Scent is very evocative and can set off all sorts of memory triggers.
If you enjoy wearing a perfume, consider investing in a new brand to mark your transition into a new flavour of you.
If you’re feeling really psyched by this idea, do a little internet research and find a perfumery and book a session with a professional who will help you concoct a perfect blend of your favourite aromas.
Alternatively, if the budget won’t allow quite that much extravagance, visit a local health food store and buy some calming phials of essential oils like lavender, rose geranium, coconut or neroli (which can help you sleep too).
Lavender is just about the only essential oil you can put straight on the skin, around the pulse points is the best way to start it working on soothing your nervous system and giving you the pleasure of the aroma too. Others will need a base carrier oil, like sweet almond or cold-pressed rosehip.
Just ask the assistant, they will be only too glad to get you on a natural new track.