Monday, 5 May 2014

Manic.Monday: Scentillating nail polishes from Revlon

I don't know why, but when it comes to nail polishes Revlon usually doesn't seem to have a lot that catches my eye - with the exception of Moon Candy, but as soon as I saw the news that they were going to launch a scented range I was literally counting the days to the release date and even signed up to get first dibs on them in Boots. Finally the release day arrived and I quickly bought a few bottles of Revlon's Perfumerie Scented Nail Enamel (£6.49) but with 20 shades to choose between ranging from soft pastels, vibrant shades and darker sophisticated colors it certainly wasn't easy to choose. I have to confess that it's the first time that I've not only let my eyes guide me when I decide on a nail polish shade, but also my nose and after much testing and so much sniffing that I was almost light headed, I decided on Autumn Spice, Wintermint and Fresh Linen. Most of the time a nail polish bottle is just a nail polish bottle, some are more fancy than others but ultimately there's not too much you can say about it, but with the Revlon Perfumerie range I really like how they've made them just a little bit different by having a rounded top, which reminds me of apothecary bottles or old fashioned perfume bottles, it's a very nice attention to detail.
The formula has a nice and easy to work with consistency, and although the brush isn't particularly wide you'll get an even streak free finish with minimum effort, at least with the darker colors although I did have to be a little bit more careful with Fresh Linen, but that's not unusual for lighter shades in general I find. Revlon does recommend that you apply the polish in two coats, and out of the shades that I tried it's really only Autumn Spice that you can get away with wearing only one coat since the pigmentation is that strong, although for maximum impact of both color and scent you definitely need at least two coats with the others. In the photo I've actually used three coat and as you can see the look is lovely and opaque even with the lightest shade, and as the polish is fairly quick drying, I would definitely recommend that you apply more rather than fewer coats. I haven't actually worn these with a top coat, since I wasn't sure what that would do with the scent, but without a top coat and with three coats the colors lasts about 3 days on me before they start to chip, which I think is a pretty average length of wear. The formula contains essential oils that develop throughout the coats and which will come into their own once they have dried, and that scent is quite noticeable for the first day or so and then it gradually fades.
I wouldn't necessarily have bought these three shades if the polish hadn't been scented but I was so intrigued by the whole concept that I wanted to try a little bit of every scent type; Autumn Spice is a sophisticated warm maroon color with a subtle bronze sparkle and with a wonderful and comforting warm cinnamon pumpkin spiced scent. Then we have Wintermint which is a lovely cool pale sea foam green color with light blue glitter which reminds me a lot of Deborah Lippman's Mermaid's Dream. It has an incredible fresh and soft mint scent that smells quite strong, but in a good way. Last but not least we have Fresh Linen which is a nude pale wheat color with a slight pearlescent shimmer and it has a clean, fresh and ever so slightly soapy scent. Out of the shades I tried my favorites is definitely Wintermint, and when I've worn it I feel like a school girl because I can't stop sniffing my nails throughout the day. The Revlon Perfumerie range is a fun concept and I really hope that Revlon plan on introducing more shades and scents, but until then head down to Boots and make use of their 3 for 2 offer, and get yourself some yummy nail polish!

106 comments:

  1. Im yet to try Revlon nail polishes x

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  2. Wintermint is so beautiful! I hope I can get my hands on it if I ever have the chance :D

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    1. It's a gorgeous fresh shade and it smells divine! :o) Xx

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  3. Never heard of this kind of nailpolish! In Belgium, the revlon-brand isn't all that well-known!

    Maybe I'll see you around?

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    Laura - http://essentialhonesty.be

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  4. Revlon polishes have never really jumped out at me and caught my eye for some reason but I love the bottles of these so may have to add a few to my ever growing polish collection :)

    Allie
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    1. I'm the same, the range of shades just isn't very eye catching for me... :o) Xx

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  5. These nail polishes looks really gorgeous. Xx

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    1. It's a great fun concept and I really hope they add some more colors to the range :o) Xx

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  6. Wintermint must be my favorite of the three.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Mine too - it's a lovely crisp look :o) Xx

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  7. Im so intrigued by them too and Id love to try them soon. Love the shades you got, wonderful! xo

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    1. Thank you - I'm so glad you like them :o) Xx

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  8. Wow the bottles look so cute and I love the shades too. I haven't tried these but another scented nail polish and I love it :)

    xx Mira

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    1. It's a really fun concept and I just can't stop smelling my nails now LOL Xx

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  9. I always end up buying Revlon when I wonder into Boots! I've got one of these at home but I still haven't used it, might crack it out tonight now :) xxx
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  10. I love this concept, definitely tempted to get some myself. It's so nice to see a brand do something completely different and unique as well.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I completely agree and that's why the vintage look bottle is so lovely too :o) Xx

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  11. These are all so pretty! You are right; Wintermint looks so close to Mermaid's Dream! I really like the idea of better smelling nail polish. Great post! xoxo Lauren

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment :o)! Xx

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  12. :-O Revlon's "Wintermint" looks so much like Lippmann's "Mermaid's Dream"!
    Except that I'm sure it costs much less. I can't wait to try it.
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    1. Absolutely right, they are more or less identical :o) Xx

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  13. Oh these look like fun! I like Wintermint the most, but that's probably just because it's great for the season! Come autumn, Autumn Spices would be pretty awesome :)

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    1. I agree with you - Autumn Spice is a lovely sophisticated bronze and it smells fab! :o) Xx

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  14. I have the mint one and love the shade and scent, I just wish it lasted a bit longer.

