Hi everybody :) First I want to say THANK YOU for the comments, messages, prayers, hugs, and warm thoughts regarding my Sally. Your kindness and support means the world and I'm so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community ♥ I feel like it all happened at the best time possible because C and I could both take our time and have our privacy over a long weekend and now we have the day-to-day and the fun of the holiday season to keep us occupied. Besides, the show must go on. She'd miss napping here in my lap if I'd decided to take any more days off from la blog. Also, I'm excited about something I have planned for December but I really wanted to show you all my new Revlon Parfumerie polish first.
You maybe know that I love perfume perhaps more than nail polish. I wear my fume every day and I'm loth to wear anything that might conflict with that, which means I do fragrance free everything-- soap, fabric softener, laundry detergent, body lotion, etc. So while those cute little Parfumerie bottles that combined two of my loves and promised relatively complex fragrance did intrigue me, I had my doubts about how strong and just how nice the scent would actually be. Curiosity got the better of me, though, so I picked up Italian Leather, a dark olive shade boasting one of my favorite notes and a subtle, golden RBL-esque shimmer.
Shimmers that aid in application and show up on the nail are a total win. This murky shade applies fairly well. The brush is very small and the polish just this side of easy to control but it's nothing you haven't experienced in a creme before. It's quite pigmented, too, but I used the standard two coats and one layer of topcoat.
So what about the fragrance? You've maybe heard that scented polishes smell like any other until dry, and that is the case here. And, I'm please to say that while this certainly is no Tabac Blond or Kelly Caleche, Italian Leather does indeed smell like a leather fragrance-- a hint of the scent from a leather shop with a slight sweetness. Think high end shoe store. Revlon did a decent job capturing this one. The scent isn't overwhelmingly powerful but it is noticeable, as you'd probably want it to be, without constantly Mary Catherine Gallagher'ing your fingers to your nose. It's something that's fun to catch a whiff of throughout your day. Because of where it is in conjunction to the standard fragrance pulse points, it's not going to compete with anything but rather do its own thing, if that makes sense. You'll smell your perfume, and a time later, you'll catch a whiff of the polish. It's kind of fun. Topcoat does fade the scent some but it's still, subtly, there, at least for the day.
Bottom line, Italian Leather is a fun and novel addition to my polish wardrobe. The formula is nice, the color a good neutral and perfect for these last couple weeks of fall, and the scent accurate, pleasant, short lived, and non-invasive. The bottle is totally cute and I'm tempted to pick up another scent before these disappear for good.
What about you? Have any of the Parfumerie polishes caught your fancy? If you've tried them already, which did you get and what was your experience?
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day. Give your furbabies extra loves. ♥♥