Style + Beauty

Let Your Zodiac Sign Determine Your Signature Scent

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We rely on our horoscope for everything from love advice to hairstyle ideas. You can also link your zodiac sign to your signature scent — all those personality traits from the astrology calendar can lead you to the the right blend of notes for your mood.

We enlisted the help of Anne Nelson Sanford, perfumer and founder of LURKbeauty, to determine which perfume ingredients best fit each sign.

Keep reading to get Sanford's in-depth recommendations, from Gemini's lavender love to Capricorn's jasmine affinity. Plus, we also give you a few suggestions of what to shop based on your birth month:

Aries

"High-energy Aries, the first sign in the zodiac, are not surprisingly known for getting projects off the ground. These enthusiastic leaders feel comfortable taking on challenges, but when out of balance, can become easily distracted and can have trouble staying on task. Cedarwood helps Aries stay grounded [and] remain focused and engaged with their surroundings," said Sanford.

Try: Lurk AS 01 Perfume Oil ($55)

Taurus

"Trustworthy, artistic and sensual — but on the flip side, the bull can be narrow-minded and a bit stubborn. Tobacco blossom can be highly effective for emotional/mental issues and opens the mind while uplifting the mood and spirits," explained Sanford. "Taureans are drawn to the sophisticated nature of this oil as they are also seekers of the finer things in life."

Try: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ($215)

Gemini

"The highly social Gemini thrives on interaction and communication. They are witty, intelligent and lovely to be around, but can also be plagued by a tendency to gossip or exaggerate. High-altitude lavender benefits this dual personality beautifully by calming, nurturing and balancing," Sanford said.

Try: Rodin Bis ($300)

Cancer

"Nurturing and highly emotive, the sensitive crab is also tenacious and loyal. These wonderful qualities can also go too far, and when triggered, lovely Cancer can become intensely moody and brooding," Sanford said. "Gardenia blossom is the perfect note to help uplift, balance and keep emotional crabs at their best."

Try: Kai Eau de Perfum ($76)

Leo

"Dedicated, optimistic and romantic, Leos can also have a tendency to boast, and [they] love to be the center of attention. Rose supports Leos' regal nature as well as their strong romantic side while balancing some of their more intense qualities," Sanford said.

Try: Le Labo Rose 31 ($160)

Virgo

"Loyal, fastidious, and a bit of a perfectionist, Virgos benefit greatly from the effects of frankincense. This oil is an incredible multitasker and helps balance Virgo's intense nature while keeping those under this sun sign from overdoing it. Frankincense promotes serenity and calmness, helping Virgo to let loose a bit as well," said Sanford.

Try: Chanel Coco Noir ($98)

Libra

"Intellectual, charming and diplomatic, the Libra nature is tactful with a desire to please. Those under this zodiac sign do not like confrontation, and their easygoing nature can fool people into thinking they are lazy or uninterested," Sanford said. "Spicy notes of black pepper appeal to Libra’s sensual side and also help energize their physical being and increase circulation. This gives Libra just the right amount of pep to keep things nicely balanced."

Try: Penhaligon's Juniper Sling ($155)

Scorpio

"Self-assured and extremely magnetic, this social butterfly is the life of the party and always enjoys the adoration of many. Scorpio can run hot though, and tends to make enemies sometimes as much as friends. Essential oil of tuberose deftly matches Scorpio’s intensity and beauty, while its calming properties smooth out potential emotional highs," Sanford said.

Try: Diptyque Do Son ($125)

Sagittarius

"Confident, generous and extremely unique, Sagittarius women are outgoing and adventurous. In order to balance their sometimes-excessive energy and keep things on an even keel, those born under this sun sign benefit greatly from the effects of vetiver," said Sanford.

Try: Narciso Rodriguez For Her ($79)

Capricorn

"Determination and sincerity are the hallmarks of the Capricorn personality. These natural leaders are strong, focused and practical. Perhaps sometimes in need of a bit of whimsy," Sanford said. "Jasmine grandiflorum and Jasmine sambac help those born under this sign let go a little and connect a bit more to their sensual side."

Try: Calvin Klein Beauty ($85)

Aquarius

"Truthful and interested in justice, Aquarians are determined and creative but can go off-track easily. Petitgrain and neroli essential oil are great for Aquarians to maintain balance while nurturing their creative side," Sanford explained.

Try: Acqua di Parma Acqua Nobile Gelsomino ($134)

Pisces

"Dreamy, creative and intuitive, Pisces are easygoing and said to be the most imaginative of all of the signs in the zodiac. Sandalwood is a perfect choice to keep mystical Pisces grounded and a bit more attached to the earth," Sanford said.

Try: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black ($80)