Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Bordeaux: Swatches & Review
For little more than a month, I have been running around despairing the departure of winter and the arrival of summer, refusing to put away my beautiful coats and finding excuses to wear the poor cardigans and jackets that only get to come out and play for a couple of months a year. So, when the weather turned a little cold again here in Delhi a couple of weeks ago, I rejoiced and ran out and bought Revlon Parfumerie in Bordeaux and boy am I glad that the weather turned cold!
Revlon Says: This new scented nail enamel from Revlon enables you to experience color in a whole new way. Vibrant, shiny shades that go on smoothly for flawless color and dry to light fragrance Variety of beautiful nail finishes from creams to glitters Luxurious scents that range from Bordeaux to African tea rose to fresh linen Three fragrance categories: Fruits & Florals, Sweets & Spices and Freshes Fragrance and essential oils give a scent that is reminiscent of your daily perfume Layer complementary fragrances by painting an accent nail in a different shade/scent.
Colour: True to its name, Bordeaux is exactly the colour of a very nice red wine. It is a deep red slightly on the purple side (burgundy would be the accurate description. Fun fact: Burgundy is also a wine from… you guessed it, Burgundy). It’s a little darker and redder on the nails.
Texture: The texture is quite smooth and shiny. It’s a little sheer on the first coat (like a wine stain) and takes two coats to full opacity.
Longevity: This lasts a full 3 days and starts showing minor tip wear on the 4th day and chips on the 5th. With a good base coat and regular reapplication of topcoat, I have made it last 5-6 days without chipping.
Fragrance: Oh. My. God. What can I say about the fragrance? If you love a good wine or the smell of wine, please go buy this immediately! Though on the other hand, if you hate the smell of red wine, steer clear. Bordeaux smells like a fantastic, sweet wine that I wish I could actually drink. Surprisingly, the fragrance lasts till the polish is removed. It’s quite strong the first two days. After that it seems like it has vanished, but you’ll catch subtle whiffs if you bring your hands close to your face.
Packaging: I think we can all agree the miniature perfume bottle packaging is pretty gorgeous. The brush on this range is thin, but since I personally hate gigantic brushes à la OPI, I’m not complaining. The texture of the polish, moreover, keeps it from streaking.
- Fantastic burgundy colour. (It’s one of the better deep red shades I have come across.)
- Cute packaging
- Lasts 4 whole days
- Smells like a yummy red wine
- Smooth texture
- Decent quantity
- Pricey. (What is up with all these expensive nail paints now days?!)
- Fragrance might put some off.
Price: Rs. 350 for 11.7ml
Recommendation: Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Bordeaux is the perfect shade of burgundy for the cold. In fact, I’m planning on wearing it through the summer as well. The scent is fantastic and lasts very long. The texture is really smooth and can last for a week. This is my favourite shade from the range and I would recommend it without a second thought (unless, as I said, you hate the smell of red wine!)
Guest Review By Aakanksha (Fair Skin, sometimes pale NC30, Normal-Dry)
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