What Does YOUR House Smell Like? Febreze #Noseblind Challenge + Giveaway

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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. You can read my full disclosure policy here.


We have 3 pets in our house, 2 cats and a dog, and sometimes I do wonder, what does it smell like in here? I mean, I live here. I’m in this place all day long and while I never notice an animal smell, it wouldn’t necessarily surprise me to find out that visitors do.  Yikes. Sort of embarassing.  I just had my Mom who was visiting from out-of-state, and a friend come over for movie night to participate in the Febreze Noseblind Challenge.  Oooh, science! Let me tell you what we did.

So being ‘noseblind’ means that when you live in an environment you sort of get used to it and are ‘blind’ to the regular scent of that place. In other words if my house smells like pets, I might not have the faintest idea.  The Febreze Noseblind Challenge is a fun little experiment and eye-opening, too.  It’s a 3-parter:

  • First my guests completed a survey online about the dominant smell in my house. I didn’t ask and they didn’t tell!
  • Then we popped some popcorn to get ready for movie night!  They filled out a second survey immediately after the popcorn was popped.
  • We watched a movie on Netflix, then they filled out a third survey.

After that we discussed the results.  My mom and friend both said that after the movie the popcorn smell had dissipated and they didn’t really smell it at all anymore. Maybe because we ATE all of it!  But I wonder if another visitor had walked in after the movie, if they’d have smelled popcorn. You really do get accustomed to the smells in your home and who knows what visitors are smelling when they stop by? Sort of a scary thought.Febreze

Febreze makes a variety of products that trap and eliminate odors, not just mask them, so you don’t even have to worry that your house might smell like your husband’s sweaty socks (okay, mine does NOT, I am sure of that much!) because you can quickly and easily freshen everything!  I am sort of sensitive to too much aerosol in a room, but I do like the light, natural scent of the Febreze Meadows & Rain Air Effects. I just wouldn’t let the kids go crazy spraying it!

Febreze Candle

My favorite products are the Febreze Fabric Refresher and Candle. They work great to freshen the smell of the air, a light natural fragrance. Perfect!

So tell me. What does YOUR house really smell like?  Or don’t you know? It’s a scary thought! Invite a couple of friends over to do the Febreze Noseblind Challenge in  your house!  Be sure to follow Febreze on Facebook and Twitter to find out about their latest products and promotions.

Febreze Noseblind Challenge

Febreze is generously offering one of my readers the same product pack that I received plus a $60 American Express Gift Card!

  • 1 Febreze Air Effects
  • 1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
  • 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
  • 1 Febreze Candle

This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18+ and will end on August 4, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.

Good luck!



  1. Sara Grivas says

    Mine would have to be our pets! 2 cat and a dog! Drives me crazy that they smell and that I am used to it.

  2. David says

    Our basement has a musty smell that I only notice when I have been away for a few days. I know it is there, but I can’t smell it anymore.

  3. Stacey b says

    I’d like to think I keep odors under control in our house, but perhaps the litter box escapes me sometimes.

  4. Julie Wood says

    The odors that are bad at my house is from the cat and dog. Also dirty clothes smells are probably smelling up my house.

  5. Dawn Monroe says

    I know I have pet odors but there is also a mysterious teenage boy smell. Its a dont ask dont tell kinda thing, lol.

  6. Rebecca Parsons says

    Hidden odors in my house would probably be dogs smell, cat smell and my stepson’s feet smell. Although his feet smell isn’t really hidden.

  7. courtney b says

    hidden odors i fear would be a dirty diaper or dog poop lurking somewhere under a piece of furniture!! aggh scary

  8. Samantha Wagner says

    I would have to say a little musty smell, we live in an old house and just can’t seem to getcridcof it.

  9. Kristin says

    Definitely pet odors!! I have 3 cats and two dogs and sometimes my dad will say that our house smells like dog but we can’t smell it!!! How embarrassing!! :-\

  10. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    I am sure there are some pet odors from my 2 dogs lurking in my home.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  11. Starla B says

    I know for a positive fact that pet odors are lurking in my house. I love my fur babies and parrot but goodness, they smell! :)

  12. Barbara Montag says

    Big lurker in our home – when I dehydrate onions!
    When it can get nasty.
    thank you

  13. Stephanie R. says

    Definitely some animal odors lurking all up in my home…. and probably some unidentifiable odors from my teens room lol!!! I agree I’m probably immune to it but oh the horror if unexpected guests visit#! Totally need to win this.

  14. Susan Christy says

    My house was empty for a few years before I bought it and it smelled musty and stale. Every once in a while I think I get a whiff of that and I worry that it really does stink in here…..hope it’s just my imagination and I’m not #Noseblind.

  15. James Robert says

    Odors I worry about are from the cat litter, my kids have 2 cats and we try to keep it cleaned but odors linger

  16. Betsy Barnes says

    We do a lot of cooking, especially with fish and other seafood items, so, probably we are “Noseblind” to food odors. We never seem to notice, however, a few friends have come by and ask “What’s cooking?” when there is nothing cooking, lol :)

  17. D Schmidt says

    I am dreadfully worried I am noseblind to the odor of our new kitten, I keep on top of the litter tray but you never know.

  18. tammy shelton says

    I’m noseblind to my grandson’s pet hamster. I’m pretty sure our game room smells like a hamster.

  19. Courtenay Degnon says

    When it rains, I always smell a musty/dog small from our carpets. Even if it is chilly outside, I open the windows. :-/

  20. laura ari says

    I’m sure the mudroom must smell like feet and fabric softener and the family room must smell of dog.

  21. says

    We have 10 kiddos, a cat and two dogs… so we’ve got diaper smells, hidden fruit snack smells, dog hair smells, sweaty shoe smell, had-an-accident-last-night smells. We keep Febreze in business!

  22. sara haaf says

    I have 6 cats so I am sure I am noseblind to their smells and the smell of multiple litter boxes.

  23. Diane Hernandez says

    My son plays hard, his laundry basket can get really stinky from his socks. Febreze is perfect!

  24. Kayte CookWatts says

    We have a cat, and I am not afraid to ask people if our house stinks, because I do worry about it.

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