Good morning all! This past weekend, I went on an epic swatch-athon for all 19 of the Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes. Yes, I have read two magazine articles that say there are 24 in the line, but I haven’t seen those 5 anywhere – in real life or on blogs. Update: read this post on the missing 5 scents!
[I do need to say that I’m pretty sensitive to scents – so if I say a scent is subtle, then it really is. 🙂 If it’s overpowering to me, I could smell the scents from more than 4-6 inches away.]
I’ve decided to split my review into three parts: the polishes that I don’t like (either scent or color/formula), the polishes that I like (either scent or color/formula), and the polishes that I consider to be must-buys (and therefore my favorites). Today, let’s get the bad out of the way, hmmm?
In this post, I’ll be reviewing: Fresh Linen, Surf Spray, Sunlit Grass, Lime Basil, African Tea Rose, and Wild Violets. All pictures show the polish with base coat and with top coat – the scent was not affected by either.
Up first is Fresh Linen, shown is 3 coats. I was pleasantly surprised by this scent. I was expecting a very overpowering laundry smell; but it was a very slight fabric softener type of scent. This was a pretty frosty color though, and very streaky.
Next is Surf Spray, shown is 4 coats, and I still had VNL (ain’t nobody got time for that!). The scent on this was a very overpowering “ocean” candle scent. I couldn’t get it off my fingers fast enough. The color, though, I freakin’ love. It has little sparkles within it that really make the color pop off the nails.
This is Sunlit Grass, shown is 3-slash-4 coats. The scent on this was like a sunflower candle, and very strong. The formula was a typical, hard-to-work-with yellow. The color is very bright, but almost has a mustard-y tinge to it.
Lime-Basil is next, shown is 2-slash-3 coats. After reading Nouveau Cheap’s description, I was really excited about this one. But I hate it! The scent is really strong and overpowering, like soap with a hint of lime. I love the color though – really, really gorgeous.
Next up is African Tea Rose, shown is 2 coats. This was a very strong rose petal scent, which I can’t stand. I love the color on this though, it’s got a hint of a purple-y shimmer that is really pretty.
Lastly for today is Wild Violets, shown is 2 coats. For scent, I get violets, and a touch of soapy smell. If you’ve ever smelled a flowery fragrance sachet, it reminds me of those. The color is drop-dead gorgeous. I love this color.
Which one of these is your favorite? Have you picked any of these colors up? I do have several of these polishes on my blog sale, if you’d like to get your hot little hands on them.
Tomorrow I’ll have another day of challenge nails, and Thursday the next set of Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes. Until then,