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    1. Yes it's a shame it fades so quickly :o). Xx

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  15. Bel post! :)

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  16. Pretty shades! I love the packaging of these, want to go and have a sniff of all the scents now! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. It's such a bizarre experience to choose nail polish at least partly because of how it smells!!! :o) Xx

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  17. They look a lot like the Deborah Lippmann polishes, especially Wintermint. That one will be lovely for Spring/summer :)

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com x

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    1. Definitely - they're like old fashioned perfume bottles :o) Xx

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  19. I'm the same, Revlon doesn't normally catch my eye, but I do love the look of these! The bottles are just so cute.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. And when you can get 3 for the price of 2, then why not?! :o) Xx

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  20. Green and brown look fabulous~!!

    Olga
    MyBlondeGal

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  21. The bottles are so cute and if they really do work on the scent part they are definitely on to something. Love it!


    Rachael x
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    1. Try them - you'd be amazed at how much they smell, although of course it does fade :o) Xx

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  22. Eeep, I'm so intrigued! I want to try Watermint, it sounds (and looks) yummy.

    Tara x

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    1. It's a beautiful fresh color, and it really stands out in the range - completely unique with its sparkly look :o) Xx

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  23. I'm so confused! Although I'm following your blog, your posts never seem to show up on my newsfeed! I think I'll add your blog to my blog roll page, at least I can keep up to date then! :)

    Anyway... Great post and swatches - I really like the look of the pearly shade, so pretty and perfect for Spring!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura, hope the problem will go away :o/ Xx

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  24. i had to crack these open in store to give them a whiff. i like the idea that they're scented but do think its a bit gimmicky. i dont really need my polishs to be scented you know? but i guess for people who really dislike that polish smell this is a good thing. either way, the colors look nice. that would draw me in.
    Jenn
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    1. It's definitely a gimmick, but I think it's fun that brands try different unique selling points :o) Xx

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  25. Colorful!!! So fresh and cute nail polish sweetie
    Have a nice day
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  27. I resisted these yesterday when I went into Boots - they're so cute!
    I think I'll have to have another look next time I'm there :)
    Mia
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    1. They are - the bottles are very pretty! :o) Xx

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  28. they are really nice!! I have to try it!! Kisses!!

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  29. Those colors are beautiful! Need to try them for sure. Thanks for sharing!
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  30. I have never tried their nail polish before but the colors are so pretty!
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    1. I'm not a Revlon nail polish fan either, but these are well worth trying :o) Xx

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    1. Then you should definitely try these :O) Xx

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  32. Love the green shade so much!
    New post up on my blog, let me know your opinion about it!
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    Ylenia

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    1. That's my favorite too - so lovely and crisp :o) Xx

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  33. I like the look of wintermint! What a novel idea. The packaging is very vintage and I'm impressed by it.
    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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    1. Agree completely - it's really cute and unusual :o) Xx

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  34. Oh yes, they've really upped their game with those gorgeous bottles! Great colours too :)

    Krissie x - http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Completely agree, it's a something new and exciting :o) Xx

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  35. I've seen this in my local drugstores but I haven't picked one up yet. Just something about nail polish and a nice smelling scent that doesn't really make sense to me lol. I love the packaging though. They're so tiny and cute!

    May from La Vie en May

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    1. It's perhaps not what you would expect but well worth trying :o) Xx

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    1. Some of the scents are really lovely and I can't wait to try some other ones :o) Xx

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  37. Amazing! I haven't heard of scented nail polishes. They look great and if the scent lasts for 3 days I think it's quite a long time.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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    1. And I swap colors so often that the long wear isn't really an issue for me since the price is very reasonable :o) Xx

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  38. great brand revlon ! :D

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    1. I really love the lip crayons, but for some reason I've never really been that keen on the nail polishes before :o) Xx

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  39. Oh wow those are gorgeous ! I wish they would sell these in Belgium ....

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    1. That's a shame but I bet you have lots of brands in Belgium that we can't get here in the UK :o) Xx

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  40. really loving the metallic sheen and glittery speckles in these nail polishes! <3

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  41. These shades look amazing and the scents seem so intriguing I really need to give them a shot!

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  42. These are such pretty colours!
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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know, I'll check it out :o) Xx

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  43. Such beautiful colors! I love the bottles too and the fact that the scent lasts a day.. I assumed it would only last for a few hours! I wish revlon introduced these in my country
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    1. Fingers crossed you'll get them eventually :o) Xx

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  44. I really REALLY like these! I nearly picked up Chocolate Truffle the other day but my boyfriend talked me out of it. :(

    Definitely going to be buying it at the end of the month. ^_^

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    1. I'm very curious about that - I bet it smells amazing :o) Xx

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  45. I've seen these being featured and I really am intrigued so will definitely get a few colours next time I go to Boots or Superdrug....lovely colours!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  46. Really want to try these!!! :)


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    1. They're a fun concept, I just hope they expand the range of shades :o). Xx

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    1. Thank you so much - I especially like Wintermint, it's such a fresh and crisp look :o) Xx

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