NEW Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Collection: Review & Swatches

***UPDATE***
Please check out Round Two of the Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Collection Review & Swatches with my second blog post about the remaining eight shades here.

Last week I stopped by my local Bed, Bath & Beyond (which has an extended beauty department) and found the new Revlon Parfumerie scented nail polish display. I picked out eight of the sixteen colors that appealed to me the most but when I went home and swatched them, I was so impressed by the formula as well as their incredibly accurate scents that lasted for much longer than I expected, I had to go back the next morning and pick up the remaining eight colors. They retail for about $5 each at Bed, Bath & Beyond but I expect the prices to be higher at the drugstores once they become available. The collection is broken down into three categories: Sweets & Spices, Freshes and Fruits & Florals.

Revlon Parfumerie Sweets Spices

Sweets & Spices: Moonlit Woods, Spun Sugar, Autumn Spice, Bordeaux and Italian Leather

Revlon Parfumerie Freshes

Freshes: Lavender Soap, Sunlit Grass, Beachy, Fresh Linen, Surf Spray and Wintermint

Revlon Parfumerie Fruits Florals

Fruits & Florals: Wild Violets, China Flower, Pink Pineapple, African Tea Rose and Apricot Nectar

First off, the bottles are adorable and remind me of little perfumes my grandmother had on her vanity when I was a child. And surprisingly, the knob at the top of the brush does not make the polish difficult to apply at all. The formula of these polishes is perfection: they glide on as smooth as butter and most of them cover pretty well with just one or two coats. Obviously the color selection is fantastic- there’s something for everyone. There’s even some dupes in the collection! And the scents? Revlon did a great job matching up the colors, names and the smell of each of these polishes. These are NOTHING like the old Revlon scented nail polishes! What I love most is that almost immediately as you begin to paint your nails, you can smell the scent around you but it’s not overwhelming at all. 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 three days on my nails. Revlon claims these nail polishes have a “fragrance revealed when dry” are “vibrant, shiny shades” and their “light fragrances last all day” and I have to agree! As for wear, after three days I noticed the usual chipping around the tips of my nails. I think if you use a base coat, you might get even better results. With a top coat, they would probably last even longer but then you might lose the perfume scent. Below are my mini reviews on each shade in this collection:

Revlon Parfumerie Moonlit Woods

Moonlit Woods

Moonlit Woods is a metallic silver-ish purple. The color glides on nicely but this polish needed two coats to achieve an opaque effect. The scent reminds me of Bath & Body Works’ Moonlight Path but with a sweetness to it. This was one of the more milder of the scents.

Revlon Parfumerie Spun Sugar

Spun Sugar

Spun Sugar is a really cool color because it’s not quite silver, but it’s not a gold either. I’d say it’s a warm-toned antiqued platinum and I don’t have anything like it in my collection. This applied just like Moonlit Woods and the scent is definitely sweet too, with a spicy musk undertone in it. I’m going to compare it to another Bath & Body Works fragrance, Warm Vanilla Sugar without a ton of vanilla however. This is one of my favorite scents in the collection and again, not overpowering.

Revlon Parfumerie Autumn Spice

Autumn Spice

Ah, Autumn Spice… my most favorite color and scent in the collection! And it’s perfect for the Fall season. Surprisingly, Autumn Spice is a very complex color for a drugstore polish! It has a brown base with a duo chrome tint between gold-ish green and red. There are fine micro glitters of rose gold and burnt orange throughout. This color is a must-have for your collection, in my opinion! The scent is so yummy: definitely pumpkin and nutmeg (not so much cinnamon like I first thought) with a hint of chocolate.

Revlon Parfumerie Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is rich, sultry and seductive. My photos are pretty color-accurate, however this deep red can look almost like a darker, warm purple in the right light. This shade applied the smoothest out of all and covered perfectly with one coat! I’d say it’s a jelly-creme polish. The scent is a mix between deliciousness and intoxicating: like a juicy candied apple dipped in sweet red wine!

Revlon Parfumerie Italian Leather

Italian Leather

Italian Leather is also a complex color: At first I thought it was a deep, khaki green but once dry, it becomes more of a warm, khaki gray with fine gold micro glitters. I LOVE this color for the Fall as well! This polish scent is the hardest to describe: it’s definitely not what I would call a “leather” because it’s a sweet scent and almost has the smell of fresh tabacco leaves to it. Perhaps a hint of chocolate as well?

Revlon Parfumerie Lavender Soap

Lavender Soap

Lavender Soap definitely smells like a fresh bar of soap! It’s not too strong, more of a subtle hint of lavender in there but I think the soapy smell is what you notice more. Unfortunately this scent doesn’t seem to last as well as the others but will still make it a full 24 hours on your nails. The formula is nice to apply but you will need at least two coats to cover your nails well for this frosty light purple.

Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass

Sunlit Grass

Sunlit Grass reminds me of Coach’s Poppy perfume with a more citrus tone: it’s sunny, warm and happy all at the same time! The color is a perfect warm, medium yellow creme which you will need two coats to achieve an opaque effect. It’s an exact dupe for Circus by Andrea’s Choice in the shade Somersault.

