Luxury Perfumes Double As Mosquito Repellent
The chic scents are designed to repel mosquitos, perfect for the summer amidst growing concerns of the Zika virus
For chic city folk worried about the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus but hate DEET, there is a selection of fairer smelling perfumes that double as mosquito repellent. Some are proving so popular that they are entirely sold out, like the mosquito repellent from Yucatan perfumery Coqui Coqui. The repellent scent, Citger, fuses citronella and geranium for a natural repellent, packaged in a delicate bottle just like the line’s main fragrances, at $12 for 30ml.
Michael and Melissa Fensterstock, a New Jersey husband-and-wife team, discovered an attractive, botanical scent that also repels mosquitos on their travels through Southeast Asia. The couple now sells a line of mosquito repelling perfumes in two scents: the original Aromaflage (with notes of vanilla, cedarwood, and orange) and Wild (featuring cardamom, cedarwood and spruce). An 8ml travel vial retails for $30. Michael Fensterstock told The New York Times that the company’s sales have doubled since last summer, as concern about the Zika virus increased.