy will work for Capricorn women
AQUARIUS: January 20 – February 18
Men: Your ‘intellectual and altruistic nature’ appreciates fresh and green fragrances.
Ideal perfume: Chance by Chanel
Women: She will be attracted by provocative musky and fruity notes.
Ideal aftershave: Aventus by Creed
Chance by Chanel attracts Aquarius man (left). His female counterpart will be attracted by provocative musky and fruity note in Aventus by Creed (Visit the Groomingwise website for details about Creed Aventus Cologne spray)
PISCES: January 20 – February 18
Men: A deeply emotional person, amber and white floral notes float your boat.
Ideal perfume: Alien by Mugler
Women: Woody and fresh notes are the ideal scent to attract the Piscean woman.
Ideal aftershave: The Collection Silk & Jasmine by Hugo Boss
Alien by Mugler has amber and white floral notes loved by Pisces men (left). The ideal scent to attract the Piscean woman is The Collection Silk & Jasmine by Hugo Boss