It's difficult to think about Marilyn Monroe without recalling her controversial assertion that she exclusively nothing but Chanel No. 5 to bed. In the realm of smell, it appears that wearing perfume to bed and soaking in an Eau's afterglow are the next big things. In today’s article, we will find out why.
Why You Should Wear Perfume to Bed
Wearing scents at night can be associated with thoughts of sexual closeness and serves as a complement to pampering routines when we have fewer opportunities to go out. Furthermore, because our sense of smell is extremely powerful, wearing perfume to bed can help to make us more relaxed, improve our overall well-being, and quality of life. In that sense, wearing perfume to bed can help us to get more restful and good quality sleep.
If you already enjoy the smell of perfume during the day, putting them on while you sleep can only do more for you. Imagine waking up to the gentle scent of your favorite fragrance. Better sleep while smelling good? Sign me up.
When to Apply Perfume for Bedtime
While some people like to wait until they are under the sheets before applying their favorite signature scents, so that they can slowly drift off to sleep upon doing so, others prefer to do so earlier in the night. This decision is completely up to you. If you like, applying your perfume can be part of a self-care bedtime routine that you can embark on.
Just remember, if you take a bath before bed, apply your perfume straight after stepping out of the shower, while your skin is warm, and pores are open. This can help it to last longer through the night, so you wake up smelling great.
Perfect Perfume Notes for Bedtime
If life's minor stressors keep you up at night, the appropriate fragrance for you should contain notes of vanilla. Vanilla promotes relaxation and has been shown to lower blood pressure and stabilize heart rate. Not only is it good for your sleep, but it also smells amazing. The ideal smell to help you unwind in the hours leading up to bedtime, couple your scent with a vanilla-infused body wash or bath bubbles to further complement your sleep ritual. Treat yourself to a long hot bath before bed, and you'll feel rested even before you get under the blankets.
If you're a light sleeper who is always tossing and turning through the night, jasmine-based perfumes are the ones for you. As a flower, jasmine has beautiful white blossoms and is wonderful to look at, but it also offers some surprising sleep benefits. By lowering the amount of movement your body does during the night, jasmine scents help you get a better night's sleep. You'll feel more refreshed during the day if you enjoy deeper sleep.
- Your Favorite Scent
If you have a favorite smell that relaxes you, try using it to aid your sleep. Freshly cut grass, flowery aromas, or your favorite perfume are just some examples. Scents you enjoy will cause your body to generate endorphins, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Remember the best fragrance is the one that is right for you.