Fancy perfume doubles as bug repellent

Bombshell by Victoria's Secret quickly became a bestselling perfume after its launch in 2010. But in 2015, researchers at New Mexico State University discovered that the fragrance didn't only smell nice. It also repelled mosquitoes. Almost as well as DEET. From the study:

Other studies have shown that floral scents attract mosquitoes, and it is suggested to avoid floral scented perfumes to reduce mosquito attraction. Surprisingly, the perfume we tested, Victoria Secret Bombshell (Fragrance type: Fruity floral notes: Purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony, Vanilla orchid) has shown to be a strong repellent with effects lasting longer than 120 min. It must be noted that the concentration of perfume we used in this test was rather high and that lower concentrations of the same fragrance might have different effects.

It's not a bad quality for a perfume to have, although Victoria's Secret doesn't seem to be interested in publicizing it.

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     Posted By: Alex - Sat Aug 31, 2019
     Category: Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

So, slather this stuff on one side and Avon Skin-So-Soft on the other. That should take care of both the mosquitoes and gnats.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/31/19 at 01:33 PM
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