The downside is huge but the upside is huge-er. Simply trade in a chunk of your manliness and receive a life free of buffalo gnats. Buffalo gnats were first mentioned on Lunkerhunt on April 14th, 2007 and they showed up again in May of 2008. The pesky buggers hatch around this time every year, buzz around your head for a few weeks and then disappear. Prolonged exposure leads to tiny red bite marks. I can say with certainty no amount of bug spray will work but cigar smoke works a little. But a guy can't smoke constantly for an hours long outing.
Monday I met Randy and Monday Randy changed my life. I hate buffalo gnats soooo much and was about to call it quits when I noticed him sitting comfortably still while I swatted the air violently; I had to know his secret. I paddled on over and struck up a conversation, which I eventually steered toward gnats. His solution: vanilla body spray. Being on the brink of insanity I had nothing to lose and by God it worked...it really worked.
I will give you fair warning. The Mrs. may balk on your next request for leave if you come home smelling of vanilla cupcakes.