A study by New Mexico State University reveals that Victoria Secret’s Bombshell perfume repels mosquitoes nearly as well as products containing DEET. Researchers tested DEET products on two types of mosquitoes. They then tested other natural insect repellents as well as the Victoria Secret perfume, which one of the researchers was wearing, and had received as a birthday gift.
The researchers wrote the following in the Journal of Insect Science: ”Interestingly, 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.”