noseblind [nohz-blihnd], noun;
Definition: The gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the a
ffected 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.
Acting as a veil of ignorance, this nasal condition affects unknowing Canadians leaving them blind to the fact that their homes smell like a sweaty weightlifting gym or little Bacardi’s litter box. This problem exists right under our very noses. Every day, millions of people at home suffer from noseblindness, and their guests suffer too, silently.
Are you noseblind?
According to a recent Febreze survey, 42% of Canadians admit that they have been told that their homes smell, but they can’t smell it themselves. Do you enjoy delicious, yet poignant smelling meals? Have a shaggy dog or lovable little gerbil? Have a teen or a workout routine?
If you answered yes to any of the above [and more], then we’re going to bet, you have gone noseblind! While being accustomed to the bad smells around you may seem like a blessing, it impacts your family’s’ home esteem, romance and social lives. Ignorance isn’t bliss!
Febreze surveyed Canadians and here’s the smelly truth:
- 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
Still skeptical? Can’t sniff anything eerie lurking? With a house that [used to] smell like shit-zu, noseblindness sufferer, Jane Lynch is here to tell you more about the nasal condition sweeping the nation:
Check out the Jane Lynch Noseblind PSA from Funny or Die
Seeking noseblind treatment?
Don’t waste your time or favourite fragrance masking the bad smells; kick them to the curb for good!
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.
Let’s combat the noseblind epidemic!
I have been provided with a Febreze Noseblind Kit (ARV $50*) to giveaway. The kit includes:
- Febreze Air Effects Meadows & Rain (Perfect for removing stale lingering odours)
- Febreze Set & Refresh Starter Kit (Great for refreshing small spaces)
- Febreze Fabric Refresher Meadows & Rain (Makes things a little more sniffable)
- Febreze Car Vent Clip Air Freshener Meadows & Rain (Revs up the freshness)
- Febreze NOTICEables Duel Scented Oil Warmer (Encourages people to unplug their noses)
Febreze NOTICEables Dual Scented Oil Refill Meadows & Rain
- Febreze Stick & Refresh Fresh Meadows Air Freshener Starter Kit (Great for hiding lingering garbage, diaper pail, compost or bathroom odours. Stick it on the lid or behind the toilet and sniff it real good!)
To enter the giveaway complete the Rafflecopter form below, and leave a comment telling me about your personal noseblind horror story. Have you ever had a ‘they must be noseblind’ moment? Has a friend or family member ever confronted you about your home or car smells? Are there any places you avoid because of the scent? I want to know!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
* This giveaway runs until 12:01AM EST on September 1, 2014. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only (exlcuding residents of Quebec).
For more on the science, symptoms and treatment visit noseblind.ca
Disclosure: By entering the following 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 from within Canada. Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec, and will not be sent out of the country.