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Febreze Noseblind Kit

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I often wonder if my home has a certain smell to it. I notice sometimes when I go to other people’s homes they have a distinct smell. Not all bad smells mind you. Sometimes they smell like fresh flowers or the scent of delicious baking. However, other times, the smells are unbearable. One of my friends used to live in a home that had an overpowering smell of cat urine. The cat was spraying everywhere and it gave me a headache every time I went over. My friend did not notice it at all. It was so bad that my clothes and hair would smell like cat pee after spending the day there. I always made excuses why I couldn’t come over and visit.

I learned that there is actually a scientific name for why my friend couldn’t smell the obnoxious odour. He was noseblind.

The definition of Noseblind: 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.

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Eek. After reading about this condition, it made me pause to think about my own house. Would anyone tell me if it smelled bad? I think my mom would because she is very open about those kinds of things. That’s what I’m telling myself anyways to feel better!

Febreze recently conducted a survey with some interesting results. 42% of Canadians admit that they’ve been told that their homes smell, but can’t smell it themselves. Yikes.

Here are the findings:

  • 93% of Canadians would like to know if their homes smelled bad.
  • 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.
  • Garbage, pet odours and smoking smells are considered the worst home smells.
  • 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.
  • 36% of Canadians have either avoided visiting friends with smelly abodes or make it a quick stop.
  • 37% of Canadians panic when unexpected guests drop by.
  • 45% of us dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell.
  • 58% of people have wanted to get out of someone’s car because of its smell.

I was reading these statistics and found myself nodding my head. Now I’m paranoid about how my house smells to newcomers!

I’ve been using Febreze products for years. In fact, I remember when they first introduced their fabric refresher many years ago. They’ve added many new products to their line up since then!

Did you know that Febreze products actually eliminate bad smells with four special odour killers that devour and defuse, neutralize, surround and capture then trap and perfume odours in the air. In short, they make your home smell much better. I use Febreze Air Effects in the basement near the cat litter since I’m sure I’m noseblind to that ickiness. I clean it often, but right after Princess or Misty do their business, I’m sure it’s not smelling the best. We also have Febreze in the bathroom and I use the vent clip in my car so it won’t smell as stale.

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I love the Febreze NOTICEables Oil Warmers and have them sprinkled throughout the house. When I walk by one, I catch its fresh scent.

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I’m curious. Has anyone ever mentioned to you that your house had a particular smell? Would you tell someone if their home smelled?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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