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Victoria's Secret Perfume Repels Mosquitoes

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Monday, 16 Nov 2015 08:46 AM


A Victoria's Secret perfume repels mosquitoes, according to a new study.

New Mexico State University researchers conducted lab tests of bug sprays and some bath oils and perfumes and discovered that Bombshell Eau de Parfum warded off mosquitoes "quite effectively" for two hours after it was applied to the skin, CBS News reported.

The study was published in the Journal of Insect Science.

"It was interesting to see that the mosquitoes weren't actually attracted to the person that was wearing the Victoria's Secret perfume -- they were repelled by it," lead author Stacy Rodriguez said, CBS News reported.

The results challenge the belief that flowery scents attract mosquitoes and show that some fragrances may mask a natural odor that draws the bloodsuckers to us, according to the researchers.

However, they also found that bug sprays with DEET provided the most effective protection against mosquitoes.

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A Victoria's Secret perfume repels mosquitoes, according to a new study. New Mexico State University researchers conducted lab tests of bug sprays and some bath oils and perfumes and discovered that Bombshell Eau de Parfum warded off mosquitoes quite effectively for two...
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