I went all the way to Paris to see if I was Noseblind
First off I better explain what Nose Blindness is. Nose Blindness is a nasal condition where individuals gradually become acclimated to the odours that surround them, thus blinding them to those stinky smells. It’s a very real issue that can and does affect most people all over the world, with the potential to ruin social lives.
Last week I went all the way to Paris to find out if I was indeed Nose Blind. It was a very interesting day to say the least. I'd never been to Paris before so I was very excited to see all of the sites and beauty that I'd heard all about from friends and family. I traveled with a group of 4 other lovely bloggers on the EuroStar Train deep under the sea. We were all very excited about our adventure that lay ahead, none of us had a clue as to what we would be doing once we arrived so excitement levels ran high as you could imagine.
Our first task was to take part in a 'Smell Walk' led by a rather interesting lady artist names Katie Mclean or Smelly Kate as she said was also known by her friends. Our walk took us down some local streets and even through a rather beautiful graveyard. We sniffed trees and flowers and bins, Yes we sniffed bins too. It's amazing how we have ideas of how things are going to smell in our heads before we've even given them a sniff. Like the cemetery bins, we all assumed before even opening the lid that they would smell bad or rotten but when we did open them, they were quite floral and rustic. Not as bad as we'd imagined at all. The walk was really interesting and a little weird if I'm honest but I did enjoy it. It was great to watch everyones reactions as we went along, the laughs and squeals made it all worth while. The tree huggers and sniffers were pretty funny to watch too.
My favourite part of the day was when we visited a rather posh apartment in the centre of Paris to find out more of the scientific side to Febreze and how it worked to combat Nose Blindness. I loved the talks, experiments and discussions. There was a lot of information to take in but it was really interesting. Pieter Hommez, R&D Scientologist for Febreze showed us how it all worked. There was some really whiffy smells floating around but luckily not for long with the help of the Febreze products that we were testing. It was really interesting to see that the products actually removed the bad smells instead of just covering them up.
I learnt that the most obvious causes of bad smells in the home that we tend to become Nose Blind too were pets like cats and dogs, Smelly trainers or Strong smelling food like garlic and onions. I even learnt that I suffer from Nose Blindness too!
Have you ever left the house for a few hours or days and then came back thinking eww, something stinks? Well that is Nose Blondness. It's those smells that we have around us all the time, for me it's my cat which smells. His wet fur rubs all against my furniture and carpets and after a while it can start to smell but due to how the brain works we become immune to the bad smells and in turn then suffer from Nose Blindness.
After seeing how Febreze worked I am happy to say that on my return I went straight to the shops and picked myself up a few sprays so that I can combat my smelly cat and freshen up my home. I don't want to be a Nose Blindness sufferer any more!
So overall I had an amazing day in Paris. I would have liked to have seen more of the sites and maybe even have visited the Eiffel Tower but with a tight schedule to follow we just didn't have time. Everyone was so lovely and the food was delicious. I don't think I've ever eaten so much food in one day. We were well looked after and for that I'd like to thank the wonderful people from Febreze. My day in Paris was a great experience and I truly enjoyed every minute of it. I learnt a lot and enjoyed meeting new bloggers too.
Disclosure: I was in now way obliged to write about my trip but I did so as I had a lovely day and simply wanted to share my adventures with all of you.