Are you noseblind? Febreze Giveaway CAN

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.

So we all have experienced this one time or another. A friend or family member who we all love to hang out with. But can not stand their house as it has a smell. You know that smell from wet dog, cat litter or maybe whatever they have been cooking. Maybe that friend or family member is you? would you know? Are you noseblind? 

I bet having two dogs my house smells like dog, especially to people who are not around dogs. I know my bedroom carpet needs a little extra care as my two labs love to hang out in there. The smell of wet dog is the worst! And how many times can you bath a big dog and remain sane? I have tried all kinds of products over the years. For me Febreze is the quickest and easiest! plus we love the scents they have! 

Are you noseblind?

According to a recent Febreze survey, 42% of Canadians admit that they’ve 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’ve 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. It is very funny! 

Now that you know you may be noseblind, don’t cover it up with stink perfumes or mask it! Seek treatment! 

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.


Giveaway time!

I have a great giveaway for 1 lucky Canadian reader. Febreze is providing a pack containing the following 


  • De-stale the air: Febreze Air Effects Meadows & Rain – $4.79
  • Refresh small spaces:Febreze Set & Refresh Starter Kit – $4.99
  • Make it sniffable: Febreze Fabric Refresher Meadows & Rain – $9.99
  • Rev up the freshness: Febreze Car Vent Clip Air Freshener Meadows & Rain – $4.99
  • Unplug their noses: Febreze NOTICEables Duel Scented Oil Warmer – $7.39
  •  Febreze NOTICEables Dual Scented Oil Refill Meadows & Rain – $12.99
  • Sniff it real good: Febreze Stick & Refresh Fresh Meadows Air Freshener Starter Kit – $4.99


Fill out the form below for your chance to win Good luck! 



Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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/#mamanPG 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.


  1. Becky Best says

    A friend keeps garlic on her counter, she is oblivious to it, but I smell it when I am within 10 feet of it! 🙂

  2. We have 8 cats and I know that sometimes I just don't realize the odours they create.I really notice when I leave the house for a while and then return.I am at level paranoid when it comes to a stinky house lol!

  3. Ok so I am not personally nose blind…I am the opposite but hubby is totally nose blind, I could use a little help protecting my great sniffer from his horrible scents (he's a roofer so he smells like a hard worker, btw, lol)

  4. I have a cool damp basement that often has a musty smell, even using a dehumidifier, Febreeze sure helps get rid of the odour.

  5. Victoria Ess says

    I used to be really noseblind when I was a smoker — my car was terrible!

  6. I, myself went noseblind, cause I have an older car and it's a little stinky, especially in damp weather. Thank goodness for Febreze!

  7. Jeannie Lam says

    I have a friend with a really smelly dog. She doesn't think her dog is smelly, but it's so uber smelly indoor.

  8. Wayne Lecoy says

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the Febreze Noseblind Prize Pack.
    In response to your requirement to comment on this blog
    telling you a noseblind story of my own.
    I have a friend who has 23 cats.She tries to keep her house clean
    but with that many cats you can smell the litter box when you walk in the door.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. i used to be nose blind to cigarette smoke, but after not smelling it for a year, now when i do smell it i get sick.

  10. Now that my friend has a cat and I smell her litter box I realize that mine must smell just as bad.

  11. edmontonjb says

    My neighbours have cats and the smell bothers me whenever I'm over but it's nearly impossible to say something without offending them


  12. Jacquie Hess says

    My husband thinks he can smoke outside without me knowing but the smell on his jacket gives it away.

  13. lyndac1968 says

    My own house as I have 3 dogs and a husband who smokes, and I hate damp or humid days because you can smell the dogs worse, yuck

  14. My own house, two dogs, two cats and a smoking hubby 🙁

  15. Amanda preece says

    My house, two dogs, toddler and a husband that smokes! This would be great to win to help with all the stinky stuff!!

  16. Marjorie Roy says

    I like to cook fish often and boy, oh boy, does it ever smell.

  17. butterflyamyc says

    I can't handle the smell of the litter box at my friends house.

  18. Florence C says

    I am nose blind to my own house. I cook a lot of garlic, onions and fish.

