Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Turn Up Your Nose to Foul Odors: Febreze #Noseblind Review & Giveaway‏

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.

 

I can't even begin to imagine how many smells and scents we encounter on a daily basis.  As I sit here, I wonder what my guests smell when they walk through the door.  After all, I'm used to the smells in our home - I'm #Noseblind!
 
Did you know that noseblindness is a nasal condition where you become accustomed to the odors around you over time?  Perfect (but gross) example:  a couple of weeks ago there was a skunk in our neighborhood, and the odor was very strong.  About 3o minutes later, we no could no longer smell the skunk.  We ran into town to run errands and when we opened the door upon returning, it smelled like the skunk was still in our house!  Yuck!

We live on a dirt road, have two big dogs (mastiffs), a son that wrestles, we bbq on the front deck, and we love to have bonfires in our back yard.  Does our house really smell as good as I think it does?

I have always been a fan of Febreze products.  Not only do they leave every room in my house smelling fresh and clean - these products truly eliminate the odors!  Febreze isn't only for the house - I use them in our camper and all of our vehicles too!

The last thing I want to do is "mask" or cover up odors in our home.  I want to be confident that when others walk through our front door, that they won't be hit in the face with unpleasant odors.  I want my home to feel fresh, clean and inviting - not only for my own family, but for anyone who visits.

To test our theory, I took the Febreze Noseblind Test and invited a couple friends over for a fun, family movie night.  Of course, you can't watch a movie without fresh popcorn! We began our evening by taking individual #noseblind surveys, keeping all of our answers secret.

We each took another online survey after the popcorn had been popped and served.  Then another one at the end of the evening after using a variety of Febreze products.  I had used a few sprays of Febreze Air Effects and had lit my Febreze candle.

In the end, we all agreed that Febreze left the entire house feeling fresh, clean, and welcoming.  The scent was not over-whelming and was very pleasant.  What about the popcorn smell that typically lingers for hours... GONE!

I'm confident that Febreze is going to leave my house smelling its best, and that I don't need to worry about welcoming guests with embarrassing odors.

There is a variety of great Febreze products to choose from for every room in the house, and even products made specifically for your vehicle!  I guarantee that you are going to find more than one that you love and can't live without.

What odors in your house have you gone noseblind to? 

 

 
Win It


One lucky Being Frugal and Making it Work reader will receive a  
#Noseblind Prize Package

 This "scent"- sational package includes:
  • 1 Febreze Air Effects
  • 1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
  • 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
  • 1 Febreze Candle
  • $60 AMEX gift card

This giveaway will end August 11th at Midnight EST.

*Mandatory entry must be completed before other entries will count*

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: The Being Frugal and Making it Work family received a complimentary #Noseblind Prize Package for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are based purely by our own experiences.  No monetary compensation was received.  Results may vary.  

**Being Frugal and Making it Work is not responsible for prize shipment.

   

92 comments:

BethElderton said...

I learned about adaptation, habituation,and infestation. We live in a small home with two cats. I worry that,even though I can't smell it, others might notice the litterbox.
Mary Beth Elderton

BethElderton said...

I have not used Febreze lately but have used it a good bit over the years. It works really well to not just cover odors but to really make the room smell fresh.

Lola Bonita Photography by Faith Branson said...

I've definitely become noseblind to my husband the plumber, our 3 boys & our cat. We need help! :)

Lola Bonita Photography by Faith Branson said...

Oh yeah & one thing I learned from the website that's really random is that Febreeze comes in TONS of scents. I had no idea!

Anna Pry said...

The first step in noseblind diagnosis is symptom awareness. If you’re familiar with any of these warning signs, seek treatment immediately.

dlhaley said...

I learned about odor ODOR INFESTATION. I cook with a lot of spices, so I'm being judged. I need Febreze.

Heather Panjon said...

I Learned 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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Gold Breeze said...

I learned that noseblindness occurs when you cannot smell the awful smells in your home because you are used to it but your guests can smell everything. I have this experience after I cook.

sohamolina said...

scientifically, going noseblind is 100% real.

laborders2000 said...

I never realized there was such a thing as nose blind but ti makes complete sense. We have three furbabies and we can;t smell them but our guests can.

laborders2000 said...

I love Febreeze products because they have great scents and they also do a wonderful job. Nothing like Febreeze!

HS said...

Learned that scientifically, going noseblind is 100% real.

HS said...

I use Febreze products, favorite is Air Effects Citrus and Zest scent.

benz1171 said...

A vast majority of Americans are noseblind to the odors in their homes and cars.

