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have you gone noseblind? {Febreze}

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Have you gone noseblind? Noseblind [nohz-blihnd] is 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).  We’ve all suffered through visits to homes with overly rank litter boxes, stagnant cigarette stench, curiously strong curry fumes or just a general what IS that smell smelliness.  One of my friends (hey, hope you don’t read my blog!) has a constant gym-sock odor in her home due to 4 boys on hockey teams.  I don’t have the heart to tell her, but she may be receiving an anonymous box of Febreze products in her very near future.  Don’t be one of those people.

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Bottom line is we all go noseblind.  After awhile, we can no longer smell our own perfume but others can (so, go easy on the reapply!).  That plugged in air-freshener seems to no longer have a scent… until you leave the house and come back in.  It’s 100% a real thing.  So, what are your guests smelling?

Sometimes life stinks but that doesn’t mean our homes need to.

Today was a lazy Sunday afternoon.  We just got home from a quick vacation in Big Bear… our dirty clothing lying around in open suitcases, still-wet bathing suits and boat shoes flung wherever…and the day was overcast and majorly muggy.  Seemed like the perfect time to host an intimate movie afternoon!  We invited over a couple of our closest friends and I subjected them to an online survey in which they answered questions about what they smell in my home. I then popped the popcorn, poured a MUCH needed happy hour bourbon and picked a movie we’d all enjoy.  Then they took another survey… hey it REALLY smelled like only popcorn at that point.

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After the movie, I Febrezed the house.  The Meadow & Rain scent was so fresh and clean (so fresh so clean clean) smelling.  Febreze products contain a molecule known as Cyclodextrin that traps and eliminates odors — it doesn’t just cover them up like the competitors.  After the final survey, it was clear that before any guests arrive, I’m using Febreze… I’m also emptying the Diaper Genie (sorry guys!).  Besides a dirty diaper smell, my house also had food odor from both cooking earlier that day and an immense amount of decaying produce scraps in the garbage… must start to compost…

What does your house smell like?

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66 Comments

  1. bethelderton
    July 28, 2014 at 3:59 am — Reply

    We have two cats. We hardly notice, but I bet people walking in do
    Mary Beth Elderton

    • Tricia Hope
      July 28, 2014 at 6:08 am — Reply

      hockey gear which has become year round,yuck!

  2. July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am — Reply

    i think it smells dusty or musty

  3. Audra O'Hara
    July 28, 2014 at 5:07 am — Reply

    I would guess our house usually smells like cats. This morning it smells like vinegar from canning pickles yesterday.

  4. July 28, 2014 at 5:32 am — Reply

    It smells mainly of wood.

  5. July 28, 2014 at 5:38 am — Reply

    it smells like candles

  6. July 28, 2014 at 5:46 am — Reply

    Like Febreeze because we use it a lot!

  7. Debra Guillen
    July 28, 2014 at 6:17 am — Reply

    I have 2 cats so I am sure people know it the minute the enter.

  8. Julie Wood
    July 28, 2014 at 7:10 am — Reply

    I need to get rid of Dog and Cat odors!!

  9. July 28, 2014 at 7:14 am — Reply

    My house smells like whatever I cooked last. currently bacon:)

  10. July 28, 2014 at 7:49 am — Reply

    probably dog pee because my dog is starting to pee everywhere because shes getting older! so gross! i try to light lots of candles and incense

  11. KJ Skib
    July 28, 2014 at 8:18 am — Reply

    I am sure it smells of diapers and kitties.

  12. Kelly D
    July 28, 2014 at 8:40 am — Reply

    I think my house smells like the foods we cook, like pasta sauces.

  13. Elena
    July 28, 2014 at 8:48 am — Reply

    It smells like cats

  14. Thomas Murphy
    July 28, 2014 at 9:25 am — Reply

    I think my house smells clean and fresh.

  15. HS
    July 28, 2014 at 10:12 am — Reply

    It smells like apple cinnamon, we use candles.

  16. Rebecca Parsons
    July 28, 2014 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Sometimes I think it smells like dog, especially when they have all been outside for a period of time.

  17. leanne
    July 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    i have 2 cats and 3 kids but I am sure it smells wonderful.

  18. Em Mahr
    July 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    I’m hoping my house smells good, but I worry that it may smell like our dog or the boys sweaty sporting gear.

  19. Angela Y
    July 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    It probably smells like babies and diapers ;)

  20. nichole s
    July 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    my house really smells like boys who play hard!

