Have you ever thought…wow, I really wish my fingernails were scented! No? well, me either, but I just had to try out this Revlon Parfumerie polish anyway. There was something that drew me to it. Maybe it was the cute bottle, or the shade selection, or perhaps it was just the fact that I was curious about how a scented polish really could make my nails smell. Of course, I also wanted to see how long it lasted. It could have been a miracle polish. Long lasting color AND my every day perfume all in one. Alas, that was not the case. But it does go on evenly, and covers well in just one coat. Revlon (like most nail polishes) recommend 2 coats however, and this does make it look even better…and the scent is stronger this way as well. While applying it, it smells like any other polish. You will not get the actual scent until dry. Some scents are stronger than others as well. I found in just comparing Spun Sugar (which is a beautiful silver shade) and Bordeaux (a deep wine shade, of course) that the strength of the scent was much different. I found spun sugar to not only have an initial stronger scent, but it lasted longer as well. Not the color necessarily, but how long it smelled.
Spun sugar sounds like it would be a bit of a cotton candy like scent, but in fact it just smelled like a sweet vanilla-floral note perfume. I could smell it on my nails for 3 days. As could the Mr. and he really seemed to like it. It also lasted through a shower without much chipping, and through further testing, even stayed scented through a top coat. Which, also helped it last longer after reapplying on the 4th day. It has a slight streaky appearance when applied, but I didn’t mind it at all. I loved the color regardless and thought it looked quite nice. The bottles rounded top does make it a little awkward to hold at first, but I quickly got used to it.
Bordeaux was named perfectly. The color was a deep red wine, and the scent was sweet, and grape infused. It definitely took 2 coats of this scent to really smell it however. It has a much lighter scent than the spun sugar, and by the 2nd day it fades away. As does the color, without a top coat. It was heavily chipped after one day. Especially after doing dishes, and cooking. So if you cook and clean a lot, expect lots of chips. I did reapply and add a top coat, which has helped prevent chipping around the tips of the nails. Revlon also recommends using a base coat to help color last longer. If you do all 3, the color will definitely last longer than a few days.
Overall I really liked these polishes. They dry fairly fast, go on smooth in 1-2 coats, and with top coat last a few days. I look forward to trying out more of these in the near future, and with 24 scented colors to choose from I may just buy a few.
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