No - even in private hospitals these are not allowed (have asked): as previous poster said - "compressed gases"/oxygen etc - fire/explosion risk.
You could dry "oil diffusers" (scented oil bottle with little reeds in), pillow spray etc. however, I honestly don't think thank you want to "overwhelm" the baby's lungs and sense of scent. When I gave birth (also ELCS) we were warned not to wear perfumes or deodorant (both husband and myself): the early days and weeks are when baby is heavily using sense if scent to bond to both of you - perfumes confuse this (as would "room perfumes"). Think this is particularly important with ELCS - when baby doesn't get scraped along your insides on the way out...
To be perfectly honest, you will probably be too busy to notice the smell too much ;)0
QTPie makes a good point, my DS would get REALLY frantically upset if I wore any perfumed body lotions or purfumes, he hated it! he would scream as he tried to feed I'd have to go and shower in un scented stuff then he'd be fine. the baby wants to smell you not chemicals
it might have just been mine??? but I imagine when air first hits your nostrels it is pretty overwhelming anyway without extra over powering chemicals. Purfumes give lots of adults headaches so why not babies I suppose.
I'll have lavender on my pillow to help with labour but hopefully as that's pretty pure and natural it wont bother the baby too much????
They won't allow a candle I'm afraid, but if you can find a nice subtle scent that isn't overpowering you could use that. Second what everyone else says about unscented body wash etc, even a bit of deodorant can confuse a newborn with regards to breast feeding, at that stage their main senses are touch and smell, which are very sensitive, much more so than ours.