Words: Lauren Carbran
According to The Sleep Council, 22% of Britons sleep poorly most nights, with 33% of us having only five or six hours sleep a night. And if you’re done with counting sheep or eating an earlier dinner, you’ll want to listen up. Your sense of smell plays a big part in your mood, emotion and relaxation, so maybe all you need is a calming scent. Here are the relaxing perfumes to wear to bed to help you feel at ease…
THE PERFUME EDIT AMBER GLOW
This vegan, unisex and 100% recyclable scent is something else. It’s not only one of The Perfume Shop’s exclusive scents, but it also smells incredibly soothing, too. Want to rid yourself of that anxious energy before bed? Can't sleep? Amber Glow should do the trick, with its sensual base of vanilla, which is known for its calming and nostalgic properties, along with cinnamon and citrus. Sweet dreams are made of this.
KIERIN NYC SANTAL SKY
Mona Maine de Biran, co-founder and president of Kierin NYC, wears Santal Sky to sleep every night, which is one of the four unisex vegan fragrances in her range. And after trying it ourselves, we would totally recommend this relaxing scent – just one spray on the wrist or neck will do. Inhale the smells of saffron, cardamom and creamy sandalwood (known to alleviate stress) and feel yourself drift off…
MARC JACOBS DAISY LOVE EAU SO SWEET
There’s nothing not to love when you smell this latest scent from Marc Jacobs. The white raspberries, daisy tree petals and sugar musk make it the dreamiest combo out there. And it gets better. The heart notes are jasmine, which helps to calm you before you sleep. This is how you get to sleep easily.
ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOMME WOOD & WOOD
You can probably guess the smell of this from the name. Wood & Wood blends a double concentration of wood – sandalwood and cedarwood – so one spritz and you’ll be transported to the great outdoors. The sedative qualities of cedarwood are known for making you feel at peace. What better way to kick off your night’s sleep?