You’re probably familiar with the idea that your dreams are a reflection of your current state of mind or recent experiences.
But you might be surprised to learn that they can also be influenced by things as trivial as what you eat, what you smell, and even by the position you sleep in. The sensory perceptions that we have during sleep can affect how we dream — which makes sense when you consider how closely linked our senses are.
The reason we dream about perfume, cologne, or scented body wash is because the smell triggers memories. Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory and emotion.
When we smell something pleasant or unpleasant, we can associate that feeling with a specific place or event in our lives. That association can trigger strong emotions as well as memories.
If you are wearing perfume in your dream, this means that you are feeling confident and satisfied with yourself right now. You are at peace with who you are and what you have accomplished so far in life.
Dreams about wearing perfume could also mean that you are trying to impress someone.
Dreaming of perfume (General meaning)
The meaning of dreams about perfume depends on the context of the dream. In general, to dream of perfume could mean that there are things in your life that you have been ignoring and you need to pay attention to them.
It is very important to know what exactly happened in your dream. Were you smelling the perfume, and if you were, how did it smell? For example, if someone is wearing a perfume and you don’t like how they smell, then this suggests that they have done something recently that you don’t approve of or perhaps this person doesn’t think highly of you.
Perfume can also represent something that you desire or want to attract into your life. For example, if you dream of smelling someone’s perfume and you are enjoying it, then this may indicate that you are attracted to this person sexually or romantically.
Perfumes in dreams can also symbolize feelings or emotions that you want to express or conceal.
If you dream that someone is spraying perfume on your clothes without asking permission first, this may indicate that someone wants control over your life or actions.
Dreaming of smelling perfume
The smell of perfume can be associated with all kinds of things — from special occasions, such as weddings and anniversaries, to romantic encounters. It can also represent feelings of love and affection or even lustful desires.
If you dream of smelling perfume, it could mean that you want to feel loved or get attention from someone special in your life who makes you feel good about yourself.
Alternatively, dreaming of smelling perfume could mean that there are changes coming up in your life that will make you feel more confident about yourself and what you have accomplished so far in life.
If the perfume had a nice scent, it means that there are good news waiting for you. You should expect luck and fortune in business ventures.
If the smell of the perfume was unpleasant, it means that you will have some problems in your working life and in personal relationships.
Dreaming of pungent scent of perfume
The smell of a perfume in your dream can mean several different things depending on how you feel about it, how strong it is and whether the smell lingers after the dream.
If you dream of the pungent scent of perfume, there may be something that is bothering you in real life.
If you enjoy the scent in your dream, this is a sign of pleasant things to come. If it’s an overpowering smell, then it may mean that there are some things in your life that need changing.
Dreaming of a very expensive perfume
If you dream of an expensive perfume, then this may represent your feelings of superiority and confidence in social situations. You may feel that people look up to you and admire you.
If you dream of wearing a perfume of well-known brands such as Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Prada etc… it is a sign that you are willing to hurt people in order to reach your life goals.
If the perfume was cheap, this can be an indication that you may need to focus more on your personal relationships with others. It also suggests that you feel that you are not good enough or don’t want to be noticed. It could also mean that you feel insecure or inferior to others.
Dreaming of putting on perfume
Dreaming of putting on perfume symbolizes the dreamer’s desire to enhance their appearance and make themselves more appealing.
A woman may dream of putting on perfume if she feels unattractive or unworthy of attention from men.
When a man dreams of putting on perfume it is usually seen as a symbol of wanting to attract woman into his life, or his frustration with his love life. This is especially true for men who are not used to being around women or who are inexperienced in the ways of love.
Dreaming of spilling perfume
Dreaming of spilling perfume represents something important to you that has been or will be destroyed. You may also be feeling frustrated about losing something special in your life. This dream also means that you need to take better care of what you currently have.
If someone else spills perfume in your dream, it means that someone in your life is going through a difficult time and needs your support.
Dreaming of buying perfume
In your dreams, buying perfume represents a desire to improve yourself or others. The type of perfume that you buy may be related to how you want others to perceive you and the image that you want to project.
