I have also been informed that Jill Stuart nail polishes also leave a nice scent once dried. I will have to get myself a bottle to try out soon!
While browsing CVS, I also discovered that Revlon also came out with a scented nail polish line called Revlon Scented Parfume Nail Enamel. Out of curiousity I picked up two to try.
Today I am going to compare the Paul & Joe vs. the Revlon scented nail polishes.
The Paul & Joe Nail Enamel left a light floral scent on my nails, and it is also very long lasting -- even after repeated hand washes and still left a faint smell the next day. I just couldn't help but keep sniffing my finger nails for the whole day after I had it on, good thing I stayed at home, otherwise I'd probably been stared at weirdly hahaha. The scent the Paul & Joe polish left is light, sweet and feminine. The polish formula is smooth, and very easy to apply. The only downside of the Paul & Joe polish? Its price tag, at $14 a bottle.
|Paul & Joe Nail Enamel -- 23|
The Revlon Scented Parfume Nail Enamel left a fruity smell once dried. The scent is stronger than that of Paul & Joe immediately after drying, but actually not in a completely good way, more of a if you are sensitive to perfume/strong scents, then you might sneeze kind of way. After a few handwashes, the scent grew fainter and it was completely gone by the next day, unlike Paul & Joe. So the scent is not as long lasting, despite its stronger and much sweeter note when freshly applied. Much to my disappointment, the formula, like a lot of Revlon ones that I've tried, is streaky. However once the second coat and top coat are applied, it is opaque and smooth at last. Each Revlon polish is about $5 to 6 dollars, and often times you will find them at BOGO 50% off sales, so for under $10 you can get two bottles.
|Revlon Scented Parfume Nail Enamel -- Peach Smoothie|
Overall, I guess I am still more attracted to Paul & Joe, for its smoother formula and more favorable scent (to me personally). I also just cannot resist its pretty bottle. However the Revlon ones will be a good alternative for anyone who's interested in trying out a scented nail polish because they are more readily available. Scent wise, if you are into the lighter floral scent, try Paul & Joe. But if you prefer the sweet fruity scents, Revlon would be your choice.