Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish Review, part 1

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*Warning: Lots of pretty pictures ahead.*

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen

Inside, natural light:
Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Surf Spray

Inside, under lamp light, no flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Surf Spray

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass

Inside, no flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil

Inside, natural light:
Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil

Take a look what happened to my nails though! Remember, I did have base coat on, and this was on for a minimal of 15 minutes:
Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose

Under lamplight, no flash:
Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose

Close-up:
Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose

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.

Inside, flash:
Revlon Parfumerie Wild Violets

Close-up:
Revlon Parfumerie Wild Violets

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,

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24 thoughts on “Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish Review, part 1

  1. Wild Violets is definitely my favorite but I do like the cremes you showed as well. The bottles are really unique, but I just won’t be purchasing any of these because they are scented. That’s like a nightmare waiting to happen for me. lol

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  5. African Tea Rose and Wild Violets are my favorites out of these and now I definitely see what you’re saying about staining on the Lime Basil 😦 Maybe I can exchange it for 1 of the other awesome shades that you’ve shown. That is crazy that it did that much staining with a top coat, I don’t even think I’ll try it if it doesn’t smell good, stains the nails, and takes 3 coats! 😦

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