Lisa Brown said...

I learned about: ODOR HABITUATION - a re-programming of your brain’s process to all but ignore a smell

Lisa Brown said...

i have never tried any febreze products, would like to give it a try on my carpets

skkorman said...

I learned that noseblindness is a real phenomenon and is backed up by scientific evidence!

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skkorman said...

My favorite Febreze product is Air Effects. I use it to eliminate cooking and litter box odors!

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Marti Tabora said...

I Learned The Definition Of Noseblind. It 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). I don't think I have that.

Marti Tabora said...

I do use Febreeze. My favorite Febreeze products are the Noticeables, but they don't have a big variety of scents at the Walmart where I normally shop. I want to try the grapefruit fizz.

Courtney B said...

i learned that your nose can become so used to a smell that you really don't smell it anymore. examples on the site are body odor, pets... things like that.

Courtney B said...

yes i love febreeze air effects in the rain scent. I would love to try new scents but this one is my absolute favorite. my whole family likes it so its a big hit

Elena said...

I learned about what Noseblind means: 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).

Angela . Yeremenko said...

I learned that a vast majority of Americans are noseblind to the odors in their homes and cars. I love Febreze.

Ashley said...

I learned Febreze gets rid of odor and doesn't just mask it.

aurora gomez said...

I have always loved febreeze. Great post. Thanks for the giveaway

aurora gomez said...

Febreeze has been apart of my family for a long time. My mom has always used it. I love the smell it is so soothing and makes your house feel so homey.

kellyr78 said...

I learned that pets, food or other smells might be lurking in your house and since you are used to it, only guests will be able to detect these odors.
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Amanda Sakovitz said...

I learned that odor infestation is what your guests overwhelmingly smell as soon as they walk in the door. Sometimes I get paranoid of this myself.

Thomas Murphy said...

I learned noseblind is The gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them.

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steve weber said...

I Learned 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).

steve weber said...

My favorite Febreze product would have to be either the room spray, candles or air effects in the Hawaiian Aloha scent.

janetfaye said...

I learned that when you cook fish it is ODOR ADAPTATION: your nose’s physical response that normalizes new smells.

Abigail said...

I think my Noseblindness may be due to pet attachment - my dog can get quite stinky but I still love him - not so sure how my guests might feel though!

dlhaley said...

My favorite Febreze product is the Air Effects. We use it to remove cooking odors and other bad odors.

Robin O said...

I visited the Noseblind site and learned that two of the symptoms are pet attachment and routine workouts. Funny!

Robin O said...

My favorite Febreze product is the Fabric Refresher: Grapefruit Fizz.
Very hand.
It smells fabulous and works well.

Natalie F said...

I learned that Noseblind is ODOR ADAPTATION: your nose’s physical response that normalizes new smells

MELINA said...

I learned that nose blindless is real. We get so used to certain smells that we don't even know about.

Mita said...

I like Febreeze products because they have great scents and they also do a good job. Nothing like Febreeze!

Amy Orvin said...

I visited the Febreze site and learned that scientifically being noseblindness is %100 real. I love Febreze and it really does work!

Amy Orvin said...

My favorite Febreze product is Mediteranean Lavender scented noticeables.

akronugurl said...

Learned that scientifically, going noseblind is 100% real. i hate pet smells and cook odors

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Stephanie Jones said...

im in love with the air effects. they are perfect and smell good.

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Rebecca Parsons said...

I learned that if you are exposed to a odor over a period of time this causes you to be noseblind. I definitely believe that!

Rebecca Parsons said...

I love febreze and use it all the time. I even buy tide in bulk that has Febreze in it.

Mami2jcn said...

I learned the definition of ODOR HABITUATION: a re-programming of your brain’s process to all but ignore a smell.

Mami2jcn said...

I like the Febreze Air Effects Nectar. It's a very fruity and refreshing scent.

lil_lady_dz said...

I learned that ODOR INFESTATION is what your guests overwhelmingly smell as soon as they walk in the door.

lil_lady_dz said...

My favorite febreze product is the febreze noticeables plugins in the Hawaiian aloha scent. Smells awesome in the bathroom.

janetfaye said...

I use Febreze Air Effects. I just sprayed my living room with it.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I learned that noseblindness is actually scientifically proven. I know I have found this with the scents of my 2 dogs at my home.

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ms-texas said...
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ms-texas said...

i learned that noseblindness is 100% real scientifically. I also learned that Febreze makes a product specifically for your car which i never knew about!

ms-texas said...

i have used Febreze products for many years. My favorite product is the Febreze fabric refresher. i love to spray it on my curtains

Tina Woo said...

