Collection: Revlon 2010 Spring/Summer: Scents of Summer
Scented nail polish isn’t something I’d go out of my way to find, but this ended up being gifted to me by someone who knows I like nail polish (but, bless him, has zero idea about nail polish, in general!).
Revlon released a couple of Scented Nail Enamel collections in 2009 and 2010 in bright, summery shades. (They have since released the Parfumerie line, as well, which come in awesome looking retro-styled bottles, but I haven’t seen them in person.)
Grape Icy is from the 2010 collection, and I suspect I got a dud bottle. When I Googled for the collections, I noticed that many (though not all) swatch photos of Grape Icy were of rich, midtoned purple shimmers.
Mine looks like this, with three coats:
That’s pretty sheer. Not feeling it. I also noticed that my bottle has a black band with silver print, just like many of the bottles from swatchers in Latin America and Europe. The American swatchers tended to have bottles with gold bands and black lettering. I don’t know whether this indicated a difference in formula or color.
As for the scent, when dry, the polish smells like someone sucking on a grape lollipop in a janitor’s closet. Revlon said the scent would last for five days, but I’m not willing to test out that claim.
A for my giftee’s effort; F for the product. I’m pretty sure he bought it at a Rexall pharmacy, too, so it’s unlikely to have been tampered with. Disappointing, Revlon!
Revlon Scented Nail Enamel retails (retailed? not sure whether it’s still being produced) for around US$4.99 / CA$5.99 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and is made in the USA.
Revlon is a public company based in New York, NY, USA.