Gum Drop by Revlon
God knows I get excited enough whenever I find out about an upcoming collection or some special new color, but Revlon has upped the ante with its Scent of Summer collection, which features (as promised) scented nail polish. Apparently they did this last year as well with their Fruitful Temptation line.
I’m not sure what a gum drop smells like, but as my nails dried, they began to emit a fairly strong sugary fragrance. But after applying topcoat, you have to sniff pretty hard to discern anything. Despite my initial excitement over discovering scented nail polish, the final verdict is that a nice smell doesn’t really add anything, as I wear nail polish for its visual (not olfactory) impact. Application is also important, and I needed three coats with Gum Drop’s watery and streaky formula.
Luckily, Gum Drop passes muster on the visuals. Indeed, this pale lavender creme is rather beautiful. The gray undertones bring to mind clouds at sunset, and mountains shrouded in mist. Nail polish doesn’t need to smell good to entice me—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.