A study from New Mexico State University (NMSU) found that Victoria’s Secret Bombshell perfume is moderately effective at repelling two types of disease-carrying mosquitos: Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (aka the species spreading Zika). 

The research, which was published last fall in the Journal of Insect Science, compared the efficacy of eight commercially-available mosquito repellents, two fragrances, and one vitamin B patch. They used each product on a person’s hand and noted whether mosquitoes were attracted or repelled.

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