Unstung Hero - Mrs White's Cologne
Mrs White's Unstung Hero
The delicious and tender milky white flesh of Tweedy is like a grand banqueting hall for mosquitoes. Arriving in Venice one time, barely minutes into the trip, I proffered payment to the driver of my taxi boat and noticed the hand doing the proffering covered in the blighters, chewing away at me like 'pigs at taters'. Nasty ones too. It set a precedent for the next few days.
For a later trip to India, then, it seemed sensible to buy some army-strength mosquito repellent in advance. I sprayed it on once and it felt so awful on the skin I decided to take my chances. Luckily, I wasn't bitten for the whole trip. No mosquitoes around, apparently. However, with nicely comic irony, the plane back to England was bizarrely swarming with them. I was trapped and bitten to hell.
How to keep the mosquitoes at bay without spraying on a layer of sticky chemicals? Our dear London friends at Roullier White have the answer: Mrs White's Unstung Hero.
Unstung Hero is an "all natural anti-mosquito repellent with a revolutionary formula which combines a fragrant, fresh Eau de Cologne and an ingredient that renders you 'invisible' to mosquitoes, ticks, black fly, wasps and bees".
Made in France, the cologne has a lovely fresh lemon tea scent. One for the packing case, it's a much more pleasant way to become unpalatable to the spiky-mouthed fiends.