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July 29 2014

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The Most Glamorous Bug Spray, Well, Ever

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Denim cutoffs? Check. Patriotic manicure? Check. Bug spray? Ugh…check. Fourth of July is just around the corner, and before heading out to celebrate around the barbecue, a generous misting of mosquito repellent is essential—lest you’re OK with waking up the next morning covered in millions of bites. (Hi, me last year.) And when I didn’t think there could be anything glamorous or luxe about lacing myself liberally with pest poison, Aromaflage, a botanical (read: completely DEET-free) fragrance that doubles as insect repellent, arrived on my desk. With notes of vanilla, citrus, and warm cedarwood, the scent smells fresh and sweet—ideal for cozying up next to your summer fling for some fireworks-gazing. I know what you’re thinking: But doesn’t a fruity fragrance actually attract bloodsucking vermin? Not this one. The essential oils, native to Southeast Asia, are derived from plants and fruits that naturally fend off insects. Bonus: The purse-sized, gold-capped vial looks just like a luxurious eau de parfum—no bulky, bold-lettered bottle here. Needless to say, I’ll be toting around this dual-action eau long after the stars-and-stripes action is over.

$30; aromaflage.com

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