First heard of Revlon's Perfumerie Nail Polishes being available in Canada on Sparkled Beauty. Now I've never been a fan of scented polishes (I think it encourages people to sniff their polishes and that's just weird) but the bottles are so adorable I wanted to check them out anyways.
I went to two different Shoppers Drug Marts and finally found the display at the Eglinton and Brimley (Toronto, ON) location.
16 shades available. Fresh Linen, Powder Puff, African Tea Rose, Ginger Melon, China Flower, Bordeaux, Autumn Spice, Beachy, Spun Sugar, Italian Leather, Moonlit Woods, Surf Spray, Wintermint, Balsam Fir, Wild Violet and Espresso.
There is a good range of colors and finishes. Some had iridescent shimmers, some were metallic, and a few were cream formulations. I wanted to love these (they are so cute), but I own a lot of similar shades, and even though they different because they are scented and also limited edition, it just wasn't enough for me to go crazy on them. I decided on two, Wild Violets and Bordeaux.
Swatches and First Impressions
Wild Violets is a deep purple with super super fine red and blue iridescent shimmers. In the bottle, the shade looks a bit metallicy, but when swatched it just appears to be a really dark and in the light you can see some red and blue highlights.
Scent- Smells exactly like hair dye. When I was 16, I used to dye my hair every few weeks - red to purple, then purple back to red. It's been 10 years since I last dyed my hair, but let me tell you... That smell... Definitely not loving this scent. It's like toxic flowers.
Bordeaux is a pretty raspberry red color. I love this shade for the fall and it can also work really nice as a red for the holidays.
Scent- It smells fruity to me. My sister said it smells like red wine.
Here is another photo shot in natural lighting. More true to color than my artificial light setup that's for sure.
If the Revlon Perfumerie Nail Polishes come in more interesting shades, I will probably be all over this line because I think that the packaging is absolutely adorable! Will test and provide a full review on the shades I purchased at a later time.
Have you tried Revlon's Perfumerie nail polish range? Which is your favorite? Any opinions about scented nail polishes?