Noseblindness is scientific fact (I used to live on a cattle ranch, I didn't need science to tell me you stop smelling it after a while)

Deal Bunny said...

The noseblindness concept is so funny! I had never heard of ODOR HABITUATION!! But it probably occurs in our house with 3 dogs. I'd love to try their wax melts in my scentsy

Tammy Shelton said...

I learned the definition of noseblind which 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).

Christine Jessamine said...

i learned that it is very easy to get used to the bad smell within your own home

Tammy S said...

I like the Air Effects Spray. I learned they have a scent called Hawaiian Aloha. I would love to try this one.

Shelly Peterson said...

I learned that scientifically, going noseblind is 100% real.
And it typically follows a three-step process

Shelly Peterson said...

I use the Air Effects in Hawaiian Aloha, I would like to try their candles.

kenny hall said...

We love Febreze! My favorite is the Air Effects spray in the Hawaiian scent. Smells like paradise!

Also, I learned that noseblindness is 100% curable. Thanks to products like Febreze!

Jessica B. said...

Noseblindness is real! I am noseblind to dog smells. jj250@aol.com

Whitney said...

Noseblindedness is scientifically proven to be real. After thinking about it for a bit, I realized there are many odors around my house that I do not smell but my boyfriend notices!

Whitney said...

My favorite Febreze product is the Air Effects. I always love the Rain scent. It helps to hide many garbage and pet odors around my home.

Melissa Storms said...

I learned that ODOR ADAPTATION is your a physical response your nose has to normalize odors.

Gail said...

I love febreeze especiallly with Gain.

Natalie said...

Scientifically speaking, noseblind is 100% real and I must say I really agree! We get used to the smells around us and it becomes our normal.

Melissa Storms said...

I use Febreze fabric refresher, I am not even sure of the scent. I think it is original scent.

Melissa O. said...

I think it's a funny name but I have been aware of the fact that we just get used to smells. If I am cooking all day my husband can come in and say it smells good but I can't smell it unless I cleave for a while and come back. I worry about pet smells too because my dogs are smelly.

Melissa O. said...

Yes, I use febreeze. I use the air effects, the candles and the fabric refresher.

Courtnie Miller said...

I learned that Set&Refresh is good for refreshing small spaces.

latanya t said...

This blend of physiological (what your body is telling you), psychological (what your brain decrees), and sociological (what makes your guests judge you) all adds up to one thing: You might just be noseblind.

Sarah MomE25 said...

I learned that going nose blind is 100% prooven real!

carol clark said...

I Learned The Definition Of Noseblind. It is the gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (

Deal Bunny said...

Their spray is awesome to use on our dogs beds and furniture. With 3 dogs you have to constantly tackle the animal smell

Susan Christy said...

I'm so afraid my house smells like dogs. The Noseblind site had a lot of interesting information. I didn't know that scientifically, going noseblind is 100% real.

Janice said...

I never heard of being noseblind to certain odors in your home and how it can effect guests. Like I'm sure I'm noseblind to the damp basement odor.
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Janice said...

I love using Febreze noticeables in my bathroom, bedroom and living room. My favorite scent is Linens & Sky. Really leaves the house smelling fresh!
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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I learned that Noseblind 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).

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

Yes, we use and love Febreze. My favorite is the fabric refresher which I use on our mattresses when changing sheets, drapes and furniture.

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Cori Westphal said...

I learned that noseblind is real and you physically get used to the smells in your house. And other people will notice them even if you don't!

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Cori Westphal said...

I've always just used the standard Febreze spray, but I like all the new options!

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Cheryl said...

I learned about ODOR HABITUATION. Their definition is "a re-programming of your brain’s process to all but ignore a smell."

Cheri Purvis said...

I LEARN ABOUT ODOR INFESTATION. LOVE FEBREEZE

Michelle J. said...

A good way to figure out how your home smells is to see what it smells like after you get back from a vacation.

Michelle J. said...

I have used Febreze fabric refresher. It helped but wasn't overpowering, which was great for us!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

My favorite Febreze product is their Air Effects in grapefruit fizz. It always makes my house smell so much better!

kathy dalton said...

I am definitrly noseblind. Ive lived around my boyfriend's cigarette smoke for so long that im blinded to the odors

kathy dalton said...

I have been using febreeze for years. I love the air effects products and I have always loved the original febreeze

Thomas Murphy said...

I always use Febreze products. I like the air effects rain scent. Thanks for the giveaway.

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