Review: Revlon Scented Nail Enamel

I haven’t worn nail polish on my fingernails for a long time now, because, honestly, my nails and cuticles are such an absolute disgrace to humanity that I’ve been just trying to pretend they don’t exist instead.

When this quartet of Revlon’s Scented Nail Enamel dropped through the door, though, my curiosity was piqued. As many of you know, I’m a sucker for a good ol’ gimmick, and scented nail polish seems to fall into that category, so tonight I bit the bullet and tried all four of them on, all in the name of research.

I received, from left – right: Beach, Peach Smoothie, Passion Fruit and Mad About Mango. Of these, Passion Fruit is by far my favourite: as I’ve mentioned before, I’m fairly traditional when it comes to nail polish, and when I do wear it, I tend to go for classic reds, pinks, or neutrals, and so the yellow and orange polishes (Beach and Mad About Mango) really aren’t very “me”, although they’re nice colours in their own right.

Passion Fruit was also the easiest of the four to apply: it went on in one coat, with even coverage and no dragging, while the other three all went a bit streaky after the first coat, and needed a top up. The Peach Smoothie colour was the worst for this, and I found it quite difficult to get even coverage with it.

“But what about the SCENT, Dollface!” I hear you cry. This is, of course, one of the main selling points with this product, and as you’ve probably gathered from the names of the polishes, they each have their own individual scent, which can only be sampled once they’ve been allowed to dry.

I’m not very good at identifying scents, so if it was a blind test I probably wouldn’t have said, “Ooh, that smells just just like a Passion Fruit/a Peach Smoothie/the beach!” but the scents are all very lovely, and much stronger than I was expecting. The fruity polishes do have a distinctly “fruity” scent to them, while “beach” isn’t particularly beachy, but is sweet and very pleasant. I like all of them, and while I’m not totally convinced that scented nail polish is anything more than a gimmick (How often do you smell your own fingers, after all?), it’s a rather nice gimmick, and I would probably purchase a bottle of the “Bubble Gum” or “Pretty in Papaya” polishes which are available as part of this collection, and which look like exactly the kind of colours I go for.

These are £4.49 at Boots: click here to buy.

5 Comments

  • Reply July 21, 2011

    Sammy

    I bought these a few months ago and the thing I like the best about them is for me it took a couple of days before they chipped! But whilst the colours are lovely they are all very ‘out there’ and not a day to day wear for me at all!

  • Reply July 23, 2011

    Aline C

    I really like the “Mad about Mango” color the best. This scented nail polish thing sounds cool, I might pick up a bottle while I’m in the states!

  • Reply July 25, 2011

    Momo

    I’ve bought the BEACH color of this REVLON collection, but i really dislike the color ç_ç really similar to “coins yellow”. And, i had to add, it stinks a lot ;P

    Really wonderful the orange, fucsia and nude ;)

    Kisses
    Momo

  • Reply July 27, 2011

    Megan

    I was wandering around Shoppers Drug Mart and I stumbled upon this particular line. I sampled the raspberry one because it was closest to the colour I had on my nails at the time. I quite liked it. It is a pretty colour and it smells very nice! I would have bought one, but it was a little more than i like to spend on nail polish…

  • Reply July 27, 2011

    Kelsey

    Ohh I have Pretty in Papaya on my toes at the moment after receiving it as a freebie for having my photograph taken in Miss Selfrdige, it was part of a goody bag. After trying this one out I decided to have a look at the other colours in the collection – but the Papaya one is definitely my favourite! Its a very slightly pinky red, a nice alternative to the pillar box red I usually wear on my toes. I would say its 100% worth the £4.49 and would buy it! x

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