All right, just about caught up now!
This is Revlon Parfumerie Italian Leather, part of a discontinued line of scented nail polishes from a few years back.
Italian Leather is medium warm gray/taupe creme with a subtle, fine pale-gold shimmer throughout. It’s so subtle that it was really more visible in the bottle than on the nail, except in direct light (second photo, above), which is disappointing to me. Sorry for the messy swatch; I was kind of having coffee shakes, haha. I guess I could have cleaned it up after, but I guess this is more authentic? Haha.
Application was fine. The Parfumerie polishes have an old-school smaller brush, so it took more strokes to cover the nail that many of the newer, wider brushes, but the formula isn’t hard to work with. It is a little on the thinner side, but the polish is still opaque in two coats. Dry time was average.
There is definitely a scent to the polish. I’m giving it a whiff now that it’s well dried and no longer smells like nail polish solvents. It doesn’t smell like leather, though I don’t have the scent vocabulary to exactly describe what the scent actually is. It’s a perfume-y smell similar to a baby powder scent, to me. I’m not the biggest fan…definitely doesn’t appeal to me as much as the Autumn Spice Parfumerie polish, which smells like pumpkin pie spice. Oh,well. I don’t spend too much time sniffing my hands, so I suppose it’ll be okay.
Parfumerie may be discontinued, but if you’re a person who likes scented nail polishes, my favorite maker of scented nail polishes in The Lady Varnishes on Etsy! I haven’t ordered in a while, but last I did, you could even customize the scent you wanted (or go with unscented).
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