A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria’s Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.
A rose is a rose is a rose, except when it’s actually a yeast. A company called Gingko BioWorks in Boston is partnering with French fragrance company Robertet to create a genetically modified yeast that makes the rose oil used in perfumes.
Most people love the smell of hot dough and greasy cheese that signifies a fresh pizza coming out of the oven. But would you actually want to wear it as a fragrance? Pizza Hut seems to think so.