Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: XSense Functional Scents

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Seattle we are alternating between sunny days and the utter gloom that is a Seattle fall/winter day. I'm not sure the sun showed up at all yesterday. It was a very gloomy, dark, drizzly Monday. There are a number of those days ahead of me and I need all the help I can get to be functional and get things done.  I have a new tool in my arsenal, XSense Functional Scents.  I'd never heard of these before I got an email asking if I wanted to try them and I assume you are unfamiliar with them as well, so here's the scoop, from the email I received:

xSense recently debuted a new line of functional scents inspired by Nobel Prize-winning clinical research on how the brain reacts to scents. Each scent is specifically formulated with ingredients found to help people make the most out of their day-to-day activities.
Users simply apply one of xSense’s three scents, PlaySenseWorkSense, or RestSense, directly under the nose and allow the scent to help them exercise more efficiently, work better, and rest easier throughout the holiday season and into the new year. Plus, the oil-based, alcohol-free scent is only detectable to the user, remaining unnoticeable to others.

You can get these scents in various sizes, but I recommend starting out, as I did, with the deluxe sample pack, which has a small vial of each of the scents.  I thought the scents were super easy to apply to just below my nose and the WorkSense and PlaySense definitely perked me up! I am super duper sensitive to scents, but didn't find these overwhelming or offputting in any way.  This sample pack would be a great stocking stuffer for the man or woman in your life! Happy smelling!