When I am walking around the drugstore I always make a point and check the new releases. I noticed these new Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polishes and I was immediately intrigued. I have seen scented nail polishes in the past but I have never given them much thought. There has been a small buzz about these around the beauty community, so I thought I would give them a try.
The two shades I picked up are a lovely dark eggplant purple with a slight micro shimmer called Wild Violets and a shimmery mint with blue glitter called Wintermint (I swear it is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream, but since I don't own it I cannot do a side by side comparison).
The formula is really nice (not too thin not too thick) and goes on opaque in 2 coats. The polish lasted well with few chips, considering I type all day everyday. The lasting power of nail polish is greatly extended when you use a good base and top coat. During my test period I did not use a top coat because I wanted to see the finish without, as well as experience the full scent of these scented polishes.
The polish dried with a nice shiny finish, not quite as shiny as when I use top coat, but definitely an acceptable amount of shine for when you are in a rush and don't want to bother with the final step.
You can stop holding your breath because now we are going to talk scent. While applying the nail polish, it smelled like, well...nail polish. The same toxic scent that all nail polishes have.
As the nail polish dried and the toxic scent dissipated I noticed the true scent. It is quite strong in the beginning, but also fades after about 5 minutes like the toxic smell. You can still smell the scent a few days later, but you have to be really close to smell it. I don't know if using a top coat with affect the smell of the polish because I didn't use any (mostly because I couldn't find my topcoat anywhere).
The Wild Violets smelled very floral but kind of chemically floral (obviously considering the name), I am not a huge floral scented fan but it was nice. My favorite of the two was Wintermint, I loved the sweet minty scent, it was a nice scent to smell after the toxicity of painting your nails.
Scent aside this is a good nail polish, the opaque formula, the average lasting power (I want to test this out more, properly, with a top coat). The scent is a nice gimmick, but let's be real, I won't be buying any of these just for the scent. I would recommend that if you have been eyeing Deborah Lippman's Mermaid's dream and don't feel like shelling out $19 (WOW) then I would definitely pickup Wintermint.
Have you tried any of the Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes? What is your take?