The thought of spending my wedding and honeymoon covered in toxic, smelly deet mosquito repellent wasn't really one that got me excited. Yet with a Summer outdoor wedding and honeymoon in Bali (incl. dangers of Dengue fever etc.) I thought there was not much choice. Mosquitos also REALLY love me, they smell me from far and I am in trouble.
If you are anything like me or you like traveling to South East Asia try Aromaflage. I love the concept so much, it's a beautifully designed fragrance in a luxurious bottle. Actually there are two fragrances. Aromaflage and Aromaflage Wild.
They are all natural fragrance free of phtlates, parabens or any other nasties, yet they are as far as you can imagine from smelly citronella candles. I would actually wear mine as fragrance even inside, it's quite delicious. Of course smell is very subjective and we all ike different fragrances, this one however is pleasant and not offensive in any way. To repel mosquitos successfully you need to apply it liberally on arms and legs, which you won't do with a regular fragrance, so you will go through this much quicker. I also recommend trying a sample to make sure you don't get an allergic reaction. Although it's all natural it is yet very potent and concentrated and there is always the possibility to be sensitive. This year there are also endless annoying flies in my area whenever I take my little Dog, Dalston, for a walk they are just everywhere. I have been wearing just a little spritz of my aromaflage in the mornings and it also kept all the bugs away. And it does really work to repel mosquitoes!
I am even more thrilled that the packaging is so beautiful and gold, (if you know me you know that I have a thing for all things white & gold) After trying the small size, I will definitely get myself and the future Mr. a full size bottle. This Summer I am prepared and I can smell nice on honeymoon too!