This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With the Smell of Hot Croissants and Toast
If you dread the sound of your phone’s default alarm waking you up every morning, there is now a better way to get your day started.
The Sensorwake alarm clock claims to wake you up with a timed release of scents like hot croissants and toast.
Users insert a 30-use capsule of their preferred aroma (chocolate, peppermint, seaside and lush jungle are also available) and when the alarm goes off, the clock gradually releases the scent.
According to a press release, 99% of sleepers wake within two minutes. But skeptical buyers need not worry—there’s a backup sound alarm if you don’t hit the off button after three minutes.
The new product—which is available for pre-order and will start sending out deliveries by June—retails for $89 with two-pack capsules costing $10.90.
Sensorwake comes from a 19-year-old French engineering student Giullaume Rolland who simply “hated mornings.”
But Rolland isn’t the first night owl to experiment with a scent-based alarm clock. In 2014, Oscar Meyer’s Wake Up & Smell the Bacon alarm clock app used the sound and smell of sizzling bacon. Perhaps Rolland’s version is a vegetarian’s best friend?
—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone