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OK, Stink may be a strong word…but my over sensitive nose seems to be able to smell everything from a friend’s discreet cat box, to scented hand sanitizer that a cook has used (and they were still in the restaurant kitchen!)
This is part of why I was so tickled to be part of the Febreze Noseblind Challenge for bloggers!
We have all seen the cute TV commercials of people blindfolded in some mass pig sty and not able to smell their surroundings…it cracks me up every time I see it!
So we were to gather friends, have a fun night and run our own test. I had planned to do it with a group of bloggy friends on our New York trip and was surprised to learn my pal Becky had beat me to it! (See her great post here).
The following week was Vacation Bible Camp and that became “plan b”. We stay in the retreat center for a week and all I can say is think back to college dorms…
Weekly there are different groups there and each room has it’s own unique smell. Humidity has that slight mildew effect, there is the often damp carpet from kids swimming in the lake. Sweaty body odors from hikes, plastic encased sheets from occasional accidents from little people…the list goes on.
You can see our room after just a few days as Miss Sarah often has visitors.
I packed this from my kit:
I found an outlet our first night and just popped it in…and really think that is the reason everyone was always in OUR room when we were inside. When 7 and 8 year old girls say how clean your room smells, something big is at work!
My scent was “Hawaiian Aloha” which is a combination of TWO different oils so you don’t have just that one scent that makes it really obvious that you are trying to cover a smell…and it’s not so strong that it pops me right up into migraine territory like many odor enhancing products do!
My suggestion – don’t wait until you have a nasty smell to cover up, grab some of this great stuff and add a little layer of decadence to your living space now! With all the different Febreze scent options and styles, you have a huge variety to choose from.
Disclosure: While I was supplied products/compensation from Febreze and Double Duty Divas for this post, it is MY experience and thoughts that were shared with you. And, those of Miss Sarah and her camp pals.