Hey lovelies, I recently got some Revlon cosmetics. I realised i never reviewed Revlon on my blog before. So let me begin with a nice scented nail enamel called Revlon Parfumerie in China Flower. While at the store it was impossible to get a whiff of this polish since its needs to be completely dry before the fragrance is revealed. Since I am always so excited I swatched it immediately on my nails at the backseat on my way home. 😛
Shade:- China flower – pure warm red with a lovely floral smell
Price: Rs 389/- for 11.7ml
Revlon Claims: Vibrant shiny shades go on smoothly for flawless color and then dry to light, irresistible fragrance.
“Fragrance revealed when dry”, “Vibrant, shiny shades” and “Light fragrances last all day”
This range of nail enamels are divided into three categories, fragrances wise which are Fruits & Floral, Fresh and Sweets & Spices. These polishes are scented (of course) but the scent does not come out until your polish has dried (or is almost dry). So you can’t open the bottles and take a whiff right in the store, and I know that some of you said you wished that Revlon would have included scratch-n-sniff stickers or something like that on the display.
Packaging: It’s a square glass bottle with a ball black colored cap. The mouth of the bottle is wide enough but I am not happy with the applicator. The brush is very thin which makes the application a bit tiring. Even handling wise I find this ball like cap does not sitting perfectly in my hand. But overall the bottle looks pretty cute and manageable. The shade is also printed right in the front with details mentioned on the back side. All kept together it reminds me of chess pawns all standing together.
China Flower: Is a bright, classic red shade. This color caught my eye because even though it is a classic red, there is an extra pop, adding a subtle difference that just made it stand out for me. Fragrance wise it has floral scent, not overpowering at all. It smells more like Ittar, the strongest fragrance of the five.
Though I find the lid is not so easy to grasp and work with, still I love that the bottles are square, hence they can be stacked together nicely in whatever storage system you use for your polishes. I’m also quite impressed with the formulas (thin, but perfectly opaque in two coats and easy to work with), and I really love that all five polishes dry to very shiny finish (and dry pretty quickly, as well).
Finally the staying power, without the top coat it stayed for around 3 days on my nails. Definitely with top coat it would last longer. Once your nails dry (I chose not to use a base or top coat with these) the scents linger on your hands in the most pleasant way. Drying time was not too bad even with the added perfume oils in these and I found that the scents lasted about 2-3 days on my nails.
Pros of Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel:
- • Nail paint with fragrance, choose from what fragrance you like
• Cute packaging
• Pretty shades available
• Square bottles, hence can be stored easily
- Long lasting
- non streaky
Cons of Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel:
• Applicator is a bit uncomfortable
• Though it’s scented nail paint it still has the typical nail paint smell (it’s just before application)
Rating: 4/5 (minus one for the applicator)