How Our Sense of Smell is Ruining Our Social Gatherings #noseblind (+giveaway)

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Has this happened to you? You visit a friend’s house and as soon as you walk in, all you can smell is one unpleasant smell, VERY strongly? It might be kitty litter, leftover dinner smell or cigarettes. You might think, “Eww, how can they stand their house smelling this way?” However the reality is, they don’t notice it. They are noseblind. Just as you are noseblind to the smells in your own house.


What is Noseblind?

noseblind [nohz-blihnd], noun;

Definition: The gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (even though their guests do).

Example: I can’t attend Book Club this week. Nancy is completely noseblind to the fact that her house smells like a feral cat shelter.

According to a recent Febreze survey, 42% of Canadians admit that they’ve been told that their homes smell, but they can’t smell it themselves. Noseblind is what happens when your brain gets used to a smell.


Is The Smell of Our Homes That Important?

Here are some more stats from the Febreze survey:

  • 93% of Canadians would like to know if their homes smelled bad.  Wouldn’t you?!
  • But we’re just too nice: only 63% of us would tell someone if their home smells
  • 48% of Canadians believe that a smelly home is the sign of a dirty, lazy homeowner. Ouch!!
  • So, what are the worst home smells? Garbage, pet odours and smoking smells
  • Back on the dating scene or have a teen who’s trying to impress? For 61% of Canadians, the smell of their date’s home is a deal breaker, and 28% would make a quick exit if their date’s home smelled.
  • Excuses, excuses: 36% of Canadians have either avoided visiting friends with smelly abodes or make it a quick stop.
  • Doorbell or warning bell? 37% of Canadians panic when unexpected guests drop by. Is your home always ready for guests?
  • 45% of us dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell. Don’t let Fido take the blame, take action!
  • Pull over, driver! 58% of people have wanted to get out of someone’s car because of its smell

Febreze Can Help

Use Febreze products to help eliminate the smells in your home that you are noseblind to so you don’t have to worry about what your guests think. There are different products for different home areas and uses so pick a few that works for your house in whatever scent you like and you can rest easy.

    Use NOTICEables oil warmers to keep a lingering scent in a room with an accessible plug. Perfect for those strong smelling areas. The Set and Refresh is great for a bedroom as it can just sit on an end table and doesn’t need a plug or anything to work. Use the Car Vent clip to keep your car smelling fresh. The Stick and Refresh works well above your garbage in your kitchen.

Noseblind Giveaway

Febreze would like to offer one Canadian winner a Febreze prize pack worth approximately $50 so you can ensure your home smells nice.

Prize Febreze Prize Pack:

  • Febreze Air Effects Meadows & Rain
  • Febreze Set & Refresh Starter Kit
  • Febreze Fabric Refresher Meadows & Rain
  • Febreze Car Vent Clip Air Freshener Meadows & Rain
  • Febreze NOTICEables Duel Scented Oil Warmer
  • Febreze NOTICEables Dual Scented Oil Refill Meadows & Rain
  • Febreze Stick & Refresh Fresh Meadows Air Freshener Starter Kit
Retail Value $50
Open Canada Only 18+
Enter Until Sep 18, 2014 11:59 PM EST
Other Winners contact info will be shared with P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. See full terms & conditions on rafflecopter form.|

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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