Thursday, 2 October 2014

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel: Review

I'm quite picky when it comes to nail varnish. I love having a bold colour that stands out, so I hate it when I buy a gorgeous colour but once applied, the colour is weak and you have to use about 5 coats to make a difference, leaving my nails feeling sticky and thick. When standing at a make up counter (which was and still is way too often!), I would stand there forever deciding whether to actually bother getting more nail varnish. I was getting more and more shades, but not actually using them because I wasn't happy with the result. So now after having a bit of a clear out, I've told myself to spend more money on nail varnish because I have noticed the more expensive brands have better shades that last longer.

I noticed the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail range when out shopping in boots recently, and my first thought was 'Scented nails? Nahh I'm not sold'. However a friend I was with told me they are designed to smell after they have dried and are meant to be quite nice! I had a look at the shade samples they had and they seemed to be quite nice bold colours. After a little bit of debating whether I should get them or not, I ended up getting two shades.

The two shades I bought are China Flower and Bordeaux. In boots they are £6.49 each, but it's 3 for 2 on selected Revlon products at the moment so go take advantage of that!

The first thing I like to mention is how cute is the packaging! How a product looks makes a big difference for me, and I know, I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but when a product looks this good, I just can't help myself!

China Flower

I assumed with the name 'China Flower' it would have a fresh flower/rose scent to it. However I just can't quite grasp what scent it actually has! It has a very sweet sugary smell, but I don't quite think it's like flowers. Don't get me wrong, it is a lovely smell, but I don't really think the name has anything to do with it. The scent is very hard to describe. It's a sweet but slightly fruity bubble bath scent.

With the actual colour, I am very happy with. With just one coat it's bold and stands out. In the product description, it recommends two coats, but I don't even think it needs it!


With the name 'Bordeaux', my only guess was the scent would be like a sweet wine smell, seeing as Bordeaux is a region in France. I was sort of there with that guess. It's a deep fruity smell, like berries and grapes, so very close to wine! I am in love with the colour. It's a perfect shade for Autumn and seeing as Autumn is my favourite season, this made me very happy! 

(The shade is a little bit darker than in this photo)


Both shades last quite long, however the scents last for about a day or two. Personally I think that is a great length of time for me as I like to change the colour of my nails that often anyway.

I'll be honest, I am completely sold on these now, which I'm surprised about considering I wasn't even going to bother buying them! It's not just because of the scent, but it's for the intensity of the shades too. No doubt, I will be buying a couple more shades soon.

Have you used the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamels before? How was your reaction, and did you love them as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Both of these shades are gorgeous! I'm still yet to try a scented polish, but I'm definitely interested in them now :)

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    1. They really are lovely. I never really thought about trying them in the past tbh, but these have changed my mind. I wouldn't say they are the only reason I got them, but they are an added bonus! :) x

  2. Been hearing a lot about these nail polishes but haven't tried them yet. I love the shade Bordeaux. :) | Instagram

    1. Bordeaux is definitely my favourite out of the two :) x


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