Revlon Parfumerie Beachy

Beachy

Revlon hit the nail on the head with this scent! Beachy is exactly as it sounds: salty sea air, suntan lotion and a hint of coconut! It’s not one of my favorite shades because I personally don’t think I look good in copper/bronze nail polishes, but this metallic is still very pretty and would look amazing on deeper skin tones! Two coats should do the trick.

Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen

Fresh Linen

Again, a very accurate name for this ivory frost polish! Crisp and musky at the same time, Fresh Linen reminds me of my dryer sheets for the laundry but more perfume-y. Fresh Linen needed three coats to cover my nails completely  so expect to spend some time polishing if you choose this one.

Revlon Parfumerie Surf Spray

Surf Spray

I love the way Surf Spray looks on my nails! It’s an aqua jelly base with cyan blue micro glitters and each coat can give you a different effect. Shown here with three coats, I like the boldness but it looked pretty awesome with just one coat as well, even though you can see the nail base. But that’s why jellies are so neat, right? The scent reminds me of my husband’s shaving cream- refreshing with notes of juniper in it.

Revlon Parfumerie Wintermint

Wintermint

How could this polish not be a favorite for everyone? Not only is it an exact dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream, but the scent is so cool, you just have to try it! A mint green metallic base with gold micro glitters and small aqua glitters throughout, this complex color is so fun! The smell to me is spearmint gum in a nutshell!

Revlon Parfumerie Wild Violets

Wild Violets

The violet scent in general is not one I happen to be very fond of. It can sometimes smell like old lady perfume with a very powdery finish to it. Not this polish though! It’s an exotic violet scent- warm and sweet and not too strong, which is why I like it. And the color? GORGEOUS! Another must-have here! It’s a rich, deep purple with fuchsia and navy blue micro glitters. I plan on wearing this a lot in the winter months!

Revlon Parfumerie China Flower

China Flower

China Flower is a stunning warm, bright red. Again, almost a jelly-creme that covers with just one coat! I plan on wearing this to my brother’s wedding next weekend with my black dress, it’s that beautiful! It’s a fun, yet elegant color and a red that just about anyone could wear. The scent has a rich plum to it, definitely floral but sweet as well. This was the first shade I picked up from the display and I never put it down.

Revlon Parfumerie Pink Pineapple

Pink Pineapple

Pink Pineapple is another favorite of mine, not for it’s color, but rather it’s scent. I am a cotton candy-loving freak and this smells JUST like cotton candy with a hint of pineapple! This polish scent was the most bold right out of the bottle as I was painting my nails. The color is pretty too- a french manicure pink but you’ll need three coats to achieve the opaqueness in this photo above so be patient.

Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose

African Tea Rose

Attention rose perfume lovers: here is your new favorite polish! I happen to own a tea rose oil that I wear as perfume because I love the smell so much but those who are not fans of rose, this one might not be for you. This is a true “tea rose” scent and the color is just stunning! It’s a medium pink base that applies like a creme but actually has purple micro glitters to it if you look very closely, technically making it a metallic polish.

Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar

Apricot Nectar

Finally we have Apricot Nectar, a creme peachy-coral that is bright, applies smooth and covers perfectly with two coats. The scent is tangy and sweet- more orange than apricot and I smell a hint of honey in there as well. This will be a great summer shade for next year!

And there you have it! All of the shades and scents that make up the new Revlon Parfumerie scented nail polish collection! I really hope that these are not limited edition and it would be awesome if Revlon continued to add more polishes to this collection in the future. So tell me, have you tried any of these polishes yet and what’s your take on them?

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Collection

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Collection

33 thoughts on “NEW Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Collection: Review & Swatches

    • Yes!!! I loved them as a kid- probably why I’m such a fan of these too! I’m a gimmick girl and I’ll admit, I’m sure these have a bit of gimmick in them but they’re still awesome polishes! Check em out!

    • They are! I think these are perfect for Fall! Freshes would be great for Spring and Summer and Fruits & Florals, any season! I hope you pick one up! If so, let me know which one and how you like it!

    • Aren’t they awesome? I love Spun Sugar! If you get your hands on Italian Leather, let me know what you think it smells like. I had a hard time figuring that one out, lol!

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  2. These look fantastic, I hope we get them in the UK sometime soon. I’m a little disappointed that a few polishes of which I liked the look in the bottle seem to be frosts – I can’t stand frosts 😦 But, still, a couple in there that I would definitely like to own. Thanks for the swatches!

    • I just heard they’ll be landing in the UK by January, so hurray! And yes, I have to agree, I am not a big fan of frosts- I prefer cremes, however- ALL of the frost colors are actually stunning in person. I’m not sure my swatches did them justice to be honest!

  3. Thanks for the swatches, I got Italian leather, autumn spice, wintermint, lavender soap, moonlit woods, & pink pineapple! Autumn spice is byfar my favorite. Now that I’ve seen your pics, u would like to pick up spun sugar & wild violets, love how they look! Thanks again, I’m so Polish addicted 🙂

    • Great choices! Those are some of my favs! I think Spun Sugar smells the best too so let me know what you think when you pick it up. I hear there are 3 others in this line that have been spotted at some CVS stores and apparently there are still others that Revlon plans to release in 2014! Giant thumbs up for me! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. I officially have now picked up all 16 colors, but just heard Revlon has released 3 more colors (chocolate truffle & 2 others, can’t remember the names) have u heard of them? I would like to get them as well!

