"You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: ‘What do you wear to bed...?’ I said, 'CHANEL N°5,' because it's the truth.”
Do you wear perfume to bed? If not, you might want to reconsider your nighttime routine. A nice spritz of perfume could be the missing puzzle piece to a better night of sleep! Read on to find out why…
Reasons to Wear Perfume to Bed
Marilyn Monroe’s confession to wearing CHANEL N°5 may have brought attention to the notion of wearing women’s perfume to bed—but there’s more reason to it than the endorsement of a beauty icon.
According to a study appearing in the Journal of Chemical Sense, fragrance may help relax muscles, boost mood, and swat some of the stresses you’ve accumulated all day long.
So when Emma Stonesays she can’t help but spray her favourite Chanel women’s perfume on her pillow wherever she goes, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The same goes for Harry Styles, who is not shy of showing he ‘has the hots’ for Gucci’s Mémoire d’une Odeur unisex scent—even wearing it to bed.
Winding down with an Eau’s afterglow is all about relaxation, self-love, and self-care—and maybe a dab of sensual intimacy.
What Kind of Fragrances Should You Wear to Bed?
A better question is; what tickles your fancy? What resonates more with your bedtime needs?
For example, if you have trouble falling asleep for whatever reason, you could use a relaxing scent. Something along the lines of bergamot, lavender, clary sage, sandalwood, juniper, or chamomile. These notes have aromatherapy properties that could help you sleep better.
If you’re looking to elevate your mood, calm your mind, and turn your bed into a haven of tranquillity—vanilla is a great pick for your nigh time perfuming ritual. Similar to sandalwood, vanilla is a warm fragrance that has a way of putting your mind, body, and soul at ease.
And if your aim is a spicy, sensual night—you’ll appreciate having arousing notes likes musk, jasmine, or woods as your wingmates.
The perfume notes mentioned above are a great way to start. But please free to explore more options depending on your unique needs or characteristics.
When is the Best Time to Apply Bedtime Perfume?
Well, this largely depends on your typical bedtime routine and your preferences. But if we were pushed to a corner and forced to pick a ‘perfect time,’ it would be immediately after a bath.
Soaking in a warm bath before bed is widely known to help you sleep better – we’re sure you know that. It helps you feel tranquil, restful and relaxed. A bath also happens to open your pores—making it an ideal moment to apply a fragrance that takes your feeling of calm up a notch.
What is Takeaway from All This?
Whether it’s men’s fragrance or women’s perfume, a spritz before you hit the sheets could improve your quality of sleep. And what’s better for your beauty and self-love routine than sleeping like a baby, waking up refreshed, and smelling great in the process?
Long story short; this is us giving a nod to wearing perfume to bed. It’s great for extending the pleasure for a more restful night.