Evil alarm clock tricks you out of bed with food smells

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Wake up and smell the ... whatever.
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Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage LAS VEGAS — There was a whole lot of sniffing going on at the Sensorwake booth here at CES Unveiled. The first olfactory alarm clock promises a kinder, gentler start to mornings, using scents instead of noise to wake up sleepyheads.

The quirky gadget couldn’t be any simpler: Set the alarm and wake up to one of six dry-air infused cartridges. Sensorwake is similar to a Glade Plugin but with cooler scents. It’s made by a French company, so it pumps out crazy European aromas.

The scents are paired into packs of two that complement each other. A continental breakfast combo smells of espresso and freshly baked croissant.

Other scents include seaside, lush jungle, chocolate and peppermint, but the possibilities for new Sensorwake cartridges are seemingly endless. Money and bacon will surely follow.

If freshly baked French pastries don’t do the trick, a burning building smell will definitely make you hop out of bed. If for some reason your nose fails you and you don’t wake up after three minutes of scent diffusion, an alarm will sound.

Watch the video below to find out more about this unsual alarm clock, which was dreamed up by 18-year-old French inventor Guillaume Rolland and handily surpassed its Kickstarter goal.

Sound like the perfect way to wake up? Sensorwake is offering a CES special promotion through January 10. For $89, you will receive an alarm clock and three cartridges. Each interchangeable cartridge lasts for 30 awakenings.