  5. I had to buy all 19 of them as well and I’m swatching them for my blog. I’m pretty sensitive to scents though, so some I’m not keeping. But there were others like Fresh Linen and Lavender Soap that I was really surprised on how nice the scent was! Have you found out what the other 5 or 6 are going to be?

    • Oh awesome- I have to check out your blog! No word on the other scents that will make up the full 24 in this collection, but I still can’t seem to find the 3 out now: Ginger Melon, Lime Basil and Chocolate Truffle. Have you found those yet?

  6. I just hauled out my old scented colours ( not so blueberry and ocean breeze) and decided to search the web to see if Revlon had continued the trend, lo and behold, I come across your blog. Not sure whether to thank you or cry from jealousy. I’m in South Africa and I know that even if we do get this range, they won’t give us the full variety. Do enjoy on my behalf. Hopefully these will hit our shores in this year.

    I can’t make up my mind which are my favourites but moonlit wood, spun sugar, lavender, surf definitely crack the nod with me.
    If they don’t introduce these soon….I will find ways and means to get them, that’ts for sure.

    • Oh you just made my day!!! Yes, they are fab and I do hope you’ll be able to locate them soon. Question: have you ever ordered from Ulta.com? They have a 20% off promo code this week: 101638 and carry the full line of nail polish colors and scents. I do not know how much shipping to South Africa would be (and if they do ship internationally) but check it out! Thanks for stopping by!!!

      • Oh my, I am so embarassed, yet excited. I went on an intense search since writing to you. Am happy to report that we do have the Revlon Perfumerie, I just needed to search/shop in the right neighbourhoods. But my excitement doesn’t end there, we have a double pack, at a grat price. I got the Cabana, which comes with Beachy and Surf.
        Love your blog

      • Yaaaaayyyyy!!!! You found them! That’s great news! Even better at a good price! I just picked up the remaining shades so check back this next week for a follow up blog post on the others and definitely let me know how you like them once you try!!!! xoxo

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  8. An IG pal, @xmaihannahx sent me to your blog, and I’m so glad! Your descriptions are so detailed, and swatches look great! I have spun sugar, autumn spice, china flower, moonlit woods,lime basil,pink pineapple,& Italian leather. I really love this line both for the great colors and the scents!! I agree that Italian Leather smells of chocolate, or maybe tootsie rolls?!lemme just say,mmmmm that color!! I think spun sugar might be my fav color for nail art, but I like lime basil color on its own. After reading ur blog, I must get my hands on Bordeaux and wild violets.😍😍

    • That’s awesome! I LOVE @xmaihannahx She’s the best! Thanks so much for stopping by and you made my day because the whole reason I blog about beauty and makeup is to connect with you guys and share tips and swatches and reviews so we can see what we might like to try next or what products to avoid. I’m thrilled you loved my post!!! Italian Leather TOTALLY smells like Tootsie Rolls- that’s a pretty accurate description and you’re so right! Definitely try Bordeaux, it’s my favorite from the first release for sure but then again, I love deep red polishes! And Wild Violets is GORG- you may have just convinced me to paint my nails with that today since they are in need and I forgot how much I love that one too! Thanks again! xoxoxoxo

      • Yes it’s great to connect and share ideas and tips.
        I think I have to buy all the ones I don’t have, not just the ones I mentioned yesterday. “Wait! no, I can stop anytime I want to. I don’t have a problem!” said the hopelessly addicted beauty product fiend(that’s me) hahahaha

  9. Hello from Africa! I am so in love with this whole concept, that I have bought every shade I can wear. Just one problem: Do you find that the Autumn Spice does not apply very well? It is a tad thick and does not apply smooth like, say, spun sugar. The end result, is a tad clumsy, which is quite disappointment because I love both the scent and the colour.

    The rest, I simply adore…to date I have Autumn Spice, Bordeaux, Wild Violet, African Tea Rose, Spun Sugar, Beachy, Surf Spray (which applies quite thin, requiring about three coats), China Flower (gorgeous scent!), Moonlit wood (goes great with African Tea Rose), I also have the pink pineapple but it came in a box set and is not my kinda colour.

    Now if they can just release the rest of the shades, I cannot wait to get my hands on the Esspresso.

    Thanks for your blog, at least I have like minded people who are really chuffed about these polishes…

    • Oh no! That stinks! Sounds like you got a bad bottle of Autumn Spice. Mine applies like a dream- not goopy or thick at all. I know that sometimes during shipping, bottle lids can loosen a bit, allowing more air in to dry out the formula or they can be exposed to extreme heat or cold and so maybe that’s what happened, changing the formula in your bottle. That’s a shame. So sorry about that!

      Glad you found my post helpful! I am obsessed with these polishes- probably my favorite in my collection- and I am so happy you love them too!

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