Nail care company Strangebeautiful has launched Perfume Polish, a new scented top coat. The fragrance is Violet Leather by indie perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz:
Strangebeautiful creator Jane Schub teamed with fellow artist and perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz to create this strikingly scented polish to apply over nail colors. A dreamy, synesthetic indulgence for your nails and nose, this transparent varnish can be applied over any Strangebeautiful color, and the fragrance will last up to a day. Free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.
Violet Leather is an earthy chypre; notes include black leather, tobacco, ylang ylang, tuberose and sandalwood.
Strangebeautiful Perfume Polish is available now at Anthropologie, $28. (via anthropologie)
Wonder what the sillage of this is like?
Hopefully somebody is going to try it and tell us
I can just see myself, walking around sniffing my fingers, a la Molly Shannon… LOL! ‘)
SNORT!!! I was thinking about all kinds of yucky stuff just when I read your comment, lol!!
I can just see myself starting to gesture a lot with my hands, becoming all of a sudden very demonstrative!
I’m all over this, Dee. Seriously, I cannot wait.
The notes sound nice though – I wonder if this will be a regular fragrance?
I think there are already scented polishes, and they must sell! Unless I’m forgetting something, this is the first I’ve seen that might have a really good scent.
LOL! I remember “scented” nail polish in the back “mail order madness” section on Teen Magazine when I was a tween and my friend and I got her mom to order it along with some other trashy junk. It was supposed to smell like grapes, and it did…
…albeit grapes that had fermented, lain in the sun for three weeks, then had a wild weekend with a bottle of Jack Daniels. I would hope that fragrance technology would have improved enough in the past 18 years to make this a better offering, though I doubt I’ll purchase.
LOL…I hope this is better than that!
But grapes macerated in Jack Daniels might be a nice treat.
maybe this will become the new thing, and years from now we’ll wonder how we ever did without it
When they call a fragrance earthy, do they mean like dirt? or grass? or trees? or all of the above?
Usually closest to dirt / mossy smells.
If this works as well as my beloved Seche Vite, I’m totally hooked! That fragrance sounds gorgeous and I’m now curious if it’s available in the regular DSH lineup. And how fun over vampy polishes, too.
Revlon has some scented polishes on the market now actually. I have the one called ocean. I bought it because I really liked the color (blue/green) but the scent smells like an air freshener. Not horrible, but not something I’d spray on by choice. I know one of the other colors smells like blueberries. The fragrance in those last about a day too. I think I’d like to try this one though. The notes sound interesting.
I found these while out shopping yesterday and my sister and I wondered what the blue-green varnish smelled like although over here its called Beach- all the other colours had obvious names except Beach-you have answered us!
I recently bought a yellow from Rimmel that was supposedly scented like lemon drops. I didn’t notice that when I bought it or when I put it on my nails! I am intrigued by a product that produced a noticeable and good scent…
Beautiful strange name!!!
Go Dawn! Nice collaboration!
Some of the Anna Sui polishes have a rose scent. It’s very synthetic but it’s still better than the Revlons. It reminds me of something you’d get at Bath & Body Works. I doubt I’ll get this since $28 is mighty steep for a topcoat and I don’t really like the StrangeBeautiful polishes but if I do the big question is, does this come out of my perfume budget or my nail polish budget. Hmmm…
hmmm. I think I wash my hands too often through the course of a day to make this expenditure worthwhile. no headcolds at all last winter mean this is a habit I intend to keep.
I love the idea of scented polish, and it does stand up to handwashing, sadly for me though, if I touch my face I get irritated patches. Attractive!