  21. James Robert
    July 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    I worry it smells like the cat litter box, we clean it daily and spray air effects

  22. K Alman
    July 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    kitty litter smell even though clean them out daily always seems to create some smell

  23. Courtnie
    July 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm — Reply

    It probably smells like pets, since we have two dogs and a cat.

  24. Sara
    July 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    dog

  25. Alayne
    July 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    My house probably smells like 2 dogs, a rabbit (who daughter needs to clean after), 5 kids in and out, soccer stuff (oh those shin pads), stale food left under beds, stinky socks (not naming any names hubs), the list goes on…thanks for the chance!

  26. July 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    I am not sure it doesn’t really have any smell.

  27. July 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    I’m hoping it smells like apple/cinnamon as I have a few candles of that scent hanging around. :)

  28. AM
    July 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    dogs & dirt

  29. Heather Hayes Panjon
    July 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    My Home For Sure Smells Like My Dog’s!

  30. Rochel S
    July 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm — Reply

    Like diapers and the food Im cooking.

  31. July 28, 2014 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    dog ? food ? I really don’t know lol :)

  32. July 28, 2014 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    My house smells like food.

  33. steve weber
    July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    Its a mix between baking, my dog and some cleaning supplies.

  34. Kristen
    July 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm — Reply

    It smells like dog!

  35. July 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    My home I am sure smells like the dogs! With 3 large ones, I am sure I am noseblind to our dog odors even though we keep them clean!

  36. Sheila K.
    July 29, 2014 at 8:54 am — Reply

    There probably is a hint of litter box odor in the mix!

  37. Donna L
    July 29, 2014 at 9:58 am — Reply

    My house smells like last night dinner.

  38. jeannine s
    July 29, 2014 at 11:56 am — Reply

    My house smells like dog and kids lol

  39. cassandra Eastman
    July 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Mine probably smells like food and dogs!

  40. Dawn Monroe
    July 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    I think my house smells like cigarette smoke.

  41. Leidy
    July 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    I like cooking and baking a lot so I think my house probably smells like the food I make

  42. Jessica To
    July 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    I think my house smells like cooking and food odors.

  43. July 29, 2014 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    My house smells like my cinnamon candle that has been burning all afternoon

  44. Natalie S
    July 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    Hmm…interesting question – I think my house smells pretty decent since I feel like I am always cleaning ha ha But definitely food smells since I have 3 little boys that just love to eat!

  45. Jessica H.
    July 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm — Reply

    My girls have indoor pets and I am always worried about what people smell when they come in the house. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  46. July 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    probably like sports equipment

  47. Kim D.
    July 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm — Reply

    It smells like food.

  48. terry maigi
    July 31, 2014 at 6:15 am — Reply

    I babysit little ones Mon-Fri so I am kind of scared it smells like one big diaper lol

  49. Nicole Millheim
    July 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    I think it smells of pet odors

  50. July 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    I rarely notice any smell from my cats, but guests probably do!

  51. Cynthia R
    August 1, 2014 at 6:36 am — Reply

    With 3 cats, I can only imagine how noseblind I am and how much cat my guests smell regularly.

  52. Joni Mason
    August 1, 2014 at 10:43 am — Reply

    My house smells musty. We had some loose duct work under the air vent in the living room and, even though it’s been repaired the musty odor still lingers. I notice it when I have left my home and returned and when I open the door I can smell it.

  53. David Fultner
    August 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    It smells like mold.

  54. Dianne
    August 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    I think our house smells pretty good most of the time. We light candles and use air freshener.

  55. Kenny Hall
    August 2, 2014 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    Our house smells like the dogs probably!

  56. August 3, 2014 at 12:12 am — Reply

    My house smells like our dog and it drives me nuts

  57. cassie
    August 3, 2014 at 4:36 am — Reply

    Probably like an old dog who can’t contain his bladder anymore :( :(

  58. christine j
    August 3, 2014 at 7:27 am — Reply

    i think my house smells badly of dogs

  59. amanda whitley
    August 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    i have cats so i am sure my house smells like them

  60. Debbie B
    August 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    my house has some kitchen odors i’m sure

  61. August 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm — Reply

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  62. August 3, 2014 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Very likely some food odors that com from the kitchen

  63. mary jacobowitz
    August 4, 2014 at 6:23 am — Reply

    I have have a kitchen garbage can smell sometimes.

  64. susitravl
    August 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    I hope it smells like citrus, but I might be #noseblind and it smells like dogs.

  65. Michael T
    August 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    honestly, it smells stale

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