The Scent Category For You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

The zodiac signs meet scent categories! Curate your next month's box based on your zodiac sign.
June 21, 2022

Zodiac signs can reveal a lot about a person’s personality.

If you’re not familiar with zodiac signs, it’s an astrological reflection of your birthday. It’s said that the 12 signs (one for each month in the year) refer to 12 different constellations the sun passed through when you were born. 

It is believed that your zodiac sign can predict many qualities about you including how you interact with others, your values, emotions, and interests.

It’s possible that your zodiac sign may even have an influence on preferences like food or scents. Like astrology, scent can be a very powerful and personal thing.

We’ve compiled the scent category for you based on your zodiac sign! Read on to see yours revealed.

…But first, why is this relevant to us?

If you’re new here, Vellabox is a monthly artisan candle subscription. Each month, subscribers receive a new candle that is curated to their scent preferences.

Scent preferences are based on 6 scent categories.

6 Scent Categories

  • Sweet & Spicenotes like vanilla, cinnamon, sweet berries, & honey
  • Citrusnotes like grapefruit, lemon, orange, & bergamot
  • Floralnotes like jasmine, rose, lily, & gardenia
  • Woodsynotes like amber, driftwood, cedar, & patchouli
  • Herbalnotes like lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, sage, & ginger
  • Freshnotes like rain, linen, sea salt, & ozone

Which Sign Are You?

Unlike the calendar year that starts in January, the zodiac calendar year begins with the spring equinox to mirror new beginnings. Therefore, March 21 is the beginning of the year and Aries marks the first zodiac sign. 

The 12 signs are separated into four groups called the zodiac elements of astrology. These groups are: fire, earth, air and water.

The Scent Category For You, Based on Your Sign

Let us know if our predictions below are true, or if we’ve unlocked a new category of interest!


(March 21 – April 19)

Your Scent Category: Sweet + Spice

Like the Aries you are, your candle won’t be anything short of boldness. You exude warmth and your charming energy is infectious. Your scent category is the best of both worlds – half loving and passionate and half aggressively competitive with your fiery energy.


(April 20 – May 20)

Your Scent Category: Herbal

You would consider yourself a down-to-earth person. As a Taurus, you enjoy relaxing in serene environments surrounded by mellow sounds and soothing aromas. One question, has anyone told you that you can be stubborn? You probably stick within the scent category you know and love most, less inclined than others to try new scents.


(May 21 – June 20)

Your Scent Category: Woodsy

Like many air signs, you possess a creative, spontaneous, and playful nature. This nomadic spirit awards you the woodsy scent category! Your genuine/Gemini curiosity may lead to being unpredictable, so you’ll definitely keep us on our toes when you switch scent categories each month!


(June 21 – July 22)

Your Scent Category: Floral

Cancers, like flowers, open up slowly over time. You may pose a tough exterior to protect yourself emotionally but underneath it all, you are imaginative, sensitive, and love deeply. Being a water sign, the floral category is a perfect match because without rain, there are no flowers.


(July 23 – August 22)

Your Scent Category: Citrus

Leos are fun and bold and usually like to be the center of attention. Like their citrus scent category counterpart, they bring the energy and zest to any setting! Light up your day as you do in other peoples’ lives with a citrus candle in your box.


(August 23 – September 22)

Your Scent Category: Citrus

Virgos are considered organized, reliable and the perfectionist of the signs. What better category than citrus to burn, it’s just as bright and clean as your life (or when you need a little motivation to clean). Like your fellow earth sign Taurus, you may be stubborn in changing your ways. So if citrus isn’t something you’re usually into, maybe now is the time to give it another chance.


(September 23 – October 22)

Your Scent Category: Herbal

Libra’s are air signs, so you are probably very likable and think rationally. You need a balanced scent that compliments you without being too much. Scents from the herbal category are sure to bring you all the peace and harmony you desire. Not to mention many herbal scents have aromatherapy properties to help relax!


(October 23 – November 21)

Your Scent Category: Sweet + Spice 

Scorpios are one of the most compassionate, empathetic, and intuitive signs. These qualities also make you sensitive and you may take things very personally. You guard your soft side by being tough, so you’re most likely to enjoy candles from the sweet + spice category.


(November 22 – December 21)

Your Scent Category: Woodsy

A Sagittarius is described to be funny, optimistic and a lover of freedom. Adventure and unknown discovery fuel your inner fire. An ideal weekend for you would be hiking the mountains of Colorado and kicking jokes around the campfire. What better candles to burn than those that remind you of the great outdoors!


(December 22 – January 19)

Your Scent Category: Fresh

If you’re a Capricorn, you’re probably extremely ambitious, disciplined, and loyal. With being persistent and sometimes stubborn, you like what you know, something simple and true time after time. That’s why candles that remind you of clean laundry, the ocean, or rainwater are your go-to.


(January 20 – February 18)

Your Scent Category: Floral

Like your air sign counterparts, an Aquarius is very likable, witty, self-reliant, and determined. Like a flower, you’re rooted in community and driven to make a difference from the ground up. Floral is the scent category for you because you have both a bright, bold and a calm, delicate side.


(February 19 – March 20)

Your Scent Category: Fresh

Pisces is the ultimate fresh category zodiac sign. With your sign’s symbol of two fish swimming, you’re constantly drawn to the water and carry deep emotions. Sometimes your creativity and generosity make it hard to separate fantasy and reality. Try the fresh category in your next Vellabox!

Leave a comment below + let us know how you enjoy your zodiac scent category pick!

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As always, the candles you receive will always be seasonally-appropriate and unique, no matter the categories you choose.

P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about astrology, check out Co-Star, an app for your personalized, daily horoscopes!