Febreze And Me


Febreze is my friend.

Pregnancy does weird things to your sense of smell. I smell things now that I'm sure no one else smells.

The other week the refrigerator smelled like garlic. I pulled everything out and cleaned it from top to bottom, trying not to gag in the process, and I could still smell garlic. Derek couldn't smell anything.

With the exception of the refrigerator, everything else smells like pickles. Work has been a nightmare, because every patient's breath smells like pickles. I think I might have to start making everyone rinse with Listerine before we start.

I smell pickles everywhere. Did I mention pickles are bad?

I'm not a stereotypical pregnant woman I guess, because pickles make me want to puke. I accidentally took a bite of a pickle in a hamburger the other week, and I thought I was going to throw up. Even the thought of pickles makes me want to puke.

Let's change the subject.

Back to Febreeze. Anytime I feel like something smells like pickles I grab that bottle and spray everywhere, then everything smells fine. I've been walking around the house with a bottle of Febreeze in my hand for a couple weeks.

I particularly like the Moroccan Bazaar scent right now. It's the perfect mix between summer and fall.

Thank goodness for Febreeze. Whoever invented the stuff, I thank you.



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Kristin said...

Too funny! Pickles make me gag too!

Rachel and John said...

I love Pickles!!
And I saw that febreze the other day and I wondered how great it would smell. I'm glad there is something you can use to combat the pickle smell. (and at my dentist office they always make people rinse with mouthwash before their appointments, so I say do it)

AmyK said...

Gosh, pregnancy is going to suck in my house. If I have a hyper-sensitive nose, I won't be able to walk around with a bottle of... anything.. to mask it, 'cause Paul would complain about it--I'm sure of it. Gah.

Lauren said...

Love that smell! My mom has that at her house & it smells so fabulous!

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

Haha, this is hilarious. I already have a super sensitive nose! I can pick out what hubs is eating across the house! He always jokes he's goign to have to eat outside once I'm pregnant! More than likely, I'll end up walking around in a mask!

Anne said...

That is hilarious! Glad you found something to mask the smell :)

katie said...

This makes me laugh but I feel sympathy for you! Listerine sounds like a good solution at work and I'm glad you have found a good scent masker for the home too.

I have a friend who couldn't stand the smell of chicken during her pregnancy and her husband had to do all of their grocery shopping because the smell of rotisserie chicken wafting through the aisle sent her over the edge on more than one occassion.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I was that way with olives. If I smelled olives, I wanted to throw up, and then I started smelling them on things that didn't even have them. It was crazy!

Jessica said...

My cousin is having a terrible time right now with her sense of smell. She's about 16 weeks pregnant. She said sometimes she'll open the refrigerator and she'll have to run to the bathroom asap. She says when she was first pregnant, she sauteed peppers and onions and it made her sooo sick, and she still smells it sometimes when she opens the fridge! Not fun...

Amanda said...

That's hilarious! At least you're armed with smelly-good stuff!

Ginger said...

I totally feel you on the blood hound nose except for me it's been our sheets I don't know why but they smelled musty to me after a fews days in between wash so now they get washed every 2 days because I can't stand the smell. Ahh the joys of pregnancy :)

I am a total opposite though when it comes to pickles. I love me some pickles!!

Brittany Ann said...

Oh man! That's rough! Although, oddly, sometimes the scent of Febreze makes me gag on it's own! Uh-oh!

Jenene said...

What causes gagging for one woman is a sense of relief for another! I'm not a fan of Fabreeze. It's too strong for me. This may or may not have something to do with college friends who were OBSESSED with Fabreeze, owned every scent they could find, and sprayed it practically non-stop. The dorms continually smelled of it.

So I don't use it. Then again, I'm not that sensitive to smells.

LeAnna said...

Toooo funny! When I worked at the Vet's office we had a particular client who always talked about using Febreeze on her dogs blankets. Only she pronounced it "Fee-breeze" it is just cracked us up!

Kelley said...

I love the new febreeze collections! Hope you avoid pickles at all costs!

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

You poor dear! I hope the smells making you sick passes soon. Hang in there, Febreze in hand! I'll have to see if I can find at scent at the store... :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE febreze! Didn't know they had Moroccan scents though :)

Felicia said...

Moroccan Bazaar is so good!! It's one of my faves too!

LS said...

Callie--I hate to rain on your parade, but I read something in a pregnancy book that said the chemicals in air fresheners can mess up endocrine systems, especially the sensitive and just-forming ones of babies in-utero. I hate to be the health freak here but I thought I should mention it. :] (Apparently low sperm counts are actually most attributed to chemicals that male children were subjected to while in the womb.)

LS said...

Here's an article about it:

http://drbenkim.com/dangers-air-fresheners.html

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