Beautyscopes

By Stef Schwalb

Originally published February 2005



Mixing your professional and personal lives will be the perfect recipe for success this month, Aries. To ensure you attract people everywhere you go, wear an aroma that's as unforgettable as Christian Dior's Diorrismo (www.amazon.com). This scent is based heavily on lily of the valley as well as notes of ylang-ylang, amaryllis, boronia and jasmine. It's a truly timeless and fabulously feminine fragrance. The eau de toilette spray comes in 3.4 oz and is imported from France.
  



Good buys will warm up some good spirits for Taurus during this cold winter season. Purchasing Elton Rocks, by Slatkin (www.neimanmarcus.com), will also bring in some sumptuous smells. This revolutionary new potpourri, developed through the partnership of home fragrance guru Harry Slatkin and the music mega-superstar, is made up of crystal-like rocks of Egyptian resin. The two scent offerings include: Elton 3, a combination of iced pineapple, peony, dianthus, and white musk; and Elton 4, a blend of black orchid, black licorice, black fig, and amber. Additionally, by purchasing this product, you are helping to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
  



It's said that home is where the heart is, Gemini. This month yours could use a bit of revamping. February is the perfect time to make adjustments. Speaking of improvements, your hair might need a reprieve from the harsh winter weather. JF Lazartigue Orchid Shampoo (www.jflazartigue.com) is just what you need. It protects strands, leaving them lustrous and imparts the delicate fragrance of orchid extract ---5 percent! The product is good for all hair types and is gentle enough to use everyday.
  



Get stimulated through outdoor activity this month, Cancer. It may be a frightful notion to leave your cozy home, but it will do you good! If you choose to stay inside, at least surround yourself with fragrances that will put a little bounce in your step. Our pick: Diptyque Candle - Baies (www.bigelowchemists.com). This amazing aroma experience combines black currant leaves with Bulgarian roses, what better way to indulge as you hibernate?
  



Competition will bring out the best in you this month, Leo. With your natural intelligence and killer instincts you're sure to surpass your rivals. One thing you won't feel a need to compete over is good taste. Show your man you've got it with a bottle of London's favorite: Paul Smith Extreme (www.neimansmarcus.com). You'll love nuzzling up to the vibrance of sparkling hesperide with fresh cold spices. It has also heart of incense, enhanced by hints of geranium and rosewood with sophisticated musks and mellow Tonka beans. Extreme is woody, spicy, and unexpected
  



Stay focused on your priorities this month, Virgo. Don't sweat the small stuff! If you want to become a smooth operator, the best thing to do is start off in the buff. Benefit's Bathina "Touch Me Then Try To Leave?" Cream (www.sephora.com) can help you achieve the silkiest of silhouettes. The cooling feeling of this invigorating fragrant cream absorbs rapidly and leaves your skin moisturized and oh-so-sexy to the touch. Make soft, lightly scented skin a priority and you'll never look back!
  



February is a great time to take off on a relaxing getaway and leave the harshness of winter behind. A super sexy indulgence for your skin would be to let it soak in DuWop Buttercream Body Products (www.beauty.com). The fabulous fragrance is a sweet treat that will make you tasty to the touch.
  



Money will be made in greater sums this month for you, Scorpio. Be thankful for all your blessings. You might want to increase your chances of keeping your karma in good graces by picking up some Slatkin & Co. Kabbalah Candles (www.sephora.com). Inspired by spiritual wisdom, some proceeds from the sale of these gorgeous red candles go to benefit the Spirituality for Kids Foundation, an organization that helps children understand the laws of the universe. There are eight fragrances available; based upon the 72 names of God from the ancient Kabbalah text.
  



Make peace with your past, Sagittarius. If you want to have a truly bright future then let go of mistakes you've made and celebrate who you have become! A great way to express the new you would be to don some DKNY Be Delicious (www.sephora.com). Wrapped up in a sleek metal and glass apple bottle, the juicy fragrance brings together a delicious blend of exotic flowers and sensual woods. Notes include American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Candid Magnolia, Tuberose, White Muguet, Rose, Viole, Sandalwood, Tender Skin Accord, Blonde Woods, and White Amber.
  



Be considerate to those around you this month, Capricorn. Your good deeds will come back to you tenfold if you do so. Even when people annoy you, just try to turn the other cheek. To help keep you calm, with a warm cozy scented Comptoir Sud Pacifique Candle (available at Barney's or www.beauty.com). It comes in Vanille Abricot or Vanille Passion in 5.6 oz. And best of all, it'll help you melt away stress for up to 40 hours!!!
  



Be proactive in everything you do this February, Aquarius. It is truly your age to enjoy life to its fullest. A great way to enjoy your month is a candle from Annick Goutal. We love the Ambre scent in particular (www.nordstrom.com). The wonderful aroma will fill your home with vanilla, patchouli, and its orange glow will illuminate your space at the same time.
  



Your social skills are an amazing asset this month, Pisces. Everyone will be jealous of your conversational excellence. To make it even better, wear a fragrance that speaks volumes about your fabulousness---Gucci Envy Me (www.neimanmarcus.com). This super sensual scent blends top notes of peony, jasmine, pomegranate, and pineapple with pink musk, seringa, white tea, teakwood, and musk.
  
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