Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume might be designed to attract admirers, but possibly even better, its fruity, floral scent repels mosquitos, according to a new study.
Researchers at New Mexico State University put 10 commonly used products for repelling mosquitoes to the test, against the yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes.
As expected, all three sprays containing the pesticide DEET were effective but the most interesting result from this study was that mosquitoes hated Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume and Avon Skin So Soft bath oil.
The Bombshell perfume was so effective that it repelled both the Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes for TWO straight hours, while the Avon Skin So Soft bath oil could only repel the Asian tiger mosquito.
"The new study disproved widely-held beliefs that said fruity, floral scents attracted mosquitoes, and to not wear those," said Stacy Rodriquez, an assistant research assistant in NMSU's Molecular Vector Physiology Lab.
The study was published last month in the "Journal of Insect Science."
So now you know a good perfume that doubles as a bug spray if you ever need one.. Wink*