13/11/2015 06:19 GMT | Updated 13/11/2015 07:59 GMT

Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume Is Actually A Pretty Good Mosquito Repellent

We all know Victoria's Secret perfumes can make you smell pretty heavenly, but it turns out there's another use for them...

Repelling mosquitoes. Yes, really!

A new study, published in the Journal of Insect Science, found the fragrance repelled mosquitoes for about two hours and worked almost as well as typical DEET-based repellents.

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The researchers say their findings completely overturned previous understanding about how mosquitoes interpret smells.

VS's fragrance has notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-La peony and vanilla orchid and is described as being a 'fruity floral' - a type of scent people have previously been warned against wearing as other studies indicated they actually attract the insects.

“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,” Stacy Rodriguez, a research assistant involved in the study, said in a statement.

*Runs down to Victoria's Secret to stockpile before summer...*


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