If you wear perfume, in theory it’s because you want to attract people. So here’s a good and totally random side effect . . . while it’s luring dudes in, it just might be keeping mosquitoes away.
A new study out of New Mexico State University tested a bunch of different types of mosquito repellents to see how effective they are.
And they also decided to throw in a Victoria’s Secret perfume called Bombshell for some reason. Well, the reason is probably publicity, and since we’re talking about it . . . well played, nerds.
The study found the perfume was actually really good at keeping mosquitoes away.
It performed about the same as the best repellents, all of which contain a chemical compound called DEET . . . and it was even MORE effective than natural repellents or a skin patch. The skin patch was so bad it actually ATTRACTED mosquitoes.
The researchers didn’t say why the perfume was so effective . . . but you’d have to think it’s because mosquitoes hunt out people who smell like people, not like flowers.