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% my own.
Febreze wanted to put us to the test. Could we tell if the scent of our home wasn’t exactly inviting? We thought we could… but we were wrong?
Apparently, the nose will actually turn off and ignore scents it encounters on a regular basis. So a person who works in a floral shop won’t smell the flowers like someone who just walked into the shop. But it can work the other way, too, where a person won’t notice the bad odors in their house because the nose turns off the scent. Scientists call this noseblindness. Crazy, right?
To create our noseblindness and see if Febreze could help, we invited a couple of friends over the take in a movie. We all filled out a questionnaire stating what kind of scents we perceived in the house. Then we popped up some serious butter popcorn in the microwave. The scent took over the entire downstairs and even wafted its way upstairs. It was a tough job, but of course we had to consume all of that popcorn!
When the movie was done, we took another quiz asking us what we could smell in the house. Did we still smell the original scent of the house? Did we still smell the popcorn? Honestly, that butter popcorn did take over. But when the movie was done, it was extremely faint in the house.
To clear up our noseblindness, Febreze asked us to use its products. Unlike some products that try to mask the scent, Febreze contains a molecule known as Cyclodextrin that traps and eliminates odors, leaving behind a pleasant scent. Did it work? You bet it did! Not only did the popcorn scent go away, so did the scent of our dog! Hmmm. I wonder what our guests thought how our house smelled before this whole experiment. They promised they didn’t notice anything… but I’m not buying it! I’ve plugged in that fabulous scent diffuser into a plug in the kitchen and am leaving it there.
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