Air Liur Basi, Sweaty Socks And 9 Other Odours You've Been Living With For Far Too Long

Could you be... noseblind?

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Funnily enough, most of these scents are all around the house, car, and office, and yet we're able to ignore these stinky odours on a daily basis. Why?

Because we're noseblind!

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Yes, noseblind! And that happens when we're exposed to a certain scent for an extended period of time, making us desensitised to these whiffs.

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Pamela Dalton, a cognitive psychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center, explains, "When you first smell an odour, your scent receptors send a signal to your brain’s limbic system, which determines how you will process and feel about that particular scent."

But Dalton says the receptors in your nose essentially turn off after around two breaths, and the scent—no matter how strong initially—starts to fade.

Yep, that's right. It's an actual 'phenomenon'. Just because you can no longer smell them, doesn't mean guests who come over won't.

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Let's put an end to those judging faces now, and start keeping everything fresh and fragrant!

Not sure where to start? Let these scent superheroes lend a hand! Find out more about the stink-combatting powers of Ambi Pur here.

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