24 home scents based on your Chinese Zodiac sign
Your Chinese zodiac can't just provide insight into your life and fortune!
Use the Chinese Zodiac to find your perfect scent for your home.
Today’s zeitgeist has a newfound fascination with astrology. Apps that deliver your daily horoscope and Instagram accounts that break down your birth chart are all the rage. With so much attention being given to the New Age, it only makes sense to dive into eastern philosophy.
The Chinese Zodiac, which is based on twelve-year cycles, classifies people according to categories symbolised by both mystical and real-world animals. Every sign embodies a distinct archetype that you can use as a key to unlock the scent that will work best for you.
Born: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Scents: Frankincense enhances the earthy, grounded quality of people born in the year of the Rat. A zesty citrus scent like Lemon can encourage folks born in the year of the Rat to be a little more spontaneous, outgoing, and enjoy life outside of their typical work routine.
People born in the year of the Rat are known for their steadiness and dependability. These hard workers are efficient and have no problems with making long-term commitments, as long as they see value in what they do.
Born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Scents: Pine can spark the confidence Ox people need to bust through their insecurities. Lavender is a relaxing scent that is perfect for times when these folks want to indulge in heartfelt nostalgia.
Sticklers for the rules, people born in the year of the Ox know their boundaries and will never do anything to push them. These patient folk have an affinity for their comfort zone (sometimes to a fault), and are also famous for their sentimental streak.
Born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Scents: Vetiver is a grounding scent that can help you put things in perspective. Ylang Ylang is the perfect antidote to the self-imposed anxiety some Tigers put themselves through.
Absolute perfectionists, Tigers find it motivating and challenging to get everything done to a tee. They can be obsessed with keeping up with everyone else, but this tendency comes from a good, well-intentioned place. Forever idealists, they want to better themselves in order to make the world better too.
Born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Scents: Because people born in this sign tend to flit from one activity to the next, Sageis a grounding scent that helps them develop focus. Bergamot, on the other hand, enhances the uplifting and invigorating atmosphere that Rabbits thrive in.
The extroverts of the Chinese Zodiac, people born in the year of the Rabbit thrive when their social lives are alive and kicking. They are amped when they’re able to organize get together and social events, and are always great company.
Born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Scents: Cinnamon isn’t just a fiery scent, it also resembles the invigorating spirit of the Dragon.Peppermint offers some cooling energy that can help tone down the Dragon’s outgoing nature.
The only out of this world “animal” in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon inspires passion, fantasy, and intense drama. They have a flair for art and artistry that most people don’t possess. Unique and one of a kind, people born under this sign are said to be the luckiest in the zodiac.
Born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Scents: The Snake’s soulfulness is a good match for the gentle notes of Tea Tree. The zingy energy of Orange, on the other hand, can pull Snakes out of a typical funk.
Nostalgic and sentimental, people born in the year of the Snake love a good walk down memory lane. While this tendency to keep looking back on the past means they can also hold a pretty tight grudge, they are also reflective, pensive, and can be nurturing they want to.
Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Scents: Olive is a warming scent that can be likened to the Horse’s wholehearted attitude to others. Chamomile can help Horse personalities quiet down for some Me Time at the end of a long day.
Dependable, accommodating, and no-nonsense, people born in the year of the Horse are the steadfast individuals that keep everyone else grounded. Open and welcoming, they are friendly and work well in social environments.
Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Scents: Tobaccoconjures a warm fireside, comfortable lounge chairs, and all things Hygge. Chaiis a spicy blend that encourages Sheep to spread their metaphorical wings and explore the outside world.
Sheep love their comfort zone, almost to a fault. They are very protective about their boundaries, and are always willing to defend the many benefits of staying warm and fuzzy in their private, little bubbles.
Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Scents: The prickly and earthly scent of Amber can help ground a Monkey but keep them active and alert at the same time. Eucalyptus ushers some much-needed Zen into Monkey folks’ space, on the other hand.
Always on the go and perennially on the move, Monkeys are the flibbertigibbets of the Chinese Zodiac. Never one to be content in just one place, they love excitement and are never afraid to act on impulse.
Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Scents: Never one to back away from a classic scent, Roosters will love a traditional Rose fragrance. Roosters can benefit from some calming energy, which can be stoked by a dash of earthy Cedarwood in the home.
If a person born in the year of the Rooster’s got a goal, chances are they’re going to get it done with flying colors. True perfectionists and go-getters, Roosters thrive on structure, organization and can be extremely bent on following the rules.
Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Scents: Play up the Dog’s occasional activeness with a fun, fruity scent like Blackberry.To keep the Dog comfortable in his private space, a woody scent like Patchouli will work well.
While Dogs do have a propensity to perform well in a group, they are actually quite private and introverted, and enjoy their solitude too. Faithful and loyal (almost to a fault!), they provide a steadfast and grounded energy to those around them.
Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Scents: Pigs’ propensity for long, meandering talks is captured well by the lightly spicy scent of Cardamom. On the other hand, their gentle vibe resembles the soothing scent of Earl Grey.
Gentle and loving, people born in the year of the Pig make excellent companions, best friends, and partners in life. Always up for some conversation (whether it’s a gossip sesh with the girls or a heart to heart with a soulmate), the Pig is the great mediator of the Chinese Zodiac.
Which of these astrology scents are you looking forward to trying for your own home to make it even more of a positive space?