  19. wendy Hutton says

    I had an elderly neighbour who had a cat and she rarely cleaned the litter box she never realized the smell but that was always the first thing I smelled entering her house-gross

  20. Elizabeth Andersen says

    I am literally nose blind, I have lost most of my sense of smell. It would be lovely not to have to worry that my home smells bad. Great give away! Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. I think I am the friend with the smelly house (cooked food odours)!

  22. I know I can be nose blind because when I am away for a few days I can notice a smell…. and it's not nice.

  23. Darlene Demell says

    I have a friend who has 7 cats right now. 4 of these are kittens but when I go in the house all I smell is cat litter I guess it is. I don't like to say anything because usually people who own pets don't know what their house smells like because they are used to the animals but I don't want to ruin a friendship either by saying something. They do try their best to keep the odors down but its not always working.

  24. My ex has stinkfootitus and man alive is that ripe!

  25. I am nose blind often to our back porch. Not sure what the smell is back there , but I find I walk through without
    breathing sometimes.

  26. It doesn't smell anymore but when my sis had 4 dogs in her small town-home my wife wouldn't even go over there because of how sensitive her nose is she gets an instant headache, now my sis only has 2 dogs (one put down because it got cancer and she didn't want to see it in pain, the other given to friend).

  27. I have a cat…a male cat….my house MAY be a bit stinky! I also have a 20 year old son…testosterone city in my basement!

  28. The older my car is, the more nose blind I become

  29. prairiebelle says

    My own story! I have two cats and I think at times I have become immune to the smell of the cat litter. Twice over the years I have had a friend comment!

  30. Lorraine Wiebe says

    I cook lots in the kitchen so I acquire a lot of daily garbage with all the packaging that products come in. In addition to this I use garlic and onions a lot and they are quite smelly. To top this I dont take out the garbage daily I try to but it does not happen every time and those odors are quite strong. I could sure use a little Febreeze to help scent the place with nice aroma

  31. My best friend's sister has a smelly cat urine smell in her's disgusting..omg I almost barfed when I went to see her $10,000 kitchen reno..omg

  32. holly ogorman says

    Someone I know has the funkiest smelling car ever – old take out and cigarettes, so gross!

  33. WE have two cats, but the funny thing is I'm not noseblind, it's my boyfriend and daughter who are

  34. Erica Seaman says

    My basement, I try to be noseblind 🙂

  35. My husband smokes in the car to and from work.I am constantly washing it out with Lysol and vinegar.He think's I'm crazy because he doesn't smell it

  36. I have a neighbour with a house that reeks like wet dog and kitty litter box. Ugh!

  37. My friend has a dog and even though her house is clean, I can still smell a dog smell.

  38. Doris Calvert says

    We went house hunting quite a few years back and they had 3 cats they left for a week and one litter box, you guessed right we didn't buy it!!

  39. We had a close relative of ours who had an obsession with mothballs. I think that she had them in every closet and drawer in our home. It never seemed to bother her but I can definitely say that my brother and I both have a huge aversion to the smell of mothballs to this day!

  40. Mary MacKenzie says

    I guess when I was a smoker I was noseblind but I quit 12 years ago and now when I'm in someone elses' house or car , who smoke, it's horrible…

  41. Lori Bazan says

    My best firend has two cats in her apartment, she may be noseblind but I am not when I visit

  42. Treen Goodwin says

    My son's boots in the porch are so bad it will almost knock you out , i swear one day i am gonna throw them out the door lol ..

  43. We're looking at houses to buy and oh, my goodness, they could use this! I expect to smell fresh bread, and most are mold and mildew…

  44. dorcontest says

    I know someone who own 2 dogs, a cat, 2 birds and a guinea pig. Yap, noseblind.

  45. David Fultner says

    OH yes, my neighbors house was build in the 40's It needs help.

  46. I am always concerned about our kitty boxes, whether we are too used to them and friends notice when they come over. Daily is the key

  47. I have 2 litter boxes and 3 cats I'm sure sometimes my house smells

  48. My friends husband stinky shoes omg you walk in the door it's the first thing you smell

  49. I have a friend with a small compost bin in her kitchen. She doesn't seem to smell it and it is bad!

  50. my house stinks every few days, gotta keep cleaning the ferret cage or it gets real bad with the 2 ferrets

  51. 2 large dogs, three cats, two chinchillas, a gassy husband and a daughter with stinky feet – I have to be nose blind!

