0rrritchie 1 year ago Perfume, cologne, deodorant, chap-stick, toothpaste, gum, anything that smells sweet, flowery, meaty or musky may attract insects and animals. Even a perfumed dryer sheet might make your clothes smell attractive... to something. You can use odors to your advantage, though, perhaps by adding some powdered cayenne pepper to the laundry and using alcohol as a deodorant and adding vinegar to your unscented shampoo and soap. Brush your teeth with baking soda and drink only water or unsweetened coffee. I wonder if there is a tent-safe spray that repels ants and bears????