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

FILED UNDER: Expert Tips , Food , Stuff We Love

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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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