This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With the Smell of Hot Croissants and Toast

01/08/2016 at 02:46 PM ET


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.

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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.

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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

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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julie on

I would love this clock.

guest on

How about something that’s wakes a 13 year old boy. WAKE Up!!!!!! Crane to lift the bed or something. I’m just being punished because I was the same way.

SillyKitty on

We lose our sense of smell while asleep, so as great as this sounds, it won’t work.

Runny Poo Poo on

Mama June bought one on Monday, ate it Tuesday morning.

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