  52. Yes I have cats and definitely know the litter smells sometimes!

  53. We have smelly parts to our home that could use some help.

  54. I have a friend who used to have a basset hound and it was horrible going into her house.

  55. truckerofbc says

    I was transporting fish home the other day and i didnt realize that some blood had leaked on the floor and it reeked the next day.

  56. dealing with sports equipment in the car… yep you become immune

  57. My aunt has a smelly car 'cos she feed feral cats & has all the food trays in her car but I'm sure my car/house smells just as bad 'cos I have musty carpets.

  58. Sarah Stickney says

    my husband is nose blind

  59. kathy downey says

    I used to be really noseblind when I was a smoker, my house/clothes everything was terrible!

  60. Debbie Little says

    I used to be nose blind to stale household air,(leaving our windows open wasn't an option, way too noisy). I started using Febreze Air Effects Meadow &Rain so now I smell a nice pleasant odour when I come home.

  61. Debbie Little says

    I used to be nose blind to stale household air,(leaving our windows open wasn't an option, way too noisy). I discovered Frebreze Air Effects Meadow&Rain and now I come home to a wonderfully clean scent.

  62. My musty basement could benefit from the use of the Febreze Noseblind Prize Pack.

  63. Kayla Gilbert says

    I have a friend who loves eating tuna. I can't stand the smell of tuna and her apartment smells like it all the time. But she doesn't seem to notice it.

  64. I have friends with pets, that do not realize the smell.. Just get used to it I guess!!

  65. One friend has a smelly house because of her dogs but I can smell it!

  66. i have friends that smoke in their house,,it is disgusting,,they must not smell how gross it is,,but I do.

  67. We have a chocolate Lab, plus two teen guys involved in lots of stinky sports and showing cows and goats at fairs. My neighbour is also my co-worker and I often drive her too and from work. There have been mornings I have had to apologize for the smell and shake crusty dried cow manure off the floor mats before she gets in. I can become noseblind to it, but I'm sure she isn't lol. Thanks for the chance.
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  68. Audrey Skinner says

    As a former smoker I was nose blind to the smokey smell in my car, house and clothes.

  69. we have 3 cats so i think i am noseblind to the litter box

  70. My friend's house looks cleans but it always has this strong, weird smell!

  71. i do have a smelly car! it needs to be detailed.

  72. karinespace says

    One of my aunt has one of those horrible smell when you enter the house, with 3 cats and a dog I guess it's what you can expect when you don't clean enough… hah

  73. MY sisters house smells of cat litter-she denies this


  75. Dayna Wilson says

    I have two cats, and a husband who doesn't change the litter as often as I'd like him to. It can get pretty gross.

  76. We always wonder if we have "pet smell" in our house

  77. I am definately not noseblind but it seems my family is. I can smell any odors and tell them ok shoes outside put baking soda in them Shoes can be horrible

  78. Yes I think so I love fish and cook it all the time, I didn't notice it has such a smell a girlfriend came over and asked me what the awful smell was!

  79. I have two cats and I keep their litter box in the bathroom. I guess that I dont notice it on a daily basis but if Im out somewhere and come in, I notice it as soon as I walk in the house!

  80. No, but I imagine our house smells pretty peculiar, what with 2 stinky dogs, and a teen. And who hasn't smelled fish upon entering someone's home – it's the worst!

  81. my neighbor has a ton of pets in her house and it smells like a farm

  82. I am overly sensitive to smells. I hate it. I walk in the house and smell "stale" from the air conditioner

  83. My neighbour just got a new car, he is in love with his new car smell…since the old one smelt like hockey gear and a stinky boy hahaha! This would be great for him and I also have two young children who seem to have holes in there lips, leaving mystery smells from old treats :-S haha

  84. Juliee Fitze says

    I have a cousin that has really bad farts and she doesn't realize that she sticks up the whole house.

  85. friend with several indoor animals – always a challenge. thanks

  86. Robyn Bellefleur says

    My friend has 3 cats and doesn't realize how her house smells until she goes out for a while.

  87. Kristi Renout says

    I used to have a friend who had a smelly house. Haven't seen her in years though, so hopefully it's not so bad anymore.

  88. My husband is always spraying something in my car, he say's it smells bad but I don't really notice it.

  89. Karry Knisley says

    I have a friend who is a smoker and she doesn’t think her house smells of smoke but it does and it us strong

  90. Jen Conlin says

    I think we are all guilty of being nose blind from time to time. Thanks for the chance to fix that.

  91. People that smoke and don't know they stink!
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  92. Karin Dollery says

    My friend has 2 ferrets and a dog and some days, especially when its warm out you can really smell their cages

  93. When I visit my friend's house I can smell the kitty litter box when I walk in the door. She cannot, but I know the poor cat can! Their sense of smell is amazing! I brought her a gift of Febreeze, she was grateful, and I bet the cat was too!

  94. yes i do!

  95. Chris Stockford says

    Car smells

  96. Allison Whit says

    Cats are my families main noseblind issue. When you live with them for so long you just don't know.

  97. Karen Evans says

    Hi….I am the one with the smelly apt. You can't get wet dog smell out of a cheap carpet, no matter how much you shampoo it. Before I lived here, a man and his dogs had puppies and since I have been here I have had 2 dogs.

  98. My mom doesn't notice the dog smell in her house. I don't have a dog. I notice.

  99. sometimes I get nose blind to the garbage, but quickly become un-blind when I leave the house and return again!
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  100. i,m a smoker and when i go out for a few hours and come back i can really smell the smoke.

  101. Pat Drouillard says

    cigarette smell stinks so bad..

  102. shoes can be really smelly. especially with people who work construction all day. Febreze does the job.

  103. I didn't notice our dog's smell in the car

  104. Ellen Smart says

    I also have cats….5 !! I know I get noseblind but try to keep things fresh…febreeze is a great help!

  105. I am entering your giveaway in the hopes of winning Febreeze because I love it.I haven't smoked for a few years and wow my smelling sense has improved by 100%.Sometimes that's a wonderful thing and sometimes it's NOT! Sometimes I wish I had a bottle of Febreeze in my back pocket.

  106. Love febreeze for that fresh house smell no smelly deep fryer smell no garbage scents no burned dinner smells no stale basement musty smell just fresh ..fresh is best!!!!

  107. TJ Turnbull says

    I love my pets to much and sometimes don't have enough time to notice my noseblind self lol

  108. My husband often forgets his stinky football clothes in his car and his car smells horrible!!

  109. We have 2 cats and 2 litter boxes. Sometimes we don't notice if there's a smell, but others sure do. 🙁

  110. i would say most people that have pets in their house and Febreze helps!
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  111. I have a friend that smokes … everything around her smells of cigarette smoke ! She says I am extra sensitive because I am an ex-smoker .

  112. We have an organic waste basket! Smells when its humid out. Yuck

  113. I have used Febreze for many years for many reasons and have always been happy

    We are in an apartment building and sometimes other peoples odors make it down the hall

    And Febreze helps every time

  114. I have a girlfriend with two cats whose house always stinks like the litter box. I always try to coax her out into her back yard or out for a walk when I visit.

  115. my sister's place – she has cats!

  116. Honestly my car! I could not figure out this wretched smell in my car it was aweful & I thought I tore the care apart but nothing! here was a bottle my daughter threw that rolled under the seat & was lodged there, gross, the smell still lingers!

  117. My friend has two dogs and her house only smells like them. She probably doesn't notice it but it sure is noticeable when I visit!

  118. Angela Mitchell says

    Yes I had a friend years ago and her house stunk soooo bad like cat litter boxes but she was oblivious.

  119. I'm not noseblind, I do have a friend with pets and can definitely smell it

  120. I have a large dog that sleeps on the sofa and I didn't know it smelled of dog

  121. Christine M. says

    i don't always find that our cat's litter box smells, but I guess it must at times.

  122. Belinda Swim says

    I am nose blind, I have a chicken farm and sometimes there poo sticks to my shoes and gets inside my house. I cant seem to smell it, I have to look for it instead. I sure could use those products.

  123. My friend owns a cat and lives in a basement. she is noseblind

  124. I have a bunch of cats, but I'm pretty sure my house doesn't smell. So…I guess I AM the noseblind friend with the smelly house.

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