For example, if you dream of buying an expensive designer perfumes, it could mean that you want people to think highly of you.
Alternatively, if in your dream you buy cheap perfumes, it may suggest that you don’t care much about your appearances or about what other people think of you.
Dreaming of selling perfume
If you dream of selling perfume, it means that you will be a successful businessperson in the future. You will have a well-respected place in society.
It can also mean that you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you are already working hard, then this dream is a sign that you will be promoted and given more responsibilities.
Dreaming of a perfume shop
Dreaming of a perfume shop means you are embarking on a new journey and have many opportunities ahead of you. This dream may be a reflection of your desire to become more independent and successful.
To dream that you are in a perfume shop suggests that you are seeking something more in life. You may be looking for a change in your career or relationships.
A perfume shop in your dream can also symbolize your need to express yourself. You want to be noticed and loved for who you are, but you may feel that no one appreciates you enough.
Dreaming of perfume that you don’t like
Dreaming of smelling a perfume that you don’t like is a sign that you may be feeling restricted or confined in your current situation. You may also be feeling unsure of your next step in life.
If the perfume is strong, it could symbolize that you are trying to force your way into something that doesn’t work for you. This can cause others to dislike you, and they may try and keep their distance from you.
Dreaming of throwing away a perfume bottle
If you are dreaming of throwing away a perfume bottle, it means that you are worried about your reputation. You feel like you have done something wrong and you are afraid of being judged by others.
If you dream that someone else is throwing away a perfume bottle, it means that there is something in your life that is causing you to feel insecure about yourself.
Dreaming of dropping and breaking a perfume bottle
When you dream of dropping and breaking a perfume bottle, you are likely feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety. You may be feeling like you need to take some time away from your daily routine to recharge your batteries.
To dream of breaking a perfume bottle can also mean that you are being careless with your money. You might be spending more than what you earn and if you continue doing this, you are going to have issues with your financial stability.
Dreaming of stealing perfume
The dream of perfume stealing is a sign that you are experiencing a lot of stress in your life. You may be feeling overwhelmed with an upcoming exam or deadline at work.
To dream of someone stealing perfume from you, indicates that someone is taking advantage of you without your knowledge. This person is not being honest with you and is taking advantage of your generosity.
Dreaming of someone gifting you a perfume
A dream about someone giving you a bottle of perfume can be interpreted as a sign that someone is trying to win your favor. It could also mean that someone is being flirtatious with you, even though you are not attracted to this person.
If you are married, this dream has a different interpretation. It means that you could be worried that your partner is not showing enough affection towards you or that they might be cheating on you.
Dreaming of gifting someone a perfume
If you give someone perfume in a dream, it can mean that you have an appreciation for that person’s qualities or personality traits and want them to know how much you value them as a person or friend.
When you dream of giving perfume to someone you don’t know in real life, it suggests that you are in need of support from others.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities or pressure at work or school, and need someone to help lift some of that burden off your shoulders.
You may also be feeling isolated and alone, and want to surround yourself with people who can make you feel better.
Dreaming of having an empty perfume bottle
To dream of an empty perfume bottle might mean that you are very self-sufficient and do not need other people’s approval. You have already achieved everything you wanted in life.
On the other hand, if the bottle in your dream is empty because the perfume leaked, it could mean that you are feeling unhappy with your life or your relationship with others. You may be hiding your true feelings from those around you and pretending to be happy when deep down inside you are not.
Dreaming of making perfume
The dream of making perfume symbolizes our desire for love and being loved by someone special. It can also mean that we need to express ourselves more fully in some way or another.
This dream is also a sign that you are ready to share your feelings with others. Don’t be afraid to talk about your problems with other people, especially if they seem like they can help you deal with the situation better than you would on your own.
Dreaming of spraying perfume
Dreams of spraying perfume often occur when you’re looking forward to an upcoming event, such as a meeting with friends or family, a party or even a date. The good news is that it means you can expect something positive to happen in your life soon.
Dreaming of spraying perfume means that you are a very loving person. You have a lot of love to give and you should not be afraid to show it.
Dreaming of spraying perfume on someone else means that you are going to have a very special relationship with this person.