Friday, September 05, 2014

Have You Become Noseblind? #PGMom

What does your house smell like? Do you even know? Maybe you've come home after a week or two vacation, and when you walk in the door your nose is assaulted by an unfamiliar, and possibly unpleasant, scent. I know I've been there. When we live in our homes every day we become used to their particular aromas, but guests may have a different experience.

If this sounds like you, then you've certainly gone 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 their homes smell, but they can’t smell it themselves. In that same survey 93% of Canadians indicated they would like to know if their homes smelled bad, but only 63% of us would tell someone if their home smells.

Sounds like we've got a big problem! How about we make some assumptions? If you have pets, if you smoke inside your home, if you have sports equipment, if you cook, your home probably has its own distinctive smell. You can try to mask the odours with candles, or you can eliminate the root of the problem with Febreze. Febreze products actually eliminate bad smells with four special odour killers that devour and defuse, neutralize, surround and capture then trap and perfume odours (AKA chemical compounds) in the air. And don't forget the car! Hockey bags in the back, toddler snacks decaying between the seats, the stale smell of cigarette smoke. All of these will give your vehicle its own distinctive (maybe pungent) aroma. Try out a Febreze Car Vent Clip to keep odours away on the go.
My little stinker

What does my house smell like? To be honest, it often smells like Febreze, because I've had a long love affair, first with the fabric refresher, and now with the room spray. But sometimes I fear it smells like my cat's litter box, or wet dog. I've made my besties swear to warn me of any foul odours in my home, but I'm still not sure they'd actually feel ok with letting me know. It's a tough one to tell someone their house smells. So let's make it so no one has to!

A Giveaway

To help keep their home smelling its best, one lucky Raising My Boys reader will receive a Febreze Noseblind Kit, valued at $50. Included in the kit:
Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, September 20. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. 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, as always, remain my own.By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a 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 program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be resident in Canada.

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