Hi everyone! Are you ready for the holiday season? I have to say that Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. And it’s not just because of the presents, but much more importantly, I get to spend quality time with the people I care about the most in this world. And most importantly, it’s the time to celebrate what Jesus did to save and redeem my life for eternity.
Another amazing thing about the holidays is the special collections that different nail polish brands, large and indie, that are filled with festivities. So, following my last post of FUN Lacquer 2013 Christmas Collection swatches and nail art tutorials, I bring you two polishes from Revlon’s new Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel collection. It’s not exactly a Christmas release, but the ones I chose (color and scent) are perfect for the holiday season. From their print ads in Canada, these are limited edition. However, it seems that they’ve confirmed the collection has been made permanent, at least in the US. I’m in no way affiliated with Revlon as these are my own purchases, so, I will simply say that if you like them, go ahead and get them like you would any other polish.
To begin, let me just say the two I picked smell delicious to me! The scent, as Revlon advertised, is a soft and light fragrance. Normally, based on my previous experiences with scented polish, I wouldn’t say I’m a big fan of them. But, Revlon really did a great job here. I would say the Parfumerie collection polishes smell similar to when I wear scented hand lotion. The scent was not affected by topcoat and lasted for 4 days on me, gradually fading each day. The formula was amazing. Both took basically one coat to reach opacity. I’ve applied some nails with 2 coats and some with 1 coat for you to compare. However, please note that even with topcoat, they began to have tip wear by the second day.
Balsam Fir is a gorgeous deep forest green. It’s creamy and saturated, appearing green in every lighting. Just like the balsam trees, this color conveys solidarity and constancy, as if it’ll never fade regardless of the harshness of the winter weather. I wore it for 4 days straight and loved every minute of it. The scent is absolutely amazing, reminding me of my favorite Bath & Body Works’ scented candle: Fresh Balsam. 2 coats on pinky and ring; 1 coat on middle and index. Topped with HK Girl Glisten & Glow
Autumn Spice has a rich and delicious brown base that’s filled with glass flecks shining colors of bronze, gold, and coppery rose. This is such a gorgeous shade. It’s sooooo delicious that for the 3 days I wore it, I constantly smelled my nails. My coworkers and classmates thought I was crazy… But, it’s really that delicious! Again, 2 coats on pinky and ring; 1 coat on middle and index. Topped with HK Girl Glisten & Glow
Here’s a color swatch to show you the complexity of color and texture.
I also love the bottle design for this line. The sturdy square glass really does look like little perfume bottles. The round cap is a bonus in my opinion. It adds more shape to the otherwise rigid looking bottle and works really well during application.
So, for a very reasonable price of $6.99 (in Canada), I think the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel line is really awesome. You can find swatches of other shades in this line on G’s blog Nouveaucheap. What do you think? Do you own any of them? Will you be getting some? What’s your opinion on scented polishes?
Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful week!
Δ Lacquers Δ