Perfumes and mosquitoes

It’s a bit too late, given the advanced season, but after my recent experience, when an uninvited!!! mosquito!!! broke into my bedroomand and I found out that I no longer have any repellent, so I reached for Les Nuits d’Hadrien and it worked and not only did it work, it also smelled well (at least for ME 😀), so I decided to look around to see if by chance some perfume brands do produce something like a repellent that would also smell pleasant. And they do!

I will go alphabetically:


Aromaflage has taken this mission to heart very consistently, as two of its three scents try to combine the function of repellent and perfume (the third is for better sleep).

The first, bearing the company’s name, Aromaflage, relies on a combination of vanilla, cedar, and orange.

Second, Aromaflage Wild turned into cardamom, cedar and spruce.

They do not state for which gender it is intended, but according to the composition I guess that in the first they thought more of ladies and in the second of men. And they also have cute handbag atomizers:

They are all available as scented candles, and even in help of New York artist Susan Alexandra, they have launched a series of candles, the proceeds of which are donated to the Fundacao Clinica Carmen Lucia, a organization dedicated to protect pregnant women from Zika virus in Brazil.

Darling Clandestine

One of the many brands that started on Etsy with a few pieces made in the kitchen and later caught on.

Field Shark – composition: neem (Indian azedarach), lemongrass, lavender, catnip, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus oil

Solid perfume, unisex, also suitable for children.

Fieldworks Supply Company

Shoo fly mosquito defense spray – soy, lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus, cedar, thyme, cloves, rosemary. Unisex, but given that the brand is primarily aimed at men, I assume that even here it will be smirked in that direction.

Forest Essentials

Indian company producing perfumes and cosmetics based on Ayurveda.

Herb Infused Insect Deterrent / Herb Infused Mosquito Repellent – citronella, lemongrass, neem, vetiver. The spray allegedly also has antibacterial and antiseptic effects.


In the Colibri collection, the company offers repellent fragrances in three variants:

Cedarwood – cedar, geranium, vetiver, lavender, lemongrass, citronella.

Herbal – lavender, lemongrass, neem, tea tree, vetiver, peppermint, geranium, Indian azedarach, eucalyptus.

Herbal Lavender – lemon grass, peppermint, lavender, geranium, lemon, eucalyptus, neem.

The differences in composition are not great, but there is still a chance to find one that suits one.

Available in the form of body spray or roll-on.

REMIX By Giselle Wasfie

Weed Bug Repellent + Cologne, unisex. Head – orange and lemon, heart – jasmine and pink geranium, base – sandalwood with vetiver.

That looks interesting, to say the least.

Intelligent Nutrients

Smart Armor Perfume Spray – cedar, cloves, peppermint, lemongrass, geranium. It promises that the scent does not resemble typical citronella repellents.

It can be combined with Smart Armor Perfume Serum, which looks the same, just more concentrated.

Medicine Flower

Bug Mist, or Bug Oil – depending on which form you prefer – peppermint, lemongrass, cedar, eucalyptus, geranium, catfish, other botanical essences. Also suitable for pregnant women.

Original Organics

Lemongrass & Lavender Insect Repellent – lemongrass, lavender, citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, rosemary, hamamelis.


German company from Detmold, producing natural cosmetics based on old oriental knowledge.

Mücken – roll-on , or disposable wipes scented with a mixture of essential oils.

The Hairy Gentleman

Bug Spray – peppermint, thuja, lemon grass, ylang-ylang, cedar, hamamel.

The brand name already suggests that it is created for gentlemen. Especially for the hairy ones.

Vanessa Megan

The Australian brand, which specializes in natural cosmetics, also offers a fragrance that should make childbirth easier.

Bug Off Me – fragrance/repellent, composition – rosemary extract, lavender, cedar, rosemary oil, Leptospermum petersonii (shrub, also called lemon-scented tea tree), lemongrass, eucalyptus – gives me the impression that it will probably work against insects, but I am not sure if it won’t work as a repellent for roommates too. It is available as a spray or roll-on.

The last place – non – alphabetically – REP – elent from the Slovak company J&S, which produces in the sheltered workshop Butterfly. Firstly, because I’m not sure if the company also thought of it as a scent or just as a repellent, secondly, it is the only one that I managed to try. It is created on a natural basis, with natural essential oils, also suitable for children from 3 months.

I have to say that it works great against mosquitoes. Perhaps even better than conventional chemical repellents. Just – it stinks like a classic lemongrass candle from a drugstore, even with that waxy undertone.

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